Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, speak and chew. For thousands of years, there has been the saying that health enters the mouth; therefore, if you have healthy teeth and gums, you are assumed to eat healthy food, which keeps you fit and alive. Good oral health is evident when a person has: Healthy pink gums No bleeding when flossing or brushing Healthy teeth Low bacteria count in the mouth Pleasant
We have reached the fourth and final blog in our Cosmetic Dentistry series, Understanding Dental Implants and Bridges. These two procedures address the same purpose, replacing a missing tooth, but they are very different on a technical level. To help you better understand the differences, we will define them and break down the parts of each. Dental Implants Dental implants are metal fixtures surgically fastened to your jawbone below the gums, where artificial teeth can be mou
Our past three blogs have discussed cosmetic dentistry and a couple of different dental procedures utilized to improve the aesthetics of your teeth. As you may remember from the previous blogs, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your smile, which involves your teeth, gums, and bite. The focus is on improving the aesthetics in color, shape, size, alignment, and overall smile appearance. Crowns and veneers are two dental procedures typically performed to
When you schedule an appointment with your dentist, we are sure there are lots of thoughts running through your mind. What do I need to bring with me? How long will it take? Will it be painful? We at Family Dentistry of Lakewood want to make sure you are prepared for your time with us.
To make an appointment, call our office at 253.584.3121 and speak to our staff. They will listen to your needs attentively and determine the type of appointment you need. They will work with
Have you often wondered what goes on behind the scenes in your local dentist office? Family Dentistry of Lakewood wants to give you a peek into a typical day in the life of our practice. Our Daily Routine We are open Tuesday through Friday from 7am until 3pm. These operating hours were established because I wanted to make sure we are available at the times when our patients need us the most. You can schedule early in the morning or even during your lunch break since our offic