White Bear Smiles

White Bear Smiles


4 Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. If you are in White Bear Lake, MN, and are experiencing oral pain or unusual symptoms—we encourage you to call our dental office immediately. Our emergency dentists, Dr. Anderson and Dr. Swift, prioritize easing your pain while assessing the situation. If you are unsure if what you have falls under an emergency, please call us anyway. 

Here are four common reasons people need an emergency appointment:

Broken Tooth

If your tooth is chipped, fractured, or broken; give us a call immediately. We may be able to restore your tooth and ease your discomfort. While a cracked or fractured tooth may not always be a ...

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Not Confident in Your Smile?

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A patient just told us that she was not confident in her smile, and she was wondering if it was holding her back.  Many of our patients have this concern..The experts tell us that a smile is one of the first things people notice about you.  It does not have to be perfect, or "Hollywood", but everybody wants theirs to be nice and to be confident in using it, and to be not ashamed of it.  A smile can light up a room, and draw others in,  Often, a few small improvements can lead to an overall greatly enhanced smile.  Options abound, from a professional ZOOM whitening, a few strategically ...

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White Bear Smiles has done it again!  We were just informed that we were again chosen by our peers and colleagues as a Top Dentist for 2019 by Mpls/St.Paul magazine.  This fall we were also chosen as a Best Dental Practice by Minnesota Monthly magazine, by White Bear Lake magazine, and by NextDoor.com.  These honors are chosen by you,our wonderful patients.  This is truly humbling and gratifying to each and everyone here at White Bear Smiles.

     We begin every day by planning how we can be of service to our patients.  We set out to earn your trust at every appointment, phone call, and contact.  Consistent, excellent care is ...

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What Should I Expect From My Dentist?

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We recently had a question from a new patient on the phone - "What should I expect from my Dentist?"  We thought it was such a great question that we had a staff meeting on it, and came up with the following.


     When you first meet the doctor, it is a good sign if you get to do most of the talking.  After all, who knows you better than you!  Your needs and concerns are VERY important to us .  Treatment plans should include several options and timetables, and costs should be clear.


     Dental care can be surprisingly ...

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February is National Children's Health Month!

hygienist with children | Childrens Dentistry in White Bear Lake MN | White Bear Smiles

Q - How and when should I prepare for my child's first dental visit?

A - A great question for this February, which is Children's Dental Health Month!  The ADA recommends the first visit happen between the ages of 1 and 2.  Of course, hopefully conversations with the family's doctor and dentist have been occuring before, during and after the pregnancy, to help insure good dental homecare and nutrition.  Baby teeth are important for chewing, speaking, socialization, and holding space for the adult teeth.  Parent's participation is especially important for the child's first 7 years.

     So, we recommend talking to your dental office prior to the first visit, to go ...

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White Bear Smiles Can Help With Your Teens Dental Care

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Teenagers face dental challenges that younger children do not. Many teenagers struggle with orthodontics, diets loaded with sugar and carbohydrates, and contact sports. As a result, teens have a higher susceptibility to tooth decay and tooth injuries. Braces can be an obstacle for proper oral hygiene due to the brackets, wires, and bands that are present, causing plaque build-up that can lead to tooth decay and bad breath. Sports can also impact oral health by injuries to the mouth, jaw or face. How can parents help their teens practice good oral healthcare?

Tips for Teen Dental Care 

- Regular dental hygiene visits. Potential problems that could be developing can be spotted by ...

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White Bear Smiles Can Help With Dental Anxiety

Dental Anxiety

If you suffer from dental anxiety you are not alone.  There are thousands of people who need to go to the dentist but won't go because of a previous bad experience at a dental office. The Wall Street Journal had reported that nearly 25% of Americans are so fearful of the dentist that they avoid necessary dental check-ups and treatment. Our staff at White Bear Smiles takes dental anxiety seriously and that is why we listen carefully to your concerns and fears and make every effort to ensure that you are comfortable and feel safe. Often times just getting in the door can be a challenge for some anxiety patients ...

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White Bear Smiles | Membership Program

Have you ever said or heard someone say, "I need to go to the dentist but I don't have insurance and the dentist is so expensive"? Dental insurance can be a huge hassle and can be, at times, rather expensive. Paying full-price out-of-pocket for dental treatment can cost a lot as well. At White Bear Smiles, we offer what we call our "Membership Program".

What is the Membership Program?

What the membership program offers is two cleanings, a fluoride treatment, unlimited exams and x-rays and 15-30% off of dental treatment for a low yearly fee that is much cheaper than dental insurance. New patient adults can purchase the plan at $189 and ...

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White Bear Smiles offers CEREC ™ - Same- day crowns

CEREC same day crowns at white bear smiles

What it Does

CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics”. What does this mean? It means that if you need a crown due to decay, root canal therapy, or a congenital malformation, you can have your crown in about an hour.  Patients love this option because it saves time and they don’t have to deal with messy impressions.  Our skilled doctors will prepare the tooth for a crown by removing decay or removing the damaged part of your tooth. The doctor will then use an intra-oral camera to take a 3D image of the tooth. This image is then imported into a special software that is used to design ...

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ZOOM Into Our Office For A Dazzling Smile!

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Professional Whitening in White Bear Lake

Did you know that at White Bear Smiles our dental professionals can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in about an hour? Many of our patients have chosen this method of whitening because it's faster, less messy than do-it-yourself home treatments, and the results are amazing. Several things can contribute to yellow or discolored teeth such as age, smoking, coffee, wine, tea, and even some medications. There are several whitening products that are sold over-the-counter in stores but these products are low in hydrogen peroxide (an agent that whitens teeth) and have minimal effect. Whitening at home is an effective method but it ...

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