Great Reasons to Choose Invisalign

By Tooth Fairy on Nov 15, 2017 10:10:41 AM

Invisalign is quickly catching on as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Wondering if it could be right for you? Here are five advantages Invisalign has over traditional braces, plus five common issues it is used to fix.

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3 Times When Dental Bonding May Be Right For You

By Tooth Fairy on Nov 2, 2017 9:38:30 AM

Dental bonding is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure because of its affordability and low time commitment. But when is dental bonding the right solution for your teeth?

Here are three times when your dentist may recommend dental bonding, plus what to expect at your appointment, and how to care for your smile.

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Get a Smoother Smile with Dental Recontouring

By Tooth Fairy on Oct 26, 2017 8:13:11 AM

Are you self-conscious about a minor overlap in your teeth? Do you need to repair a small chip or crack? Have you considered dental recontouring?

Dental recontouring is ideal for patients who would like to improve their smiles without surgery or lengthy procedures. 

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Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams with Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

By Tooth Fairy on Oct 19, 2017 8:04:00 AM

If you are considering restorative and cosmetic dentistry for decayed or damaged teeth, you have a lot of options.

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A Great First Impression Starts with a Smile

By Tooth Fairy on Oct 12, 2017 8:42:05 AM

Whether you’re interviewing for a job, on a first date, or in another new situation, making a good first impression is crucial.

So, how do you make a good first impression? A lot has to do with how you approach the conversation. Do you make eye contact? Is your handshake firm? Are you prepared for your initial meeting with subject matter knowledge or insightful questions? Can you practice active listening?

Another key? Starting off with a smile.

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3 Elements of a Good Dental Practice

By Tooth Fairy on Oct 5, 2017 7:15:00 AM

You’re in the market for a new dentist. You know your dental health is important, and you want a provider that will care for your teeth in a way that is skilled, affordable, and efficient.

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What to Expect at Your Sedation Dentistry Appointment

By Tooth Fairy on Sep 28, 2017 8:07:00 AM

Maybe you need to schedule a few complex procedures for a single visit. Maybe you have trouble saying “ahh” wide enough for the dentist. Or maybe you struggle with dental anxiety or white coat syndrome.

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We Asked Erin to Describe Her Sedation Dentistry Experience. Here's What She Said.

By Tooth Fairy on Sep 21, 2017 8:33:00 AM

What are the advantages of sedation dentistry? We asked Erin, a patient who recently chose IV sedation for her dental procedure. Here’s what she said:

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3 Times When Sedation Dentistry May Be the Right Choice

By Tooth Fairy on Sep 14, 2017 9:23:29 AM

Maybe you live in dread of going to the dentist. Maybe you need a root canal, but don’t want to experience the procedure. Maybe you have several complex procedures to schedule, and can’t seem to find the time.

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Put Your Worries to Sleep with Sedation Dentistry

By Tooth Fairy on Sep 7, 2017 8:04:00 AM

For Molly*, going to the dentist had been a stressful experience since she required emergency oral surgery as a young child. She could barely manage going to the dentist for her regular checkups, and when the dentist told Molly she would need surgery to remove her wisdom teeth, she panicked. She knew that the surgery would be necessary to prevent the wisdom teeth from growing and damaging several nearby nerves, but she didn’t think she could handle the stress of another dental surgery.

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Anxious About Seeing the Dentist? You're Not Alone

By Tooth Fairy on Aug 31, 2017 8:02:00 AM

It can be easy to feel sheepish about dental anxiety, especially when there are some people who minimize how you feel when it’s time to go to the dentist. It can sometimes be hard for people to relate, which can result in hurtful remarks.

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How Safe is Sedation Dentistry?

By Tooth Fairy on Aug 24, 2017 8:03:00 AM

You worry about seeing the dentist to the point that you reschedule appointments or just never make them. You suffer from a toothache for weeks because the thought of seeing a dentist makes you feel sick. If these statements describe how you feel about seeing the dentist, you may be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. However, you may have some concerns about the safety or types of sedation.

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How to Choose the Right Dentist if You Have Dental Anxiety

By Tooth Fairy on Aug 17, 2017 8:30:42 AM

You may have done a quick Google search for a dentist nearby or simply called your insurance company to to find your current dentist. What you may not realize is that you’re not stuck with the dentist you’ve chosen if they aren’t a good fit, especially if you have dental anxiety.

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What is Dental Phobia and Dental Anxiety?

By Tooth Fairy on Aug 10, 2017 8:03:00 AM

For some people, going to the dentist is nothing more than an inconvenience that they don’t look forward to, but go because it means a clean and healthy smile. For others, just making a dental appointment can be extremely stressful. 

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Get Dental Pain Relief Safely: Talk to Your Dentist About Medications

By Tooth Fairy on Aug 3, 2017 7:22:00 AM

The news is covered with stories of people who went to the doctor for pain relief and became addicted to narcotics to the point that they are abusing illegal drugs once they’re no longer able to get the prescription medication. This may have you gritting your teeth, and just trying to ignore your dental pain. You can get dental pain relief safely by talking with your dentist about medications.

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Smile! 5 Non-Surgical Options for Cosmetic Dentistry

By Tooth Fairy on Jul 27, 2017 8:06:00 AM

It’s far too easy to look in the mirror and not like what you see, especially when it comes to your teeth.

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Nervous Patient? 7 Tips for Calming Your Dental Anxiety

By Tooth Fairy on Jul 20, 2017 7:53:39 AM

If you have an intense reaction to having to go to the dentist, you're not alone. So what can you do about it? 
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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

By Tooth Fairy on Jul 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Sedation dentistry allows patients to feel more comfortable during dental procedues, but is sedation a safe option for children?
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When to Get a Dental Second Opinion

By Tooth Fairy on Jul 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You left your recent dental appointment feeling as though you may need a second opinion on your proposed dental treatment. It may be "just a feeling" you have, but you're not alone among dental patients. In fact, a poll on Angie’s List found that 44 percent of respondents wished they would have sought a dental second opinion, but a whopping 75 percent have never pursued a second opinion for their dental treatment.
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Sedation Treatment Options for People with TMJ and Dental Anxiety

By Tooth Fairy on Jun 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Everything is in order to get a handle on your TMJ disorder and take your life back. So, what’s stopping you from going through with the treatment plan? For many people like you, it’s just two words: dental anxiety.

You knew it was coming: the TMJ diagnosis that explains the discomfort and pain in your jaw you’ve been enduring. You understand that your TMJ disorder treatment may include bite adjustment, orthodontics, restorative dental work, or surgery. You’ve even found a local dental office with hours that are so convenient that you won’t have to take time off of work.

If you're suffering from TMJ but find yourself procrastinating about taking the next steps in your treatment, you may be suffering from a different kind of uncomfortable disorder: dental anxiety or even white coat syndrome.

 

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Foods to Eat for Natural Teeth Whitening and Dental Health

By Tooth Fairy on Jun 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We always hear about foods we should avoid eating. But good news! There are foods that actually promote a healthy mouth and a whiter smile!

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Are Kids at Risk for Dental Problems from OTC Medicated Syrups?

By Tooth Fairy on Jun 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Our hearts go out to our kids when they’re ill. We want to help them feel better faster. That’s why there are many over-the-counter (OTC) medications for kids that help relieve cold, flu, and allergy symptoms. But do these syrups affect your child's dental health?

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3 Reasons Why You’re Nervous About Going to the Dentist

By Tooth Fairy on Jun 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Feeling nervous about going to the dentist? You’re not alone. One in every five people feels enough anxiety about visiting the dental office that they delay important treatments.

Advancements in dental technology and sedation dentistry 一 and even an increase in gentle dentistry practices 一 hasn’t changed the rate of general dental anxiety in the past 50 years. So what causes some people to be wary of going to the dentist?

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Smiles for Life 2016

By Tooth Fairy on Mar 28, 2016 7:48:05 PM

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Best Of Plymouth...Again!

By Admin on Mar 20, 2016 7:50:02 PM

We are honored and excited to have been voted for the fourth year in a row as Best of Plymouth in the dental category! Thank you, Plymouth!  Here's what the Plymouth Magazine write up said:

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Interesting Facts About Digital Dental X-rays

By Tooth Fairy on Mar 14, 2016 9:44:53 AM

There is a lot of talk about radiation -- from the sun, minerals in the soil, household appliances, and also dental x-rays. It is wise to be cautious about the amount of radiation that you are exposed to, so fortunately you take ease in that the dose of radiation you are exposed to during the taking of dental x-rays is extremely small, especially with our digital x-ray technology. Our hygienist, Michelle Sensat, has done some interesting research about dental x-rays.

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Holiday Celebration

By Admin on Dec 14, 2015 9:59:35 AM

The Boger Dental team enjoyed an afternoon of fun and festivities to celebrate the holiday season.

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Help Us Make The Holidays Joyous For Families Served By IOCP

By Admin on Nov 23, 2015 1:01:09 PM

Together We Can Make A Difference For Our Neighbors!

This holiday season we are partnering with Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP) to help provide holiday meals for families in Plymouth, Wayzata, Orono, Long Lake, Hamel families that are served by IOCP.

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Vote For Your Favorite Plymouth Dentist

By Admin on Oct 28, 2015 7:58:41 AM

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Halloween Sweet Swap

By Admin on Oct 26, 2015 9:20:48 AM

 

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Thank You, CherryBerry Plymouth!

By Admin on Oct 16, 2015 12:46:29 PM

We want to give a special shout out to our local CherryBerry here in Plymouth, MN! Thank for sending us the coupon gift cards to hand out. We appreciate your special treats to reward our littlest patients, like Logan, for their good dental health care habits. She was pretty happy about it, too! @CherryBerryPlymouth

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Floss Like A Boss Winners Announced

By Admin on Oct 13, 2015 6:59:18 AM

 

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Can You Floss Like A Boss?

By Admin on Sep 11, 2015 3:15:02 PM

If you are ready for a challenge for the chance to win one three very cool, family-friendly prizes, then you'll want to learn more! Prizes include:

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Smiles For Life Pie In The Face Challenge

By Tooth Fairy on Aug 12, 2015 7:07:58 AM

At the start of the 2015 Smiles For Life campaign, the Boger Dental team promised our patients that if we reached our goal that we would take a pie in our faces. Thanks to our awesome patient community, we not only reached this year's goal, but exceeded it! Since 2008, together we have raised $180,277 for children's charities.

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Please Join Us In Welcoming Dr. Scott Schmidt

By Tooth Fairy on Aug 8, 2015 4:35:16 PM

 

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A Team Break For Summer Fun

By Admin on Aug 6, 2015 9:03:43 PM

Last week, the team spent a great afternoon together lawn bowling! As you can see, we came in costume to add to the fun.

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Happy Birthday, Jamie!

By Admin on Jul 28, 2015 5:29:08 PM

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Detours On Plymouth I-494 & Hwy 55 Start July 28

By Admin on Jul 27, 2015 8:08:16 AM

If you live anywhere near the Twin Cities Metro, you are well aware of the road construction happening in the area. Well, starting on Tuesday, July 28, the I-494 project will be going into its next phase. We want to give you this heads up because this will likely have an affect on your trip to our dental office now through early September. And, you know us! We are all about making your trip to the dentist as comfortable and pain-free as possible!

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Random Acts of Inspiration

By Admin on Jul 26, 2015 7:42:56 AM

Random Acts of Inspiration

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The Link Between Osteoporosis And Gum Disease

By Admin on Jul 8, 2015 11:06:03 AM

WHAT DO OSTEOPOROSIS and gum disease have in common? Bone loss! For anyone with gum disease, osteoporosis, or both… it’s important to know about the correlation between these two conditions.

Topics: Dental Health
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Crazy Things People Believe About Toothaches

By Admin on Jul 2, 2015 11:08:14 AM

HAVE A TOOTHACHE? Wear these fish bones around your neck, repeat a chant, and drop a few pears into the river!

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Happy Birthday, Meghan!

By Admin on Jun 26, 2015 7:00:27 AM

 

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Diabetes And Gum Disease Can Be Double Trouble

By Admin on Jun 24, 2015 12:11:25 PM

PEOPLE WITH DIABETES are mindful of their bodies’ feedback. Effective diabetes management requires frequent blood sugar checks, careful dietary planning, and close monitoring of other symptoms.

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Eat Right To Smile Bright

By Admin on Jun 16, 2015 12:33:31 PM

THIS MONTH, we’re sharing a basic guide to a diet that supports your healthy teeth and mouth! Read on to learn how to keep your mouth happy...

Topics: Dental Health
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Where Do Our Smiles For Life Dollars Go?

By Admin on Jun 12, 2015 4:40:29 PM

We Did It!

Our goal this year was to raise $20,000.00 for the Crown Council Smiles for Life campaign. Not only did we meet our goal, but THANKS TO YOU, we exceeded it! Our grand total raised for 2015 is $20,580.00!

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We're On Home Stretch Of Smiles For Life 2015

By Admin on Jun 12, 2015 4:06:38 PM

We are in the final two weeks of this year's Smiles For Life campaign! So far, we have raised $15,900 thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of our awesome patients. In fact, look what we got in our email today. Boger Dental is holding strong at #7 as one of the campaign's top contributors! Most importantly, we learned that the Smiles For Life campaign has passed the $1,000,000 mark for kids' charities for the 17th straight year!

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Kids Are Extra Special At Boger Dental

By Admin on Jun 12, 2015 9:28:54 AM

BABY TEETH MAY BE TEMPORARY, but they’re certainly not “practice teeth”. Your child’s early dental care is so incredibly important!

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Melissa's Family Rode In the ADA Tour De Cure

By Admin on Jun 10, 2015 10:09:54 PM

 

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Boger Dental Voted Plymouth's Best Dentist 2015

By Admin on May 20, 2015 12:00:40 AM

We are thrilled to have been nominated BEST DENTIST IN PLYMOUTH for the third year in a row! Thank you to Plymouth Magazine and thank you to our awesome patients!

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Happy Birthday, Katie!

By Admin on May 7, 2015 9:21:57 PM

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Celebrating Ten Years. Thank You, Moriah!

By Admin on Apr 27, 2015 7:31:10 AM

Wow, how time flies! This week we are celebrating having Moriah on our team for ten years.

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Physicians Are Putting Renewed Focus On Oral Exams

By Admin on Apr 25, 2015 11:31:15 AM

YOUR MOUTH TELLS US A LOT... Even when you’re not speaking. It tells us if you have been brushing and flossing. It also provides clues about your overall health.

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Cosmetic Vs. Therapeutic Mouthwash

By Tooth Fairy on Apr 22, 2015 10:09:24 AM

SWISH, GARGLE, SPIT – simple, right? Mouthwash is usually seen as an addition to your oral health, the cherry on top of your hygiene routine. But are you using the right kind, and are you using it correctly?

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Please Be Aware Of Road Work On I-494

By Admin on Apr 22, 2015 9:02:13 AM

It's summer road work time again! When you are coming to Boger Dental for your appointments, please keep in mind that 494 is undergoing improvement projects which could affect your route.

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Happy Birthday & Anniversary, Heidi!

By Kelly on Apr 22, 2015 7:51:05 AM

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Smiles For Life Update

By Admin on Apr 19, 2015 4:01:39 PM

Dr. Chad just got word from the Crown Council that out of the gate Boger Dental is again one of the leading fundraisers for the Smiles For Life campaign. So far this year, thanks so to the participation of our patients, together we raised $5200 for children's charities.

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What Emoji Describes Your Dental Visit To Boger Dental?

By Tooth Fairy on Apr 17, 2015 2:38:45 PM

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How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?

By Admin on Apr 16, 2015 12:24:41 PM

MODERN DENTISTRY, fluoride treatments, and preventive care alone can’t stop tooth decay when our diets are filled with sugar!

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Happy Birthday, Becca!

By Tooth Fairy on Apr 13, 2015 11:13:27 PM

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We Are Expanding To Serve You Better!

By Admin on Apr 12, 2015 8:58:50 PM

Starting this week, we are beginning an expansion project that will maximize our ability to care for you and your family. When complete, the expansion will bring our capacity from nine state-of-the-art patient care rooms to 11. The new space will allow us to schedule appointments for you and your family in a more timely fashion and ensure that we remain responsive to the dental needs of all of our patients.

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Feel Inspired By Mouth Painter, Mariam Paré

By Admin on Apr 8, 2015 10:29:02 AM

HOW OFTEN DO WE PAUSE to appreciate our own amazing gifts and abilities? It’s easy to take things that come easiest for granted. Mariam Paré’s inspiring story not only gives us courage and motivation to be our best, but it helps put life into perspective.

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5 Common Canker Sore Triggers To Avoid

By Admin on Apr 2, 2015 9:22:29 AM

CANKER SORES ARE SELDOM SERIOUS, but they can drive us crazy! These small, shallow ulcers pop up in our mouths and on the inside of our lips unexpectedly and sometimes take days to heal. The good news is that they’re fairly easy to prevent, once you understand their triggers.

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Numb Lip? Fillings Keep Small Problems From Becoming Big Ones

By Admin on Mar 25, 2015 10:04:12 AM

YOU’RE RETURNING TO WORK after your dental appointment with a numb lip, thanks to a filling! We know it can be annoying. A filling may not be welcome news, but they’re often an important part of your preventative care plan, and much preferable to the alternatives!

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Boger Dental Is A Finalist In Plymouth Magazine's Best Of 2015

By Admin on Mar 24, 2015 7:30:36 AM

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A Healthier Mouth = A Healthier Heart?

By Admin on Mar 18, 2015 10:23:06 AM

OUR BODIES ARE ECOSYSTEMS where a change in one area affects other areas. This connection is becoming clearer as scientists continue examining the links between oral health and cardiovascular health. Recent studies suggest that taking care of your gums through great oral hygiene could cut your risk of a heart attack or stroke!

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How Endurance Training Can Harm Your Teeth

By Admin on Mar 16, 2015 9:21:47 AM

MOST OF US TAKE OUR teeth for granted. Yet, think about how important the functions your mouth performs for you. Your mouth and teeth are the gateway for breathing, eating and drinking. The long digestive process begins in your mouth. The demands of endurance training, as well as the substances you put in your mouth, impact the healthy function of both your teeth and your entire body. Turns out that endurance athletes are particularly susceptible to dental erosion and its far-reaching effects on our bodies.

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Next Time You Burn Your Mouth On Pizza...

By Admin on Mar 11, 2015 10:01:01 AM

SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN’T RESIST! It’s SO cheesy and saucy—right out of the oven! You dive in and take your first bite...

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Smiles For Life Campaign 2015

By Tooth Fairy on Mar 6, 2015 3:28:10 PM

Calling All Yellow Smiles!
Let us help you whiten your teeth and together we can brighten the lives of children in need! We are kicking off our 11th annual Smiles For Life campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our patients, so far over the past decade we have raised $203,189 for locally-based children’s charities.

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Don’t Like To Floss? Here Are Some Helpful Ideas

By Admin on Mar 4, 2015 10:27:11 AM

WE KNOW SOME OF YOU DON’T LIKE TO FLOSS. You may be surprised to hear us say, “we understand!” Flossing each day can be difficult. Perhaps you have sensitive gums, your mouth is small, or you feel like floss wrapped around your fingers cuts off your circulation. There are lots of seemingly good reasons not to floss—and as you can imagine, we’ve heard them all.

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Back To Normal Sooner With OraVerse

By Admin on Feb 27, 2015 9:39:29 AM

WITH TODAY’S BUSY SCHEDULES, sometimes it’s difficult to make time for a dental appointment. The last thing you want is to have to spend several more hours after your appointment recovering from the numbing effects of the anesthetic.

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Over 50? Be Aware Of These 5 Dental Issues

By Admin on Feb 25, 2015 9:59:49 AM

WE’RE KEEPING OUR TEETH longer than ever before. But in order to stay in optimal health, we need to be vigilant against potential problems. Certain risks can increase as we age.

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Use Your Smartphone To Brush Smarter

By Admin on Feb 18, 2015 10:27:34 AM

SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGY IS AMAZING. It brings the world to our fingertips. And now, smartphone apps can help us with our daily oral hygiene routines!

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Teeth Grinding At Night Can Cause Severe Damage

By Admin on Feb 11, 2015 10:02:33 AM

MOST PEOPLE CLENCH or grind their teeth from time to time. However, if you’re doing so frequently—especially while you’re sleeping—you may be damaging your teeth.

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Enter Our Coloring Contest!

By Admin on Feb 9, 2015 2:29:09 PM

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH, we’re holding a special coloring contest, and we’re inviting all of you to join in.

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Removing The Fear Of Showing Your Teeth When You Smile

By Admin on Feb 4, 2015 11:21:46 AM

SHOWING YOUR TEETH WHEN YOU SMILE makes a huge difference in your confidence and appearance. Beautiful teeth make us all feel more approachable, better prepared, accepting of others, younger, and more attractive. Studies even show that 70% of people believe that a beautiful smile can make someone more attractive than does wearing makeup!

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Saying Goodbye To Your Old Toothbrush

By Admin on Jan 28, 2015 10:20:18 AM

THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION STRONGLY SUGGESTS that we replace our toothbrushes every 3–4 months for maximum effectiveness.

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Our Smiles Love Healthy Snacks

By Admin on Jan 21, 2015 11:06:27 AM

WE KNOW that frequent snacking on processed, sugary foods isn’t kind to the waistline. But what about its effects on your oral health?

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Why We Provide Topical Fluoride Treatments

By Tooth Fairy on Jan 16, 2015 10:03:05 AM

CAVITY PREVENTION IS A CONTINUOUS QUEST. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help fight tooth decay. The obvious ones including brushing, flossing and regular checkups. Another great way to fight cavities is the application of topical fluoride treatments.

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2015: The Year Of The Smile

By Admin on Jan 14, 2015 12:56:00 PM

IT ISN’T ALWAYS ABOUT looking like a movie star or supermodel. It’s about feeling confident and comfortable with your healthy smile!

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Tips For Patients With Fixed Retainers

By Admin on Jan 7, 2015 11:35:52 AM

MANY PEOPLE, AFTER COMPLETING orthodontic treatment, are fitted with a fixed retainer—a thin wire that’s bonded to the back of teeth, designed to help keep teeth straight and aligned.

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Hormonal Changes Affect Women’s Oral Heath

By Admin on Dec 30, 2014 10:15:07 AM

HORMONAL CHANGES CAN AFFECT nearly every part of our bodies—including the mouth and gums. If you, or someone you love, is experiencing sore, swollen, extra pink or bleeding gums it may be a result of such changes. Studies show that changing hormones particularly affect women’s periodontal health.

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Tooth-Healthy Entertaining Tips

By Admin on Dec 23, 2014 9:49:21 AM

ENTERTAINING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON? Throw a party that your guest’s teeth can appreciate too with some tooth-healthy tips.

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Boger Dental Giving Tree

By Admin on Dec 18, 2014 9:59:11 AM

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Your Jaw: Incredible Force + Amazing Precision

By Tooth Fairy on Dec 17, 2014 10:41:57 AM

EVER WONDERED HOW THE PRESSURE of the human bite stacks up against the bone-crushing pressure of a hyena bite? We may not have the power some creatures have—but the complexity and precision of the human bite is simply remarkable.

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Considerations For Dental Patients With Special Needs

By Admin on Dec 10, 2014 9:46:03 AM

FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, dental care can be challenging. In some cases, limited coordination can make brushing and flossing tricky. In other cases there may be less access to professional care. Some patients may experience high anxiety levels too.

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Hat & Mitten Tree Drive

By Admin on Dec 8, 2014 9:44:48 AM


WE HAVE BEGUN our Hat & Mitten Drive for Homeward Bound of Plymouth this year! We are asking our patients, friends, and teammates to donate any new, unwrapped winter wear item to this fantastic organization. We have partnered with the Plymouth location again this year and would like to wrap our Christmas tree in the warmth of your donations. Their Plymouth facility would like hats, mittens, scarves for teenagers to adults. Please join us at the office and help us decorate our tree. This is a wonderful non-profit organization who serves our community for those who cannot serve themselves. We will collect items until Monday, December 22. We will also give away an oral hygiene goodie bag for each donation that is brought into our office. If you should have any questions, please email [email protected]

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The Legend Of The Tooth Fairy

By Admin on Dec 3, 2014 10:51:54 AM

THE LEGEND OF THE TOOTH FAIRY has been around for ages. But you may not recognize the winged pixie you know and love from these old traditions...

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Keeping Your Amazing Tongue Clean And Healthy

By Admin on Nov 26, 2014 10:11:01 AM

TONGUES ARE REMARKABLE ENGINEERING WONDERS. They help us nourish ourselves and clean our teeth. They’re a vital part of our oral and whole body health. How do we keep them clean and healthy?

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Boger Dental Hat & Mitten Drive 2014

By Admin on Nov 25, 2014 11:48:01 AM


ONCE AGAIN, WE ARE graciously accepting donations of new hats, mittens and scarfs for Homeward Bound in Plymouth. http://www.hbimn.org/

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Help Children Get The Preventive Dental Care They Need

By Admin on Nov 19, 2014 10:54:01 AM

MILLIONS OF CHILDREN TODAY aren’t receiving basic, recommended dental care designed to detect and prevent disease. In fact, various surveys conclude that over half of children and adolescents did not visit a dentist in the past year.

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Happy 40th Birthday Chad!

By Admin on Nov 13, 2014 11:38:05 AM

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Invisalign Promotion 2014

By Admin on Sep 12, 2014 10:40:29 AM

Welcome to fall Boger Dental patients: We are excited to offer our patients a great savings on Invisalign orthodontics! If you have any interest in straightening your teeth without all the metal, please contact our office for an incredible offer.

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BPA and Dental Products

By Admin on Mar 21, 2014 9:56:38 AM

Bisphenol A and Dental Materials

Council on Scientific Affairs Statement

CHICAGO (April 2013) — Bisphenol A (BPA) has been  present in many consumer plastic products and food packaging since the 1960s.1 Some studies have suggested that BPA may have adverse health effects, which has raised concerns about its widespread use.

The food industry uses BPA in the manufacture of hard plastic bottles and the lining that coats metal cans used to hold foods and beverages. Bisphenol A also is found in many other hard plastic products (like toys and plastic tableware). In 2012 in response to a petition from the American Chemistry Council, the FDA removed regulatory authorization for BPA as an additive in baby bottles and spill-proof cups.  The FDA stated that this action was not based on safety concerns but rather on the manufacturers’ representation that the industry no longer used BPA in those items.2  BPA is also present in the environment from the release of industrial and household wastes. To a lesser extent, dental materials used to treat and prevent caries can contribute to very low-level BPA exposure for a few hours after placement.3,4,5

BPA might be found in dental composites and sealants for two reasons: 1) it’s a by-product of other ingredients in dental composites and sealants that have degraded, and; 2) it’s a trace material left-over from the manufacture of other ingredients used in dental composites and sealants. ADA research, confirmed by direct communications from dental material manufacturers, indicates that BPA is not used as a formula ingredient in dental materials.

As a product of the degradation of the material in the oral cavity: Composite resins are formulated from a mixture of monomers that are commonly based on bisphenol A diglycidyl  ether methacrylate (bis-GMA). Some composite resins may contain other monomers, in addition to bis-GMA, that are added to modify the properties of the resin. An example is bisphenol A dimethacrylate (bis-DMA). Bis-DMA-containing materials can release very small quantities of BPA, because bis-DMA is broken down by salivary enzymes.

As a trace material: BPA is used in the production of other ingredients found in many dental composites and sealants. Bis-DMA and bis-GMA are both produced using BPA as a starting ingredient, so residual BPA, which was not chemically converted into bis-DMA or bis-GMA, is likely present in trace amounts in any dental material containing these ingredients.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides scientific guidance on issues that affect the health of Americans, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides advice and recommendations on dental product safety. A 2008 report prepared by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the HHS states that, “Dental sealant exposure to bisphenol A occurs primarily with use of dental sealants [containing] bisphenol A dimethacrylate. This exposure is considered an acute and infrequent event with little relevance to estimating general population exposures.”6 The NTP reported that bisphenol A in food and beverages accounts for the majority of daily human exposure.6  In 2012, the FDA reiterated that “recent studies provide reason for some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.” However, the FDA “recognizes substantial uncertainties with respect to the overall interpretation of these studies and their potential implications for human health effects of BPA exposure. These uncertainties relate to issues such as the routes of exposure employed, the lack of consistency among some of the measured endpoints or results between studies, the relevance of some animal models to human health, differences in the metabolism (and detoxification) of and responses to BPA both at different ages and in different species, and limited or absent dose response information for some studies.”1 Based on this conclusion, the FDA continues to provide for the use of BPA in dental materials, medical devices and food packaging.

According to the CDC, dental caries remains the most common chronic disease of children 6 to 19 years of age—4 times more common than asthma among adolescents aged 14 to 17 years.7 Untreated cavities can cause pain, dysfunction, absence from school, poor appearance and can lead to the spread of infection—problems that greatly affect a child’s quality of life. The utility of composite resin materials for both restoring dental health and preventing caries is well established, while any health risks from their use are not. The ADA fully supports continued research into the safety of BPA; but, based on current evidence, the ADA does not believe there is a basis for health concerns relative to BPA exposure from any dental material.

The ADA is a professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health. As such, the ADA supports ongoing research on the safety of existing dental materials and in the development of new materials. Based on current research, the Association agrees with the authoritative government agencies that the low-level of BPA exposure that may result from dental sealants and composites poses no known health threat.

Footnotes
1. Bisphenol A (BPA). U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm064437.htm accessed January 11, 2013.
2. Indirect Food Additives: Polymers. A Rule by the Food and Drug Administration on 07/17/2012.https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/07/17/2012-17366/indirect-food-additives-polymers accessed January 11, 2013.
3. Joskow R, Boyd Barr D, Barr JR, Calafat AM, Needham LL, Rubin C. Exposure to bisphenol A from bis-glycidyl dimethacrylate-based dental sealants. J Am Dent Assoc. 2006;137:353-62.
4. Fleisch, A.F., Sheffield, P.E., Chinn, C., Edelstein, B.L., and Landrigan, P.J. (2010). Bisphenol A and related compounds in dental materials. Pediatrics. 2010;126(4):760-768.
5. Kingman A, Hyman J, Masten SA, Jayaram B, Smith C, Eichmiller F, Arnold MC, Wong PA, Schaeffer JM, Solanki S, Dunn WJ. Bisphenol A and other compounds in human saliva and urine associated the placement of composite restorations. J Am Dent Assoc . 2012;143(12):1292-1302.
6. National Toxicology Program. Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction. Monograph on the Potential Human Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Bisphenol A. NIH Publication No. 08-5994, September 2008.
7. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventing Dental Caries with Community Programs. 2010 http://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/publications/factsheets/dental_caries.htm  accessed January 11, 2013.

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To root canal or not to root canal

By Admin on Mar 21, 2014 9:50:51 AM

A few of our patients have asked about a controversial article surrounding root canals.  An article was published stating that teeth with root canals are linked to terminal cancer.  There is no valid research linking root canal teeth to disease elsewhere in the body.

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Smiles For Life Promotion 2014

By Admin on Mar 14, 2014 10:45:11 AM

Smiles For Life: Whiten Your Smile and Help a Child

At Boger Dental we have started our whitening campaign, which runs from March 1 thru June 30.  We are proud to sponsor Smiles for Life again this year.  100% of our proceeds go directly to Smiles for Life and the Ronald McDonald Charities.  We have 2 methods of whitening your teeth, you can set up an hour in-office Boost! whitening appointment or a 20 minute appointment to have impressions for take-home trays.  We have discounted our fees to $540 (Boost!) and $200 (Opalescence trays).  Please call our office at #763-546-7707 or email us at [email protected]

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Great Candy Trade-In was a Success!

By Admin on Nov 8, 2013 12:03:40 PM

We had a very successful candy trade in at Boger Dental.  We collected 110 pounds of Halloween candy from our "trick or treaters"!  Thank you to our Boger Dental Team for helping with those brave children ready to hand over their candy for cash!  Dr. Chad Boger and Dr. Joe Madden donated $220 to those children, along with a goodie bag including  toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and lip balm.  We would like to personally thank Lori Lorence, Lorelle Eng, and Enisa Gluhic for coming in on Saturday to help out with this event.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Walk

By Admin on Oct 27, 2013 10:07:19 AM

A big thank you to our Boger Dental team that supported the 3rd Annual Walk/Run for the Twin Cities.  The event is sponsored by The Oral Cancer Foundation.  Dr. Chad Boger, Dr. Joe Madden, Michelle Sensat and Natalie Christiensen graciously took time out of their weekend to support this wonderful cause.  At Boger Dental, we are at the forefront of detecting oral cancer.  We have the distinct advantage of seeing much more than a physician would be able to detect.  Generally, we are seeing patients 2-4 times per year versus an annual physical visit to your physician.  At each dental hygiene visit, both your Dentist and Dental Hygienist are completing a thorough oral cancer screening.  If we do see a lesion that looks suspicious, we are working very closely with the referring oral surgeons to make sure that you are receiving the best care possible.

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Children's Brushing Reward Program

By Admin on Oct 24, 2013 10:44:42 AM

We are proud to announce the reintroduction of our Children's Brushing Reward Program at Boger Dental!  Your children will be rewarded with a chance to win a prize each month by simply getting a report from the Dentist that they are cavity free.  During each dental visit with their dental hygienist your child not only leaves with a clean teeth, but a chance to win an assortment of prizes, such as movie tickets, Skyzone passes, Pump It Up passes, or a new Sonicare toothbrush.  If your child receives a good oral hygiene report from their Dental Hygienist and the Dentist does not find any cavities, they can enter their name into our monthly drawing!  Children aged 3-12 years old are eligible for our program.  If your child wins, we will notify the parents via phone or email of the fantastic news! We would love to share the winner's photo on our"Kid's Korner"display, so we would need to get permission from the parents to showcase their child's hard work.  We welcome you to take a look at this display when you are in for you next visit to Boger Dental.   Your children's oral health is our number one priority when they are at our dental office and we strongly believe each child deserves to be recognized for their above and beyond work at keeping their teeth and gums healthy and cavity free !  If you have any questions regarding our new program, please email [email protected]

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Boger Dental Giving Back

By Admin on Sep 27, 2013 9:02:22 AM

We had the opportunity to have two of our charitable organizations come to our office last week to give them our donations for 2013.  On the left is our dental team with Smile Network International, who are our international partner.  On the right are our Doctors with Ronald McDonald House Charities, who are our local partner.  As a team, we donated over $20,000 to these two wonderful partners.  Our dental team worked very hard to gain these donations from our patients and for that we say thank you!  Not only do our patients benefit with a brighter smile, they help underserved children benefit from a healthier smile.  100% of our patient donations go directly to the children who need dental care.  Smile Network International organizes dental groups that travel around the world to correct children with cleft lip/palate deformities.  Ronald McDonald Care Mobile travels locally to underserved children who would otherwise not receive any dental care.  Boger Dental is honored to be a part of both these organizations and look forward to future opportunities that our dental team may be a involved in.  Please take a look at what these organizations are doing to better the dental health of our underserved populations.  www.rmhc-um.org and www.smilenetwork.org

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Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

By Admin on Sep 7, 2013 12:29:03 PM

Boger Dental has always been a dental practice that exceeds patient expectations.  Part of exceeding those expectations is continuing our dental education routinely.  Our dental hygiene team became certified in Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy back in 2005.  We went through a rigorous didactic and clinical course in order to begin using this advanced technology to treat gingivitis and periodontal disease.

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Bulimia Nervosa Facts

By Admin on Sep 4, 2013 9:31:25 AM

The statistics on bulimia are startling.  About one and a half million people in the United States suffer from bulimia.  About 13% of all high school girls and 4% of all college-aged women suffer from bulimia.

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Smiles for Life 2013

By Admin on Jul 25, 2013 8:43:58 AM

We would like to thank all of our wonderful patients who contributed toward our efforts of raising $21,700 this year for our Smiles for Life promotion!  We couldn't be happier with this generous amount to present to two organizations:  Smile Network International, founder Kim Valentini.   Smile Network International funds surgical missions and provides necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects, with a focus on cleft lips, cleft palates and other conditions requiring surgical intervention such as burns, tumors or other genetic defects.   And to, The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile – a dental clinic on wheels – provides dental care to under-served children in the 14-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.  The money you generously donated goes directly to these two wonderful organizations.  Lorelle Eng, one of our hygienists, worked with The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and knows firsthand how thankful this organization is for our help each year.  We have exceeded our goal every year with Smile Network International and we cannot thank you all enough for your help.  We will plan to post pictures of our team presenting the $21,7000 check to Kim Valentini very soon for you all to see.  

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The Child Life Zone

By Admin on May 30, 2013 12:06:25 PM

We had the privilege to attend a fundraising event May 17, 2013 for Teammates for Kids Foundation. This event raised money for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Child Life Zone. Their St. Paul hospital will begin breaking ground for this fabulous facility in October 2013.  This will be the ninth facility built in the United States.

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Smile Network International "A Decade of Smiles" Gala Celebration

By Admin on May 3, 2013 1:10:13 PM

The Smile Network hosted a fabulous gala in April 2013.  Many from our team were able to attend this event at ARIA in Minneapolis.  Boger Dental has been a part of The Smile Network for many years.  This organization does a wonderful job serving underprivileged children around the world with cleft lip/cleft palate surgical correction.  At Boger Dental each spring we donate 100% of our teeth whitening procedures through our Smiles for Life promotion that begins in March and goes through June.  If you have an interest in learning more about whitening your teeth, please call #763-546-7707 or email [email protected]

Topics: Dental Health
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Minnesota's 1st Missions of Mercy A Life-Changing Success

By Admin on Aug 21, 2012 8:33:23 AM

Touching Lives Through Smiles

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Celebrating A Dental Super-Star

By Admin on Aug 14, 2012 7:22:13 AM

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Vote for Best Dentist in Plymouth, MN

By Admin on Aug 10, 2012 8:00:21 AM

Plymouth, MN is a wonderful place to live: award-winning schools, a variety of restaurants and shopping, beautiful public parks...and easy accessibility to great health care options. Plymouth Patch.com is conducting a poll and asking Plymouth-area residents to share your opinions about your favorite stores and services.

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Dental Team Offers Simple Gesture of Support to Families In Crisis

By Admin on Aug 1, 2012 12:00:02 AM

Tonight we had the opportunity to serve as a team again at the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis. The menu of the evening was a taco bar with watermelon, lemonade and cookies for dessert. We had the privilege to serving several families but, as is always true, we were the ones that benefitted the most from the evening. It is a valuable experience to work together as a team outside of our daily work routines together. And,if you can do something that can help another, that is really a cool thing.

Topics: Dental Health
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Service With A Smile!

By Admin on Jul 2, 2012 5:09:07 PM

Yesterday was our beloved Mariann's birthday. You surely recognize Mariann by her smile and graceful style. She is appreciated by many for her cheery, optimistic personality, how she is always willing to lend a hand, and her sincere concern for each patient who comes through our doors and entrusts us with their dental care. Please help us celebrate by posting your reply on our Boger Dental Facebook page to this question:

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Celebrating Hygienist Michelle's 8th Anniversary at Boger Dental

By Admin on Jun 30, 2012 3:00:35 PM

Michelle Sensat has been a valuable part of our Boger Dental hygiene team for eight years today!

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Dentist Chad Boger Recognized As "Best Dentist" In Plymouth

By Admin on Jun 28, 2012 7:02:17 AM

Tiger Oaks Publishing hosted a "Best of Plymouth &  Maple Grove" this past Tuesday night to reveal the results of surveys conducted respectively by Plymouth Magazine and Maple Grove Magazine. It was a beautiful night out at Rush Creek Golf Club with a silent auction to benefit two worthy organizations that serve our communities, Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners and CROSS Food Shelf.

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Our Tooth Fairy Gets Married!

By Admin on Jun 23, 2012 9:47:19 AM

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Twenty-Five Years of Friendly Patient Care

By Admin on Jun 1, 2012 10:19:36 PM

Two sure signs of a healthy dental team are the longevity of the group and the tenure of its members. At Boger Dental in Plymouth, we have been fortunate to bring together and retain some fantastic dental professionals over the years. Several of our team members have been with us for over ten, 15 and 20 years. Melissa Polansky has been a faithful member of the Boger Dental for 25 years now. We are grateful for her loyal dedication to our dental practice and the high standard she sets patient service by our administrative team.

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What's The Buzz Over Dental X-Rays About?

By Admin on Apr 18, 2012 8:24:14 AM

You have probably heard about the controversy stirring around the study published by the American Cancer Society on April 10th that claims to have made a connection between dental x-rays and brain tumors. It is being covered by all of the news stations, from CBS News to the Huffington Post. Those kinds of claims not only make headlines but caught the attention of our team here at Boger Dental and our professional peers, as well. So, after careful review, we offer our patients this insight to help find perspective about the study's findings and implications.

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Help Boger Dental Support Local Charities Through Smiles For Life

By Admin on Mar 15, 2012 4:25:35 PM

It's that time of year again! For the sixth year in a row, Boger Dental is participating in the Smiles For Life campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our fabulous patient community, we have been able to raise more than $100,000 for children's charities that help seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in our Plymouth, MN community and around the world.

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School Visits Bring Dental Health Month to Plymouth Classrooms

By Kelly on Feb 13, 2012 7:37:54 AM

In conjunction with National Children's Dental Health Month, hygienists and dental assistants from Boger Dental in Plymouth will be visiting a number of classrooms throughout the local community to help emphasize the importance of good dental health habits.

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What Are Symptoms of TMJ?

By Kelly on Feb 1, 2012 9:46:41 PM

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) disorder often takes years to fully develop and can affect several muscles in the body. Most people struggle with TMD at least to some extent, however there are several symptoms that indicate a call for treatment.

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Are Dental Veneers For Me?

By Kelly on Dec 29, 2011 2:10:35 PM

Dental veneers can improve your smile and be an effective alternative to full dental crowns. Dental veneers are a thin shell generally made of porcelain. This shell is bonded to the tooth to improve shape and the color of teeth. The veneer is like a front covering and usually only covers the top and front of the tooth. Veneers can actually be used to reform an entire smile by:

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Teeth Whitening Raises Funds for Kids' Charities

By Kelly on Mar 1, 2011 7:53:25 PM

Say, how often do you get to do something wonderful and easy for yourself and make a difference in somebody else's life at the same time? Well, here's your chance...

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Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum For Our Plymouth Patients?

By Admin on Nov 4, 2010 9:04:20 AM

Our dental patients often ask us if chewing xylitol gum is an effective substitute for tooth brushing and regular dental exams.

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Boger Dental Avoids Dental Products Containing BPA

By Dr. Kristi Scherweit on Sep 14, 2010 1:57:59 PM

By using an alternative compound, we can protect our patients while maximizing quality.

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Plymouth Cosmetic Dentist Completes Extensive Rehabilitation Training

By Kelly on Jul 13, 2010 4:42:25 PM

LVI Global (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies proudly announces the completion of Full Mouth Reconstruction- Essential Tools for Finalization of Neuromuscular Rehabilitation program by Dr. Chad Boger. This six day, live-patient treatment program focuses on teaching dentists to deliver comprehensive dental care to their patients through full mouth reconstructive principles combining their occlusal and restorative training.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings in Minneapolis

By Dr. Stephen Boger on Jul 7, 2010 4:43:46 PM

Hello! Welcome to the Boger Dental blog. If this your first visit, we hope you find useful information about our Plymouth cosmetic dentistry practice. If you have read some of our previous articles, we are glad you checked back with us. We post new articles regularly.

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Local Bowler with PPM Sports Mouth Guard STRIKES Again!

By Dr. Stephen Boger on May 24, 2010 10:03:33 AM

Matt McNiel On His Way to the Top!

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Teeth Whitening Here In Plymouth Raises Donations For Charity

By Kelly on Mar 10, 2010 1:09:04 PM

At Boger Dental, from March through June, Dr. Steve Boger and team are participating with dentists in MN and across the country to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children here in Plymouth and around the world.

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Boger Dental Tooth Fairy Visits Area Classrooms

By Dr. Stephen Boger on Feb 25, 2010 4:26:08 PM

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Whiten Your Teeth - Donate to Charity

By Dr. Stephen Boger on Feb 20, 2010 8:08:03 PM

My name is Steve Boger. Thanks for visiting our Smiles For Life blogsite and helping us make a difference in childrens' lives both locally, and around the world. Here at Boger Dental we're so pleased this year to be working with our local charity partner, Smile Network International in Minneapolis, to provide this opportunity for our neighbors in Plymouth—as well as in surrounding areas like Minneapolis, Maple Grove, and Wayzata—to have their smiles professionally whitened with 100% of the proceeds going to kids' charities.

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Boger Dental Tooth Fairy

By Dr. Stephen Boger on Feb 16, 2010 8:06:34 PM

The Boger Dental Tooth Fairy and team members made visits to preschools and elementary schools throughout the Plymouth, Wayzata, Golden Valley, Chanhassen and St. Louis Park communities spreading the news about the importance of good dental care.

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About the Boger Dental Blog

By Admin on Mar 5, 2009 4:59:14 PM

Welcome to the blog of Boger Dental.  Here we post articles that we hope will be useful and informative about a variety of dental services. Boger Dental has been serving the Plymouth, MN community and people of all ages with their dental needs. You will find a variety of dental services here from kid-friendly, family care to exquisite smile designs, representing the most advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques. Our goal is to create and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles for a lifetime.

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