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Dentistry Built on Relationships, Trust, and Optimal Dental Outcomes - Lynnwood's Meadowdale Dental Clinic
Dentists at Meadowdale Dental Clinic in Lynnwood, WAare dedicated to providing you with high-quality general and cosmetic dentistry in order to support your smile, teeth, and oral health for a lifetime. Our mouth and teeth are such a sensitive area in terms of how we are designed so it is not surprising that how we perceive our oral health has a significant impact on our psychological sense of well-being.
Our Lynnwood team of dentists recognizes and respects the delicate yet complex role our mouths and teeth play in individual quality of life. This ranges from basic function (eating and speaking) to self-perception (confidence and aesthetics). Because of this intricate relationship between health and individual consciousness, our dental focus is on building strong, long-lasting relationships as an important foundation for treating each of our customers. When trust is established, then supporting one’s dental health becomes much easier. This is the ultimate goal at our dentistry practice. Our dentists, along with our entire team, have extremely high standards for our work, and we are committed to excellence.
Our dentists work hard to provide you and your family with gentle, comprehensive dentistry in a friendly, warm atmosphere. Guests are welcome to make themselves feel at home at our cozy little office. But behind the scenes, we have invested in dentistry technologies that allow us to run more efficiently and provide better care to our dental customers. These include things like digital low dose radiation, intraoral photography, and improved communication software between guests and our clinic.
We're conveniently located in Lynnwood, but also serve Everett, Marysville, Redmond, Shoreline, Bothell, Edmonds and all neighboring Seattle, WA communities.
We would like to introduce Dentist Dr. Jeff Wells to the Meadowdale team!
Jeff and his family are avid Husky, Seahawks and Mariners fans and love to attend games in their free time. Dr. Wells has had the opportunity to work with a broad range of patients and to work on a variety of procedures. He has a passion for getting to know people and for helping patients meet their dental needs. He looks forward to working with all of you.
Our Dentists Care
Lynnwood's Meadowdale Dental Clinic offers a wide range of dental services. Our dentists believe the most important service we provide is preventative in nature. There are many things we can “see” in a person’s mouth. Perhaps the two most widely seen disease states are caries (cavities/decay) and periodontal disease. Not everyone is affected to the same degree so determining one’s risk for developing these diseases must be determined. When an individual’s risk for developing disease is high, education becomes paramount.
One of the most frustrating and heartbreaking things to witness in dentistry is when the disease state is left unchecked and extensive dentistry is carried out in higher risk individuals. This combination results in:
- premature loss of restorative dental work,
- increased cost to the patient,
- unnecessary retreatment of dentistry,
- and ultimately, loss of teeth, function, and possible depression.
Our Dentists Believe
When dentistry is required, it is often inconvenient to patients when basic dental services and surgical procedures are not offered at one clinic. For this reason, you will find we offer a wide range of basic procedures available to each patient.
- In terms of a basic filling, much thought has also been placed in the types of high quality dental materials we use.
- Dentistry has a flood of new materials and technologies but as a rule, we tend to use those materials that have been most widely studied and accepted as the gold standard in research seen in dental research literature today.
- Our dentists also incorporate additional steps to help ensure longevity of our work, particularly in the backdrop of basic materials science where nothing that ‘isn’t natural’, lasts forever.
Trust Meadowdale Dental Clinic for You and Your Family
We are proud to provide quality dentistry in Lynnwood, and the nearby areas, including Edmonds, Bothell, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville, and Seattle, Washington. We welcome you to call or visit our today to learn more and to set up your next appointment with one of our two dentists.
Many people forget just how important it is to visit a dentist twice yearly. A good cleaning is needed during these checkups to ensure a healthy smile for years to come. These cleanings can be a great way to prevent dental problems or gum disease that lead to painful aches, bleeding, bone loss and much more. Even simple cavities need to be treated immediately to avoid further destruction to the health of your mouth and appearance of your smile.
A dental crown is used often in cosmetic dentistry as a form of dental restoration. Dental crowns are typically viewed as crowns that fit snug on top of a natural tooth or dental implant. Dental cement is typically used to bond the dental crown to your teeth. Dental crowns can be made from a number of different materials, however, porcelain is typically the chosen material for a crown.
Many dental patients opt for dental fillings to repair the appearance and function of their teeth. There are a number of different ways a dental filling can be used. The most common application is to repair lost tooth structure due to cavities. Typically, insertion of a dental filling does not require a large amount of time. Dental fillings are usually done in a single office visit.
There are many reasons to opt for a family dentist. Children and adults usually need different types of dental services, and it’s always beneficial to find a family dentist who can perform services for all age groups. Most family dentists also become an integral part of your family and they value watching your children develop. Your children will find comfort in visiting a family dentist who will care for their teeth from infancy to adulthood.
It is imperative to brush and floss your teeth twice daily. It may seem like a chore, or even excessive to be spending so much time on your teeth but the benefits of doing so are well worth it. Patients commonly think brushing and flossing are to prevent cavities from forming but the reality is, they are simultaneously caring for their gums as well. Gum health is a critical part of supporting a healthy oral environment.
What is a night guard or an occlusal guard? Quickly stated, just visualize an athletic mouth guard. A simple plastic guard used during contact sports to protect the athlete’s teeth. A night guard or an occlusal guard is much the same. They are small pieces of plastic that fit snugly around your teeth. Easily small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Usually molded in a clear plastic so hard to see if you are self-conscious about your appearance.
There are basically two types of tooth extraction, the simple or the surgical. In either case a solid discussion should be had with your dentist prior to the extraction being the solution. You need to know the pros and cons. The simple tooth extraction can be performed by a general dentist. Usually a local anesthetic is used which numbs the jaw, nerves and the tissue surrounding the tooth.
During your child’s first dental visits, your pediatric dentist will first ensure the growth and development of your child’s mouth and jaw is normal. Healthy dental habits must be instilled during this time in your child’s life. New teeth are gentle and need extra care in order to last long enough before the adult teeth start growing. Your pediatric dentist can educate and answer any questions you may have about the dental health of a young child.
First and foremost, if you have an accident that involves trauma to your mouth you should take some immediate action. Think of the little accidents that don’t involve a police report. A sporting event that knocks out a tooth. An accident with a power tool in the backyard that damages a tooth or cuts your mouth.
If you’ve ever felt the urge to hide your smile because you were unhappy with your teeth, perhaps it’s time to look into cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of your smile as well as the functionality of your smile. There are many categories that fall under cosmetic dentistry some are known as teeth whitening, dental implants, dentures, straightening teeth and much more.
Do you have a chipped, fractured, decayed or discolored tooth that you are just tired of looking at? Have you noticed that one of your best assets, your smile, is changing because you are aware of how that tooth looks? You need to pick up the phone and simply schedule an appointment with your dentist.
Dental bridges are a type of restoration procedure used to fill in one or more missing teeth, which are anchored by dental implants or even natural teeth. This type of replacement tooth or teeth is made from tooth-colored materials to join together gaps in your smile. The technical term used for the filler tooth is called a pontic tooth and it is anchored (or held together) by two surrounding teeth, or abutments.
Dental implants continue to grow in popularity in the dental cosmetic industry. This type of tooth replacement is by far the most natural feeling and natural looking tooth replacement on the market. Dental implants are the most ideal option for high quality replacement of natural teeth.
Full & Partial Dentures
Many patients who consider cosmetic dentistry recognize dentures as a well-known form of replacing teeth. Dentures are replacement teeth made from a prosthetic material that is custom fitted to fit into your mouth. Dentures fit snug into a patient’s mouth by being supported by the hard and soft tissue of the oral cavity.
Porcelain veneers are an alternative to traditional crowns. You may be interested in fixing or correcting your teeth due to discoloration and the shade of your natural teeth, or unfortunate spacing which could even be related to the size of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can cover up a chip on your tooth or a crack that is undesirable. Even crooked teeth can be corrected with the application of porcelain veneers.
One of the first things you were able to do as an infant was smile. An asset that is often overlooked and taken for granted, your smile is one of the most defining elements of your personality. Of course, when you smile you show your teeth and nice white teeth can only improve that asset.