General Dentistry Specialist

AnaBella Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Clara H. Song, DDS

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bellevue, WA

Taking great care of your teeth and gums is important to both your dental and overall health. Clara Song, DDS, of AnaBella Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Bellevue, Washington, delivers outstanding general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy and happy for many years to come. If you are searching for a personable, compassionate dental professional to guide your dental health, call Dr. Song today to set up a visit, or try the easy online booking tool.

General Dentistry Q&A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is a term used to describe the wide range of dental services available from a trained dental professional. Many of these services are preventive, meaning they act to prevent issues and disease within your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues. 

Other general dentistry services are restorative, meaning they act to repair damage caused by tooth decay or gum disease. Dr. Song always takes a conservative approach in restoration work, preferring to save as much healthy tissue as possible. 

What can I expect during a general dentistry visit?

Most of your visits to AnaBella Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will be routine dental exams and professional cleanings. These visits allow Dr. Song and her team the opportunity to evaluate your teeth and gums to search for signs of concern. 

By identifying potential problem areas in the earliest possible stages, simple treatments can prevent additional decay or disease. This can help preserve your smile for many years and avoid more invasive and costly treatments. 

Another important part of a dental exam is a thorough assessment of your oral tissues. Dr. Song is trained to detect tissue abnormalities in your cheeks, tongue, lips, and other soft tissues. These changes can be an early sign of cancer and will need to be followed up on as swiftly as possible. 

Other general dentistry services include lip and tongue tie treatments, which correct abnormal soft tissue connections in your mouth. Dr. Song also offers assessment and treatment of sleep apnea, a serious health problem that can lead to a cascade of negative health effects. 

Patient education is always part of the general dentistry process. You’ll receive the full details of each treatment option, enabling you to make an informed decision about your care. You can also ask Dr. Song any questions about your dental hygiene routine or discuss any changes you’ve noticed in your oral health. 

What is a professional teeth cleaning?

A professional teeth cleaning involves the careful removal of plaque and tartar that have accumulated since your last visit. Dr. Song and her team have access to advanced technological tools that can clean your teeth far better than simple brushing and flossing. 

The process is painless, and you’ll walk out with a gleaming smile that feels wonderful. During your visit, you’ll learn how to embrace optimal oral hygiene habits to keep your smile looking and feeling its best. 

If you are overdue for a dental exam or professional cleaning, schedule an appointment at AnaBella Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today. Booking a visit takes just moments online or over the phone.