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By: Gabrielle A.
Ellen Polsky
Staff is very nice. Very helpful. I am glad to have been able to find out about these people. Thank you is all I can say.
By: Jennifer G.
Ellen Polsky
Friendly and Nice. This is the type of dental care I need and looking for a very long time. I am more than satisfied.
By: Roberta W.
Ellen Polsky
Amber was great. She explains things to Jordan and calms his anxiety. I will highly recommend him to anyone who would like to experience life at its finest.
By: Rachel Y.
Ellen Polsky
Everyone was very nice and helpful. Very good w/the kids. I am very happy to have been able to find out about the services being offered here. They are definitely a blessing for me and the family.
By: Amaiya C.
Ellen Polsky
Kind and courteous Always friendly staff :) Come visit North Tacoma Pediatric Dentistry for a exemplary service you will definitely appreciate. It is all worth it!
By: Robyn H.
Ellen Polsky
Everyone was super helpful today!! Love coming here and so does my son Sebastian. He really enjoyed the entire experience and told me that this is something he treasures for a long time.
By: Stephanie D.
Ellen Polsky
Staff is always friendly and helpful. Cheris is becoming core comfortable coming to see the dentist. Thanks :)
By: Randi E.
Ellen Polsky
Visit was good. We were in and out pretty quickly and the staff was wonderful. we like coming here :)
By: Anonymous P.
Donald Edward Hearon, DDS
Does not take care of long term employees. Not so much a "family" dentistry like described. Kris King's patients go see her at Dr. Dennis Burrell's office on Bridgeport between 40th St and 44th St.
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By: Nicole M.
Baer & Smith Family Dentistry
AWFUL!! Dr. Baer ruined one of my FRONT teeth!! He ruined my great smile!! One of my front teeth was slightly shorter than the other because of a very small chip. Dr. Baer suggested a filling to make it match the other tooth better. At first I was hesitant, then thought if it improves my smile even more why not? Well, I'll tell you why not!! He filed the surface of the natural tooth (he should not have had to do that) making the tooth look crooked and as if it overlaps my other front tooth!!! I am DEVESTATED and would give anything to have my old smile back!! Not to mention he told me half way through the procedure I can never bite into an apple again. Then to find out from my sister who is a dental hygienist how hard and risky front fillings are, from color matching to the seam between the composite and natural tooth possibly becoming PERMANENTLY stained!!! If I had been properly told all these things I would have NEVER gone through with this unnecessary procedure that in the end made my tooth look worse!!! I am now self-conscious of my smile, when in the past I was always very proud of it. I am livid and depressed over this. My sister pointed out how difficult it will be to have it fixed because even more natural tooth would have to be filed to get composite added to the tooth Dr. Baer ruined to make the façades of my teeth match again. I am CRUSHED and reminded every time I Iook in the mirror.
Tips & Advices
  • 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.
Yellow teeth are the result of a number of bad habits, mainly smoking, drinking too much coffee and improper nutrition. Many dentists will treat with a whitening procedure.
These painful bumps are the result of irritation to the soft tissue of your mouth. These sores can make brushing almost impossible. There are a number of different causes for sores, including anemia or a vitamin B-12 deficiency. Your doctor will have to examine the bump, find its cause and then develop a specific treatment plan, including the use of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation or antimicrobial mouthwash.

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