You, Only Better: Cosmetic Dentistry in Maple Grove

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If you’re looking for the brightest, whitest smile possible but want to be sure any dental work looks natural, Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove can show you how to achieve it with cosmetic dentistry.

At Arbor Lakes Dental, we use effective, cost sensitive, cutting-edge methods and tools as we create the best smile for each individual.

Many professionals and public figures are taking advantage of modern cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance and enhance their natural attractiveness. Perhaps you have noticed how men and women in the media have smiles that seem extremely bright and beautiful.

Some of these people may be blessed with naturally beautiful teeth. But others have probably used procedures that are available to you, too. They include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and clear braces. Whether you’re in your fifties, sixties, seventies or beyond, these can give you that smile you’ve always wanted.

Arbor Lakes Dental has been offering cosmetic and family dentistry in Maple Grove since 1992. Call for an appointment today.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota


Missing Teeth? Dental Implants Restore Maple Grove Smiles

Missing Teeth In Maple Grove? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by a missing tooth, our team at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove can help. You may be a candidate for dental implants.

A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone. An implant is a titanium post that replaces the root of the missing tooth. An artificial tooth, known as a restoration, is fitted on top of the implant.

Dental implants have many advantages over options like a bridge. Implants prevent jaw bone recession, which can occur when natural teeth are removed.

In patients missing most or all of their natural teeth, dental implants can also be used to anchor a removable denture. The denture is attached to the implants for no-slip confidence.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!

In addition to dental implants, Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove provides family and cosmetic dentistry. Call today for an appointment.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota


Great Smiles! Cosmetic Dentistry in Maple Grove

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You may not be able to list all the elements of a great smile – but you know one when you see it. Great smiles are one of the ways we humans express the best of emotions. With cosmetic dentistry at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we help our patients achieve great smiles.

You may be surprised at how many components there are to consider when planning for a smile makeover. Here are a few of the most obvious ones:

  • Tooth Color: shade, brightness, uniformity
  • Tooth alignment: straight or crooked?
  • Tooth size and proportions: are some teeth much larger or smaller than the rest?
  • Tooth spacing: is there crowding or big gaps between teeth?
  • Gumline margins: how much gum shows when you smile?

Here are some less-obvious, but equally vital elements:

  • The amount of teeth that show when the mouth is at rest
  • The relationship of the smile line and the lip line
  • Zenith points: the highest point of the gumline in relation to the center of the tooth
  • Midline placement: the smile should be centered in the middle of the lips, mouth, and face
  • Mesial inclination: the tops of the teeth should angle slightly away from the midline

If crucial design principles are not adhered to, the smile may look “off,” or the function of the teeth and jaw could be adversely affected. Do not choose a cosmetic dentist by cost alone!

If you are thinking about a smile redesign call Arbor Lakes Dental to schedule an informative consultation. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide teeth whitening, Invisalign clear braces, and family dentistry.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota


Signs of Gum Disease in Maple Grove

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Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important for good dental health. However, some of our Maple Grove dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning. Is it a sign of gum disease?

If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But,if the bleeding and tenderness lasts longer, you really need to return to your dentist to see if something might be going on.

Gum disease occurs when plaque builds up along the gum line. You might also experience bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth. The mildest form of gum disease is called gingivitis. If it isn’t treated promptly, it can develop into periodontitis, which is even more serious. Both have been shown to raise the risk of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. If you have any concerns at all about possible gum disease, call us at Arbor Lakes Dental right away.

Avoiding gum disease is just one of the many vital goals we have for our Maple Grove patients. Taking proper care of your teeth is one of the most important preventative steps you can take.

Along with ideal dental health, we also seek to give our patients the beautiful smiles they desire through cosmetic dentistry. Our top services here at Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS include:

cosmetic dentistry
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening

Our patients appreciate our comfortable office and fun staff. If you are looking for a local dentist with competence in preventative, general, and cosmetic dentistry, we invite you to schedule an informative consultation.

Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS:


Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota


Does Your Teen Have Unique Dental Challenges?

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Let’s face it, parents. Some teens don’t always practice healthy dental hygiene or eating habits. They may not be happy or comfortable with their adult teeth, leading you both to consider braces. At Arbor Lakes Dental, we want to keep your teen’s smile healthy for life. In addition to scheduling regular dental checkups and orthodontic consultations, it’s wise to make sure they’re also practicing health eating habits. Here are a few issues to look out for:

Eating disorders

Eating disorders affect everyone, but generally this behavior begins in adolescence. Eating disorders such as  bulimia can cause enamel erosion, decay, and even complete tooth loss. We strongly advise you to talk to your child immediately and provide appropriate medical care and counseling.

The importance of diet cannot be overstated. Many teenagers decrease their calcium intake–a danger to tooth and bone health–in favor of sodas and energy drinks. Make sure they’re drinking milk or taking calcium supplements, if necessary. Our experienced staff can help you spot these problems, so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 763-515-1171 if you have any questions.

Tobacco use, as well as the abuse of some illegal drugs, carries an increased risk of tooth decay and oral cancer. Oral piercings can be extremely detrimental. The health risks include tooth and gum damage, infection, allergic reactions, nerve damage, and excessive swelling that can block airways.

Teens who are undergoing orthodontic treatment often have a difficult time properly cleaning their teeth. It is a challenge to fit toothbrush bristles and floss under dental hardware. Toothbrushes and flossing devices that squirt water can help teens with braces adequately clean their teeth and gums.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following  guidelines for adolescent oral health:

Teens should drink fluoridated water.
Fluoride supplementation is recommended for high risk teens that don’t have access to fluoridated water (up to age 16).
Teens should use fluoridated toothpaste twice a day.
Teens should floss daily.1

Your teenager should come in for twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings. Call us at 763-515-1171 to schedule an appointment. We’re dedicated to oral health for patients of all ages.


Contact Arbor Lakes Dental: 763-515-1171

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


1“Protecting All Children’s Teeth, Oral Health in Adolescence,”, accessed September 17,  2014

Those Baby Teeth Are A Big Deal

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Today’s Maple Grove Children’s Dental Blog focuses on the issue of caring for baby teeth. Why would you take care of something that’s just going to fall out and be given to the tooth fairy? It’s a good question and it has a even better answer.

Parents shouldn’t feel like they are wasting their time because baby teeth are more important than many people might think. Baby teeth are needed to keep the proper amount of space available for the permanent teeth that will come in later.

Baby teeth are also invaluable in the development of clear speech. This is especially important for parents who are dying to know what their child means when they point to something repeatedly and say ‘scklash’ or ‘grag-grag’.

Having healthy baby teeth will also help your child develop a healthy diet because difficulty chewing can lead to the rejection of many different foods.

And, finally, tooth decay and infection can be passed down from baby teeth to permanent teeth as they develop below them. That’s not what you want for the teeth that kids are going to have for the rest of their lives. You may be setting them up to need cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and dental implants.

Hi. I’m Dr. Jamie Sledd, an experienced, kid-friendly Maple Grove dentist.
I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover or teeth whitening, give us a call at 763-515-1171.

At Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS we offer:

cosmetic dentistry
dental bridges
gum disease
porcelain veneers

Thanks for reading. Contact us today for all your dental needs!

The following website was used as source material for this blog:, accessed on February 12, 2013


Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS: 763-515-1171

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota


Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

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Hello, Maple Grove! My name is Dr. Jamie Sledd. My dental practice, Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS, has been serving the area since 1992.

If you have questions about oral health, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, children’s dental sealants, tooth implants, oral sedation, safe teeth whitening, or invisible braces, come to Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS for answers.

My fun staff has helped me create an atmosphere of active listening. We enjoy getting to know our patients and determining each patient’s unique needs. We want to understand your dental goals and challenges and help you understand the hows and whys of recommended treatment.

We are currently accepting new patients. If you are seeking a friendly children’s dentist or cosmetic dentist in Maple Grove, we invite you to come in and meet our fun team.

Many of our new dental patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and dental implants. We would love to meet with you about these procedures as well as our other dental services.

If you have small children, it is important for you to make decisions about protective sealants and fluoride supplements. If you have older children, it is helpful to discuss braces, sports mouthguards, and tooth decay prevention. If you are not happy with your smile, we would like to introduce you to the latest in cosmetic dentistry. If you are missing teeth, dental implants may be the prime solution. If you have a family member with a chronic illness, we can counsel you about the impact their condition has on oral health. Oral cancer screenings are essential for patients of all ages.

Thank you for visiting our dental blog and taking the time to learn more about Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS. Call today to schedule a consultation.

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


Contact Arbor Lakes Dental – Jamie L. Sledd, DDS: 763-515-1171

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota


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