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Oral Cancer

The oral cavity includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, front part of your tongue, floor of the mouth beneath the tongue and the hard palate that makes up the roof of your mouth. The throat (pharynx) starts at the soft part of the roof of your mouth and continues back into your throat. It includes…

Dr. Kemmitt Retired Dentist in Minnetonka and Maple Grove

Dr Kemmitt Retirement

Congratulations to Dr. Kemmitt on his recent retirement from dentistry! During his 32 years at Blue Ridge Dental, he treasured his long-term relationships with patients, and enjoyed catching up with their life events. He will now enjoy spending more time with his family, traveling, golfing, hunting and fishing, as well as cheering on his alma…


Pediatric Oral Hygiene: How to Prevent Sugar Bugs!

One of the most common questions parents ask in the dental office is: “Why do my kids always seem to have cavities?” With the mounds of candy probably sitting in your cupboard after a successful Halloween night for your child, it is critical to remember the importance of your child’s oral health. According to research…


The Ryder Cup is finally here!!

Twenty four of the world’s greatest golfers tee it up at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Do you recognize who is holding the sign? Yep, that’s me.  Even better than being a kid in a candy store.  I got into golf just after graduating from dental school and have enjoyed the game ever…



Our dental office recommends sealants for children on their 6 and 12 year molars. Our teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria, called plaque. When we eat or drink anything that contains sugar-such as candy, soda, juice, or sports drinks-bacteria turn the sugar into acids that can attack tooth enamel. Over time, these…

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Bleaching: What’s the best way?

There are several ways to brighten or whiten teeth. They all work and are safe when used properly. Among the most popular techniques are strips, custom trays, and direct application of bleach gel to the teeth by a dental professional at the office (ZOOM). Whitening strips are clear strips that come preloaded with gel and…


Special Visit From A Local Daycare

We had a group from a local daycare center visit our office.  Lisa explained what happens during a dental appointment.  She showed them different instruments and gave them a ride in the chair.  They were great listeners and asked many questions!

Blue Ridge Dental Center Happy Patient Arvin

Meet Arvin

Arvin has been a patient at Blue Ridge Dental for 67 years.  He continues to see us for his dental care because he likes the dentists and staff.  He originally saw Dr. Schwantes in 1948, when he was 9 years old.  He then was under the care of Dr. Strampe, and now Dr. McHugh.


2016 Flurry Scurry

Blue Ridge Dental Center is proud to again sponsor of the 2016 Flurry Scurry 5K.  Our team will be there rooting you on!  The annual Lake Minnetonka Flurry Scurry 5K takes place in conjunction with the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka. A family friendly run, this is a fun event for all ages…


An Update From Dr. McHugh

I can’t believe that the holiday season is fast approaching. I hope you all enjoyed the fantastic summer like I did. With the new season comes new adventures for the McHugh family. We (my family and Blue Ridge staff) are starting off the Fall with a trip to Washington DC. Our whole staff will be…