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Dental Services at Lee and Van Mieghem DDS
Healthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At Lee and Van Mieghem DDS, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques. We also hire caring, highly trained professionals. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery.

Learn more about our family dental services:
•  Preventive
•  Restorative
•  Cosmetic
•  Dentistry for Kids
•  Options for Fearful Patients
Your teeth. Your health. Your appearance.
They're all related and they all begin with excellent family dentistry. You and your family lead hectic lives, and you demand a lot from your teeth. Getting top performance means you have to give them top-quality care. Whether you just need a regular check-up, or more sophisticated dental treatment, Lee and Van Mieghem DDS will strive to understand your needs and surpass your expectations. We look forward to brightening your smile with the same attentive care, gentle technique, and conscientious service that we've given to thousands of satisfied visitors.

Ready to Schedule Your Next Visit?
Call us today at (425) 778-6677. Whether this is your first visit or your twentieth, we promise to make your appointment quick and pleasant.



Preventive


Nearly all Americans will experience some form of tooth decay in their lifetimes. Untreated tooth decay progressively erodes the infected tooth and causes more serious problems. Since bacteria cause tooth decay, forgoing treatment risks spread to neighboring teeth, multiplying dental health issues. It is very important to remove the decay, clean the area, and restore the tooth with a filling.

To ensure overall oral health, missing or damaged teeth need to be replaced or restored by a licensed dentist.

Learn more about our preventive dental services:
•  Digital X-rays
•  Mouth Guards
•  Periodontal Maintenance
•  Scaling & Root Planing



Restorative


At Lee and Van Mieghem DDS, we perform a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques and technology, your Lynnwood dentist, Dr. Lee, can restore your beautiful smile to help you maintain your youthful appearance.

Whether you need to get a tooth filled, have crooked teeth, or need a complete smile makeover, we can offer a treatment plan that's right for you.

Learn more about our restorative dental services:
•  Dentures
•  Implants
•  Invisalign®
•  Root Canals



Cosmetic


Cosmetic dentistry will give you healthy, radiant teeth. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve confidence and make you want to share your smile.

With state-of-the-art materials, and tried and true dental techniques, cosmetic dentistry improves appearance and enhances self-esteem.

Learn more about our cosmetic dental services:
•  Veneers
•  Whitening



Dentistry for Kids


We are a family oriented practice. Our staff ranges from great-grandparents to new parents... we know and understand the importance of family and that is why we believe "Family First."

Click here for The Developing Smile: Tooth Eruption Chart.

Click here to download 'Did You Know'—an informative article about children's oral development.

We have devoted a section of our web site to children. We will address the most frequently asked questions. However, if you have a question or a concern that we have not addressed, please call the office or email us and we will be happy to help you.

1.  We recommend a child's first dental cleaning "Happy Visit" to be around age three, however; the first introduction to the dental office can be much earlier. The child could come in at a parent or sibling's appointment and we do a visual exam to check for obvious decay. This is an ideal way to acclimate them to the dental setting prior to an actual appointment.

2.  In our office we never force a child into the appointment. We believe it is important to earn their trust, we know we are setting the pattern for a lifetime. We talk to the child on their level and communicate so they understand what we are doing and what they should expect. We listen to them, so we understand their concerns and can address their needs and fears.

3.  Sometimes we end up not being able to do much and that's okay... we wait another few months and try again.

Recommendations:
1.  Baby's gums should be cleaned every day with a clean, damp wash cloth. Once teeth appear (around 9 months) they are at risk for decay. Prevention is essential. Clean daily with a soft tooth brush and a rice sized amount of tooth paste.

2.  Ever heard of "Baby Bottle Syndrome"? It is real and affects babies and toddlers who go to bed with a bottle filled with formula, milk or juice. When these liquids remain in the mouth and in contact with the teeth over long periods they build bacteria which can cause decay. If you must put your child to bed with a bottle your best option is to fill the bottle with water.

3.  For between meal snacks... offer fruits and vegetables. Avoid sticky foods (raisins), sweets, cookies and starches (crackers). Be sure to brush your childs teeth prior to napping and bedtime so these foods do not remain in the mouth for long periods of time.

4.  SEALANTS... as soon as the permanent molars erupt (around ages 6 and 12 years) we will recommend sealants on the permanent molars. If the tooth already has a filling, then it does not get a dental sealant.

A dental sealant is a plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Grooves on these back teeth are so narrow that a toothbrush cannot fit into the spaces to remove plaque. Dental sealants prevent dental decay in the grooves. Sealants can provide 100% protection from dental decay or "cavities" on the chewing surfaces. Most insurance companies cover sealants under preventative services.

For more information on Children’s dentistry:
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (www.aapd.org)
American Association of Orthodontics (www.braces.org)



Options for Fearful Patients


Many patients have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. At Lee and Van Mieghem DDS, Dr. Lee and Dr. Van Mieghem strive to meet your individual comfort needs. For our patients with anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the answer. We offer both nitrous oxide and oral (conscious) sedation as options for our patients.

Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that will help you relax. It is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose.

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called "laughing gas," is one option we may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions we may have. Dr. Lee or Dr. Van Mieghem will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. Talk to us about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you at your next appointment.

For more information, visit www.mouthhealthy.org

Oral (Conscious) Sedation
Oral sedation dentistry allows Dr. Lee or Dr. Van Mieghem to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for patients who avoid the dentist out of fear.

With sedation, your dentist can work more effectively by helping you become as comfortable as possible using well established and proven methods. There are a variety of sedation medications that are taken orally or "sublingually" (under the tongue). All sedation medicines are administered at our offices, under the care of an assistant.

This type of dental care does require that you have a driver to bring you home from your appointment, as it takes several hours for the medication to completely wear off. For more information about oral sedation at Lee and Van Mieghem DDS, please contact our office today!


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Phone: (425) 778-6677
Fax: (425) 774-1258




19718 68th Avenue West
Suite G
Lynnwood, Washington
98036-5910


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