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Bellevue Azalea Dentistry offers a range of oral health and cosmetic services.

When to See a Family Dentist

Everybody in your family requires the regular attention of a family dentist. Regular visits to the dentist will keep you and your family safe from extreme damage to your teeth and gums. Your dentist is capable of detecting any damage that you can or cannot see so that it can be stopped before the problem worsens. Family dentists in Bellevue, WA, are an essential part of maintaining your oral health.

Reasons to consider a visit to the family dentists

1.  Signs of weakened enamel or dental cavities

Signs of weakened enamel tell you that your teeth are not in good shape. If you notice that your enamel is not as strong as it should be, please visit your dentist. People with bruxism have a higher chance of having enamel that is worn out. Bruxism is a condition where the patient involuntarily grinds their teeth while sleeping. During the process of teeth grinding, it can cause the enamel to wear out and degrade. If any member of your family has weakened enamel, they should visit the family dentist.

2.  Chips, cracks, and other types of teeth damage

Family dentists can help to salvage chips and cracks in your teeth. Such signs should not be neglected, so make sure that your family makes a trip to the dentist if they have chipped or cracked teeth. The dentist can decide to use a dental filling to conceal any decay in your tooth or repair cracked, broken teeth. Family dentists can also use fluoride treatment to prevent your teeth from decaying. Dental cavities can be an invitation to infected teeth. Before any of it gets worse, please schedule an appointment with your dentists to make sure you get it treated on time.

3.  Tender, swollen, discolored, or bleeding gums

Damage or gum disease can cause a lot of problems for your gums. It can result in swollen, tender, bleeding gums. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that can lead to periodontitis if it is left untreated. Periodontitis is a more serious gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. If a family dentist handles this disease, the patient has a faster chance of recovering before any severe damage is done.  Gums should only bleed once in a while when you are brushing or flossing. When you notice that your gums bleed without any reason, it signifies that something is wrong. When this happens, a visit to your family dentists can help tremendously.

4.  Routine cleanings and dental checkups 

You should visit your family dentist regularly for routine dental cleaning and checkups. When you get your teeth cleaned regularly, it prevents cavities and decay from happening in the first place. A family dentist can also address any cosmetic concerns that you may have. This will give you white, healthy teeth.

Dental checkups by your family dentist will ensure that any potential harm to your teeth and gums is detected on time to solve them quickly. Delay in these checkups by your family dentist can expose your teeth to a lot of harm.

Schedule a visit with a family dentistry today

The oral health of your family should be of utmost importance to you. If you have noticed any of these signs in your family members, you need to see your dentist. Family dentists will ensure that you and your family members always have healthy gums and teeth.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Uparika Sharma today by calling 425-998-8109. Dr. Uparika Sharma is a leading dentist with years of experience. When you or any member of your family visits Bellevue Azalea dentistry, you can expect quality dental services. 


About the Author
Dr. Uparika Sharma is the founder dentist of Bellevue Azalea Dentistry. In addition to general dental procedures, she evaluates TMJ, cervical spine, airway problems, chronic headache, and CRPS.


Dr. Uparika Sharma is a trusted dentist. She has been practicing for over 5 years at Bellevue Azalea Dentistry clinic. She holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Uparika Sharma is a member of the American Dental Association.