Dr.s Paul Anderson and Ellen Swift and our entire team are excited to welcome you to our White Bear Lake, MN dental practice. Whether you found us by searching “general dentistry in White Bear Lake” or you were referred by a friend, we can’t wait to see your smile


What to Expect at Your First Dental Visit

Helping you feel at home and empowered to have good oral health are our top priorities. No matter what state you find your teeth in gums in today, you can take positive steps toward a brilliant, healthy smile for the future.

We begin each appointment by updating your medical history and list of medications because safety is paramount. Once we capture your details, we can get started.

  • Let’s talk! We start by addressing any concerns you have.
  • Dr. Anderson and Dr Swift will perform a tooth-by-tooth exam.
  • We will evaluate your gum health with a periodontal assessment.
  • Our team will take any x-rays necessary for diagnosis.
  • We provide a standard dental clean and polish.
  • Dr. Anderson and Dr Swift will go over any conditions that require attention.
  • You will have a plan for a healthier smile before you leave our dental office!

Whether you have a little or a lot going on, you’ll never feel pressured. We can tackle any oral health problems one step at a time – together!

No Insurance? No Problem! We Have a Membership Plan

Many patients put off their dentistry because they don’t have insurance. But dental insurance hasn’t changed much over the last four decades, though dentistry has advanced continuously. 

If you have insurance, we are happy to help you maximize your benefits, but we don’t want our uninsured patients to be left out in the cold, so we have our in-house White Bear Smiles Membership Plan available to defray costs and help you stay on track. You can see the details on our financial page.

Caring, Professional Staff Who Make a Difference

We are proud of the dental team we’ve put together here at White Bear Smiles. Dr. Anderson, Dr. Swift, and the rest of our clinical staff are highly trained professionals who have a genuine love for dentistry. 

At White Bear Smiles, we pride ourselves on being very patient-oriented. After all, part of why we all chose to work in this field is because we love helping people. Our goal is for every patient we treat to develop and maintain their healthy smile for life! 

If you’re a new patient here, we’ll ask you to fill out a few forms before your first dental appointment so we can get to know your medical and dental history a little better. You can fill out your forms electronically here on our website, and they will be forwarded to us automatically. Alternatively, if you’d rather fill your forms out before your dental appointment, we will schedule an early arrival time for you. 

Amenities to Increase Your Comfort 

We know that visiting the dentist can be scary and uncomfortable for some people. 

Even though we understand that this dental anxiety may be a part of your life, we want to do everything we can to minimize it. 

While you’re here with our White Bear Smiles dentists, we’ll work hard to keep you calm and comfortable. Every member of our staff is trained to make your dental experience as pleasant as possible.

To help you feel more relaxed in the dental chair, we offer blankets, pillows, and sunglasses during your treatment. If you’d prefer to distract yourself during your dental procedures, we also provide movies, radios, and headphones so you can truly “tune out” and use this time to escape reality. 

If, despite these amenities, you’re still feeling overly anxious about your dental treatment, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation, or “laughing gas.” Our dentists would be happy to speak with you about potential nitrous oxide sedation at White Bear Smiles. 

A Convenient Dental Office Location In White Bear Lake, MN

White Bear Smiles is conveniently located in Downtown White Bear Lake near a plethora of great restaurants and fun shopping. We wanted to make great dental care as accessible as possible, which is why we chose our beautiful downtown location that’s in the heart of where you already live, work, shop, and eat! 

The bright blue awning on Banning Avenue welcomes you as you come through our front doors for your dental appointment. Our dental office is ADA Compliant and completely wheelchair accessible. If you need a little extra help getting into our practice, just let us know before your dental appointment, and a team member will be happy to help!

Answers to All Your Financial Questions 

We know that navigating the insurance world can feel overwhelming. Luckily, our front dental office staff members are extremely knowledgeable and can answer most questions about your dental benefits. 

When we provide you with treatment costs, we estimate your benefits as closely as possible. You can trust that your financial concerns are in good hands, as we promise to always work for our patients to get the best benefit possible. 

If you’re a new patient with specific billing or financial questions, please contact our front desk, and we’ll do everything we can to help. 

Ready to Get Started?

On behalf of our entire team, welcome to White Bear Smiles! Give us a call to get started on the path to a glowing smile you are happy to show the world.

If you are a current or prospective patient, we’d like to welcome you to White Bear Smiles! 

At our dental office, we put the needs and wants of our patients first. Your comfort during and satisfaction with your treatment are our main concerns, and we work hard to be your top family dentist. 

We invite you to get to know a little more about our dental practice by reading below. If you ever have any questions about your treatment, please don’t hesitate to call us at (651) 426-8998.