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.
Dr. Cam-Tu Dalluge has been tending to the dental needs of Minnesotans for more than 10 years. These days, Cam-Tu makes up half of Northstar Dental Clinic?s doctoring team alongside Dr. Catalin Constantin. The duo?s extensive services range from basic checkups and deep cleanings to cosmetic treatments and root canals. Their Zoom Teeth Whitening leave smiles at their brightest, while their dental implants replace missing teeth more effectively than borrowing a tooth from beneath your cousin?s pillow. Regardless of the procedure, both doctors follow strict cleanliness guidelines that go above the average dental office, including using only distilled, bottled water.
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.
Dr. Steven R. Hagerman wants patients to know they have options. On his website, he says that many people aren't aware of advances in modern dentistry that can "quickly, painlessly improve the health and appearance of someone's smile." Over the course of his three decades of dental experience, he has worked continually to keep up with these advances, outfitting his office with dentistry’s constantly evolving technology. Waterlase diode lasers replace harsh, noisy drills for minor tooth problems. The Wand computerized anesthesia-delivery system injects anesthetic at the same rate that tissue absorbs it, reducing the inaccuracy of shots given by human hands. And a DiagnoDent laser cavity-detection system locates tooth decay more accurately than older methods, such as visual exams or tossing darts at the client's dental records.
The staff at Smiling Bright believes that there’s one accessory that looks good on everyone: a gleaming, white smile. Luckily, that happens to be the office's specialty. During procedures, trained technicians help clients swathe their smiles with dental trays full of peroxide-based whitening gel, which is then activated by an LED light. Though the solution contains at least 10 percent peroxide, it stays gentle thanks to a vitamin E coating that shields the lips and gums. Stains disappear from the tooth enamel in 20- to 60-minute sessions erasing all evidence of coffee drinking, wine sipping, and newsprint gnawing. Smiling Bright’s retail store also sells professional-quality X Cell Erator systems that can brighten teeth several shades at home.