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Dental care

Not sure where to go for your next cleaning, toothache or dental checkup? With more than 20 dental clinics in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, a brighter smile is right around the corner.

Sometimes dental care can’t wait. That’s why many of our dental clinics are open for evening and Saturday appointments. We also have on-call dentists for emergency dental care.

Some of our dentists love to brush up on their cooking skills. Others love to polish their musical talents. But they all love helping you and your family feel better about dental health. Choose from more than 70 dentists to find the one for you.

Dental care we provide

  • Crowns
  • Dental implants
  • Oral medicine
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Preventive dental care
  • Restorative dental care
  • Veneers
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Dental bridges
  • Cosmetic dentistry

Frequently asked dental care questions (FAQs)

We encourage people to work with their dentists to find out how often they should visit. Typically, your dentist will recommend visiting once per year for scheduled cleanings. Depending on your risk for periodontal disease or other factors, your dentist may also recommend more frequent preventive care.

Haven’t been to the dentist in a few years? It’s common for people to have a harder time going to the dentist when they’ve missed a few cleanings. We’re here to help, no matter how long it’s been.

Regular brushing and flossing gets rid of plaque and protects your teeth from decay. But long-term, your home hygiene isn’t enough. At a cleaning, your hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth, helping prevent more complicated and costly treatments down the line.

Your cleaning will include removing plaque and tartar, and may also include applying fluoride. Our hygienists will provide guidance on the latest flossing, brushing and whitening methods, and our dentists will complete a comprehensive exam. They’ll evaluate your oral health and determine your risk levels for decay, gum disease and oral cancer. Then, they’ll work with you to create a dental care plan that fits your needs.

Absolutely. We know little ones can be a bit shy about visiting the dentist. Our pediatric dentists work with you and your children to encourage good dental hygiene habits, provide cleanings and check for decay. We also offer sealants. This technology can protect your children’s teeth from cavities in the future.

Preventive dental appointments, including checkups and cleanings, are generally fully covered by dental insurance. For other procedures like cavities, root canals or braces, the cost will vary. For cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening, the costs are out of pocket. All of our clinics can give you specific costs for each procedure and offer treatment options for you to choose from.

Our dental clinics accept most insurance, including HealthPartners insurance. For questions about your HealthPartners dental coverage, call Member Services at 952-967-6007.

If you are experiencing throbbing, aching or other pain in or around your mouth, we recommend scheduling an appointment immediately. There are dozens of possible causes for tooth pain, so it’s best to visit your dentist as soon as possible.

If your pain is severe, call HealthPartners Careline at 612-339-3663, or 1-800-551-0859. Our nurses can discuss your symptoms and connect you with one of our on-call dentists if that’s necessary.

We accept HealthPartners Dental Insurance in all of our clinics, as well as most major dental insurance plans.

To see if your insurance is accepted at HealthPartners dental clinics, please choose a location and call the clinic directly.

With over 70 dentists in the Twin Cities and central Minnesota to choose from, we have options near your work and home.

If you’re a new dental patient, call 952-967-6917 to make an appointment. If you’re a returning dental patient, find your clinic location and then call to schedule.

Your dentist can treat most common oral conditions. Sometimes, you’ll need a second look or treatment from a specialist. We provide a full range of specialty care, and our dentists can connect you to our dental specialists when needed.

Dentists play an important role in advising if and when it’s the right time for a child to have braces. Our dentists will work with you to understand your options and refer you to one of our orthodontists.

Adults interested in learning more about braces and other teeth-straightening options can start by choosing an orthodontist and scheduling an appointment.

Many patients want a whiter smile and we can help. There are many options for teeth whitening, from over-the-counter solutions to more complex treatments. Speak with your dentist about whitening solutions for more information on the best options available.