July 28, 2015

Your Cosmetic Dentist can Complete Your Smile

Woman with a bright smile after cosmetic tooth replacement.At Lakes Dentistry, Drs. Megan Miller and Bob Williams are dedicated to ensuring every patient achieves his or her optimal level of oral health. Every smile is different, and we approach every smile with a customized treatment plan to achieve your oral health care goals. All our patients smiles should share two characteristics: they should look great and be complete. While patients sometimes choose not to replace missing teeth, especially if those teeth are not exposed when they smile, we encourage our patients to reconsider this choice as even one missing tooth can have an adverse effect on your oral health. Call today to find out more about tooth replacement options from Lakes Dentistry or to schedule an appointment at our convenient Lakewood, WA office.

January 15, 2015

Begin the New Year Right with Preventive Dentistry in Lakewood, WA

170082992Your new year has gotten off to a good start. So, why not continue that trend by scheduling dental checkups for everyone in your family? First and foremost checkups are about preventive dentistry. And at Lakes Dentistry in Lakewood, WA, Dr. Megan Miller and Dr. Bob Williams strive to prevent oral health concerns before they become issues that cause pain or expense.

In keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Dr. Miller and Dr. Williams would like to see you and your family twice each year for dental checkups. At these regular intervals, we are better able to monitor your oral health and pick up on any changes sooner rather than later. At a checkup we’ll clean your teeth and remove plaque. We’ll also check for any signs of tooth decay and gum disease, and when necessary we’ll take x-rays to uncover any cavities that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.

An Ounce of Preventive Dentistry

In addition to these standard procedures, our dentists and hygienists will examine for other health concerns that may begin in your mouth, but can have consequences elsewhere. For example, at Lakes Dentistry we’ll examine your head, neck and jaw as part of a cancer screening and to check for signs of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. If you are experiencing persistent headaches, an earache without signs of infection, or a popping or clicking sound when you open your mouth, then you may have TMJ. Our dentists can treat your symptoms with a mouth guard to wear at night, because many of TMJ’s symptoms are the result of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching.

Dr. Miller and Dr. Williams can also prescribe a custom fabricated mouthguard for the sports enthusiast in your family. These can prevent injury to teeth, lips and gums. And if there’s someone in your house who snores, a nighttime oral appliance can help with that, too.

Call Our Office Today

It’s not too late to make another New Year’s resolution by scheduling preventive dentistry checkups for your family with Lakes Dentistry in Lakewood, WA. Our office conveniently servers patients in Tacoma, University Place, Parkland, Steilacoom, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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