Preventive Dentistry – Bellevue, WA
Enjoy a Healthy Smile That Lasts for Life
At Bellevue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re proud to offer comprehensive preventive care for the whole family. The best way to maintain long-term health and happiness is through consistent visits to a trusted dental professional like Dr. Preet, which will involve comprehensive exams, X-rays, revitalizing cleanings, and much more. Our dentistry team strives to not only catch dental concerns in their earliest stages but also give patients the support they need to avoid them in the first place! Contact our dental office here in Bellevue, WA today to schedule a first appointment or ask any questions.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
While brushing and flossing at home are very important parts of ongoing oral healthcare, many dental problems are subtle enough in their earliest stages to go unnoticed by untrained eyes. That’s why we strongly encourage patients of all ages to visit us at least twice each calendar year for a dedicated checkup and cleaning. During this appointment, our team will assess your smile from every angle with the help of diagnostic technology, formulating personalized treatment plans as needed to address any damage, infection, or pain. Additionally, professional hygiene will cleanse the teeth and gums of decay-causing plaque and tartar, resulting in a stronger, healthier smile.
Your premolars and molars (the “back teeth”) have chewing surfaces with deep crevices and grooves. Unfortunately, they are ideal targets for food and plaque to gather in over time, especially for younger patients who often struggle to keep these hard-to-reach areas clean with their toothbrush and floss. Dental sealants are a simple and painless preventive service that can lend a big helping hand. The sealant itself is applied directly over the tooth and hardens in place, essentially functioning as a barrier that keeps your loved one’s smile much safer.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you regularly wake up in the mornings with a sore jaw or painful headaches? Do the surfaces of your teeth feel flat or worn-down? These are common symptoms that indicate bruxism – most people know this term better as simply “teeth grinding.” Teeth grinding often goes undetected for long periods of time because many patients only experience it while sleeping at night. The consistent use of a custom-made oral appliance (also known as a “nightguard”) can provide protection against this dangerous contact.
The presence of fluoride in tap water, food items, and oral hygiene products can result in significant benefits for a patient’s oral health, especially at a young age. This mineral encourages healthy tooth enamel and also reduces the risk of cavity development – but many patients simply aren’t receiving enough exposure to enjoy its support to the fullest extent. As a supplement, Dr. Preet may recommend professional fluoride treatments. This application will only take a few minutes of your time, and it can be completed during you or your child’s next scheduled checkup.
It’s never too early in a person’s life to start prioritizing a healthy smile, and we’d love to help your littlest family members put their best foot forward here in Bellevue. Our gentle team provides several services that are kid-friendly in nature, including fluoride treatments, dental sealants, tooth-colored fillings, and more. Plus, by being able to treat all ages in one convenient location, Dr. Preet makes ongoing care highly convenient for busy parents.
Gum Disease Therapy
Gum (periodontal) disease typically starts small – patients may notice some blood in the sink after brushing and flossing or a little puffiness in their oral tissue, for example. This infection can eventually cause serious consequences for your teeth and your overall health, so early intervention is key. At Bellevue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer dedicated periodontal screenings and effective therapy techniques that can revitalize and protect smiles.