Filson Gentle Dentistry
A Great Dentist
  • Dentist Bayport MN | Filson Gentle Dentistry

    "I've been Dr. Filson's patient since around 1975. He takes the time to answer my questions, and his friendly and efficient staff make it worthwhile to drive the hour each way for regular visits."

  • Cosmetic Dentistry Bayport | Filson Gentle Dentistry

    "I have been a patient for nearly 40 years, seeing Dr. Filson for everything from routine exams through veneers. During all that time I have been thoroughly pleased with the care that Dr. Filson and his entire staff have given me."- Jack

  • Family Dentistry Bayport | Filson Gentle Dentistry

    "Dr. Bruce Filson has been my dentist for the last thirty years, and my teeth are in great shape! Not only is his dentistry superb, but his manner is kind and gentle -- I have never felt pain or discomfort while in his care. I have recommended him to many friends and acquaintances, and I urge everyone to see him for the excellent services he provides." Sincerely,Win

  • Bayport Dentist | Filson Gentle Dentistry

    "I got my smile back today! Thank you Dr. Hei for your masterful work I just can't stop smiling. I drive from Red Wing to see Dr Hei, he never judged me or made me feel ashamed of my genetically weak teeth and I have my confidence back. I highly recommend Filson, especially my family. I have found my forever dentist!" - Jeannine

Treating Elderly Patients

An Elderly Couple Smiles | Bayport Dentist

Finding the right family dentist to work with doesn't always mean someone who specializes in children, it can also mean someone who builds great rapport with elderly patients as well. Just like children, elderly patients also have a different, yet specific set of dental needs. Filson Gentle Dentistry is your premiere family dentist in Stillwater, MN, and we understand the needs of our smallest patients as well as those of our more mature patients. Here are some of the oral health concerns our older patients may encounter, and tips for effectively managing them.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is generally caused by some of the medications that older patients may be taking for their health. This is one of the reasons why it's very important to keep your dentist up to date on any changes to your health or medications. It's an uncomfortable condition, but it also puts you at an increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay. Humidifiers and moisturizing mouth rinses may be able to improve this condition.

Periodontal Disease

Otherwise known as gum disease, periodontal disease strikes many older patients. It occurs when the tissues and bone that support your teeth become infected, and if left untreated, it can lead to tissue, bone and tooth loss. Regular dental visits are just as important for our older patients because we screen for issues such as tooth decay and gum disease at every checkup appointment. Your team at Filson Gentle Dentistry is well equipped to help you manage any stage of gum disease you may be experiencing, whether it's gingivitis (the early stage), or periodontitis, which is the more advanced stage when damage starts to occur.

Dentures and Partials

For some of our elderly patients who live with one or more missing teeth, daily activities such as eating, chewing, talking, and smiling may become challenging. At Filson Gentle Dentistry, we have a number of tooth replacement options available whether you're missing just a few, or most of your teeth. Full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of teeth, while a partial denture is a great option for patients who still retain a large number of healthy teeth.

We welcome patients of all ages to Filson Gentle Dentistry, and we know you'll appreciate the differences you experience when you work with us. Call us today to learn more.