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Good Teeth Habits Begin Early

Girls Brushing | Children's Dentist in Lacey WA

Teeth can be fascinating the more you know about them. For example, enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. Yet, despite its tough nature, enamel needs a lot of help to keep this title. Our teeth need our help to look good and be strong, starting with daily habits you can teach your children. 

Talk to your children’s dentistry staff in Lacey, WA for more tips on daily habits your child can start young.

Chewing Ice (or Pencils, Pens, and More)

It’s an involuntary habit to chew on something when deep in thought. Many adults still chew on their ice, or chomp down on hard candies, or gnaw on their ...

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4 Reasons You May Need a Dental Extraction

Man | Dental Extractions Lacey WA

At Tranquility Dental Wellness, dental extractions are usually the last resort, but there are times when dental extractions are the best option or simply make sense.

Sometimes, in fact, we recommend extractions for cosmetic purposes or leading into a cosmetic procedure.  

Let’s look at three reasons you may need a dental extraction in our Lacey, WA dental office.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Encroaching

Wisdom teeth come in years after your adult teeth. They serve no purpose, and they can even interfere with your oral health.

When wisdom teeth fail to erupt properly due to overcrowding, extracting these teeth is the best option. Without extractions, wisdom teeth can encroach on surrounding teeth, which can lead to ...

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Why It's Important to Visit Our Dentist Office Regularly

Couple | Dentist in Tacoma WA

At Tranquility Dental Wellness, we recommend seeing our dentist at least twice per year. Without regular dental exams, it is impossible to maintain optimal oral health for life, which is our goal for you!

For example, early periodontal disease may not have any noticeable symptoms. Infections in their earliest stages may not cause pain.

When you see our Tacoma, WA dentist regularly, issues like these (that often lead to tooth loss or dental emergencies) can be caught early and treated effectively.

What to Expect

At Tranquility Dental Wellness, your exam consists of a careful evaluation by our skilled dentist. This often means x-rays to compare any dental changes since your last visit.

If you have ...

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What You Need to Know about Kids and Tooth Decay

Young Girl | Tumwater Children's Dentist

If you have kids, you are probably keenly aware that getting them to brush their teeth can be a challenge. Often if they are brushing regularly, they aren’t doing a very thorough job of it. For these reasons, it’s crucial that your children come to the dentist twice each year for examinations as well as cleanings (for those kids who are old enough). Tooth decay is common in children, particularly in those areas they are not brushing well.

At Tranquility Dental Wellness, your children’s dentist in Tumwater, WA, we like to see kids as soon as their first teeth erupt. It’s a good way to establish good habits regarding their oral ...

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3 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Getting Your Teeth Whitened

Red Wine | Teeth Whitening Tacoma WA

Teeth whitening in our Tacoma, WA dental office provides our patients with consistent, dramatic results that are far better than over-the-counter whitening treatments available at the local drugstore. Dentists have access to higher strength whitening gel that penetrates tooth enamel and eliminates stains that have formed deep below the surface.

Once you have invested in professional teeth whitening, you want to do everything you can to protect it. Here are three things you should avoid to keep your teeth as white as possible.

#1—Skip the Red Wine

One of the most staining beverages you can drink is red wine. In the days immediately following teeth whitening, it’s best to skip the Cabernet ...

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Braces—They’re Not Just for Teenagers Anymore!

Woman with Invisalign | Invisibl Braces in Tumwater WA

If you missed out on the opportunity for orthodontics when you were younger, or if you are experiencing movement in a once-straightened smile because you did not wear a retainer, you are not alone. The good news is that today’s modern dentistry offers braces for adults that do not involve metal brackets and wires. The even better news is that treatment times are usually shorter so you can enjoy your new smile in just six to 18 months, on average.

Find out more about invisible braces in our Tumwater practice. Invisible braces are designed to fit into your social and professional life—regardless of your age.

Invisible Braces: How Do They Work?

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Teeth Whitening: How to Change Your Smile in One Dental Procedure

Teeth Whitening Tacoma WA | Cosmetic Dentistry

As the holiday season draws near, there will likely be plenty of photograph opportunities that will live on forever in social media. Is your smile as white and bright as you’d like? Or do you avoid smiling or hide your smile because you don’t care for the way it looks?

Now you can dramatically change the look of your smile in just one dental procedure. Professional teeth whitening is a safe, affordable way for patients at our Tacoma, WA practice to get a youthful-looking smile just in time for the holidays.

Professional Teeth Whitening Options

We offer two ways to whiten your teeth: with one in-office procedure that usually takes about an ...

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