Family Dentistry in Issaquah Highlands
From cleanings to oral systemic health, let’s work together to get your health in tip-top shape.
Irrespective of your age, preventive and family dental care is essential throughout your life. It is easy to keep your smile white, bright, and healthy for the long term, provided that you visit your dentist regularly for biannual dental checkups. Besides, practicing good oral hygiene is also effective in this regard. Listed below are some important tips on how you can help keep your teeth free from cavities and plaque with a healthy look.
Our Family Dentistry Services
- Oral Systemic Health
A healthy mouth means a healthy body. By recognizing the connection between dental health and overall health your Issaquah dentist has the potential to help you improve your overall health. Learn more about oral systemic health.
- Oral Cancer Screening
Our office is committed to promoting your general well-being and this is not limited solely to your oral health. We incorporate oral cancer screening as an important part of your regular dental exam as we take a holistic approach to your dental care. Learn more about oral cancer screenings.
- Root Canal Therapy
Endodontic treatment, otherwise called a root canal procedure, is a treatment of the tooth intended to remove decay and infection in addition to protecting the tooth from possible further infections. Learn more about root canals.
- Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which your breathing is halted intermittently from 20 to 30 times per hour during sleep. If left untreated, you could be at risk for serious health conditions. See how Dr. Vanama can help.
- Gum Disease
If you suffer from gum disease, our Issaquah dentist can help restore your gum’s health. See how.
- Digital X-rays
Digital X-rays provide our staff and our patients enhanced computer images of their teeth, gums, and other oral structures with greater safety than traditional X-ray technology. Learn more about digital x-rays.
There may be many reasons to extract a tooth. No matter the reason, Dr. Vanama will make sure your treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible. Learn more about extractions.
- Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically erupt in the late teens or early twenties. Typically, there isn’t enough room in the mouth to hold wisdom teeth and getting them extracted will prevent future problems. Learn more about wisdom teeth.
If you or your child play sports, protecting the teeth with mouthguards is essential from unexpected accidents. Learn more.
If Dr. Vanama has diagnosed you with bruxism, it means that you habitually clench your teeth. Nightguards are a noninvasive solution to protect your teeth. Learn more.
- Exam and Cleanings
Dr. Vanama highly recommends that both adults and children come in for a regular exam and cleaning every six months to ensure smiles are healthy. Learn more what you can expect with Exams and Cleanings.
The facility is clean and inviting and it's convenient to get to. I have had nothing but good experiences and they are always willing to answer any questions about my teeth! Very glad I stopped in and made them my dentist office going forward.
Nathan L., Actual Patient
- Brushing Instructions
- Hold your toothbrush and place it at approximately 45° angle to your gums.
- To remove plaque and residues, move your brush softly in a circular motion, repeating several times.
- Ensure that each tooth is brushed on its inward, outward, and chewing surfaces, respectively.
- A good method of cleaning your front teeth on the inner surface is by using the tip of your toothbrush in an up-down “digging motion”, pulling unwanted plaque away from the gumline.
- Flossing Instructions
- Unwind approximately 18 inches of floss, wrapped around two fingers on opposite hands. Wrap the greater part of it around one finger and progressively transfer it to the other finger as you use the floss.
- Guide about one inch of floss between your teeth, using your forefinger and thumb.
- Firmly grasp the floss move it in an up-&-down motion along both surfaces of adjacent teeth. Be sure to slide it beneath your gumline carefully, to remove unseen plaque.
- Repeat this up-&-down routine for each of your teeth.
- Other tips for a healthy smile
- Maintain a well-balanced diet, and if possible, limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Include nutritious foods which promote good dental health in your diet, such as: cheese, plain yogurt, fruit, and raw vegetables.
- Make a commitment to visit your dentist for regular checkups and teeth cleaning biannually, or every 6 months.
- Consult your doctor on using various methods to protect your teeth from decay, such as protective dental coatings or sealants which are applied on the chewing surface of the back teeth.
- Don’t forget to ask your dentist about using special mouthguards if you are physically active. They are specifically designed to protect your smile from trauma.