Seattle Family Dentistry

At LeCuyer & Amato, your family’s health is foremost to us. We don’t just cure problems, we educate you on how to prevent them.

With You From Day One

Inculcating good oral hygiene habits starts from your child’s first tooth and dental appointment. We are here to help you each step of the way.

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A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable and memorable for the right reasons. Our office makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease and in complete control from the moment you arrive at our office.

Before you visit, get answers to some common questions below.

When should I schedule my child’s first visit?

Children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child’s newly-erupted teeth (erupting at 6-12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from healthy hygiene habits right from the beginning.

What should I do when new teeth arrive?

Your child’s first primary teeth will erupt at 6-12 months and will continue to erupt until about age three. During this time, your child’s gums may feel tender and sore. We recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them. You may also choose to make use of a teething ring.

How can I implement good oral hygiene habits?

As your child’s teeth erupt, be sure to examine them every two weeks, looking for lines and discoloration caused by decay. Brush four times a day: after meals and at bedtime. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Avoid fluoride and gradually introduce flossing.

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Prevention is the Cure

In partnership with our patients, we are committed to prevention through education and regular visits.

Regardless of age, preventive dental care is vital and starts at home. By practicing good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, your family can maintain bright and healthy smiles.

Throw in regular checkups with your dentist and you have a sure-fire recipe for success – no more build-ups of plaque or painful cavities.

To help you get started, here are some top tips from our Seattle family dentistry experts.

Four steps to better brushing:

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums.
  • Brush gently in a circular motion.
  • Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.
  • Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

How to floss effectively:

  • Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and as the floss is used, the other finger takes it up.
  • Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.
  • Holding the floss tightly, gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.
  • Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

The key is to avoid extra-sugary treats that can damage your teeth. Nutritious foods, such as raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese, and fruit can help keep your smile healthy.

Remember to schedule regular checkups with your dentist every six months for a professional teeth cleaning and evaluation of your oral health.

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Extractions

Extractions

There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth, such as when wisdom teeth develop issues or when there is extensive decay.

If tooth extraction is needed, the procedure is typically very quick and can be accompanied by sedation. Once the tooth is removed, we will recommend further treatment options if necessary.

Periodontal Care

Periodontal Care

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth and is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, as patients may not know they have the disease.

During each regular checkup, your dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease and offer options, such as non-surgical or laser treatments.

Causes & Symptoms

Mouthguards

Mouthguards

Mouthguards help protect your teeth and gums from injury. If you participate in any kind of full-contact sport, the American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard.

When you chose a mouthguard, be sure to pick one that is tear-resistant, comfortable, well-fitted for your mouth, easy to keep clean, and does not prevent you from breathing properly.

Sealants

Sealants

When brushing is not enough, sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Dental sealants are made of a plastic resin that bonds and hardens in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

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Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but also for other family members. Now there is a dentist prescribed solution for a more restful night’s sleep.

The major benefits of Silent Nite® Slide-Link are:

  • It has documented success in lessening or stopping the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
  • It is flexible and thin so it it very comfortable to wear while you are sleeping.
  • It’s an effective alternative for those who are CPAP intolerant.
  • It’s affordable.

Have a Dental Emergency?

We are here to help you any time, any day! When your dental health is at risk, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re treated as soon as possible.

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