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Is Your Smile Summer Ready?

Couple Smiling | Cosmetic Dentistry Tumwater WA

August is right around the corner, but there is still plenty of time to make sure your smile is summer ready with cosmetic dentistry from your Tumwater, WA dentist. If you found yourself hiding your smile during the group photo taken at last week’s barbecue, it might be time to do something about it. With many cosmetic dental procedures, you can dramatically change the look of your smile in just an appointment or two.

Teeth Whitening

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures around, teeth whitening is safe, affordable, and quick. In just one appointment to our office—for just a bit over an hour—you can have teeth that are several ...

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3 Tips for Creating Strong Dental Habits for Children

Child brushing teeth | Tumwater WA Dentist

Much like taking their first steps or eating their first solid food, visiting the dentist for the first time is a milestone for children. Most parents don’t realize that kids should visit the dentist right around one year of age—or whenever that first tooth erupts.

For children’s dentistry in Tumwater, WA, you can bring your entire family to see us. Call Tranquility Dental Wellness today!

1. Bring Kids into the Dentist Earlier Rather than Later

Some parents wait until kids are older to make that first trip to the dentist, but the American  Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see the dentist as their first teeth come in—and we agree. This gets ...

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Orthodontic Options for the 30+ Crowd

If you didn’t have braces as a teenager, you might think it’s too late to straighten your misaligned teeth. After all, you can’t imagine yourself in most professional or social situations with a mouth full of metal. Perhaps you have resigned yourself to feeling self-conscious about your smile.

The good news is that with cosmetic dentistry at our Lacey, WA area practice, adults can obtain a beautiful, straight, white smile with or without orthodontics.

Invisalign Invisible Braces

Invisalign offers an excellent option to fix several orthodontic issues, and it’s ideal for adults. Using a series of clear plastic aligners rather than brackets and wires, Invisalign is practically invisible so most people will ...

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Planning Your Child's First Dental Appointment? Let's Get Excited!

child and parent brushing teeth | Tacoma WA Children's dentist

There are many milestones in a child’s life and visiting the dentist for the first time is one of them. We recommend seeing your child for the first time as soon as their first tooth erupts. The earlier a child sees the dentist, the more likely they are to take good care of their oral health for the rest of their lives.

If you are looking for caring, compassionate children’s dentistry in Tacoma, WA, look no further than Tranquility Wellness Dental. We love treating kids, and we are experienced in making sure their time with us is as enjoyable as possible. We want nothing more than to make them excited about ...

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Sticky, Chewy, Crunchy - How to Keep Your Crowns Safe When These Are Your Favorite Treats

Dental Crowns | Tumwater WA Dentist

When you have had a tooth restored with a dental crown, whether to protect a molar that once had a very large filling or to strengthen a tooth after a root canal, you want to do everything to ensure your crown is long lasting. Although dental crowns won’t last forever, they can last a good number of years—even decades—if you treat them right.

After you get your dental crown, ask your Tumwater, WA professional team at Tranquility Dental Wellness how to best take care of your crown. Also, read our tips below.

Foods You Should Avoid After Getting a Dental Crown

It’s particularly important to avoid anything that is sticky, chewy, or crunchy ...

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4 Tips for Avoiding Dry Socket

Woman with Tooth Pain | Tranquility Dental Wellness Center

If you are facing having a tooth removed, you might have been warned about a condition known as “dry socket.” This refers to the blood clot that develops over the extraction site, which protects the site and promotes healing. If the clot is dislodged, this can delay healing.

There are steps Lacey WA patients can take after dental extractions to ensure they do not suffer from this painful condition.

Tips for Preventing Dry Socket

Dry socket usually only happens when something occurs that dislodges the clot. You can avoid this condition by following these steps.

#1—Don’t Use a Straw

The sucking motion when using a straw can dislodge your blood clot, so avoid straws for at ...

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How to Find the Right Dentist in Lacey, WA

Woman Visiting the Dentist | Tranquility Dental Wellness Center

When you are seeking general dentistry in Lacey, WA, the last thing you want to do is wait until you have a dental emergency. Doing a bit of legwork ahead of time can ensure you and your family become established with the right dentist.

The best place to start is by asking family, friends, and colleagues about their favorite dentist. Ask about treatment options, waiting times, staff friendliness, and chairside manner to whittle down the suggestions.

Here are several other items to consider:

Location and Hours

If a dentist is conveniently located to home, work, or school, it’s easier to schedule visits—and you are much more likely to plan them in the first place. ...

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