50th and France Dental Care
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We want you to feel confident in your choice of 50th and France Dental Care for your family's dental needs. To help save you time, we've assembled and answered some of the most frequently asked questions we hear.

If you still have questions that are not covered here or elsewhere on the website, don't hesitate to call us! Many questions can be answered easily over the phone, and if your question is more in-depth, we can schedule a consultation appointment.

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Woman holding hand infront of face | Dentist Edina MNE-cigarettes, or e-cigs, are often touted as devices to help smokers quit or reduce their tobacco intake; however, the question still remains – are they harmful to your oral health?

Here are some thoughts on e-cigs from your dentist in Edina, MN.

What Are E-cigs?

E-cigs are essentially a battery-powered device that delivers an aerosol comprised of a diluent, flavorings, and nicotine. The devices don't produce smoke, but rather a vapor that is inhaled by the user.

This seems like it would be a great alternative to cigarettes containing tobacco; however, there aren't any clinical studies completed on the effects of e-cigs so consumers don't understand the risks that might be associated with this product.

The Effects of Nicotine

Nicotine does have an impact on the health of your gums, and if you are using e-cigs you may want to increase checkups with your dentist to every three months because nicotine can also mask the symptoms of gum disease since it reduces bleeding. It has also been known to increase clenching and grinding of your teeth because it's a stimulant. Additionally, nicotine inhibits the production of saliva, which increases your risk of developing dry mouth and bad breath.

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If you're using e-cigs to help you reduce or quit smoking, we're happy to discuss ways you can protect your oral health during this time.

Illustrated tooth and first aid kit | Edina MN DentistIn most cases, we do all we can to see a patient with an emergency on the same day.

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If you think you have an emergency or are interested in scheduling an appointment, give us a call today at (952) 922-5561.

dental insurance paperwork | Dentist Edina MNWe accept many major insurance plans including Delta, MetLife, Health Partners, Cigna, United Health Care, Aetna, Principal, Wilson-McShane, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant, Guardian, and Medica. We are happy to find out what benefits you have. Each insurance company sells many different plans, so we can ask the right questions for you and let you know what your insurance plan will cover.

No insurance?

If you don't have dental insurance or if you are covered under a plan not listed here, we can still help you! We want to make sure everyone gets the proper dental care, no matter what insurance coverage you have. We offer a variety of payment options such as cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

Financing options in Edina?

We are also proud to accept CareCredit. CareCredit is a special credit card specifically for medical care needs. CareCredit can be used for dental work, vision, cosmetic surgery, and even veterinary care for your furry and feathered friends. CareCredit is accepted at thousands of health care facilities. If you are interested in learning more about CareCredit and how to apply, let us know! We'll be happy to help you with the application process.

If you have other questions about your dental insurance coverage or to schedule an appointment, give our Edina dental clinic a call right now!

Woman staring out windowIt is very important to keep seeing your dentist when you are diagnosed with cancer.  Many oncologists want cancer patients assessed prior to cancer treatment to make sure there are no infections or abscesses.  If a tooth needs to be removed after cancer treatment, it can cause issues including osteonecrosis (a bone infection), so it is important to assess these issues prior to treatment.  In addition, many cancer treatments can contribute to a dry mouth (lack of sufficient saliva) which can lead to cavities.

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For more information on this matter, and other dental-related concerns, please don't hesitate to contact 50th and France Dental Care, located in Edina Minnesota at (952) 922-5561. 

Dental xrays and Occlusal guards | Dentist Edina MNOcclusal guards are used for protecting your teeth from clenching or grinding. Both clenching and grinding can create advanced wear on teeth. They can also create problems of pain or soreness in your jaw. Guards can help reduce that pain and also protect the teeth from further wear. Grinding creates wear on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Clenching can lead to abfractions which are notches in the front surfaces of your teeth near the gum line.

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If you're in need of an occlusal guard, please don't hesitate to contact our Edina, MN dental office today. 

Our office is conveniently located in Northeastern Edina close to the Lakes of Minneapolis area. Many of our patients are from the surrounding areas, including Minneapolis, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, and Golden Valley.

Dental Practice Location in Edina

Our practice is just west of the intersection of 50th and France on 50th Street, and we're in the 50th and France Building – one of the original office buildings in the area. The building is adjacent to Lund's grocery store and our office is in suite # 210, above Starbucks and Breadsmith. Free parking in the south ramp allows you to walk in the building from the level 3 painted on the ramp column.

We can be easily accessed via I-35 from the North and South and I-494 from the East or West. We are near the 50th and France shopping and dining district, and there are many excellent restaurants and shops nearby if you have some time before or after your dental appointment.

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For more specific instructions on how to find our Edina dental clinic or to schedule an appointment, call the office today! We'll be happy to help you with driving directions and any other information we can provide to help you find us quickly and easily.

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