Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Designer Smiles

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Designer Smiles

If you want a movie star smile, Designer Smiles in Fargo can use cosmetic dentistry to create the positive changes to your teeth that you’re looking for. At the same time, we’ll ensure that you’ve got healthy teeth and gums.

Our teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. They get damaged, and become yellowed and dull. We can address your problem areas, provide you with an overall esthetic assessment, and discuss your specific concerns.

Cosmetic dentistry at Designer Smiles often involves more more than one procedure, which may include dental veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening.

Sometimes the initial examination reveals dental treatments that are necessary to correct other problems involving bite alignment or bone structure issues that, when treated, provide added satisfaction and a natural look to cosmetic procedures.

At Designer Smiles in Fargo, we want to make sure you maintain dental health and the proper function of your teeth, along with a gorgeous smile. Please visit our smile gallery to see what we can do. We also serve patients in West Fargo, Moorhead, and the surrounding area. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

 

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Fact And Fiction: Teeth Whitening in Fargo

Fargo Teeth Whitening and VeneersYou look in the mirror and can’t help noticing: your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be. What to do? Try that new toothpaste your heard about? Or would be better off with professional teeth whitening at Designer Smiles in Fargo?

Some dentists guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At Designer Smiles we offer our patients three options, including a  do-it-yourself, take-home bleaching kit. It starts with an impression we’ll take of your teeth, in order to create fitted trays. The rest is up to you, and it’s easy: the kit includes a strong bleaching gel that produces great results.

There are also whitening toothpastes and rinses you can pick up at the drugstore. They’re safe and effective, although not as effective as our take-home bleaching kit or in-office procedure.

We also offer our patients professional strength teeth whitening strips, and Zoom! whitening. Zoom! whitening is a fast, in-office procedure that offers excellent results.

One thing to remember: if you have any crowns in the front of your mouth, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not be successful. In that case, porcelain veneers may be a better solution for you. There are several brands available.

Schedule a consultation with Designer Smiles in Fargo, and we can see what your best teeth whitening option is. We also practice general dentistry, and offer other procedures.

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

 

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Child-Friendly Fargo Dentist

Child-Friendly Fargo Dentist

It’s a question that many parents debate: When should I take my child in for their first dental appointment? The dentist at Designer Smiles in Fargo has an answer that may surprise you.

The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist around twelve months of age. This happens to be about the time when the first teeth tend to erupt.

Some parents may wonder why dental visits are needed so early. Not only will we clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, it’s also important for small children to get used to seeing the dentist.

Starting early dental visits means that later in life your child is less likely to require braces or other restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental implants.

If you have a child that is apprehensive about visiting us, you might want to bring them in a few days before to visit the office. They’ll see it isn’t such a scary place.

Designer Smiles serves patients in Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and the surrounding area. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including popular procedures like teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

 

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It’s A Great Time To Have Ugly Teeth!

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Huh? Yep, it’s true. It’s a great time to have ugly teeth because revolutionary cosmetic dentistry provides several procedures to turn unsightly to unbelievably beautiful.

Teeth whitening can benefit almost every adult. Years of staining can be magically erased in a day at your Fargo dentist’s office or over a few months with a reasonably-priced at-home kit. This popular treatment gives you a lot of bang for your cosmetic dental buck.

If your teeth are slightly crooked or have small chips or cracks, minimally-invasive porcelain veneers could be the answer. A veneer is a translucent, wafer-thin cover that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. Many people get dental veneers on the upper front teeth for a fabulous smile renewal. Call Designer Smiles at 701-566-5063 to learn more about terrific veneers.

Have your gums receded and thereby exposed the metal base of an old dental crown? Soft tissue grafts and/or crown replacement can fix this common problem. Call Designer Smiles at 701-566-5063 to schedule a gum-contouring consultation.

A missing tooth detracts from your smile, even if your other teeth look great. Many Fargo people have benefited from dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the natural-looking crown. Dental implants can also anchor full or partial dentures and significantly improve life for denture wearers.

If your teeth have acute alignment problems, we encourage you to consider braces. Fargo dental patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth and transform their smile. The newest braces are faster, less noticeable, and more comfortable than ever before.

Other cosmetic dental procedures available at Designer Smiles in Fargo are inlays/onlays, dental crowns, and white fillings. If you have an ugly smile, the Designer Smiles team of extraordinary dental professionals is enthusiastic about making it stunning. Call 701-566-5063 today!

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

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A Facial Or Filling?

A Facial Or Filling In Fargo?At Designer Smiles, we know that we can’t completely fool you. When you receive treatment at our comfortable cosmetic dentistry practice, you won’t actually believe you are at a plush Fargo spa relaxing with cucumbers over your eyes.

Just because we can’t recreate an identical Fargo spa experience, that doesn’t stop us from trying.

We have a phenomenal dental comfort menu for our Fargo cosmetic dentistry patients.

  • Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry: Choose your level of sedation for confident relaxation
  • Topical analgesic
  • A variety of media choices
  • Soft bite blocks to rest your jaw during treatment
  • Personalized attention from our high tech Designer Smiles team
  • Ergonomic reclining chairs for maximum back and neck comfort
  • Rigorous, vital infection control protocols for peace of mind

Are you in need of tooth restorations, teeth whitening, TMJ solutions, or just a thorough dental cleaning in Fargo?

Enjoy a luxurious dental spa experience at Designer Smiles without paying extra. We are devoted to gentle dentistry. Call 701-566-5063 to schedule a consultation.

All Things Smiles

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

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Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

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If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the essential first step is to opt for a whitening method. It may seem like there are a multitude of options, but it’s important to remember that they all employ a peroxide-based whitening solution. The difference lies in the strength of the teeth bleaching solution and method of delivery. In-office whitening procedures generally use a solution with a relatively higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, it is stronger.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
Generally less expensive
Doesn’t require a trip to your Fargo dentist
May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

In-Office Professional Zoom Whitening Advantages
Pros
Same day results
Administered by a dental professional
Gum tissue is protected
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
More expensive

Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.

A note about non-professional teeth bleaching kiosks:
A few years ago during the height of the tooth-whitening craze, teeth whitening kiosks starting popping up in Fargo area malls. Though some have closed their doors, a few remain in business. urges patients to avoid these establishments. There is little regulatory oversight and customers have no guarantee of the safety of their services or the qualifications of their employees. As always, it is vital to only trust your smile to dental professionals.

Designer Smiles advises patients to meet with our Fargo dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially important when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations.

 

 

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

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What Does A Beautiful Smile Say About You?

What a Beautiful North Dakota Smile Says About You It’s not just about looks. According to a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a healthy and attractive smile makes you appear more intelligent, successful, friendly and interesting. (See http://www.aacd.com for complete survey results.)

Our smile makeover patients who have undergone restorative and cosmetic dentistry at Designer Smiles in Fargo have experienced this phenomenon firsthand. They have expressed that they not only feel great about their looks, they are more confident in professional and social situations. Another benefit: they also feel more appealing to the opposite gender.

I’m Dr. Dennis Hetland of Designer Smiles in Fargo. I enjoy using my years of training and experience to provide premium cosmetic dentistry for my patients in the Fargo and Moorhead area. I am passionate about developing a custom treatment plan for each Fargo dental patient. Some of my Fargo general dentistry patients had lived with misaligned or crooked teeth for years. Others had been self-conscious about missing or stained teeth.

There has never been a better time to upgrade your smile. There are solutions for every kind of dental problem. If you are not familiar with the latest teeth whitening, crown restoration and tooth replacement procedures, it is time to find out. Call 701-566-5063 to schedule a consultation. Come in to our office on 3525 25th St S in Fargo and see photos of our happy Fargo dental makeover patients who are enjoying their beautiful smiles every day!

Give us a call at 701-566-5063 or find us on the Web at: http://www.fargodentalcare.com/

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

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Chipped Tooth? No Need To Panic

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There are basically two ways to handle a chipped tooth:
1. Panic.
2. See Dr. Dennis Hetland right away and get on with life.

Dr. Dennis Hetland at Designer Smiles can fix a chipped tooth in a jiffy by determining the right solution and expertly preforming the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, even crowns can impact the course of treatment.

Time is often an important factor when it comes to tooth repair so don’t wait, call 701-566-5063 to schedule an appointment. Our address is:
3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota 58104

We’ve been around since 1996 – serving your neighbors in Fargo  and improving smiles for Fargo patients.

When Fargo residents need TruDenta headache relief, we’ve successfully managed their treatment. When Fargo patients have needed sedation dentistry, we’ve watched happy, smiling patients leave our office. And when you need cosmetic dentistry, we are encouraged with the opportunity to make a true believer out of you!

We offer dental implants, restorative dentistry, porcelain veneers and general dentistry. Trust Dr. Hetland to deliver exceptional results. No panic. No mistakes. No worries.

Relax.

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

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Not Happy With Your Fargo Dentist?

Fargo Cosmetic Dentisty Hello Fargo dental blog visitors. Whether you stumbled upon this blog by mistake, or clicked here on purpose, welcome!

We are Dr. Dennis Hetland & Dr. Jeff Harrie. Our cosmetic dentistry practice is called Designer Smiles. We are located at 3525 25th St S in Fargo. You can find information about our practice, services, and professional dental team at http://www.fargodentalcare.com/.

In this Designer Smiles dental blog, we post informative articles about general dentistry including new Fargo cosmetic dental treatments, preventative dental care, and news about our dental practice. Many of our patients visit this blog regularly and we hope you will also find useful dental information here.

Do you currently have a dentist? If you are in need of a dentist or are not happy with your current Fargo dentist, we invite you to visit our Fargo office, meet our compassionate staff, and discuss your dental needs.

Our approach to this profession emphasizes you, the patient.

Our first priority is exceeding our patient’s expectations. Before we can provide dental treatment, however, we must become familiar with each patient. That is why your first consultation will take some time. We can’t get to know each other in five minutes.

How are you doing? What is the current condition of your teeth and gums? What are your fears and expectations about Fargo dental treatment? Do you have financial concerns regarding your dental needs? We recognize that each one of our patients has a unique set of circumstances.

At Designer Smiles, we emphasize preventative dental care. When restorative dental treatment is necessary, we recommend the most conservative procedures. If you have pressing dental needs, let’s talk about your options and consider the long term consequences of each treatment. If we believe it is best to refer you to another specialist, we’ll do so without hesitation. We are committed to your well-being and want you to receive the best possible care.

If you are interested in Fargo cosmetic dentistry, we can also help you. We pursue continual training in the latest cosmetic treatments and have extensive experience performing individual tooth restorations, complete smile makeovers and everything in between including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. Did you know that we can completely redesign your smile if that is what you desire? Miracles are possible with cosmetic dentistry.

Please call us at 701-566-5063 to book a consultation. We are confident you will feel good about choosing Designer Smiles for your dental care.

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

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Don’t Let Poor Oral Health Take You Out Of The Game

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It’s hard to win a gold medal if you have a toothache. A recent study cited in the British Journal of Sports Medicine explored how poor oral health affects athletic performance at the elite level.

“More than 40% of athletes were bothered by their oral health with 28% reporting an impact on quality of life and 18% on training and performance.”1

The dental troubles experienced by Olympians and professional athletes are not any different than those found in the general population: tooth decay, dental erosion, periodontal disease, and inflammation around partially erupted wisdom teeth. It’s vital to note that these problems are largely preventable.

Athletes are also at risk for mouth injuries suffered while competing or training.  Tooth trauma can prevent injured athletes from competing in the short term and cause ongoing complications down the road.

Whether you are an Olympic runner or a busy Fargo working mom who seems to be running all the time, dental health affects your overall health and quality of life. Don’t let your performance suffer because of poor oral health.

If it has been a while since you have had a dental exam, we invite you to schedule a check-up and cleaning by calling Designer Smiles at 701-566-5063.

Designer Smiles is located at 3525 25th St S in Fargo, North Dakota. We provide general and cosmetic dental procedures including sedation dentistry and TruDenta headache relief. You can read more about our services at http://www.fargodentalcare.com/services/.

1Ashley, Di Iorio, Cole, Tanday, Needleman, “Oral health of elite athletes and association with performance: a systematic review,” British Journal of Sports Medicine, November 11, 2014, http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2014/11/11/bjsports-2014-093617.full?g=w_bjsm_open_tab, accessed on December 19, 2014

 

Contact Designer Smiles:

701-566-5063

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

3525 25th St S
Fargo, North Dakota
58104

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Come visit Dr. Hetland in Fargo if you are in need of dental services, such as dental implants or cosmetic dentistry! Call now to schedule an appointment if you are in Moorhead or West Fargo!

3525 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104

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Testimonials
  • I’m a busy mom of 4 so I really appreciate the text reminders about our upcoming appointments.
    —WHITNEY
  • The best dental experience I’ve ever had because I slept through it. Sedation dentistry is the greatest thing ever.
    —TODD
  • I was so blessed to have found you. Thank you for helping me so quickly.
    —BRUCE
  • Dr. Hetland told me my new teeth would help me chew better and help relieve my jaw pain. What I didn’t know was that they would make me feel so much better about myself. I just can’t stop smiling. Thank you!
    —ANITA
  • The Designer Smiles team is amazing. They took great care of my teeth when I didn’t and they did it without making me feel bad about all those years I neglected my teeth. I highly recommend them to EVERYONE!
    —MILES
  • Thank you for taking the time to make just a great smile for an old gal like me. I look and feel 10 years younger!
    —GLADYS
  • I had a great experience with Dr. Hetland and the whole staff at Desinger Smiles! I also had awesome results with the Six Month Smiles. Thank you for being so accommodating and enjoyable at all of my appointments!
    —CARLY
  • Another wonderful experience today with Dr. Hetland and his staff. They truly care about your care and comfort. This was my second crown procedure in the past 3 years. They had great notes from the time before to ensure I did not feel any discomfort. Thanks for everything
    —TERRY
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Making smiles bright extends beyond the doors of Designer Smiles, especially each March through June when we proudly participate in the Smiles For Life campaign. During this time, 100 percent of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures go to children’s charities, including right here in the F-M area. This year, we have selected Camp Sioux for Diabetic Children as the local charity of choice.

We make helping children and bright smiles easy—simply contact us to schedule your teeth whitening appointment. You get a brighter, whiter smile, and children get a reason to smile, as well. If you are already happy with your bright smile, simply ask about the other ways you can participate in helping children.Dr. Hetland is a Smiles For Life participating dentist in Fargo, North Dakota to benefit children's charities.