Filson Gentle Dentistry
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  • 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

Do I really need x-rays?

Dental XRays | Bayport MN Dentist We can find a lot of problems with a visual exam. But decay and gum disease may exist in the spaces between teeth or near the roots. These spots are impossible for us to see unless we look at a digital radiograph (x-ray).

At Filson Gentle Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art digital x-rays. They give us a highly detailed and accurate picture of what’s happening in and around your teeth.

We can identify problems at their earliest stages to protect your oral health, save you time, added expense, and possible discomfort. Digital x-rays are also very safe, and reduce your exposure to radiation by as much as 90% compared to traditional film x-rays.

If you’re a new patient, we usually recommend a full set of x-rays that act as a baseline for future treatment. Otherwise, the frequency for x-rays really depends on your dental history and the current state of your oral health.

We may determine that your current oral health calls for x-rays as often as every six months. If your teeth are currently healthy and you have no record of recent dental problems or gum disease, you may only need x-rays every couple of years.

Please give us a call, and we’ll answer all your questions about x-rays and whether or not it’s time to update yours.

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Patient Testimonial:A Patient for Almost 40 Years

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To continue to care for our patients and community, we are open for emergency dental care. Be assured, our practice has infection control policies, procedures & systems in place that meet or exceed the Centers For Disease Control's standard precautions for dental practices. This includes disinfecting every room with hospital grade products after every patient visit. 

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