General Dentist

General Dentist in Minneapolis & Minnetonka, MN

Practicing good oral hygiene and regular checkups is essential for maintaining good health. Your teeth and gums impact the health of the entire body. If you don’t take care of them, you can get sick more often and increase your risk for diseases. Things like cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay can cause incredible pain, making it difficult to enjoy life, let alone your favorite foods. At Holger Dental Group, we understand the importance of maintaining good oral health and providing general dentistry care to fully help our patients live life. Taking simple steps like getting your teeth cleaned regularly, fixing cavities, and having regular dental examinations can prevent gum disease and additional dental health problems. Our highly trained team provides preventative care and general dentistry services for patients of all ages. Whether a child is getting their teeth cleaned for the first time, a patient suffering from tooth sensitivity, or someone needing a major dental procedure, the highly trained staff at Holger Dental Group will provide excellent dental care.

Who Benefits From Our General Dentist Services

We work with patients throughout the Minnetonka area to provide ongoing and preventative oral health care. We can treat patients of all ages and ensure that they are comfortable during every procedure. The team at Holger Dental Group is highly trained and works with Dr. Holger, Dr. Akradi to keep our patient’s teeth and gums in good health. By focusing on preventative care, we can help our patients live full life. After all, a major tooth infection can create oral pain and make it difficult to enjoy even the most basic of normal activities like eating your favorite piece of pie or playing a softball game. Call us┬áto schedule an appointment and experience how our general dentistry services can keep you and your family in good oral health if you don’t currently have a dentist.

Painless Dentistry

We believe in the importance of painless dentistry. Understanding that millions of adults suffer from some form of dental anxiety, we search for ways to treat patients without causing any oral pain. Whether you have anxiety that needs to be addressed or are worried about feeling uncomfortable, the team at Holger Dental Group is trained on how to keep patients comfortable no matter what type of dental procedure is being performed. We strive to be a dental office trusted to provide high-quality and pain-free oral health care.

Minnetonka, Minnesota General Dentist

What is General Dentist?

Many people are unsure about the services that a general dentist provides. While the term “general” often describes people that provide only the basics, the same cannot be said about our dental office. The team at Holger Dental Group provides a wide variety of services for patients throughout the Minnetonka area. We start with preventative care through education, teeth cleanings, and dental exams. We work to keep our patients’ teeth and gums healthy and good condition. Without preventative health care and regular teeth cleanings, infections can develop and spread, eventually creating bone loss in both the teeth and the jawbone, leading to teeth falling out. With most adults suffering from some form of tooth loss, preventative health care is not an option but a necessity.

Additionally, we focus on restorative dentistry. When a patient injures their tooth, we will work to correct it in a way that appears completely natural and makes it possible to eat, speak, and behave normally. This is incredibly important for the millions of adults that injure their teeth every year while playing sports, getting into a car wreck, or injuring their teeth at work. By focusing on restorations, the team at Holger Dental Group makes it possible for patients to keep their natural teeth for as long as possible.

If a patient loses their tooth, we can also replace it using a variety of modern dental procedures. Gone are the days where could not replace a lost tooth. Now there are multiple options for doing so, and we can accommodate a variety of patient requests in our general dentistry office. This makes it possible for adults of all ages to maintain the functionality that can only come from having a full set of teeth.

Call us to schedule your appointment to learn more about what options are available for restoring or replacing your teeth. We will conduct a thorough exam and make recommendations for what can be done to restore your smile’s full functionality and appearance.


We provide general dentistry to patients. If any additional necessary procedures are outside of our experience, we will refer you to an oral surgeon or another provider that we collaborate regularly. Our goal is to keep our patients in the best possible health so that when their health requires collaboration with other health care providers, we will bring them into the conversation. For the most part, we can complete numerous types of dental care.

Beautiful Smiles

If you are located in the greater Minnetonka area, visit us at Holger Dental Group to discuss the goals you have for your smile. Our team works with patients to create a beautiful smile that they can be proud of. Our general dentistry office has the solutions patients need for transforming their smile into something straight, bright, white, and beautiful. Regardless of why you do not like your smile, we can help fix any cosmetic or health issues to create something beautiful and natural. To learn more, call (952) 777-7006 to schedule an appointment.

Definition of Dental Terminology

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums, or bite.

Dental Caries

Dental caries results from a lack of proper oral hygiene, leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.

Dental Filling

A dental filling involves restoring the tooth’s structure by using metal, alloy, porcelain, or plastic to fill the tooth.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.


Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth, and poor oral hygiene.


Tartar forms when plaque builds upon the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove and will require professional treatment.


Tooth decay is when the tooth’s enamel begins to decay and causes erosion from plaque and tartar on the teeth.

Dental Checkup

A dental checkup is an appointment that involves cleaning the teeth, identifying any signs of infection, and removing said signs of infection at least once every six months in the office.

Dental Prophylaxis

A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus, and stains from the teeth.


A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry focuses on maintaining oral health to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar, and infections in the mouth.

Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the protective visible outer surface of a tooth that contains the dentin and dental pulp.

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