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Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry

Dentists located in South King County, Des Moines, WA

Dental Health Diagnosis Specialist

Regular teeth cleanings are a critical step in maintaining good oral health. Despite some beliefs that routine cleanings are unnecessary, research shows that frequent cleanings lead to better health outcomes. If you live in Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way, Washington, or the surrounding area, trust Dr. Andy Cheng and Dr. Tameem Anwar of Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry to help maintain your oral health.

Dental Health Diagnosis Q & A

Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry

What happens at a teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is a preventive procedure to remove tartar, which is mineralized plaque, that develops even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine tooth brushing.

A skilled dental hygienist often does the cleaning. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling, tooth polishing, and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various tools to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth. The hygienist also flosses your teeth as part of the procedure.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

The dental hygienists at Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry recommend having your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during treatment of dental disorders. You should schedule a dental exam with Dr. Cheng or Dr. Anwar at least once a year, if not at each cleaning.

Smokers, people with gum disease, pregnant women, patients with diabetes, and people with weak immune systems benefit from a cleaning and oral checkup every 3-4 months.

Even if you have excellent oral hygiene, you still benefit from regular dental visits. The dentists and hygienists at Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry can watch for early signs of tooth decay, oral cancer, or gum disease and take steps to halt the progression of any disease.

How should I care for my teeth at home?

Between professional dental cleanings, good oral hygiene helps to prevent cavities, tartar buildup, and gum disease. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once daily prevents food particles from lodging between teeth and causing decay.

Why is oral health so important?

Your oral health can affect your whole body. Bacteria from gum disease can infiltrate your system and contribute to health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.

Even if you have a small problem with your teeth, it’s important to get a checkup to avoid extensive dental work later on. Contact Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry between your regular visits to keep decay or pain from escalating.


Welcome, New Patients!

Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry is happily accepting new patients in the South King County area. We treat patients from Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and SeaTac, WA. Schedule your new patient consultation with our office today!


Fresh Smiles Dental Des Moines makes every effort to provide you with the finest dental care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this goal, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Our insurance coordinator will see to it that all claims are processed promptly and correctly to minimize your out of pocket expenses. We participate with most major insurance plan. For a complete list of plans that we participate with, please call our office. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.

Assurant Health
Delta Dental
Dental Benefit Providers
Lincoln Financial Group
MetLife Dental
Premera Blue Cross
Principal Dental
Regence BCBS
The Standard

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Anwar was so good and comforting. He took away my toothache and dental-phobia. I'm definitely gonna get my implants done here too."

    Theo W.
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    "I had a great experience. The dentists are very knowledgeable and were able to address all my concerns."

    Chris W.
Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry
27041 Pacific Highway South
South King County

Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: 206-212-4925
Fax: 206-651-7483
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