We are always happy to welcome new patients to our dental practice! In preparation for your first visit, please click on the link below and fill out the registration forms. Bring the completed forms with you to help expedite the first visit process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office and a member of our staff will be glad to assist you. We're looking forward to meeting you!
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Phone: 425 258 3622


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Below are some questions asked most often by our paitents:

Q: How often should I visit the dentist?

A: The American Dental Association recommends that patients should visit their dentist twice a year, preferably within a 6 month period. Most dental insurance carriers also recommend this visit schedule and will pay for it in their plan. We've all heard Ben Franklin's famous quote that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." When it comes to your dental health, this is true! We want your teeth to last as long as you do and preventative care is vital in keeping your teeth healthy.


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Q: What can be done to whiten my teeth?

A: There are many options available now for teeth whitening. Even something as basic as a cleaning and polishing can brighten your smile. Staying away from dark liquids such as soda or coffee will improve the color of your teeth.

Our recommendation for whiter, brighter teeth are bleach trays, which we custom make in our office or leading-edge tooth polishing that we perform in the office. These two techniques are probably the most effective and provide the quickest results for a whiter, brighter smile. Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips are also available but may take a little more time to achieve the results you are looking for.

We can discuss all of your options for beautiful teeth at your next appointment.


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Q: What can I expect from my first appointment?

A: At your first appointment, you will personally meet with Dr. Wright. He will examine your teeth, take digital x-rays, give an oral cancer screening, assess the health of your gums and discuss any concerns you have. The goal is to create a long-term relationship for your oral health.



Q: My gums bleed when I brush or floss. Is this a sign of something?

A: Bleeding gums may be a sign of significant mouth, gum and tooth disease, and should be checked by an expert immediately. Mouth disease, if left untreated, can lead to other health problems, and should not be ignored.



Q: How can I improve my smile?

A: Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and we want you to have confidence in its beauty! Everyone has different issues with their smile whether it is discolored teeth, bad breath or misshapen teeth. We have seen it all and can provide options to help you feel happy to flash your pearls.

Options we can provide you in improving your smile are:

• Teeth cleaning
• Tooth re-contouring (tooth shaping)
• Teeth whitening
• Ceramic veneers, inlays and overlays
• Orthodontia recommendations
• Other smile improvement options



Q: What can I expect from a dental cleaning?

A: Cyndi or Carol will professionally clean your teeth using metal hand instruments to remove calculus or tartar (hardened plaque). They will also polish your teeth to remove plaque and stains on the tooth surface and apply fluoride using their brush hand piece. They will want to know about anything that is troubling you with your teeth and answer questions you may have regarding your oral health. They will also give you tips about how to brush and floss most effectively. Digital x-rays will be taken of your teeth and the dentist will review them to determine decay, bone health and any abnormalities. If any health problems are identified during your exam, the dentist will make recommendations of the best next steps.

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Q: What's the difference between silver and tooth colored fillings?

A: Silver, or amalgam fillings, are still a traditional way of filling teeth to repair cavities. The silver fillings are a good option and work well for teeth repair.

Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, blend in with the natural color of your teeth and help your teeth to look cavity-free. When someone sees the inside of your mouth, they will only notice your beautiful teeth.


Q: How soon should I have my child visit the dentist?

A: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child should see a dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child's smile now and in the future.

We are more than happy to provide a welcome visit for our young patients so that we can help them feel at ease going to the dentist. The welcome visit is low-key. We introduce the office to the child, show them models of teeth and how to brush their teeth. The dentist will take a quick peek into the child's mouth and check for abnormalities. It's important to develop good oral health habits early!

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Q: My mouth is consistently dry. What could be causing this?

A: Reduced saliva flow that results in a dry mouth is a common problem among older adults. It is caused my certain medical disorders and is often a side effect of medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, pain killers and diuretics.

Some of the common problems associated with dry mouth include a constant sore throat, burning sensation, problems speaking, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or dry nasal passages. Left untreated, dry mouth can damage your teeth. Without adequate saliva to lubricate your mouth, wash away food, and neutralize the acids produced by plaque, extensive decay can occur.

If you are suffering from a dry mouth, please discuss it as your next visit and we can recommend various methods to restore moisture. Sugar-free candy or gum stimulates saliva flow, and moisture can be replaced by using artificial saliva and oral rinses. Drying irritates the soft tissues in the mouth, which can make them inflamed and more susceptible to infection.



Q: Will the Wright Dental Group bill my insurance?

A: As a courtesy to you, our staff works with you and your insurance provider to make certain your dental care is billed properly.



Q: Will my dental or medical insurance cover this procedure?

A: Insurance companies vary on what dental procedures they will pay for. The Wright Dental Group will work with you before your treatment so that there are no unexpected expenses.



Q: What payment options are available to me?

A: The Wright Dental Group works with CareCredit payment plans and credit to cover your dental work.



Q: Why doesn't my insurance pay 100% for this dental cleaning?

A: While we will work as closely as we can with your insurance to get as much of your teeth cleaning paid for, some insurance companies do not recognize the value regular cleaning has in preventative dentistry. Make certain you discuss your payment options with our staff before your treatment.



Q: Do you recommend an electric toothbrush?

A: If it makes you feel any better, Dr. Wright purchased the most recent models of electronic toothbrushes for his parents! So, yes, an electronic toothbrush, when used properly, will give you the best level of at-home dental care for your teeth. They are worth the money and if you have younger children, you will find helping your child brush his/her teeth will be much more effective with an electronic toothbrush.



Q: Other questions?

A: If you have any questions, we will be happy to discuss them with you! Please call our knowledgeable staff at 425-258-3622 or e-mail us with any concerns you have at aaronwrightdmd@gmail.com.