Scheduling general dentistry at least twice a year is an easy and effective way to preserve your teeth, gums, and smile. At Smile By the Station Dentistry in Seattle, Washington, cosmetic and family dentist Ok Kyu Lee, DDS, and the team offer general dentistry to people of all ages, including dental cleanings, dental X-rays, orthodontics, and more. Call Smile By the Station Dentistry today to schedule general dentistry for yourself or your child, or book your appointment online.
Yes. It’s crucial to schedule a general dentistry appointment at least once a year, even if your mouth seems healthy. Many potentially serious oral health problems, including cavities and gum disease, develop slowly and present few symptoms.
Routine checkups at Smile By the Station Dentistry provide peace of mind and catch potential issues before they cause more serious problems.
The Smile By the Station Dentistry team offers various general dentistry services, including:
Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar –– a buildup of food particles, saliva, and bacteria –– from the surfaces of your teeth and beneath your gums.
Dental cleanings are crucial, even if you brush and floss daily. During a dental cleaning, your dentist uses special tools to remove buildup in hard-to-reach areas. They also polish your teeth with gritty toothpaste and floss your teeth.
Dental X-rays capture photos of your tooth roots, gums, and jaw bones. They let your dentist identify problems invisible to the eye, like deep decay, tooth root inflammation, and bone loss.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen your tooth enamel. Fluoride treatment reduces your risk of cavities, ensuring your smile stays healthy and problem-free.
Dental sealants protect the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth from harmful bacteria. Sealants are often applied to the molars (the teeth at the back of the mouth) because they can be hard to keep clean.
Restorative dentistry repairs and replaces decaying, damaged, and missing teeth. Smile By the Station Dentistry offers several types of dental restorations, including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
Orthodontics is a dental subspecialty focused on tooth and jaw alignment. The Smile By the Station Dentistry team offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. Invisalign uses removable plastic aligners to correct problems like crowding and overlapping teeth.
Keeping your teeth healthy between general dentistry visits is easy. The Smile By the Station Dentistry team recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and avoiding bad habits like nail-biting and chewing on ice. If you play contact sports, wear a mouthguard to reduce the risk of injuries.
Call Smile By the Station Dentistry today to schedule general dentistry for yourself or your child, or book an appointment online.