5237 Douglas Drive
Crystal, MN 55429
Phone: (763) 536-1118
Fax: (763) 536-2244
PatientCare@AlpineDentalOffice.com

Frequently Asked Questions

I brush every day, but my breath just is not fresh. Is there anything I can do?
My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
What are crowns that can be completed in one appointment?
I want to know more about changing my smile. What do you suggest?
My smile is missing teeth. What are my options for replacement teeth?
Do you accept my insurance plan?
What payment methods do you accept?
At what age should my children first visit a dentist?
I really do not like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?
I have not been to the dentist in years, and I’m ashamed to let a professional see the condition of my mouth. Is your staff judgmental?


I brush every day, but my breath just is not fresh. Is there anything I can do?

In some cases, decay or periodontal issues contribute to bad breath. Proper brushing and flossing habits, and the use of good dental products, can deter halitosis. A thorough evaluation and a few tweaks to your oral hygiene routine may resolve your bad breath problem. Professional products to eliminate bad breath may also help. If you suffer from this embarrassing condition, let us know. Our hygienists want to help you smile with confidence!

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My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Bleeding, swollen, or red gums may indicate periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss and has also been linked to stroke, heart attack, and complications with pregnancy. If your gums bleed when you brush, please call us for a comprehensive examination so that we can determine if gum disease is the cause.

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What are crowns that can be completed in one appointment?

CEREC technology allows us to design, mill, and place a permanent crown in one appointment. First, we’ll apply a powder and scan your tooth to create digital 3-D images. Our CEREC machine will then mill a custom restoration from a solid CEREC Bloc – and it will match your existing dentition. We’ll permanently place the restoration at the same appointment, and you won’t have to worry about a follow up appointment or wearing an unreliable temporary. CEREC can also create inlays and onlays in a single appointment.

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I want to know more about changing my smile. What do you suggest?

We have many options for cosmetic smile enhancements. Whether you need to straighten, whiten, or restore teeth – or if you want an entirely new smile – we can help. Visit our cosmetic dentistry services to learn more about veneers, Zoom! Whitening, and smile makeovers.

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My smile is missing teeth. What are my options for replacement teeth?

Bridges, dentures, and dental implants can replace missing teeth. If you’re ready to restore your full, beautiful smile, and if you wan to chew and speak with confidence, call us for a consultation. We can help you decide what type of prosthetic will work for your lifestyle, oral condition, and budget. Learn more about our restorative services.

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Do you accept my insurance plan?

As a courtesy to our patients we will submit your claims for processing to your dental benefit provider. You will be informed what your financial responsibilities are prior to each appointment.

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What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, check, and most credit cards. We also have a health care financing option available that will allow you to have the dentistry you want.

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At what age should my children first visit a dentist?

When your child’s first tooth erupts, schedule a dental appointment. An early childhood dental visit allows us to examine your child’s mouth for potential concerns, and it will also help your child become acclimated to the dental office. We would love to help your child establish healthy oral hygiene habits to last throughout life!

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I really do not like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?

Our team understands dental fears, and we work to create an environment that fosters comfort and confidence. If you have concerns about visiting the dentist, don’t be shy. Please let us know! We will be happy to suggest ways to make your experience with us pleasant and rewarding. Some patients benefit when procedures are thoroughly explained. We’ll determine what makes you comfortable so that you can receive the dental attention you deserve!

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I have not been to the dentist in years, and I’m ashamed to let a professional see the condition of my mouth. Is your staff judgmental?

We are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. From our treatment coordinator to our hygienists, dental assistants, and doctor, our team is concerned about one thing — your healthy smile. If you have not seen a dentist in a while, we’re proud of you for deciding to prioritize your oral health, and we’ll do everything in our power to make you comfortable while you’re under our care.

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