A healthy smile is important to your overall health.

Having strong teeth lets you eat a variety of foods. This way you can get the nutrition you need and deserve. Having a nice smile can boost your confidence, and (fair or not) it affects how other people perceive you as well.

These are just a few reasons you should schedule a visit to Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry this summer if you live in or near Puyallup, WA. Our general dentist office offers a wide range of services to help improve your family’s oral health and to prevent problems before they occur.

Call 253-999-9419 to schedule your next appointment with us if you haven’t already done so.

Fight Decay & Gum Disease

Prevention is, quite simply, the best approach to oral health. Whenever you can stop problems before they develop, you are doing something good for yourself.

This is why the American Dental Association encourages everyone to do three things:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time
  • Floss daily to remove food particles, bacteria, and plaque between your teeth and gums
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams

More than 90 percent of people will develop at least one cavity and, by conservative estimates, 70 percent of Americans will have gum disease during their lives. Regular exams can catch these problems in the early stages, which is when they can be treated with less invasive and more effective procedures.

Protect Your Smile

You can go beyond the basic as well when you visit our Puyallup, WA dentist office. Good oral hygiene habits and regular dental checkups are just the start of what you can do.

Tooth decay is the result of a process called demineralization. This occurs when harmful bacteria damage the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride treatments are a way to remineralize your teeth. By applying fluoride, you can repair minor damage before it develops into decay. Fluoride also makes teeth stronger, so they are more resistant to cavities.

Dental sealants offer another way to protect your teeth. This is a special coating that is applied to your teeth. It forms a protective barrier that can last for years, making it harder for bacteria to harm your enamel.

If you play sports, then you are aware that taking the field, hitting the court, or tackling the trail comes with a risk of injury. It’s the reason many sports call for specific protective equipment. It’s also why you should be wearing an athletic mouthguard if you play any high-impact sports. Dental injuries are not fun for anyone. While we can treat dental emergencies, like broken and knocked-out teeth, we would prefer to make a custom mouthguard to protect your winning smile.

Visit Us Soon

No matter who you are, you have good reasons to visit Smith & Wetterhus Dentistry soon. The team at our general dentist office wants you to have the healthiest smile that you can have. Call 253-999-9419 today or fill out our online form to request an appointment soon. We look forward to seeing you again or for the first time.