dental services Kirkland, WA
You and your entire family can take advantage of a full range of dental services here at Beetham Dentistry. During each visit, you will be treated by trained professionals who will provide top quality care to prevent dental problems and treat current conditions.

Family & General Dentistry

pediatric dental services Kirkland, WA

Pediatric Dentistry

Our dentists and entire staff understand the importance of good oral health for young children. They have specialized training in primary teeth. They are here to help protect and restore children’s teeth so that they can speak and eat easily and have a wonderful smile. They understand the growth and development of children’s teeth so they can start children off with good oral health.

We also understand how important taking care of children’s teeth is. We will work with parents to ensure their children are taking good care of their teeth at home. We will also monitor their mouths for any problems so we can catch them early. If needed, we will work with your children’s regular doctor to treat any problems we find.

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kirkland pediatric dentistry
Here at Beetham Dentistry, we are proud to offer pediatric dentistry. Our entire staff is very good with children. We know and understand how children think, so we can start them off right.

We want children to believe the dentist’s office is a good place instead of being scared of it. We take our time with all our young patients so they have an enjoyable visit.

Our dentists and entire staff understand the importance of good oral health even for young children. They have specialized training in primary teeth. They are here to help protect and restore children’s teeth so that they can speak and eat easily as well as have a wonderful smile. They understand the growth and development of children’s teeth so children can start off with good oral health.

We also understand how important it is to take care of your children’s teeth. We will work with parents to ensure their children are taking good care of their teeth at home. We also monitor their mouths for any problems so we can catch them early.

If you have any questions or would like your child seen, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (425) 825-8800.

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Fillings Kirkland, WA

Fillings

 

Here at Beetham Dentistry, we are proud to offer fillings to our patients.

Dental fillings are used to treat different dental problems like cavities and broken teeth. We use the most advanced material on the market in order to provide a perfect color match, the highest level of strength, longevity of the filling, and low sensitivity to the surrounding area.

Before you get a filling, you will get a local anesthetic to numb the gums around your tooth. We will then clean away the bad and decayed part of your tooth so your tooth is ready to be filled. Some dentists will apply glass ionomers to your tooth to protect your tooth and nerve. Once your tooth is all filled in, we will smooth over the rough edges and polish it so it looks natural.

Depending on the damage, the amount of time to fill each tooth varies. Every case is unique, but we always attempt to offer the best combination of high quality dentistry at an affordable price.

If you have any questions about fillings or think you may need one, please contact us today at (425) 825-8800.

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Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for problems such as tooth decay or cracks. A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. This procedure is also utilized for cosmetic improvements of the smile by fixing any discoloration or reshaping any disfigured teeth.

Here at Beetham Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer invisible fillings for our patients.

Everyone wants to have a smile of which they can be proud. However, many people have fillings that are quite noticeable when they open their mouths.

Fillings are used to protect your mouth from cavities. After removing the diseased parts of the tooth and tissue, we fill in the holes with a substance that seals your tooth. This stops the decay and doesn’t allow more to occur. We can also fill in parts of your tooth that are damaged to reshape your tooth.

Unfortunately, fillings are usually quite noticeable because many dentists use a filling substance that is dark or even silver colored. Luckily for you, we offer invisible fillings, which look much more natural.

By using the latest advances in dentistry, we are able to offer fillings that are tooth colored. Before we even get started, we match the color of the filling material to the color of your teeth so that your fillings will not be not visible.

Even better, using tooth-colored fillings is safer. With the latest advances in technology, the new fillings are even stronger than traditional ones. They effectively seal the gap between the restoration and your tooth. They are less likely to decay or break down.

If you are unhappy with your current fillings, we can remove them and give you natural-looking fillings in their place. You deserve to have a smile that you can be proud of, and we will help you achieve that goal!

If you have any questions about invisible fillings, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (425) 825-8800.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Here at Beetham Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer invisible fillings for our patients.

Everyone wants to have a smile of which they can be proud. However, many people have fillings that are quite noticeable when they open their mouths.

Fillings are used to protect your mouth from cavities. After removing the diseased parts of the tooth and tissue, we fill in the holes with a substance that seals your tooth. This stops the decay and doesn’t allow more to occur. We can also fill in parts of your tooth that are damaged to reshape your tooth.

Unfortunately, fillings are usually quite noticeable because many dentists use a filling substance that is dark or even silver colored. Luckily for you, we offer invisible fillings, which look much more natural.

By using the latest advances in dentistry, we are able to offer fillings that are tooth colored. Before we even get started, we match the color of the filling material to the color of your teeth so that your fillings will not be not visible.

Even better, using tooth-colored fillings is safer. With the latest advances in technology, the new fillings are even stronger than traditional ones. They effectively seal the gap between the restoration and your tooth. They are less likely to decay or break down.

If you are unhappy with your current fillings, we can remove them and give you natural-looking fillings in their place. You deserve to have a smile that you can be proud of, and we will help you achieve that goal!

If you have any questions about invisible fillings, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (425) 825-8800.

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Cavities Kirkland WA

Cavities

Here at Beetham Dentistry, we are dedicated to the prevention of cavities.

Cavities, also known as tooth decay, are the breakdown of teeth. Cavities happen when plaque builds up in your mouth, causing bacteria to form. This bacteria can damage both the enamel (the outer covering of your teeth) and the dentin (the inner part of your teeth).

Cavities are more common in children than adults because they eat more sugary foods and are not as good about routine brushing, though it is just as important for adults to have routine visits to the dentist. Gums naturally recede with age, exposing the root and allowing food to become trapped in areas that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush.

It is important to visit your dentist regularly since most people don’t realize when they have cavities. Your dentist will do a thorough examination to look for any problem areas. They will also professionally clean the tartar and buildup on your teeth so that your mouth remains healthy.

If you have any questions about cavities or think you might have one, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (425) 825-8800.

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Cavities are not normally painful right away, so most people don’t realise they have them until they get worse. One symptom of cavities is usually a toothache. If you are affected by pain during eating or drinking, you may have a cavity that needs to be checked out.

In most cases a cavity can be fixed with a filling, but if the tooth isn’t treated the condition can become increasingly worse and more painful. Although it’s not very common, there are times when other dental solutions are needed-- such as crowns, or extractions.

DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection

DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection

Here at Beetham Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest technological advances. We work diligently, advocating for early detection of cavities and gum disease. We are proud to say that we use the DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection. This device is a high-tech fluorescent laser that aids in detecting caries (cavities) in their early stages. The Diagnodent® laser works by measuring changes in tooth structure, internal and external, and is ninety percent accurate in detecting early cavities.

Cavities are an extremely common dental problem, and many people experience one at at least one point in their life. It is important to detect a cavity in its early stages in order to prevent it from causing any further damage to the tooth. Dentists have been treating cavities for centuries! Fortunately, DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection uses state-of-the-art technology to allow dentists to find cavities from the very beginning.

What is DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection?

A DIAGNOdent laser is a fluorescent laser that helps to detect cavities when they are just beginning to form. This laser is able to find even the smallest traces of tooth decay, so Dr. Marianna Beetham will be able to begin treating your cavities before they begin to take any serious toll on your teeth. Dr. Beetham uses the laser to scan hard-to-reach zones in your mouth that may be more susceptible to cavities. When the laser detects abnormalities, it will make a beeping noise and emit a fluorescent light that will notify Dr. Beetham of any imperfections.

Because the DIAGNOdent laser provides such accurate and immediate feedback, Dr. Beetham will be able to take quick action to remedy your cavity. When a cavity is found in its early stages, you can take advantage of only needing a small filling and of having a much quicker appointment. Thanks to DIAGNOdent, you can catch cavities before they really start to become a pain.

Benefits of DIAGNOdent Laser Detection

As we already mentioned, early detection is one of the most important parts in fighting cavities and in maintaining your dental health. You’ll benefit from fewer and smaller fillings, as well as a lighter dental bill to pay when your procedure is over. But those aren’t the only advantages of DIAGNOdent laser detection.

DIAGNOdent is 90% accurate, which means that you won’t have to suffer through long appointments that may have been made mistakenly because of a false alarm or an inability to find smaller cavities. It is also painless, as Dr. Beetham simply scans your teeth––you won’t be poked or prodded as you would during another similar exam. The lasers do all the work and let you enjoy a pain-free, quick, and easy dental session.

The DIAGNOdent laser also detects very minimal decay so that you can attack it before it becomes a problem. Many other methods don’t offer such early detection, and may even skip over the cavity! An untreated cavity will only become larger and more painful as time goes on. With DIAGNOdent, you can rest easy knowing all of your cavities will be accounted for. You will even be able to set appointments for your treatment on the spot––before you even start to feel any pain in your tooth! This technology is a great way to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to keeping your teeth clean, healthy, and functional.

How We Use The DIAGNOdent Laser

The Diagnodent® laser is unique and no other product performs better. Because of this, you receive exact results for every tooth scanned. Furthermore, it is proven to be more accurate than just visual or X-ray cavity detection. It is over 90% accurate in detecting lesions not detectable with an explorer or bitewing X-rays. The DIAGNOdent allows treatment of questionable sites and sub-surface caries with confidence.

Key Features of the DIAGNOdent Laser:

  • Accurate
  • Sterilizable
  • Simple Diagnosis
  • Early Detection

Above all, the procedure is pain-free and preserves the teeth. The Diagnodent® device is easy to use and can detect even the smallest of lesions. This is especially useful for the deep pit and fissure areas of the tooth. There is no probing or scraping. The laser gives us a simple scan that signals to Dr. Beetham with a gentle, audible alert. DIAGNOdent's pen-like probe simply glides over tooth surfaces, constantly checking for the health of the tooth. A number scale and alarm signals for dental decay. Again, this technology is completely safe and pain-free.

By using the Diagnodent laser, we can rest assured there is no hidden decay. Furthermore, this can head off any future potential problems, saving our patients’ tooth structures and improving their oral health.

DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection Kirkland, WA

If you have any questions about laser cavity detection, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (425) 825-8800.

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Bite and Sports Guards

Here at Beetham Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer sports mouth guards to our patients.

As dentists, we are determined to make sure your mouth and teeth are well protected during sports activities, no matter what your passion is. To do this, we offer many different types of mouth guards, depending on the types of activities in which you are involved. There are some mouth guards for low-impact sports and others for high-impact sports.

Mouth guards not only protect your mouth and teeth, but also have other purposes. Mouth guards will help decrease the impact if you get hit in the jaw. They have also been shown to increase an athlete’s performance.

Many people clench their teeth while playing, which can give them temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). Clenching your jaw the whole time can be quite exhausting. Mouth guards help to relax your jaw, allowing you to completely focus on the game!

Feel free to contact us at (425) 825-8800 if you have any questions about sports mouth guards.

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Snoring and Sleep Guards

Here at Beetham Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are pleased to be able to help our patients prevent snoring.

It is estimated that between thirty and fifty percent of people snore. Snoring affects not only your sleep but also the people with whom you live.

Snoring can cause major health problems. Besides causing you to be exhausted all the time, it can affect your blood pressure, making you more prone to strokes. It can affect your work and driving skills.

There are many ways to help prevent snoring. If you eat healthily and exercise regularly, you are less likely to snore. Also, people who are heavier are more likely to snore than people who are at a normal weight. Smokers are also more likely to snore.

You should sleep on your side instead of your back. It may help to raise the head of your bed a few inches. This position will greatly decrease your snoring. Any time you are having breathing problems, you should fix them as soon as possible. When you have a cold or stuffy nose, you will be more likely to snore.

If necessary, we can help you with your snoring. We offer a variety of options to help you keep your airways open at night to decrease your snoring.

Contact us today at (425) 825-8800 if you have a problem with snoring. We will gladly help you find a way to sleep better!

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Root Canals Kirkland, WA

Root Canals

Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.

A root canal is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Although normal tooth decay can become increasingly worse and eventually lead to a root canal, often times blunt trauma can cause the tooth to die as well.

Your dentist will remove the dead nerve from the tooth and then seal it off to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed the infection will continue to climb deeper into your gums, often causing swelling, pain, and discomfort.

Do not wait to see your dentist if you are experiencing any kind of discomfort. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

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Extractions Kirkland, WA

Extractions

An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.

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At Beetham Dentistry, we are proud to offer tooth extractions to our patients.Tooth extractions, when necessary, are essential for maintaining the overall health of your mouth. In some cases, a tooth may need to be extracted due to negligence, but there are other natural causes, such as overcrowding and undetected diseases, that might require a tooth extraction. For more information on tooth extractions, read on below.

When Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

There are several reasons why you may need to have a tooth extracted in order to improve your dental health. These include:

  • If you have a diseased or decayed tooth that is beyond repair, your dentist will most likely need to extract it to prevent it from causing harm to other teeth or parts of your mouth.
  • Overcrowding can also be a cause for extraction. Some people have mouths that are too small to comfortably and safely hold all of their teeth, and they may need to have one or multiple teeth extracted in order to make room for healthy growth of the other teeth.
  • Periodontal disease that becomes severe enough to diminish the bone mass in your mouth may also make it necessary to extract a tooth if it cannot be safely supported.

Types of Extractions:

Simple Extraction

This procedure is performed on teeth that can be easily removed with forceps. A local anesthetic may be involved, but this is a fast, easy procedure that usually only takes a few minutes.

Surgical Extraction

Some teeth may be settled far below the gum line, and your dentist will need to remove gum tissue and/or bone in order to extract them. In these cases, a surgical extraction is required, and an anesthetic will be administered. You will require stitches after the procedure and will likely be given medication to reduce pain and inflammation after your surgery.

Post-extraction Care Instructions

If you must have a tooth extracted for any reason, it is important to follow proper hygiene and dental instructions after the procedure. Here are some of the best ways to ensure that your mouth will remain healthy and clean after your extraction:

  • Use a gauze pad in your mouth for at least a half hour after the procedure. There is a large chance that you will be bleeding for quite some time, and doing so will help to prevent the blood from pouring out.
  • Do not eat or drink anything for at least 2 hours after the procedure.
  • Try to minimize how much you talk for 2 hours after the procedure. Even slight oral movements can put pressure on the site of extraction.
  • Drink an adequate amount of water or other cold liquids once your bleeding has subsided.
  • Ease back into a normal diet, starting with softer foods and liquids and slowly trying to incorporate more and more normal foods until you feel able to eat regularly.
  • Don’t brush your teeth for at least 12 hours after your procedure.
  • Avoid smoking or drinking through straws.
  • When you do brush your teeth, make sure to go around the extraction site. You can use mouthwash or saltwater to gargle around the site.

We will always do a thorough examination with x-rays to determine the best course of action for you. We will go through your options so we can make the right decision for you and your mouth.

If we decide you need an extraction, we will numb the area prior to starting. We will then pull the tooth. There is usually a small amount of bleeding because your mouth will form a blood clot to fix the area.

The aftercare of your mouth is important. We will go over the correct way to care for your mouth after a tooth removal. Your mouth may be sore for a few days as it heals. We do not recommend smoking, drinking with a straw, or eating foods that may aggravate your mouth. You are going to have to continue to take care of the rest of your teeth, so you will just have to be extra careful around your missing tooth.

We are here for you if you have any problems after surgery. Some people have extra discomfort and pain, so we can recommend certain pain medications. Some people notice swelling in the area, and they need to come in and be seen.

If you think you may need an extraction, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (425) 825-8800.

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