Making Family Dental Care a Priority | Snohomish, WA

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Children learn dental hygiene from their parents and family members. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is something everyone in your family should be involved in. Taking proper care of your teeth and gums now prevents problems when you get older, for children and parents. Family dental care is very important and Dr. Haines DDS, offers a general routine that each member of the family should follow.

Babies and Children

  1. Clean each new tooth gently with a clean wet washcloth. As your baby grows you can switch to a child’s toothbrush.
  2. Do not use toothpaste on a child younger than 2 years old.
  3. Do not let your baby fall asleep with a bottle. This leads to what is called “baby bottle tooth decay.”
  4. Take your child to the dentist regularly starting at 1 year of age.

Teenagers

  1. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss at least once a day.
  3. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.
  4. If your teenager plays sports be sure they wear a protective mouth guard.
  5. Make sure they see the dentist for all regular checkups.

Adults

  1. Brush teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss at least once a day.
  3. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.
  4. Check with your doctor to make sure any medications you are taking might damage your teeth.
  5. Check your mouth regularly for sores, red swollen gums or anything out of the ordinary.
  6. See your dentist every six months for regular checkups and cleanings.

Family dental care is a priority. Make dental appointments for your family with Dr. Ted Haines, DDS in Snohomish, WA. Dr. Haines offers the best in family dental care and will help keep your family’s teeth and gums healthy. Call today at 360-568-8577. Visit his website at www.tedhainesdds.com.

Dr. Haines accepts patients from Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodenville and all surrounding areas.

Onlays and Inlays Help to Repair Your Teeth | Dental Restorations | Snohomish, WA

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Dental inlays and onlays can give you a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Inlays and onlays are dental restorations frequently used to repair teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. They are usually applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth. They provide more strength than a filling and are more conservative than a full crown.

A dental onlay is fabricated to fit your tooth precisely and is bonded tightly in place to strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Like a dental crown, an onlay is a dental restoration that covers and protects the tooth’s biting surface. Where a crown covers the entire tooth, an onlay fits just to the outside of the tooth cusps and covers only the biting surfaces. Because an onlay is fabricated in a dental laboratory, it takes two or more appointments to restore a tooth with a porcelain onlay. A dental inlay fills in any damaged surface of the tooth inside the cusps at the center of the tooth.

If you have damaged teeth in need of a repair, don’t wait any longer. Call Dr. Ted Haines DDS for an appointment at 360-568-8577. Dr. Haines will consult with you and inform you of the dental restorations needed to repair your teeth and smile. Visit his website for more information at www.tedhainesdds.com.