Preventive Dentistry – Issaquah, WA

How We Protect Your Smile

A healthy mouth is essential for maintaining a healthy body. You should visit Dr. Sherman and the rest of our dental team at First Impressions every six months, so we can thoroughly clean your teeth and take care of any problems in your mouth before they get any worse. Regular preventive dental care will help keep your teeth looking and feeling their best as the years go by; give us a call today if it has been too long since your last appointment.


Why Choose First Impressions for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Dentist That Specializes in Honesty
  • Team That Cares About Keeping You Comfortable
  • Family-Friendly, Casual Atmosphere


Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Dentist performing preventive dentistry checkup and teeth cleaning

At your regular checkups, we’ll check for signs of tooth decay and gum disease that you might have overlooked on your own. We’ll also ask you about oral pain or any other symptoms that you might have noticed recently. If there’s evidence of an oral health issue, we’ll explain which treatment options are available and schedule follow-up appointments as needed. Any plaque or tartar found will be quickly removed to protect your teeth and gums.


Oral Cancer Screening

Dental patient receiving oral cancer screening

Cavities aren’t the only thing we might find when we’re examining your mouth. Sometimes we might find discolored red or white patches, or there could be an unusual lump on your oral tissues. These are possible signs of oral cancer, which needs to be treated as soon as possible if you want to give yourself the best chance of survival. If any troublesome symptoms are found, we’ll let you know immediately, and we’ll give you an outline of the next steps you can take, such as a biopsy.


Dental Sealants

Dentist placing dental sealants

The molars can be very difficult to brush due to being located near the back of the mouth. A dental sealant covers these hard-to-reach teeth to protect them from bacteria and food. This significantly reduces the risk of tooth decay. Dental sealants are typically recommended for children or teenagers who are still getting the hang of their oral hygiene routine; however, there are cases where adults can benefit from having sealants as well.


Gum Disease Treatment

Woman smiling in dental chair

Gum disease is sometimes called “the silent killer” because it starts as a seemingly mild issue but can easily turn into a devastating problem if left unchecked. Untreated gum disease can cost you your teeth, and it can increase the risk of heart disease and other health problems. For the sake of your smile and the rest of your body, we’ll recommend starting periodontal therapy as soon as we find signs of gum disease. Harmful bacteria will be quickly removed from around and below your gums, and steps will be taken to stop the infection from getting any worse.