Do you have some questions about your dental health or treatment options? Read through our list of frequently asked questions.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes! Our patients are very satisfied with the service they receive from our practice, so they are constantly referring family and friends that are looking for that same level of care. We are proud that our patients have this confidence in our staff, and we are a practice that is based on referrals only. Call us today at (425) 358-8500 to set up an appointment.
What will happen during my first visit?
We believe in creating individualized treatment plans rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry. Your teeth are unique, so we will completely assess your current oral health situation. We screen for oral cancer, examine the joints and muscles of the mouth and jaw, and thoroughly inspect the teeth and gums. Then, we will take X-rays and photos to get a better understanding of what is going on in your mouth that we can’t see. This information will help us to determine the best possible treatment option for your mouth.
What can parents do to protect against tooth decay?
As a parent, it is your job to instill good dental hygiene habits in your children. You should be sure to take your child to the dentist regularly, beginning once the first tooth erupts. Then, we can help you by recommending specific programs of brushing and flossing. You’ll need to supervise your child during his or her home care routine, teaching them proper technique and the importance of good oral hygiene. When adding these home treatments to a balanced diet and regular dental visits, you will set your child up for a life of healthy habits.
How can I get whiter teeth?
Teeth whitening is one of the most common dental procedures today. If you want a whiter smile, we can whiten them in the office, or we can also use cosmetic dentistry options like porcelain veneers. However, the best whitening system is a dentist-prescribed whitening program, allowing you to get a brighter shade to your teeth with minimal side effects. If you are interested in whitening your smile or have other cosmetic concerns, please contact us to set up an appointment and to have your unique needs assessed.
What kind of toothpaste should I be using?
With all of the toothpaste brands available for which you can choose, it may be difficult to know what type of toothpaste to use. Toothpaste is important for its properties in tartar control and fluoride, but the most important part about brushing is that you are using the right technique.