Experienced Family Dentistry in Lynnwood
When it comes to your family’s dental health, having a dental team you can trust with your whole family is invaluable for your health, lifestyle, and peace of mind. At Bowman Shin, DMD Family Dentistry, our experienced dentist looks after families of all shapes and sizes across Lynnwood and the surrounding communities. Dr. Shin is passionate about helping everyone in your family enjoy healthy, confident smiles, and our tailored services will ensure that everyone gets the care they need.
Whether you need a home for advanced care or routine visits, our team is ready to help! Our goal is to provide the best dental care in a relaxing and gentle manner. We make it a point to get to know all of your family members on a first-name basis. We enjoy watching our dental families growing up in the Perrinville, Alderwood Manor, Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood areas. Call to schedule your appointment today!
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Your Search for a Reliable Family Dentist is Over
Dr. Shin has developed a comprehensive approach to dentistry by working with you to diagnose and manage your oral health needs. We recognize that health conditions such as snoring, sleep apnea, jaw clicking or popping, and pain can significantly impact your overall wellness and longevity. Our team offers a variety of family dental services, including:
Benefits of Visiting a Family Dentist
If you’ve never visited a family dentist before, you may be surprised to hear of all the advantages this type of dentist can offer. Family dentists not only offer the same preventive care and treatment as a general dentist, but they also understand the unique needs and challenges that come with the different stages of life. A family dentist can provide personalized care for a growing toddler just as well as an aging senior, ensuring that we meet the needs of the entire family.
With a family dentist, you have a single familiar team and location you can trust to care for everyone in your family. This makes coordinating care and accommodating busy schedules much easier. Being able to see the whole family allows our team to see patterns in dental needs affected by genetics or lifestyle factors, helping us to tailor your care and prevent problems, especially with the youngest family members.
Child-Focused Dental Care
At Bowman Shin, DMD Family Dentistry, we offer specialized dental care for growing children from the age of two and up. We know how critical a child’s dental development is, and we take care to monitor them closely and provide preventive care to protect their growing smile. We also strive to make every visit positive and develop a bond, fostering a healthy relationship and promoting a lifetime of dental care.
Your Child’s First Visit
The first visit is an important experience for your child. We want to take things at their pace and help them feel comfortable and welcome when they visit. Our dentists and all of our staff are warm, friendly, and patient, especially when dealing with young children.
We start with a tour of the office and treatment areas. Our goal is to help kids feel good about the dentist and see their visits as fun and positive. We teach them and speak to them using age-appropriate language, avoiding “scary” words that might upset them.
If your child is comfortable, we’ll conduct a simple oral exam. This assessment will help us see how they’re doing and give us an idea of what kind of care they might need. We’ll educate and encourage your child on how they can care for their teeth. We’ll also answer any questions you have and offer tips and advice on what you can do at home to promote a lifetime of good dental hygiene.
Our Dental Care for Kids
A child’s first teeth may be temporary, but they play an essential role in their future smiles. We provide dental care tailored to your child to help ensure their health long-term, not just today.
There are four main aspects of children’s dental care. These include:
- Prevention – We use regular exams and cleanings to help keep teeth healthy and reduce the risk of problems, especially cavities, which are typical for children.
- Education – We teach kids how to take good care of their smiles in an age-appropriate way. This instruction includes how to hold a toothbrush, when to brush teeth, and the importance of moderate snacking.
- Monitoring Growth – As your child’s teeth develop, we carefully monitor for signs of healthy development, looking to see that they hit their milestones and whether there is potential for complications.
- Intervention – If and when problems do arise, we look for the most effective and conservative solutions to restore and promote a healthy smile. Common types of intervention could include filling a cavity, extracting a stubborn baby tooth, or referring you to an orthodontist or specialist for targeted treatment.
Fluoride Treatment for Your Child’s Smile
Fluoride can help strengthen teeth and reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay. It helps teeth to maintain and restore vital minerals, making it more difficult for bacteria and plaque to damage enamel. We use fluoride as part of your child’s preventive care to help their teeth stay healthy and strong.
How Much Fluoride Does My Child Need?
Since kids need less fluoride than adults, it’s imperative to monitor their fluoride intake carefully. Overexposure can cause fluorosis, which leaves permanent white specks on the enamel. Fluoride is often found in community water and toothpaste, which we take into account when working with you to plan your child’s dental care.
Young children below age two should use a non-fluoridated toothpaste. Children age 2-5 can use a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste to keep their teeth clean. We keep a close eye on your child’s development and help you determine the right amount of fluoride to help keep your child’s smile healthy.
Teen and Young Adult Dental Care
As your child matures into the teen years, we help them make the transition to independence and take more responsibility for their smiles. This care includes encouraging good daily hygiene, evaluating their smiles as their final adult teeth come in, and discussing their smile goals.
A teen’s smile is an essential part of their social health and self-esteem. We work with them to help them feel good about their smiles and be proactive about their goals. Your teen may even want to consider simple cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, especially before a big event like a championship or prom.
Dental Care for Adults
At the adult stage, prevention and restoration are the primary focus of your care. A healthy foundation will not only help your smile look and feel good but will help it stay that way for years to come.
Protecting your gum health is especially important. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, yet nearly half of all adults have early-stage gum disease (gingivitis) and aren’t even aware of it. We provide a wide range of periodontal services to help your gums stay healthy and support your smile.
With good oral health established, we can consider your aesthetic smile goals. If you have something about your smile you’d like to enhance, we can provide personalized cosmetic treatment to help your smile look as good as it feels.
Achieving an attractive smile requires your oral health to be in good standing. To promote the efficacy of any cosmetic enhancement, Dr. Shin will first address any existing oral health issues before administering treatment.
We restore overall oral health by addressing issues such as gum disease, or tooth decay. Additionally, we provide treatment for chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth to promote a strong structural foundation.
With our comprehensive approach to care, your family will receive long-lasting benefits from our cosmetic dental services. Treatments offered at Lynnwood practice include:
- Bonding can repair broken or chipped teeth, as well as close gaps between teeth and gums that leave the tooth exposed.
- White Fillings are great alternatives to amalgam fillings, providing adequate structural support in a discreet design.
- Veneers allow you to completely change the look and feel of your teeth using thin porcelain shells that cover natural teeth.
- Partial and Full Dentures replace missing teeth using a prosthesis that rests over gums, restoring the appearance of a natural-looking smile.
- Teeth Whitening is available in-office or at-home treatment to brighten teeth several shades.
- Dental Implant Restorations offer a permanent and comfortable solution for missing teeth.
Dental Care Tailored to Seniors
We offer exceptional care for seniors to ensure they receive the personalized care you need. We understand the common dental issues you face and can provide effective and appropriate treatment with patience and compassion. Whether we’re working to prevent gum disease, dealing with tooth loss, or simply helping you understand the challenges you face, you can count on our team to deliver care that helps you feel confident in your dental future.
Quality Dental Care for All Ages
At Bowman Shin, DMD Family Dentistry, we firmly believe that everyone deserves a healthy smile no matter their age. We also know the importance of family, and our team is excited to welcome your family into ours. No matter your needs, you can count on us to deliver personalized dental care for you and your loved ones. Don’t wait to give your family the care they need! Contact us to schedule your visit today!
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