Gilbert Family Dentistry
18537 1st Ave S Ste A, Normandy Park, WA, 98148
1.Reischl, Michael F DDS
655 W Smith St Ste 206
I've been a patient of Dr. Reischl for 13 years. He is very thorough and he has a very good chairside manner. Dr. Reischl has always done quality work and you can tell he likes things to be done right
2.Steven W. Nodtvedt, D.D.S.
27115 Military Rd S
Welcome to Steven W. Nodtvedt, D.D.S. Our doors are always open to new patients who are ready to receive the best in dental care. With our array of dental services, its no surprise we are regularly ex
3.Auburn Family Dental
1340 8th St NE
Auburn Family Dental is a family dental care center located in Auburn, WA. We use state-of-the-art technology and real life personal care to provide you the best experience possible. Let us show you h
4.Kent Family Dental Center
314 4th Ave S
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5.A Kent Family Dentistry
26239 104th Ave SE
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I really enjoy this office's standby program. I have a really unpredictable schedule, and because of that I can never really set up appointments for anything. KFD'S standby program lets me come in to
6.Olson Thomas M
920 Central Ave N
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My family has been going to Dr. Olson for 10 years now and he and his staff are just wonderful. He always puts us at ease (well as much at ease as you can be in a dentist office!). His staff is very
7.Panther Lake Dental
10920 SE 208th St
Serving the Kent area. Make Your Smile Shine Bright.Call Our General Dentists Today!
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- Pick Your Plan: Most people purchase three main varieties, usually through their employers.
- An indemnity or fee-for-service plan means you'll have to pay for annual deductibles and co-insurance payments out of pocket.
- A preferred provider organization is less costly, and you choose from a network of dentists. However, PPOs have some limitations and accompanying deductibles.
- A dental health maintenance organization plan limits you to just a few choices of dentists, and one doctor handles all of your oral care needs. However, these HMO are usually much less costly.
- PPO plans and dental HMOs work with only a select number of doctors. While that usually means fewer costs, it also means you have less choice in the dentist who can treat you Before purchasing the plan, you'll receive a list of dentists in each network. From there, you can then pick a plan with doctors who meet your standards and requirements.
- When picking a plan, you need to look at just how much you'll pay for each and every service. For instance, some plans won't cover your fillings or X-rays, while others may charge more or less for a crown or tooth extraction. You don't want to be caught off-guard by unforeseen charges.
- If you're truly comfortable with a dentist and you feel he or she can be an ally in your ongoing oral care regimen, then consider signing a plan to just keep that dentist available. That means potentially deal with costs and other insurance-related factors that you might have wanted to. If need be, you might be able to work with the dentist's office to address some of the plan-specific concerns.
- Ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. They will be able to provide details about a dentist's demeanor, operating style and approach to patient care
- Meet with any prospective dentists to ask about what treatments they perform most often, procedures they're not as familiar with, what accreditation they have or any organizations they belong to and how their offices handles insurance and payments.
- Consider driving distance, location and office hours.
- Check With Your State Board: The state board can outline what requirements your dentist must meet and offer information about any discrepancies in the their background and if he or she has faced any disciplinary actions.
- Remember Your Angles - When brushing your teeth, always place the brush at a 45-degree angle..
- Don't Forget the Tongue – Your tongue is the largest source of bacteria. Brush it front to back and don't forget the sides.
- Floss Everyday - Each time you floss, have at least 18 inches of floss available. For optimal control, hold the floss between your thumbs and forefingers.
- Watch What You Eat - Sugar, alcohol and coffee contain phosphorus. While some can prove beneficial, too much of this chemical can eat away at your teeth and gums.
- Keep in Mind the Mouthwash - Mouthwash can be helpful if used to supplement proper brushing and flossing. Most mouthwash brands contain chlorine dioxide, a chemical that targets the majority of oral bacterial strains.