Sleep apnea is a condition that affects thousands of Americans and can have fatal consequences if left untreated. Throughout the night, sleep apnea sufferers periodically stop breathing, and their brain must wake them up in order to restart breathing.
Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for sleep apnea by watching this video. Although snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, the dangers of sleep apnea reach far beyond disrupting your sleep partner’s nightly sleep with noisy breathing.
If you have questions or concerns for yourself or someone you know, call Cooleysmiles in Bellevue. At Cooleysmiles, our dentists will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your sleep apnea. Drs. Aaron and Brandon Cooley also serve the community of Bellevue with general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call us today for an appointment at (425) 747-7000.
With the number of bacteria naturally found in a person’s mouth, it’s no wonder that oral health problems can easily arise. Luckily, the dentists at Cooleysmiles can provide advice and services to help you avoid or treat oral health conditions. Good oral hygiene habits and routine dental care are essential for keeping common dental problems at bay.
Naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth use the carbohydrates and sugars in the foods that you eat to destroy tooth enamel and cause cavities, or tooth decay. When plaque, a sticky substance that builds up on teeth, isn’t regularly removed, it can erode tooth enamel and cause tooth decay. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and daily brushing and flossing are all essential for preventing tooth decay.
Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Plaque that gathers along the gum line can cause the first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis. Symptoms of gingivitis include slightly swollen gums, periodic bleeding from the gums, and redness. If gingivitis is left untreated, it can lead to periodontal disease. This is advanced gum disease that results in open sores and lesions on the gums, gum recession, and loosened teeth. Eventually, periodontal disease can cause tooth loss if left untreated.
Stained or Discolored Teeth
Teeth often become stained or discolored teeth with age. Dark colored foods, red wine, coffee, and tea all contribute to tooth staining. Fortunately, the cosmetic dentists at Cooleysmiles have several tooth whitening procedures available to bring back your youthful, vibrant smile.
Chipped or Cracked Teeth
Not only do chipped or cracked teeth negatively impact the appearance of your smile, they can also lead to further damage. As a solution to damaged teeth, the Cooleysmiles team can use dental veneers or dental bonding to restore the appearance and functionality of your smile.
At Cooleysmiles in Bellevue, Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley provide both general and cosmetic dentistry services for you and your family. From routine dental care to teeth whitening and dental veneers, our services will keep your smile healthy and dazzling. Call the Cooleysmiles office today at (425) 747-7000 to schedule an appointment.
Many dentists now offer Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. As one mom reveals in this video, Invisalign was a highly effective treatment method for her teenage son.
Danielle is a strong advocate for Invisalign due its positive impact on her son, Ryan. Ryan’s treatment lasted for less than a year, but produced amazing results. Before treatment, he would only pose for photographs with his mouth closed. Ryan now proudly shows off his beautiful smile.
Cooleysmiles offers Invisalign treatment to both teen and adult patients who live in the greater Bellevue and Seattle areas. If you would like to learn more about our services or our family dentists, please contact us at (425) 747-7000.
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Every time you interact with people, you can bet that your teeth are one of the first things they notice. In order to keep your smile looking and feeling great, it’s important that you visit the dentist at least twice a year.
In this short video from the American Dental Association, one dentist tells us why regular dental checkups are important. She explains how dentists and dental hygienists can remove harmful plaque and tartar that you can’t reach with your toothbrush, and discusses the importance of spotting tooth, gum, or joint disorders before they become serious.
If you’re looking for a great dental office in Bellevue, contact Cooleysmiles today. Our doctors, Dr. Aaron Cooley and Dr. Brandon Cooley, are gentle, patient, and skilled dentists who can help you achieve the perfect smile. For more information, call us today at (425) 747-7000.