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Bloomington Family Dentistry

We offer outstanding treatment for your family at our dental clinic in Bloomington, MN. Modern technology and personalized oral care are the hallmarks of Distinct Dental Care. Our practice also focuses on education and learning, helping patients to understand exactly what is taking place in their mouth.

My Promise:

I love what I do, and my focus is on treating the whole patient, not just the specific troubling parts. Educated consent is without a doubt the most fundamental aspect of my therapy preparation. I believe each person that we welcome into our practice deserves to know about his or her treatment options, as well as why treatment is necessary.

In order to address fear and trepidation, our caring team members make it a priority to create an experience that is comfortable for the patient, and even pleasurable.

Each time I receive a referral, I am reminded of my pledge and the many reasons it is so important.

- Dr. Haseen Syed Owner/Dentist & Adjunct Faculty

About Our Dental Clinic in Bloomington MN

Distinct Dental Care is a family dental clinic in Bloomington MN. Our philosophy is simple - our patients and their complete oral health come first.

Our friendly and caring staff are always available to help in any way possible, and to answer any questions that may arise.

Philosophy:

Our philosophy stems from a belief system rooted in patient education.

Services:

Hard and Soft tissue surgeries, placed 20 plus implants and performed implant supported dentures.

Experience:

Dr. Syed has over 15 years of extensive general dentistry experience, varying from pediatric dentistry, oral cancer surgeries and general dentistry.

BIOLASETM Laser:

Laser cavity cutting, soft tissue surgeries, and laser assisted cleaning.

2014 Best Employer:

Recognized as a best employer in Bloomington, MN with ethnically diverse staff. It is a reflection of the diverse community where we are located.

Latest Technology:

We use EHR which increases efficiency and quality outcomes while also allowing timely access to the patients information.

Our Bloomington Family Dentistry Team

A dental practice is only as solid as the people that comprise it. We are pleased to have a team of well experienced oral professionals that work together to offer our patients the top care possible.

Bloomington Family Dentistry

Haseen Syed

DENTIST &
Adjunct Faculty University of Minnesota

"Dr Haseen Syed, a board certified dentist practicing family and cosmetic - Haseen Syed's bio"

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Heidi Henke RDH

Hygienist

"I began working at Distinctive Dental Care in August of 2015 - Heidi Henke's bio"

Dentist in Bloomington MN

Wendi

Office Manager

"I began working at Distinctive Dental Care in February 2013 - Wendi's bio"

Bloomington Dentistry

Kori

Assistant

"I began working at Distinctive Dental Care in April of 2016 as a patient scheduler. - Kori's bio"

Our Services

The four most important factors in preventing dental disease are:

1. Brushing and Flossing (Hygiene)
2. Balanced Diet
3. Applying Sealants
4. Fluoride

Fluoride is an essential ingredient for optimal oral health and wellness. It has been proven to help lower the formation of cavities, as well as making it possible for people to keep more of their teeth for a longer period of time.

Another important part of maintaining your teeth is the removal of plaque and tartar on a regular basis. The frequency of your visits is based upon your individual oral health and wellness. During your visit at our dental clinic in Edina, Bloomington MN, we will update your medical history, perform an oral cancer screening exam, we check your tooth cavities, cross check oral hygiene instructions, and monitor your periodontal (gum) condition. Fluoride treatments and sealants are recommended for children and for adults when appropriate. Fluoride impacts oral health in two ways:

1. It helps teeth by reinforcing tooth structure and limiting bacterial growth. Fluoride is incorporated directly to protect teeth from degeneration.

2. Fluoride is found in toothpaste, rinses and gels; as well as when applied at the dental office. Fluoride is also added to city water and and available in prescription tablets. Fluoride tablet computers are only recommended when the child is not receiving any other type of ingested fluoride. Too much fluoride can cause teeth to have an irreversible multicolor appearance. This is the reason that only a small percentage of toothpaste should be used when brushing a child’s teeth. With the standard dosage of fluoride added to our water supply, our teeth obtain the maximum advantage with the lowest (practically negligible) possibility of changing the appearance.

Occasionally dental emergencies may happen. Examples include extruded teeth, avulsed teeth, a bitten tongue or lip, broken teeth, toothaches, objects that are caught, and a possible broken jaw.

Knocked out teeth (evulsed teeth :- If your tooth is knocked out, you should meticulously wash the tooth with water. If you cannot position the tooth back in its socket, put it in a glass along with either saliva or milk.

Extruded teeth :- If your tooth is pressed out of its original location, you must reposition it to its normal position using very light finger pressure. Hold the tooth in position with a moist gauze or tissue. Make sure that you are seen by a dental practitioner within a half hour.

Biting tongue or lip :- To treat a bitten tongue or lip, you need to carefully clean the area with a cloth and apply cool compresses to reduce swelling. If the blood loss continues, go to the hospital emergency clinic.

Objects caught in teeth :- If you have an object caught between your teeth, you need to try and remove it gently with oral floss. If you are unable to remove the object, see your dentist.

Toothache :-If you have a toothache, first remove any food that is caught in your teeth (see above). Then, cleanse your mouth by rinsing it with warm water. Do not apply aspirin on the aching tooth or periodontal cells. See your dentist as soon as possible.

Broken jaw :- If there is a possibility that you have a broken jaw, you should not move it. Tie a towel around the jaw, as well as over the top of the jaw to protect it. Apply cold compresses to decrease the swelling. Go immediately to your dental practitioner, or to the emergency room if a dentist is not available.

Broken Teeth :- A minor fracture is a tooth that is broken in the hard outer enamel part. Your dentist can smooth a minor fracture with a sandpaper disc, or leave it untreated. Your dentist can also restore the tooth with a composite reconstruction (bonding).

At Distinctive Dental, we are delighted to introduce an analysis device that will assist us in spotting tooth cavities on the surface areas of teeth that were previously undetectable. DiagnodentTMhelps to detect cavities at the earliest possible phase, which enables a much more conservative treatment process. It also ensures greater accuracy. Readings from the DiagnodentTM help us determine if tooth decay is happening, and if we should treat the area with conservative fillings, or if we can simply continue to monitor the tooth and utilize preventive therapies such as fluoride and/or sealants.

How It Works :-
The DiagnodentTM uses a laser to identify structural changes in teeth, and gauges the fluorescence of the different layers of the tooth structure. As the laser light is beamed into the tooth, the special two-way handpiece allows the unit to measure the reflected light energy

Clean, healthy teeth exhibit little or no fluorescence, leading to a “low” reading on the systems display.

Cavities, however, do show fluorescence when the laser beams on them. This results in a “high” reading on the display, as well as emitting an audio notification.

Why this makes a difference :-
With today's extensive use of fluoride and enhanced oral hygiene, the nature of tooth cavities has changed. As a result, immune enamel can often hide sub-surface degeneration, specifically if the degeneration begins in deep pits and fissures that standard dental tools cannot treat. Even regular cavity-identifying x-rays can in some cases miss out on identifying dental caries in the early stages. This is why the DiagnodentTM is so important.

InvisalignTM is a new and advanced strategy for straightening teeth that uses a collection of aligners developed specifically for your teeth. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and nearly undetectable plastic that you apply over your teeth. Using the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into the correct location, based on the treatment plan designed by your dentist or orthodontist.There are no metal brackets to affix and no cords to tighten. You simply insert a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is completed. The result is a terrific smile with little interference in your lifestyle!

CDR is a computerized imaging system which has completely reinvented dental radiography. CDR supplies us with a filmless x-ray system that decreases patient exposure to direct radiation by 90%, offers immediate images, and improves our analytical abilities. The electronic radiographs can be presented, stored, published, and sent in digital form.

CDR produces photos that may be enhanced for closer inspection, as well as contrasted to show changes, specific dimensions, and shade modifications.

Our practice utilizes the latest in modern technology, such as the BIOLASETM Water Laser. According to the American Dental Association, only 3.5% of the the 157,000 dentists in the United States utilize surgical lasers.

Lasers can ablate or eliminate tiny to medium-sized tooth cavities. They can also shape bone, sanitize and enlarge origin canals, and remove canker sores and lesions - often with no anesthetic, and little blood loss or swelling.

The Waterlase utilizes a unique wavelength combined with a trademarked mix of laser energy, water, and air that produces a rat-a-tat-tat noise. The action of the Waterlase on difficult cells -- using invigorated water molecules to reduce them -- is similar to chipping away at the cells with a tiny pellet gun. The laser handpiece never touches the surface area, even throughout a hard-tissue procedure such as removing a cavity.

Likewise, the laser creates a short-lived analgesic on the tooth, which creates the Waterlase. On soft cells, the laser uses only warm temperatures to cut and water to cool as it delicately touches the cells. The heat enables any hemorrhaging to stop, and allows the blood to embolize.In 15 minutes, the laser can eliminate the decay, as well as prepare the surface area of the tooth, without the need for painful needles or a noisy drill!

Planning to get dental implants?
Here’s what you should know!

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial substitute for the tooth root, on which a crown (prosthesis) can be applied. It a biocompatible material made of ceramic, titanium, alloy, etc. and is available in different shapes, sizes, and surface textures. Sometime the surface of an implant is treated with substances like hydroxyapatite to enhance positive interaction between the implant surface and the bone.

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What are the pros and cons?

The biggest advantage of dental implants is long-term replacement of missing teeth, without the need to cut surrounding teeth (providing for fixed bridges or FPD). Dental implants can restore oral wellness, improve the form and function of the teeth, and enhance your smile.

Nevertheless, implants have a somewhat greater danger of failing compared to traditional treatments (FPD), although the success of implants has been reported to be more than 90% in clinical literature. Typical post-operative difficulties may also occur, such as infection, loss of stability, and injury to the nerve. Cost may also be a factor, as implants are usually expensive and not covered by insurance.

When should you explore obtaining dental implants?

Implants can usually be added at any time, however the best time for positioning an oral implant is within the first six months after the original teeth have been removed. Once the treatment is scheduled, proper preparation must be done to achieve optimal tooth removal and bone preservation, and prepare the site for the implant.

Is everyone a candidate for a dental implant?

Certain patient groups such as smokers, tobacco chewers, seniors, and those with inadequate oral hygiene or systemic problems such as diabetes are all at a greater risk for implant failing. A thorough medical history, dental examination and radiographs to assess bone quality and the position of structural frameworks is necessary prior to dental implant positioning.

Myths on implants busted

One dental implant for one tooth!

Not true! If numerous teeth need to be replaced in a row, a dentist can prepare a prosthesis over fewer implants to minimize the total treatment cost. Recently, a number of articles have shown great success of full mouth dentures over just four implants in each jaw (all on 4 principles).

Implant surgical procedure harms!

Implant surgery is a straightforward multi-step procedure (sometimes in one solitary phase) and is similar to a regular dental procedure. The dentist can accomplish pain control with a local anesthetic and the implant process is very similar to tooth removal in terms of pain, time, and problems. Regular antibiotics and pain medication (analgesics) are encouraged after the surgical treatment for one week or less.

After the procedure, implants do not need any kind of additional treatment

INCORRECT! This is an often repeated myth associated with dental implants. Good oral hygiene, appropriate control of systemic problems such as diabetes mellitus, and the cessation of incapacitating practices is essential for long-term dental implant success. The individual should undergo regular dental exams, as well as specialist follow-ups for at least a year to stay clear of bone loss and implant failing.

Information retrieved from: Dr. Ravi Sharma. October 29, 2013.
http://www.thehealthsite.com

Dental insurance plans can vary widely; however, we want to help our patient understand their plans by providing the following information.

1. Employer-based Dental Protection: (Example: Delta, BC/BS, etc.)

“Typical, Popular, and also Sensible" Dental Insurance Coverage (UCR) programs usually allow people to go to the dental professional of their choice. This type of insurance pays a set percentage of the dentist's fee, or the plan administrator's "sensible" or "normal" fee limitation, whichever is less.

Your dental professional may not take part in the network for your insurance coverage. If your dentist does, he or she will submit your case. If not, you may be responsible for paying your dentist as well as submitting your case to Delta Dental or an additional insurance service provider.

Benefits are determined within a "benefit duration", which is normally for one year (although not necessarily a calendar year). Carefully review your benefits information to ensure that you understand when you may be approaching your deductible repayments or benefit maximums.

Maximums

Many dental plans have an annual maximum. This is the maximum amount a dental plan will pay towards the expense of oral treatment within a particular benefit period (typically January through December).

Deductibles

Many dental plans contain an insurance deductible. It works similar to your automobile insurance coverage. During a benefit period, you will be responsible for a specified percentage of the cost prior to the insurance company coverage kicking in. Your plan information will detail how your insurance deductible works. Some plans differ in this area. For example, some dental plans will apply the deductible for diagnostic or precautionary treatments, while others will not.

Coinsurance

Numerous insurance plans have a co-insurance stipulation. This means that the plan pays a fixed percentage of the price of your therapy, and you pay the difference. What you pay is called the co-insurance, as it pertains to your out-of-pocket cost. It is paid after the deductible has been met.

2. Table or Schedule of Allowance Dental programs (Ex-spouse: Humana, Careington)

Table or Schedule of Allowance programs identify a listing of protected benefits with a designated dollar amount. This amount represents how much the plan will pay for those services that are covered, regardless of the fee charged by the dentist. The difference between the permitted fee and the dentist’s fee is billed to the patient.

3. State Based Dental Insurance Coverage (Ex-spouse: UCare, Medica/MHCP)

Call the MN Department of Person Solutions to see if you qualify for state assisted dental insurance. If you qualify for coverage:

You may be required to pay:
   (1) A regular monthly costs
   (2) Copays for certain treatments
   (3) A portion of your income towards your health care costs
How much you pay relies on the program you qualify for, your house size, revenue, age, maternity status, as well as if you are blind or have an impairment. Expectant females and children generally do not pay anything.

With both MHCP and UCare, the patient will NOT be required to pay any type of copays at the oral workplace. Usually, benefits will consist of 2 oral cleanings and one collection of x-rays per year. Crowns are not a covered benefit for individuals age 21 or older.

4. Fee for Service The patient is responsible for the entire cost of treatment. There are no cases to be submitted and, no insurance policy restrictions. We have several financing alternatives for Fee for Service individuals:

   (A) CareCredit
   (B) Providing Club
   (C) CAPS discount rate plan
   (D) Cash/Check/Credit Card

Please call our office for more details.

5. https://www.fairhealthconsumer.org/

This web link will help you in estimating the cost of dental treatment, including the price in your area.

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Resin Filing

A procedure to change the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Decalcification Spots

A procedure to remove white spot lesions may be caused by improper oral hygiene, soda or orthodontic procedures.

Frenectomy Procedure

Frenulectomy (Frenectomy) is the surgical removal or release of mucosal and muscle elements of the frenum. If not corrected it can interfere with proper oral development or treatment.

Pediatric Spot

One of our youngest patients

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Conventional Dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. A conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Immediate Dentures are made before the teeth are removed. Once made, the teeth are extracted and the Denture is placed at the same appointment.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place. Partial dentures are used when two or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.

Chipped Front Teeth

Chipped Front Teeth can be fixed by bonding. (Depending on the damage) Bonding is a simple procedure that does not require numbing the tooth. To bond a tooth, the dentist first etches its surface to roughen it using a liquid or gel, this helps the bonding material adhere to it. Next, an adhesive material is applied to the tooth, followed by the bonding material. After shaping the bonding material to look like a natural tooth, the dentist uses an ultraviolet light to harden the material.

Crown

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to recover its form, dimension, toughness and boost its appearance. When the crown is cemented right into location, it completely frames the old tooth from the gum-line as well as above.

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Distinctive Dental Care
8900 Penn Ave S., Suite 202
Bloomington, MN
55431

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Main Office Number: 952-888-1861

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Monday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: Closed


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