Renton General Dentists
Over 25 Years of Family Dental Care
Conveninently Located Off I-5 Near the Westfield Southcenter Mall
At Smiles @ Southcenter Dentistry we have been providing family dental care to Tukwila, Renton and Kent area residents for more than 25 years. We offer all phases of dentistry, from simple maintenance procedures to restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
With our extensive list of dental services, we can provide all of your dental needs from our office in Tukwila.
We recognize that people are unique and a one size fits all approach does not apply to health care. We’ll take the time to understand your concerns and help you map out a plan for good dental health. Our staff has the experience and talent to provide you with comprehensive specialized care.
Our General Dentistry Services Include:
- Family Dentistry
- Dental Exams
- Teeth Cleaning
- Dental Fillings
- Root Canals
- Deep Gum Cleaning
- Teeth Grinding
We always welcome new patients and to ensure we can accommodate your schedule our office is open until 6pm Monday-Thursday and from 7am-6pm on Friday and Saturday.
We are in-network dentists for Delta Dental and accept most major insurance plans. We also off MySmile Dental Plans which is a reduced-fee, in-house membership plan for families and individuals that allows members to receive our quality dental services at reduced prices.
Call now to schedule your appointment.
About General Dentistry
General dentistry focuses on maintaining your dental health through preventive care and treatment for common dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Your general dentist in Tukwila can help you develop a healthy daily oral care routine, as well as monitor the health of your teeth and gums during dental visits. At Smiles@Southcenter, we are pleased to provide general dentistry for the whole family, in addition to specialized dental care options such as Invisalign and braces, wisdom tooth removal, and cosmetic dentistry.
The Link Between Dental Health and General Health
Visiting your dentist regularly isn’t just important for maintaining your smile—regular dental exams are also an important part of maintaining your overall health. Numerous studies have shown a link between dental health and general health, indicating that the health of your teeth and gums can affect the health of your body, and vice versa. When your teeth and gums are not well maintained, you could be at greater risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. Conversely, there are many general health conditions that can affect your teeth and gums. Your dentist may be able to spot signs of pregnancy complications, kidney and liver disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions by identifying changes in your oral health. Thus, just as visiting your physician regularly is a key component of maintaining your wellbeing, visiting your dentist is just as important when it comes better health and wellness.
Reasons You Need Professional Teeth Cleaning and Checkups
Regular dental cleanings and oral exams are critical to the health and longevity of your smile. We recommend exams every six months, and cleanings every three to six months depending on your current dental health and risk factors. Regular exams allow for early detection and simple treatments when problems do arise. Delayed detection, on the other hand, generally translates to increased time in the dental chair, more involved treatments, and increased costs.
Teeth cleaning and polishing is a part of every preventive maintenance visit to your dentist. If you’re wondering why you need professional teeth cleaning when you already brush and floss, there are many reasons your dentist provides this essential service. You can schedule a dental exam or teeth cleaning at Smiles@Southcenter by calling (206) 575-9150 today.
Gum disease develops when dental plaque is not fully removed from the teeth, causing inflammation and infection. Hardened dental plaque, called tartar, cannot be removed through brushing and flossing—the specialized instruments your dentist uses are needed to remove this substance and prevent or treat gum disease.
Regular cleanings are a preventive measure that have been shown to improve overall dental health and save you money. Cleanings reduce the likelihood of tooth decay and other problems that could affect your smile and cost additional money to treat.
Over the course of your lifetime, the foods and drinks you consume can leave stains on your teeth. While whitening toothpastes can help reduce this effect, professional cleanings from your dentist go one step further to help you maintain a brighter, more appealing smile.
Call now to schedule your appointment with Smiles@Southcenter.