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  • Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

    For those of you in the Edmonds area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Emerald City Smiles is here for you.

    The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort.

    edmonds wa dentist Here in our Mountlake Terrace dentistry practice, our passionate staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity problems and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

    Dr. Meisam Nejad usually recommends an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that helps alleviate tooth pain after several applications. Most Edmonds area drugstores carry it. However, some Mountlake Terrace patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Emerald City Smiles.

    Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth in Mountlake Terrace and want to have your teeth whitened . Here at Emerald City Smiles, Dr. Nejad can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

    Call our Mountlake Terrace cosmetic dental office today for speedy relief for your sensitive teeth .

  • Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

    Whether you have lived in Washington for a long time, or just moving in to the Mountlake Terrace area; taking care of your teeth eventually involves a visit to the dentist. We are Emerald City Smiles located at 6100 219 St SW, Ste 530 in Mountlake Terrace, Washington. If you are looking for an experienced family dentist, we invite you to come in for a consultation. You can reach Emerald City Smiles to schedule an exam by calling 425-775-3446 .

    The very idea of visiting a dentist holds a negative connotation for many people. If you are an adult with dental anxiety, or your child is preparing to visit the dentist for the first time, here are a few tips that may help ease you into regular dental checkups and put you on the path toward increased oral health and wellness.

    dr nejad dentist Choose a dentist in Mountlake Terrace who is appropriate for your needs. When you meet your new Mountlake Terrace dentist for the first time, make an effort to ask questions about the care you will receive. Be sure to speak with your dentist about his/her experience, age range of patients, and recommended procedures for any problems you may have. Get to know your Mountlake Terrace dentist so you feel comfortable and relaxed.

    Be prepared to provide your Mountlake Terrace dentist with information. Whether you are experiencing specific pain at that moment, or anticipating a problem, be sure to discuss everything with your dentist. Many patients become intimidated in the office environment and avoid expressing pain or discussing issues. As your dentist, I need to know your history and everything you are experiencing. I will be better prepared to help if I have accurate and complete information.

    There is no need to feel self-conscious if it has been a long time since you have received dental treatment. I have treated many first-time patients in your situation and have developed a trusting relationship with them.

    The best way to have a good experience with a new dentist is to communicate. Let me know what you are experiencing so that I can make adjustments and help you feel more comfortable and secure. If we determine that you are going to need a critical dental procedure more extensive than filling a cavity, let’s discuss sedation dentistry .

    At Emerald City Smiles our passionate staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We know it can be uncomfortable to visit the dentist for the first time or after a long while. We’ll do what we can to make you feel relaxed, secure, and among caring friends.

    If you are in Mountlake Terrace, Washington and are ready to visit the dentist again, give us a call at 425-775-3446 to schedule an appointment . We look forward to meeting you and your family.

  • Mountlake Terrace Mouths and Stomatitis

    Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for Mountlake Terrace dental patients. These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis .

    A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These usually affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night. If you suffer from mouth sores, you know that stomatitis can really impact the lives of Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, and Shoreline residents.

    Some common causes of stomatitis can be canker sores, cold sores , gum disease , biting the inside of your mouth or your tongue, burning your mouth, and irritation caused by braces or broken teeth. Many sores in the mouth will generally clear up on their own in less than two weeks.

    However, your Edmonds dentist can determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, and they can also advise you on treating the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.

    Hi. I’m Dr. Nejad of Emerald City Smiles in Mountlake Terrace. I help my patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about smile makeovers, give us a call at 425-775-3446 .

    Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, bonding, and dental implants . At Emerald City Smiles, we offer:

    We hope to see you in our Mountlake Terrace office soon!