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Family Dentistry in Lynnwood

Meadowdale Dental Clinic, conveniently located in Lynnwood, also provides comprehensive family dental services to Everett, Marysville, Redmond, Shoreline, Bothell, Edmonds, and all neighboring communities.

Family Dental ImageDr. Lois Lee is dedicated to building long-lasting, personal relationships with each of her patients. When you visit Meadowdale Dental Clinic, you can rest assured that you will always receive the individual, high-quality dental care you need for a healthier, more inviting smile that lasts a lifetime. We are not just concerned about your oral health – we strive to help you understand the connection between dental health and overall well-being.

How to Find the Right Family Dentist

Family dentistry refers to a practice where the general dentist deals with smiles of all ages. It’s important to do your research about all the services a family practice offers because each office has its own unique array of services offered. If you find a family dentist who is comfortable doing many procedures, it can save you time and money, avoiding a specialty dentist who is often much more expensive than your family dentist.

Often, services such as root canals and teeth extractions are routine procedures that not all dentists perform, but when they are complex, your family dentist will refer you to the specialist dentist. If you find a family dentist that is comfortable offering deep cleans along with tooth extractions, tooth replacements, and fillings, it can be a great convenience for you and your family.

There are many reasons to visit a family dentist. It is recommended to have your teeth and mouth checked every six months. The reason behind all these visits is to prevent oral diseases and catch them in their early stages.

Why Do I Need a Family Dentist?

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.

How Can I Find the Right Dentist for My Family?

When looking for the perfect family dentist, or practice, there are a few key points to be looking for in your search. Firstly, you must know why you’re looking for this type of dentist. Is this dentist only for yourself or for your children as well? Are there existing oral issues that need attention in one of your kids or for yourself? If it’s serious, you may need to look for a specialty dentist.


There are a few criteria to be used as a guide for finding the right dentist for you and your family. It’s always important to find someone where you feel trust can be established. Be sure to read up on the school they went to and sorts of degrees they hold. Some people forget to also consider how their dentist keeps up with new advances to keep them current in dental trends and challenges. If you find the right one, this gives you a sense of relief, knowing you’re in good hands.


Price always has a level of power when finding the right dentist for you and your family. It’s important to look for quality, but, if that quality will cost you an arm and a leg, it may be time to look for another. Location may be the cause of high price tags too, so looking outside of your neighborhood may be worth the drive for better prices and great quality as well. Be sure not to compromise too much quality for the price, sometimes this may do more harm than good.

Referrals & Reviews

Many family dentists are typically recommended to you by other friends and family who use the same one. This is a great way of narrowing down your search, knowing that this dentist already does great quality work with great customer service. If you don’t have the luxury of having a recommendation, do your research online and read tons of reviews. You may have to keep in mind that many patients only write reviews when they’ve had a terrible experience but pay attention to those reviews and see if other patients complain about the same situation or have similar stories.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’ve found a small number of family dentists or practices that may the right one for your family, don’t be afraid to call and ask to see the office. Be sure to ask specific questions about their office and staff. This is also a great time to mention any previous dental history or existing oral disease in your family.

Our dentists can guide you in the direction you need to go and communicate in the ways their practice can assist. Be sure to ask if their practice accepts your current dental insurance and always ask for estimates that can get you in the ball park of your out of pocket costs!

Preventative Care and Services

Take care of your family and children by ensuring they are protected. A family dentist will be sure to catch any signs of oral disease or even cancer with just a simple check-up. Anything that may seem out of the ordinary in your child’s mouth, such as aches, sharp pains, and bleeding gums, are obvious signs that perhaps they need to be seen by a dentist.

Any sort of severe gum disease or tooth decay can contribute to health issues in your body. The health of your body can directly be dependent on the health of your mouth, so don’t let diseases form or stop them from spreading, by keeping your oral health in check.

Keep your family healthy and smiling for many years to come by finding the right family dentist and visiting them twice yearly. Don’t be afraid of asking tough questions when you’re in search of the right one.

The health, and wellness of your family, can depend on it! Be sure look for dentists that can perform an array of dental procedures such as tooth extractions, fillings, whitening, dentures, crowns, root canals, and even dental implants (if they’re needed!). The more your dentist can do, the better services they can perform and the more money you can potentially save!

Contact Us Today To See How We Can Help

We also welcome you to contact our office today for more information on general and family dentistry in Lynnwood, WA, and to set up your personalized visit with our team. We look forward to seeing you at our office soon!
 Contact us today or give us a call here  425-742-9609 to talk about your dentistry needs.

Meadowdale Dental Clinic, conveniently located in Lynnwood, also provides comprehensive family dental services to Everett, Marysville, Redmond, Shoreline, Bothell, Edmonds, and all neighboring communities.