General Dentistry in Bellevue, WA

Taking care of oral health at every stage of life.

Your Family’s Oral Health in Expert Hands

The highest standard of dental care in Bellevue, WA.

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At Sun Dental Bellevue, we are prepared to provide care to patients of various ages. Our dentist is trained to preserve and restore oral health in both adults and young children, so when you visit our office, you can be confident that your family will receive the dental care they deserve.

Our goal is to make your visit pleasant and comfortable from the moment you step into our office. Our front-desk team will welcome your family with a warm smile, and our experienced professionals will create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. With Sun Dental Bellevue family dentistry, you’ll discover what patient-centered dentistry really means.

Our family dentist offers the following services:

  • Comprehensive dental exam
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Periodontal (gum) evaluation
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Sealant and fluoride treatment
  • Nightguard/mouthguard

Schedule an appointment with our family dentist, who genuinely cares about oral health.

Benefits of General Dentistry

The oral care your family deserves - all in one place.

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Our family dentist can assist with all your oral health needs. Whether you're seven or seventy-seven, we have the ideal dental solution for you. Sun Dental Bellevue offers various services, including hygiene visits, exams, and restorative and cosmetic procedures, all under one roof for the whole family.

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Comprehensive Exams

At Sun Dental Bellevue, we perform comprehensive exams for various ages. Our doctor will evaluate not just your teeth and gums, but we will do an oral cancer screening as well. We help you maintain your beautiful smile while also checking for any restorative work that you or your family may need.

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Preventive Dentistry

It is crucial for your whole family to incorporate a solid oral hygiene routine and understand the importance of regular dental checkups. Our team believes this is the key to paving the way for long-lasting oral health and the best way to stop potential issues in their tracks.

Your Typical Dental Visit

Here is what to expect when you visit us for family dental care.
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The American Dental Association (ADA) advises patients to visit a dental office at least every six months. These checkups are essential to monitor your smile (and your children’s) to help maintain oral health.

A family dentist offers an integrated approach to oral health. Our dentist can spot any issue that might affect your dental wellness and determine what is the right course of treatment for you.

When visiting a family dentist, you can expect the following:

  • Dental cleanings
    Our expert team of hygienists uses ultrasonic devices to deep clean your teeth to get rid of dental plaque and tartar. Together, you will go through brushing and flossing techniques to improve your oral hygiene routine. Hygienists may also take X-rays to evaluate with the dentist any areas that need additional services.
  • Clinical examination
    Once the cleaning is done, our dentist will examine your smile and the X-rays to see if there’s any issue with your teeth, such as cavities or periodontal disease. Sealants or fluoride treatment might also be indicated at this stage.
  • Further treatment when necessary
    If a dental problem arises, or if you have any cosmetic concerns, our dentist will design a treatment plan that might include fillings, teeth whitening, veneers, or more complex dental procedures.

General Dentistry: Frequently Asked Questions

Your common questions answered by the experts.
  • How often do I need to visit the dental office?
    The ADA advises visiting the dentist at least every six months. This will help ensure that even if a problem does arise, the doctor at our office will be able to catch it quickly, minimizing the cost and severity of the issue.
  • Can I prevent dental decay?
    Cavities are a consequence of multiple factors, but dental plaque is by far the most important one. As a consequence, avoiding bacterial build-up is vital to prevent dental decay. At Sun Dental Bellevue, we insist on the importance of maintaining correct oral hygiene. Every family member should brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day, and it is also advisable to use ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. This mineral strengthens the enamel’s structure and makes it more resistant to decay.
  • Why are oral cancer screenings important?
    Oral cancer screenings help healthcare providers look for signs of cancer in your mouth. Our dentist examines the lining of your cheeks, gums, lips, tongue and floor and roof of your mouth to check for lesions and abnormalities. Finding cancer early significantly increases the chances of recovery.
  • What is the difference between a dental regular cleaning and deep cleaning?
    Similar to dental cleaning, deep cleaning involves the removal of plaque and buildup. The difference is that a regular one is completed every six months for maintenance, while a deep cleaning involves cleaning buildup below the gumline to treat advanced gingivitis called periodontal disease.
    It’s a more in-depth cleaning that involves going deeper down the gumline and the tooth root – the procedure is also called scaling and root planning. Deep cleaning treatment is necessary when bacteria and buildup develop below the gumline, which can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss.
  • Do I need a mouthguard?

    Mouthguards are an essential tool for protecting your teeth and overall oral health. Whether you need a mouthguard or not depends on your specific situation. Here are some common scenarios where a mouthguard is recommended:

    • Sports and Physical Activities: If you participate in contact sports like football, basketball, or activities where there’s a risk of injury to your mouth, a sports mouthguard can help protect your teeth from trauma
    • Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): If you grind or clench your teeth at night, known as bruxism, a nightguard can prevent damage to your teeth and alleviate related issues like headaches and jaw pain
    • TMJ Disorders: Mouthguards can sometimes help alleviate the symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders by providing cushioning and support
    • Sleep Apnea: In some cases, a special type of mouthguard known as a mandibular advancement device (MAD) can be used to treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea by repositioning the jaw during sleep

    To determine if you need a mouthguard and which type is best for your situation, it’s important to consult with a dentist. Dr. Jun Sun and our team can assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable mouthguard to protect your oral health.