Celebrating The Past And Looking To The Future At Arbor Lakes Dental

Celebrating The Past And Looking To The Future At Arbor Lakes Dental

It has now been over 150 years since the first dental license was issued to Sir John Tomes. Minnesota dental patients should be grateful for the advances made in dentistry during the past century and a half.

There was a time when Minneapolis blacksmiths and wig makers would also extract teeth with forceps to make a little extra money. Anyone could call themselves a dentist. Often these untrained people broke the jaws of the person they were trying to help. Ouch!

At Arbor Lakes Dental, we celebrate with the Minneapolis dental community and marvel at the many advances made in the history of dentistry, particularly cosmetic dentistry.

One of the modern treatments that has helped countless Maple Grove patients is invisible braces. This non-visible orthodontic therapy is custom made for each patient. They are transparent and removable and will help you achieve your desired smile in about 3 to 18 months.

I am Dr. Jamie Sledd. My training didn’t end when I graduated from dental school and opened my practice in Maple Grove. As a cutting-edge dentist, I continually seek training so I can expertly perform the latest procedures. In addition, our practice uses the most advanced dental materials available.

If you are one of the many Maple Grove residents who has dreamed of an esthetic improvement to your smile, we invite you to make an appointment with Arbor Lakes Dental to discuss a smile makeover. Complete smile transformations are performed as quickly and professionally as possible – sometimes in just one visit!

One of our most sought after treatments at Arbor Lakes Dental is restorative dentistry and many Maple Grove patients are enjoying a brighter smile because of family dentistry.


At Arbor Lakes Dental we have been serving the residents of zip code area 55369 since 1992 and would love to provide you and your family with professional, friendly dental care.

Keeping Kids Smiling At Arbor Lakes Dental

Dentistry For Child Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove serves patients of all ages and provides general dentistry for children. Our fun staff takes special care of our youngest patients to make sure they are comfortable and safe.

A little extra patience with our child patients is critical. We understand that going to the dentist can be a bit frightening for a child, so we make sure they are comfortable with their surroundings, and always invite mom or dad to join them in the room. We make sure they understand the necessary procedures and answer their questions.

Children’s dentistry requires more than just comfort, however. Dr. Jamie Sledd understands how children’s dentistry differs from the treatment for older patients. If you have questions about cleaning your baby’s teeth, communicate with us about thumb sucking, dental sealants, fluoride supplements, tooth protection for kids’ sports, and orthodontia, call 763-515-1171 today to schedule a consultation.

The American Dental Association recommends that children see a dentist when their first tooth erupts or around one year of age. By starting regular dental visits at the toddler age and teaching proper hygiene, we can help you reinforce important oral care habits and lifestyle choices that will produce strong and healthy teeth.

In addition to children’s dentistry, Arbor Lakes Dental offers:

  • gum disease
  • teeth whitening
  • cosmetic dentistry
  • porcelain veneers

We are currently accepting new patients of all ages. We look forward to meeting you and your child.


Contact Arbor Lakes Dental:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, MN


Bright and Healthy Smiles

teeth whitening Maple GroveIt doesn’t take a great deal of research to understand that bright and healthy smiles are more attractive. Everybody in Minnesota likes to see a great smile, and having a great smile is not only healthy for your mouth, but healthy for your self esteem, too.

I’m Jamie Sledd, DDS, and I am a dentist serving the Maple Grove community with dental services including family dentistry. We call our practice ‘Arbor Lakes Dental’, and we are located in the Maple Grove, Minnesota. I provide dental services to the greater Minneapolis area and surrounding communities including Plymouth, Champlin, Osseo, and St. Michael.

If you are looking for a dentist in the Maple Grove area, please contact us. I am currently accepting new Minnesota dental patients and would love to share with you some new and inexpensive ways to improve your bright and healthy smile.

I know the value of a bright and healthy smile, and I can help you improve your smile with our Minnesota dentistry services including cosmetic dentistry, dental bridges, and gum disease treatment – just three of the many dental services we provide at Arbor Lakes Dental.

Give me a call today, I am looking forward to hearing from you.

—Jamie L. Sledd, DDS, Arbor Lakes Dental, (763)494-4443

3 Cavity Fighters For Maple Grove Kids

Osseo Pediatric and Cosmetic Dentistry

Most Osseo parents know children’s oral health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. Arbor Lakes Dental recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children.

Fluoride supplements
Oral rinses

Resin dental sealants are applied by your Minneapolis family dentist. The material bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting the pits and fissures from decay. Some Minnesota dental insurance providers cover dental sealants, so check with your provider if you are considering them.

Fluoride supplements help strengthen still-forming teeth prior to eruption. You can get a prescription from your Osseo pediatrician or talk to us at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. There is one caveat, however: if you have fluoridated water, your pediatrician may advise against taking additional fluoride in supplement form.

If your child is taking fluoride supplements, is an oral rinse redundant? Actually, no. Fluoride supplements help strengthen teeth that are still forming, but a fluoride rinse helps teeth that have already come in. Oral rinses containing fluoride can be purchased at any Champlin, Plymouth MN, or Osseo grocery store. Make sure you buy one specifically formulated for children. Products labeled as a mouthwash are usually intended only for breath-freshening and may not contain fluoride.

I recommend Osseo children use an oral rinse after they brush and floss at night. They are most effective when they are the last substance on teeth before kids go to bed.

At Arbor Lakes Dental, we believe that with proper preventative dentistry, Minneapolis area kids can enjoy healthy teeth for life

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
(763) 494-4443

When Bad Breath Terrifies: 4 Tips

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“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”

Do you live in Maple Grove, Minnesota or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Minneapolis, Osseo or Champlin. Your neighbors in Plymouth MN can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.

But why?

I’m Jamie Sledd with Arbor Lakes Dental. In business since 1992. My specialty is restorative dentistry. At Arbor Lakes Dental we perform family dentistry and dental crowns regularly. As a favor to Maple Grove, Minnesota I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some insight about bad breath and give your neighbors some places to start in improving or removing the offending odor.

Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.

Also, the food your neighbors are eating can affect the air they’re releasing. Onions, garlic and coffee are likely to show up on the breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth or even postnasal drip can cause an odor.

Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis. Bacteria balance in the mouth is ever changing.

1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums and sides of mouth.
2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
3. Stay on top of health issues.
4. Keep dentures clean.

This last one is for you:

Again, I’m Dr. Jamie Sledd. Located at 12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230 Maple Grove, Minnesota zip code 55369. We offer gum disease, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, and dental bridges just to name a few of our fabulous dental services.

It’s About You, Your Smile, Our Relationship and Your Trust

Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369

Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

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Most Champlin people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. Some Plymouth, MN, folks may even know the unique focus of endodontists. But few Minnesota residents are probably aware that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. Today’s post looks at the specific disciplines within the fascinating world of dentistry and the years in which they were formally recognized by the ADA. (If you want a challenge, see if you can name all nine before you continue reading this post.)

Endodontics (1983): This area focuses on “the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.”1 If you need a root canal in Maple Grove, you may require the services of an endodontist.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2003): If you want to straighten your teeth, you may need an orthodontist. Dentofacial orthopedic specialists correct facial deformities using many of the same types of appliances used in teeth straightening therapy.

Pediatric Dentistry (1995): Maple Grove pediatric dentists provide dental care specifically for infants, children, and teenagers.

Periodontics (1992): “Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes.”1 Periodontal specialists perform crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and soft tissue (gum) grafts.

Prosthodontics (2003): Prosthodontists provide restorative dental procedures including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. They also perform cosmetic dental treatments including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, tooth-colored fillings, and teeth bleaching.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (1991): This specialty concerns “the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.”1

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
(2001): Oral and maxillofacial radiologists analyze radiographic images (x-rays) for issues of the maxillofacial area.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1990): Oral surgeons perform surgery on the teeth, jaw, face, and gums. These include facial reconstruction, cleft lip and palate correction, bone grafting, dental implants, and impacted teeth.

Dental Public Health (1976): This discipline focuses on “preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.”1

General dentists and cosmetic dentists in the Maple Grove area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes your Minneapolis dentist will refer you to a local Minneapolis specialist or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

1Specialty Definitions, The American Dental Association, http://www.ada.org/495.aspx, accessed May 22, 2013

Dr. Jamie Sledd: Serving Maple Grove Since 1992

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When choosing a dentist, residents of the Minneapolis area are always looking for experience, quality care, and convenience. Here at Arbor Lakes Dental, located at 12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230 in Maple Grove, Minnesota, we have made it our mission to serve the dental needs of our community.

Our fun staff is committed to helping our patients achieve superior oral health. We always encourage our patients to build good dental habits in their Champlin, Plymouth, or Osseo homes so that the whole family can benefit. We enjoy educating patients on subjects such as proper toothbrush care, correct flossing, and choosing the highest quality dental products.

We also know that our patients want to look their best, so we are ready to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and dental implants.

We serve patients from age 4 to 94 and our most popular procedures are:

Cosmetic dentistry
Dental bridges
Gum disease treatment
Porcelain veneers
Teeth whitening

If you are in the Minneapolis or Maple Grove area and are looking for an experienced family or cosmetic dentist, give us a call here at (763)494-4443 to make your appointment. You can also visit us on the web at http://www.arborlakesdental.com/about-arbor-lakes-dental.

Contact us today!

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota

5 Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry For Maple Grove Kids

5 Benefits Of Family Dentistry For Maple Grove Kids

At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we promote preventative dental care by developing decay prevention plans and helping our patients establish and maintain proper dental practices. If today’s Maple Grove kids can avoid tooth decay, they can save themselves more than you may realize.

1) A healthy mouth equals better overall health and well-being.
Maintaining optimum oral health puts Maple Grove children at a lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.

2) A beautiful, healthy smile boost confidence and self-esteem for Maple Grove children.

3) By keeping teeth and gums healthy, Maple Grove children can save thousands on restorative dental work as adults.

4) Strong teeth help kids get proper nutrition. Tooth decay makes eating difficult.

5) Proper dental hygiene beginning at birth and twice-yearly exams commencing at age 2 promote normal speech development. (The American Dental Association recommends toddler dental visits to begin at age 2.)

If you are looking for an experienced family dentist in the Maple Grove area, we invite you to call Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove at (763)494-4443. Our fun team ensures that dental visits are pleasant and comfortable for our patients of all ages.

If you have a toddler that has not yet visited a dentist, call today to schedule an examination. Proper dental care is just as important as immunizations,  nutrition, and medical care.

Choosing A Dentist In Maple Grove

Choosing A Dentist In Maple Grove The American Dental Association offers some welcome advice for choosing a dentist in Maple Grove. We have already talked about how word of mouth is an important factor in how many people find a dentist. Here are some things you should look for in an Maple Grove dentist:

Location is always a factor when choosing a dentist in Maple Grove. If you live in the Maple Grove Minnesota area, there are many options, and most Maple Grove locations are not too far out of the way. While location plays an important role in convenience, many people are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with their Maple Grove dentist.

Relationship is a strong factor. Your Maple Grove dentist should be approachable, and should make you feel comfortable when you are in the dental chair. After all, your Maple Grove dentist will be working very close with you to help you achieve a high level of oral hygiene; you most certainly will want to have a good, professional, comfortable relationship with your Maple Grove dentist and the dental office staff.

Specialty is another important factor in choosing a dentist in Maple Grove. Some dentists specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Others specialize in corrective dentistry such as braces. Depending on your need, you may select a local Maple Grove dentist who can solve your immediate concern. Bare in mind, however, that it is good to have a general dentist who can maintain your dental history and work with you to through the years.

If you are looking for a dentist in Maple Grove, please come by and speak with me. I can address your interest in any of these critical areas, and will be happy to introduce you to Arbor Lakes Dental.

I look forward to meeting you.

-Jamie Sledd, DDS


I Evaluate Your Teeth – You Evaluate Arbor Lakes Dental

Evaluate Your Maple Grove Cosmetic Dentist Hello friends of Arbor Lakes Dental. Welcome to my Maple Grove dentistry blog. This site is for my patients and anyone in the Maple Grove area who doesn’t have a regular dentist.

I invite you to call (763)494-4443 to schedule an evaluation.

I’m not talking about an ordinary dental evaluation, although I will certainly examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and advise you on any necessary preventative or restorative needs. I invite you to perform your own evaluation of me and my dental practice.

I encourage you to evaluate:

  • My education, experience and cosmetic dental skill
  • The variety of services we provide at Arbor Lakes Dental
  • My recommendations about your dental needs
  • Before and after photos of my smile makeover patients
  • My philosophy of preventative dentistry
  • The length of the wait time for your appointment
  • My office atmosphere and attentiveness of my professional dental team
  • All the extras that make your dental visits pleasant and comfortable
  • My ability to explain the technical details of procedures and characteristics of restorative materials
  • The many services available at Arbor Lakes Dental including general dentistry, smile makeovers, and sedation
  • My Arbor Lakes Dental website at http://www.arborlakesdental.com/

Fair enough? I will evaluate your dental needs and you can evaluate everything about me and my practice. I am confident that you will like what you find.

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369
family dentistry
restorative dentistry
dental crowns
dental bridges