Get Answers to Your Dental Questions in Seattle

The friendly office of Jahyun Koo DDS makes it easy to get expert dentistry. If you’re like most of our patients, you have some dental questions in Seattle you’d like answered. Feel free to call our staff at 206-922-4573, and we’ll be glad to help with questions or schedule an appointment for you. You can also schedule online. In the meantime, below are some questions our patients frequently ask.

I’m afraid of the dentist. Can you help?

If you’re uncomfortable about the idea of a dental appointment, you’re in good company. Fifteen percent of people have some level of dental anxiety, and many more are uneasy about the idea of seeing the dentist. Dr. Koo offers inhaled sedation for people who need help relaxing during their appointments. You’ll breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide (which has been safely used for more than a century) and oxygen through a small mask over your nose. You’ll feel relaxed and unconcerned about what’s going on around you. The effects of inhaled sedation wear off quickly, so you should be able to drive after your appointment.

What is the best toothbrush to use?

It’s important to select a toothbrush with soft bristles. A soft-bristled brush will adequately clean your teeth without damaging the soft tissues inside your mouth like a hard- or medium-bristled brush can. Also, be sure to buy the proper toothbrush size for you. A toothbrush with a small head will be more comfortable and efficient for smaller mouths, while a larger brush head could work better for larger mouths.

When should I bring my child for their first dental appointment?

The American Dental Association recommends bringing your child to the dentist before their first birthday, ideally within six months of the appearance of their first tooth. We offer a gentle introduction to the dentist for children as young as 6 months old. We will monitor their development, gently clean their teeth, and answer all of your questions concerning issues such as teething and thumb sucking.

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