Your Family Dentist in Shoreview, MN

At Vibrant Dental, we emphasize the importance of preventive care. Oral health goes beyond making sure your smile is attractive and keeping all your teeth. Many research studies point to an association between oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis and other health complications. We believe in a holistic approach when it comes to your oral health.

By catching issues early on we help patients spend less time in the dentist’s chair. Plus, you can save thousands of dollars by avoiding otherwise unnecessary restorative procedures.We are here to help you keep you and your family healthy.

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Looking at the Entire picture

Though brushing and flossing are important parts of oral hygiene, they might not reach all the areas you need to clean. That's why it is best for everyone who has regular dental checkups or cleanings so that their teeth can stay healthy!

Vibrant Dental takes a holistic approach to preventive care. Comprehensive dental care includes the following:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Oral prophylaxis (deep cleaning)
  • Gingival charting
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Past restoration checkups
  • Tooth polishing

By attending regular checkups, you can save money over time by avoiding otherwise unnecessary dental procedures.

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Why Dental X-Rays Are Important

Without dental X-rays, dentists would have to guess the health of teeth based on their outward appearance. Digital X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool and are useful in uncovering conditions such as:

  • Cavities
  • Cysts
  • Tooth decay
  • Abscesses
  • Impacted teeth
  • Bone loss

Depending on oral health history and other factors, it is generally recommended that patients undergo at least one or two X-ray examinations per year. During your first visit to Vibrant Dental, we will most likely recommend a set of X-rays to properly gauge your oral health and establish a treatment plan.

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Oral Prophylaxis

The reason oral prophylaxis is so important is that cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease (gum disease), periodontitis (gum infection), and tooth decay usually begin as plaque and tartar buildup. What’s more, tartar becomes a cement-like substance that can only be removed with specialized dental tools. 

To eliminate plaque and tartar, the dental hygienist will likely perform the following:

  • General cleaning
  • Scaling
  • Root planing
  • Tooth polishing
  • Manual flossing

For patients with recurring cavities, the dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment as an anti-cavity measure. Sealants may be recommended to simplify brushing for patients with deep grooves in their molars.

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Dental Crowns: Restore and Protect

When a tooth becomes damaged or weakened due to dental trauma, decay, or root canal therapy, a dental crown is often recommended. Dental crowns serve a dual purpose; they strengthen the tooth, but also create a barrier to protect the tooth from infection. 

There are several varieties of dental crowns. These include:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Zirconia crowns
  • Gold crowns

By far the most popular dental crown options are porcelain and zirconia crowns. They do an excellent job in restoring the function and appearance of the tooth.

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Pediatric dentistry

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. At Vibrant Dental, we make a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (erupting at six and 12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

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Has it been a while since your last checkup? Bring back the sparkle to your smile — schedule a checkup and cleaning at Vibrant Dental today!