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Best Dentists in Bellingham

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3628 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Why choose this provider?

Billingham Family Dentistry is the dental practice of Richard D. Todd and Michael Jorgenson and is located in Bellingham, WA. Dr. Todd and Dr. Jorgenson earned their dental degrees from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and are members of the American Dental Association and Washington State Dental Association. The practice offers a variety of dental procedures, including regular exams and cleanings, bonding, bridges, crowns, dentures, extractions, fillings, fluoride, implant restoration, mouth guards, night guards, root canals, sealants, veneers, wisdom tooth removal, gum disease treatment, pediatric dentistry, dental care for babies, TMJ/TMD treatment, emergency dental care, oral cancer screening, teeth whitening, dental implants, and implant-supported dentures.

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4.2
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (7)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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1800 C Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Why choose this provider?

Bayview Dental offers general, cosmetic, and specialty dentistry to patients in Bellingham and nearby places. Its services include root canal therapy, teeth whitening, implants, and composite fillings. Additionally, the dentists can perform children's dentistry and periodontal care. The clinic is family-oriented, providing patients with staff ready to perform any dental procedure. The principal dentist is Gorgin Arasteh. He is an active member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry. In addition, Gorgin pursues continuing dental education to keep himself updated with advancements in the field.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (255)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (13)

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610 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Bellingham, WA-based Evergreen Dentistry’s mission is to provide patients with high-quality, affordable dental care in a comfortable and positive environment. Dr. Laura Howrey began the practice in 2012 and is resolved to stay in Bellingham to provide the highest standards of timeliness, professionalism, and compassion. Evergreen Dentistry offers comprehensive dental care, including preventive dental procedures such as dental cleanings and exams, x-rays, periodontal disease/gum disease screenings, and sealants, and cosmetic procedures such as composite fillings, dental implants, tooth veneers, tooth whitening/bleaching, and dental crowns. Patient testimonials recommend Evergreen Dentistry for its professional and friendly staff, skilled and competent assistants, and conservativeness with diagnoses and treatments.

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (37)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (6)

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1118 Finnegan Way, Bellingham, WA 98225

Why choose this provider?

Bellingham Bay Dental is an oral care facility that specializes in family, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry. The company provides Bellingham residents with a wide range of dental solutions including things like periodontal treatment, preventative care, teeth whitening, and dental implants. The facility also provides solutions for snoring problems and sleep apnea. Grant McClendon, the dentist and owner of Bellingham Bay Dental, has many years of clinical experience performing oral surgical procedures.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (73)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (12)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (10)

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3628 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Why choose this provider?

Fairbanks & Galbraith General Dentistry is a practice that serves Bellingham and the surrounding locations. The clinic offers various services such as dental cleaning, sealants, gum disease treatment, fillings, root canal therapy, and teeth whitening. Apart from these, the team also focuses on calming patients that are going through anxiety episodes and educating patients about good oral habits. Dr. Marcus Fairbanks, its primary dentist, is an affiliate professor at the University of Washinton School of Dentistry and has been a practicing dentist since 1980.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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3100 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Envisia Lifestyle Dentistry is a professional dental practice located in Bellingham, Washington that has been serving clients in the surrounding Northern Washington metropolitan areas for more than forty years. The practice can be contacted by phone or email for the booking of appointments. Services performed by Envisia Lifestyle Dentistry include digital imaging procedures with low radiation, nitrous oxide sedation, dental hygiene work, orthodontics and instant teeth realignment, orofacial myofunctional therapy, complex restoration work, teeth whitening services, and more. Envisia Lifestyle Dentistry is led by cosmetic dentist Dr. Lowell Hanson and is praised by former clients for its comfortable atmosphere and quality work.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Dentists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that occur with the teeth, oral mucosa, and disorders of the jaw, such as TMJ. There are several areas of dentistry that include orthodontics, pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetics.

    People visit the dentist for basic wellness check-ups and exams, dental treatments for issues such as gum disease and periodontitis, and restorative cosmetic procedures. Dentists help patients with various issues, ranging from filling cavities and straightening teeth with braces to tooth extractions and treatment for conditions such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

    When left untreated, conditions such as cavities and damaged or cracked teeth can lead to abscesses and infections, and dentists help by treating and preventing further damage.
  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    It's safe to go to the dentist, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the strict infection control guidelines that dentists have followed for many decades. At all times, dentists follow ADA and CDC protocols to ensure patient safety.

  • When should a baby go to the dentist?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises parents to schedule the first dental visit within six months of the first tooth erupting and one year of age for all infants. Babies should also visit the dentist for emergencies, such as cracked or broken teeth.

  • Why does a child need sealants?

    Pediatric dental sealants are applied to the teeth to work as a barrier and provide protection from decay and bacteria. Sealants also work to prevent small food particles from settling in the grooves of the teeth, which can lead to the development of cavities.

  • Can you go to the dentist while pregnant?

    It's safe for women to continue with regular dental visits while pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect the gums and teeth, leading to inflammation and gingivitis. Regular cleanings and checkups can help keep hormonal dental issues at bay.

  • How do dentists pull teeth?

    Dentists pull teeth through simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed at the dentist's office with local anesthetic and forceps. Surgical removal is required for broken teeth and teeth that have not erupted, such as wisdom teeth. Surgical procedures require stronger anesthetic or sedation, and forceps are used to remove the teeth.

  • What kind of dentists are there? 

    There are seven primary areas of dentistry.

    1. General dentistry covers a wide scope, with procedures ranging from general exams and X-rays to deep cleanings and simple extractions.
    2. Pedodontists, or pediatric dentists, have a primary focus on infants and children.
    3. Orthodontists handle braces and other procedures that straighten the teeth.
    4. Periodontists treat the gums and structures that support the teeth, such as bone and ligaments.
    5. Endodontists perform dental pulp treatments, such as root canals.
    6. Oral pathologists, or oral surgeons, focus on surgical procedures that include wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants.
    7. Prosthodontists handle highly complex restorative dental procedures, including bridge and denture placements. 

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