Woodin Creek Dental
M-F 7:30am-7pm and Sat 8am-2pm
17705 140th Ave NE A14, Woodinville, WA 98072

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Care with Cleanings & Exams

How can we help you?

It is important to us that your questions about oral health care are answered completely. On this page we've provided answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently. If you have a question that's not listed here, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Dental Care with Cleanings & Exams

We all know the importance of brushing twice a day, and flossing at least once daily. So, the short answer is to choose a brush you are most likely to use!

At Woodin Creek Dental, we know that it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the variety of toothbrushes offered at your local store. Electric or manual? Soft bristles or medium? It would be difficult to give one specific answer, because everyone is different and has unique needs.

How Can Woodin Creek Dental Help?

Our dental hygienist will usually make the recommendation based on your unique condition. Young children and older people with dexterity problems may find it easier to use an electronic brush that does most of the work. High-end electronic toothbrushes have proven to be quite effective. However, lower-cost ones can also be effective. If you use an electronic brush, make sure you replace the brush and head every three months. Over time, the brush can wear out, and accumulate bacteria. Please contact Woodin Creek Dental if you want more details!

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Please contact our Woodinville dental office to schedule a professional cleaning. At that time, we will be happy to suggest a brush that best fits your particular needs.

It’s important for you to be proactive with your own oral health to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Our Woodinville dental office has some tips to help you get the most out of your at-home hygiene and oral health care.

Brushing

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste removes plaque from your mouth before acid has a chance to adhere to your tooth. If you are unable to brush after every meal, make sure to at least rinse your mouth with water to free any debris from between your teeth.

Flossing

Flossing cleans the small spaces between your teeth brushing can’t reach. Flossing is the most effective way for you to remove plaque and prevent cavities from forming in those tiny crevices.

Use a Mouth Rinse

Using an antimicrobial mouth rinse on a daily basis helps to kill bacteria and prevent plaque and tartar buildup. Mouth rinse is also helpful in cleansing the hard-to-reach places that your toothbrush can’t reach.

Watch your Diet

Stay away from foods with a lot of sugar, junk foods, and starchy foods. Crunchy foods, especially vegetables, are also helpful because they can naturally carry debris off of your teeth as you chew. Avoid too much of acidic juices and energy drinks as they can damage your teeth 

If you’d like to learn more about taking care of your oral health at home, please contact our Woodinville dental office.

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CORONAVARIS HEALTH UPDATE We’ve implemented some extra precautions regarding the Coronavirus in addition to the universal precautions we take to protect your health. What we are doing?: • Disinfecting the reception room, check-in and check-out counter tops and bathrooms every hour. • We also have private treatment rooms which greatly help with eliminating the spread of infection. Each room is disinfected fully after seeing the patient • Disinfecting doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant wipes. • Disposable/washable scrubs/gowns  • Temperature scan preformed at front station; All patients must have a temperature less than 100.4 degrees to be seen. • Hydrogen Peroxide rinses provided before treatment. • Removed all magazine, toys and unnecessary items from the reception room. • We have implemented designated times on the schedule for high risk patients •Pre-screening patients over phone and in office to eliminate the potential source of infection entering the office.