Kent WA Dentist | 12 Reasons to See Your Dentist

Don’t wait until you’re in pain to see your Kent family dentist! Most people make time to clean out the house, car, garage, or closets at least twice a year. Why not include your oral health on your “to do” list?

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Regular professional cleaning and examinations are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. These routine visits are your first line of defense against tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancers, and more. Early identification and treatment of any oral illness improves outcomes and allows for less-invasive treatment options. Don’t wait until it hurts!

Why Do We Avoid Going?

The HDI institute, in a study done with the American Dental Association, lists some of the main reasons we sometimes delay going to the dentist. Cost, low perceived need, time, and anxiety are the most common causes. However, if we allow these concerns to interfere with oral care, we may allow more serious issues to develop.

When Should We See the Dentist?

The ADA or American Dental Society recommends maintaining twice yearly visits for cleaning and examinations. In addition, they advise making an appointment for any of the following concerns:

  1. Pain in your mouth, teeth, or face
  2. Injury to your mouth, teeth, or face
  3. Conditions that can affect oral health, such as diabetes
  4. Pregnancy
  5. Jaw pain or stiffness
  6. Bleeding, swelling, or redness in your gums
  7. Recent dental treatment, such as fillings, crowns, implants, or root canal
  8. Pain or difficulty eating or drinking
  9. Chronic dry mouth
  10. Smoking or tobacco use
  11. Sores in your mouth that are not healing
  12. You have questions or concerns about your oral health or hygiene

Our Kent family dentist is here to help you achieve and maintain your best oral health. To schedule your next appointment, please contact Panther Lake Dental of Kent.


Panther Lake Dental of Kent
Phone: (253) 854-1222
10930 SE 208th St.
Kent , WA 98031

Panther Lake Dental COVID-19 Statement

Dear Panther Lake Dental patients: 

As you already know, the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a major worldwide concern. With the recent increase of infections globally, we understand that you will have questions and concerns related to this dynamic situation. The health and safety of our patients and employees has always been our top priority, and this is a rapidly evolving situation that we continue to monitor. 

We continue to align with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for aggressive prevention and direction. Based on their collective guidance, we are suggesting the following health and hygiene practices to provide the best defenses against the spread of the most contagious illnesses: 

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then throw it in the trash can. 
  • Stay home and see your doctor if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms. 

Actions we have taken to date: 

  • We have instructed staff to heighten the focus of wiping down and cleaning frequently touched surfaces on a regular basis.  
  • We have placed orders for additional tissues, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. 

There is a great deal of misinformation circulating about this virus. Please rely on credible sources for updates, particularly the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Based on the guidance we are following from the CDC and our current operating standards, we are confident that our office continues to be safe, and we will remain open for business.  

Thank you for helping to keep Panther Lake Dental healthy and safe. 

In health,
Dr. Deiglmeier and the Panther Lake Dental team.

Kent WA Dentist | Restoring Smiles with Veneers

About 1 in 4 adults in the United States feels embarrassed by the look of their smile. Our dental office is proud to offer porcelain dental veneers to new and existing patients. Our Kent family dentist has the training and experience to provide porcelain veneers to patients who wish to restore a whiter, healthier, more even look to their smile.

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic and restorative dental solution that mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Veneers create an immediate improvement in the appearance of a smile. They are a minimally invasive treatment option and can be more cost-effective than many other cosmetic improvement options.

Patients  whose teeth are healthy, but are chipped, cracked, crooked, or mildly stained can benefit from veneers. Patients whose teeth are uneven or have gaps may also find veneers are a great solution for improving the look of their smile.

We offer custom-crafted porcelain veneers that are fitted precisely to cover the front surface of the tooth. Because porcelain is a semi-translucent material, the tooth continues to have a natural healthy appearance with the veneer in place. Veneers are chosen with care to match the natural teeth around them, to ensure optimal aesthetic results.

Once placed, porcelain veneers are a strong, stain-resistant, and long-lasting cosmetic dental solution. However, porcelain dental veneers need ongoing dental care, just like natural teeth. They should be brushed and flossed regularly and normal dental exam and cleaning schedules should be maintained. When cared for properly, veneers can last a lifetime.

There are some additional factors to consider before choosing veneers. First, it is common to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages for a few days following the placement of veneers. This is generally mild and unlikely to last more than about a week.

Second, while porcelain is a strong and durable material, it is recommended to avoid activities that will put great stress on the veneers, such as chewing excessively hard foods or using the teeth to attempt to open a nut or bottle. Finally, any patient who has issues with bruxism (grinding) should discuss this with our doctor before deciding whether to have dental veneers placed.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with our Kent dentist, contact Panther Lake Dental of Kent today. We’re here to give you a smile that you can show with pride.


Panther Lake Dental of Kent
Phone: (253) 854-1222
10930 SE 208th St.
Kent , WA 98031