General Dentistry Specialist

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Sunrise Dental

Dentist located in Everett, WA

The team at Sunrise Dental of Everett provide general dentistry services to help preserve and protect the dental health of patients from in and around Everett, Washington.

General Dentistry Q & A

Why are Regular Dental Checkups Important?

Regular dental checkups are an essential part of general dentistry. Routine appointments allow a dentist to monitor the health of your teeth and gums, ensuring that if any decay or other issues begin to develop, the condition can be treated as soon as possible. Regular checkup appointments typically take 20 to 40 minutes, and the American Dental Association recommends scheduling two checkups each year. Without proper care of your teeth, you run the risk of gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth. Periodontal diseases attack just below the gum line, which can cause the attachment of the tooth and supporting tissues to break down, leading to tooth loss.

What Happens During a Dental Checkup?

Routine dental checkups are vital to good oral hygiene and are the best way to diagnose and treat issues at their earliest stages. Early detection and treatment save unnecessary discomfort, time, and money. Your dental checkup includes:

  • A visual exam: An intraoral camera is used to view all surface areas inside your mouth. The team is not only looking for cracked and decayed teeth, but also for any abnormalities on the soft tissue surrounding your teeth. They will also examine your lymph nodes, jaw, and neck for pain, tenderness, and flexibility.
  • X-Rays: Digital X-rays identify problems on the interior of the tooth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
  • Professional cleaning: Your teeth are cleaned and polished using special instruments to remove plaque from above and below the gum line. Polishing also smoothes tooth surfaces so plaque is less likely to accumulate.

How Should I Take Care of My Teeth Between Appointments?

The key to good oral health is preventing the buildup of plaque and decay in the mouth. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, brush your teeth and tongue twice a day, floss at least once daily, and make regular visits to the dentist for checkups and professional cleaning.

Accepted Insurance Providers

At Sunrise Dental of Everett, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept most PPO insurances to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.

Access Medical Group
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Blue Shield
Delta Dental
First Dental Health PPO
GEHA Connection Dental
MetLife Dental
Mutual of Omaha