Twin Cities native Dr. Wallace Lunden continued his dental education after graduating as a DDS from the University of Minnesota, and he actively participates in dental organizations like the Academy for the Study of Dental Occlusion, the American Dental Society, and the Minnesota Dental Society. He tends to teeth with a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. In addition to preventing cavities with cleanings, the doctor specializes in keeping evidence of dental work a secret. He spruces up smiles with porcelain veneers, fits teeth with natural-looking ceramic crowns, and replaces conspicuous metal amalgam with tooth-colored composite material. He also applies Invisalign and ClearCorrect braces that stay out of sight like teenagers at family functions as they guide teeth toward healthier positions. Dr. Lunden runs a family practice, and he loves kids; he himself has four children, four grandchildren, and a wife who teaches kindergarten.
Someone snuggled in the dentist chair with a blanket is not an unusual sight at Twin Cities Modern Dentistry, where patient comfort comes first. Dr. Mike Hendrickson and Dr. Lisa Edstrom use technology from CEREC and DIAGNOdent, among others, to provide an array of services such as digital bite-wing x-rays, deep cleanings, same-day crowns, and root canals.
Here at Family & Cosmetic Gentle Dentistry LTD, we believe in dentistry that lasts a lifetime. We have designed this site to help answer your questions about the services we provide, educate our patients, and to let you know about anything new in our office or in the field of dentistry.
In 2005, The Perfect Smile infiltrated area malls to provide shoppers with fast and convenient teeth-whitening options. The company’s signature service—a 30-minute in-office treatment—uses BleachBright gels and activation lights to brighten teeth or plastic vampire fangs three to six shades. Lined up at the retail counter, whitening toothpaste, mouthwash, and take-home kits protect pearly whites against the looming danger of morning coffee or midmorning soy sauce.
Smiling Bright purifies tooth enamel with an illuminating combination of staff-administered and self-administered steps. To begin in-office treatments, patients brush their teeth with a paper toothbrush designed by minimalist tooth fairies and glaze gums and lips with a swab of vitamin E oil. Then staff members apply a hydrogen-peroxide solution and shine an LED light over teeth to expedite the whitening process. Once finished, mouths should avoid staining foods such as coffee, tea, and carrots flung mouthward by malicious babies. Although beneficial for most teeth, Smiling Bright is not recommended for certain patients.
The blue LED lights shining throughout Bright Smile Teeth Whitening’s office glow with purpose—to activate and oxidize the system’s specially formulated whitening gel. In just 30 minutes, this duo tag-teams the stains that result from using tobacco, drinking coffee, or mistaking a quill for a toothpick, lightening teeth up to six shades. Bright Smile also downsizes its system to make it feasible for at-home shading, even providing a compact blue light that fits snugly in mouths.