Family & General 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Here at Beetham Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer comprehensive care to our patients.
Our goal by offering comprehensive care is to be able to care for our patients, no matter what they need. We don’t want to have to send you to a specialist when we can help you have a beautiful smile all by ourselves. We also want to save you the trouble of having additional appointments.
By offering comprehensive care, we are happy to offer routine and preventive care to our patients. It is our goal to give our patients the best chance at having a healthy mouth. We are dedicated to teaching you about the preventive care you can do at home to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
We also do routine cleanings, getting the tartar and buildup that you can’t reach so you have a healthy mouth. During this time, we also look for any problem spots or talk to you about better preventive care, if needed.
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. This type of appointment should be part of your regular oral health care that includes brushing and flossing. We will educate you on taking care of your teeth and gums, yet your checkup and cleaning are also essential to your oral health. During your visit, our team at Beetham Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will get a picture of your current dental health and what would be needed to keep your mouth in its best state.
Here at Beetham Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer dental examinations to our patients.
We start by doing a professional cleaning, removing all of the bad tartar and other buildup on your teeth.
We then do an examination, looking for any problems before they become bigger ones. We examine each tooth, looking for any signs of decay, damage, or anything else. We are also looking for any signs of infection. We want to correct any problems you may have before they get any worse.