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Two is good. Four is Better.

At Northstar Family Dental, our philosophy is preventative care. It is much easier to prevent gum disease and other common oral health issues than it is to treat them. Plaque and bacteria, which are a leading cause of gum disease and tooth loss, can rebuild in as little as 90 days! Which is long before the traditional six-month cleaning […]

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Teeth Cleaning

A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. Dental prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Dental prophylaxis is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits of professional […]

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Root Canal

What is a root canal?  A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. At the center of your tooth is the pulp. The pulp tissue is a collection of blood […]

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Bridges

All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss. Options […]

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Fillings

A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used artificially to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from decay or external trauma. Dental restorations may be fabricated out of a variety of materials: Dental Composites Dental composites are also called white fillings. Dental composites are very strong […]

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Sealants

Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves acting as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of […]

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Nitrous Oxide/Sedation

Nitrous Oxide is a sweet smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas which you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe; the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. The patients are able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all […]

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Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety is extremely common and in some cases can be severe. It is estimated that between 9 and 20 percent of Americans suffer from dental anxiety and often avoid oral healthcare treatments that are essential to their overall health. The good news is, you no longer have to suffer from Dental anxiety!  IV sedation […]

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Dental Treatments

Today’s advanced dental treatments and materials can make a real difference, and the skill, experience, and commitment of our practice using a unique combination of science and artistry can literally redesign your smile. Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel […]

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Dentures

A denture, or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways. A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted […]

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Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely […]

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Cosmetic Bonding

Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged, and is an alternative to veneers. How does it work? The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into […]

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Veneers

What are porcelain veneers?  Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your […]

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Radiesse Volumizing Filler

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler immediately provides the lift needed to diminish wrinkles and folds because of the incredible lifting capacity of the calcium-based filler. What makes RADIESSE Volumizing Filler truly unique is its ability to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing lift and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. This natural collagen growth […]

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Juvederm and Juvederm XC

JUVEDERM XC ® is the smooth gel filler that Northstar Family Dental uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. JUVEDERM XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel.  It is infused with lidocaine to improve […]

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ZOOM! Whitening

What is Philips ZOOM! Whitening? To achieve the brilliant white smile of your dreams, Zoom Teeth Whitening offers you a full range of options based on your needs and your lifestyle. Professional teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is safe, pain-free, sustainable and used by over 10 million people. The difference between professional and over-the-counter whitening […]

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Teeth Whitening

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple teeth whitening procedure. It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin whitening. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and […]

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Invisalign

Clear Braces The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. To discuss Invisalign please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment. For more information on Invisalign, please visit www.invisalign.com. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made through a combination of Dr. […]

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are […]

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