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It’s about more than just your teeth!
We help our patients achieve whole-health happiness.
“I appreciate the kind and caring staff. Dr. Bloomquist is great at explaining situations and offering advice and options”
SoundBridge Dental Arts
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Frequently Asked Questions
It’s recommended that you schedule a routine check-up and professional cleaning at least twice a year, or every six months. This allows us to eliminate any plaque or bacteria built-up in hard-to-reach areas your toothbrush simply can’t get to. Dental exams also prevent additional oral health problems, like cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
During a regular cleaning, we’ll also give your teeth a detailed polishing so you’ll leave our office with a fresh smile ready to show off. If you’ve had any gum problems or infection, our dentists may suggest coming in more often for additional cleanings to help maintain your oral health.
We suggest scheduling your child’s first dental visit around the ages of four and six months. During this stage, children’s primary (baby) teeth become erupted, or when they begin to show through the gums. Their first visit is targeted toward educating children on the importance of dentistry and how to practice proper oral hygiene at home.
At SoundBridge Dental Arts & Sleep Therapy, we provide quality, trustworthy pediatric dentistry and compassionate care for patients of all ages. Give us a call at (253) 857-4114 to schedule your child’s appointment once their first tooth appears.
Maintaining good oral hygiene will ensure your teeth and gums are in the best of health. This means brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals. It’s also important to see your dentist for cleanings and exams at least twice a year. This allows us to eliminate any plaque or bacteria from building up, and prevent cavities, gum disease, and more.
In addition, Drs. Bloomquist and Iregui recommend the following tips for optimal teeth and gum health:
- Avoid smoking and tobacco products
- Use a therapeutic mouthwash to rinse between meals
- Use a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush
- Look out for signs of unhealthy gums or gum disease
- Maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet
- Address teeth grinding, or bruxism
Any problem that requires immediate attention to save a tooth, stop bleeding, or relieve severe pain is considered a dental emergency. This can include chipped, cracked, broken, and knocked out teeth, as well as toothaches and mouth injuries.
Other signs you may need emergency care includes an abscessed or missing tooth, nerve damage, extreme pain, and lacerations inside the mouth. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact us immediately at (253) 857-4114 and we’ll give you the care you need.