Family Dentistry in Bloomington, MN

Taking care of oral health at every stage of life.

Personalized Family Dental Care at River Bluff Dental

The highest standard of dental care in Bloomington, MN.

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At River Bluff Dental, we’re dedicated to treating patients of all ages, ensuring top-notch oral health care for both adults and children. Our team is trained to preserve and restore oral health for everyone in your family, so you can trust that your loved ones are in good hands.

From the moment you step into our office, our goal is to make your visit pleasant and comfortable. Our friendly front-desk team will greet you with a warm smile, and our experienced professionals will create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. With River Bluff Dental’s family-focused approach, you’ll experience the true meaning of patient-centered dentistry.

Our family dentists offer the following services:

  • Cleanings and exams
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants & fillings
  • Oral cancer screenings

  • Gum disease prevention & treatment

Schedule an appointment with our family dentist who genuinely cares about your oral health. Let us help you and your family achieve healthy, beautiful smiles!

Benefits of Family Dentistry

The oral care your family deserves - all in one place.

Convenient Dental Care For Your Family

At River Bluff Dental, we cater to all your family's oral health needs, whether you're seven or seventy-seven. Our family dentist provides a wide range of services, including hygiene visits, exams, restorative, and cosmetic procedures, all under one roof, making it easy and convenient for everyone.

Exams For All Ages

We perform comprehensive exams for patients of all ages at River Bluff Dental. Dr. Palmer and the expert team of hygienists will evaluate your teeth and gums, and conduct an oral cancer screening. We help maintain your beautiful smile while also checking for any restorative work you or your family may need.

Preventive Dentistry

A solid oral hygiene routine and regular dental checkups are crucial for your family's long-term oral health. Our team believes that preventive dentistry is key to maintaining healthy smiles and preventing potential issues before they start. Experience the convenience and comprehensive care that River Bluff Dental offers for your whole family.

Your Typical Dental Visit

Here is what to expect when you visit us for family dental care at River Bluff Dental.
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The American Dental Association (ADA) advises patients to visit a dental office at least every six months. These checkups are essential for monitoring and maintaining your oral health, as well as your children’s.

A family dentist offers an integrated approach to oral health. Our dentist can identify any issues that might affect your dental wellness and determine the right course of treatment for you.

When visiting a family dentist, you can expect the following:

  • Dental Cleanings

    Our expert team of hygienists uses ultrasonic devices to deep clean your teeth to get rid of dental plaque and tartar. Together you will go through brushing and flossing techniques to improve your oral hygiene routine. Hygienists may also take x-rays to evaluate with the dentist any areas that need additional services.

  • Comprehensive Clinical Exams

    Once the cleaning is done, our expert team conducts thorough exams to evaluate your teeth, gums, and overall oral health, including an oral cancer screening.

  • Treatment and Preventive Care

    If a dental problem arises, or if you have any cosmetic concern, our dentist will design a treatment plan that might include fillings, teeth whitening, veneers, or more complex dental procedures. We also emphasize preventive care with services like cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants to keep your smile healthy.

  • Restorative and Cosmetic Options

    If needed, we offer a range of restorative and cosmetic procedures to address any issues and enhance the appearance of your smile.
    Experience the dedicated care and personalized attention that River Bluff Dental provides for your whole family. Schedule your visit today!

Family Dentistry: Frequently Asked Questions

Your common questions answered by the experts.
  • How often do I need to see the dentist?

    The ADA recommends visiting the dentist at least every six months. This ensures any potential problems are caught early, minimizing both cost and severity.

  • Why are baby teeth important?

    Primary or “Baby teeth” play a crucial role in your child’s development. They help your child eat, speak, and smile confidently. Additionally, baby teeth hold space for permanent teeth to erupt properly. Losing baby teeth prematurely can lead to crowding and alignment issues in permanent teeth.

  • What are dental sealants?

    Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of your teeth, particularly the molars. They help prevent cavities by sealing out food particles and plaque. This preventive treatment is beneficial for children, safeguarding their teeth. Sealants are a quick, painless, and effective way to maintain your oral health.

  • Can I prevent dental decay?
    Cavities are a consequence of multiple factors, but dental plaque is by far the most important one. As a consequence, avoiding bacterial build-up is vital to prevent dental decay. At River Bluff Dental, we insist on the importance of maintaining correct oral hygiene. Every family member should brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day, and it is also advisable to use ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. This mineral strengthens the enamel’s structure and makes it more resistant to decay.
  • Why are oral cancer screenings important?

    Oral cancer should be taken seriously, and dentists play a key role in its evaluation and diagnosis. Since oral cancer often occurs in the tongue, tonsils, floor of the mouth, and oropharynx, regular dental checkups are crucial for early detection and treatment. Detecting cancer early, before it spreads, significantly increases the chances of a successful recovery.

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