Adentist is here for you so that your oral health can remain in great shape with healthy teeth, gums, and mouth. Unfortunately, it is all too common for people to fear the dentist to the point of not going in for their twice-a-year exam and teeth cleaning. What results is deteriorating oral health and, eventually, painful oral health problems which require more extensive and expensive treatment. This is not necessary because, in addition to caring for your oral health, your Bellevue, Washington, dental team at Cosmos Dentistry is here to make your visit to their clinic gentle and comfortable. Dr. Poppe would like to tell you why you need not be afraid to visit your dentist.
When you visit your dentist to have your teeth cleaned, it will be done gently to remove any built-up plaque that has accumulated along the gum lines and in hard-to-reach areas of the teeth. This process is necessary to prevent any issues from turning into something more significant.
Your dentist is here to make sure your dental health remains up to par. They know that this will not be possible if you are afraid to come in. They are your friends and want to help you feel comfortable when visiting so that bigger oral health issues do not become an issue that could make you feel more anxious.
If you fear visiting the dentist due to the pain you expect to feel, you should rest easy. Thanks to the constant advancement in dental techniques and technologies, a trip to the dentist has never been more gentle or comfortable. Some dental procedures were indeed more painful in the past. With current treatments, many of these same procedures are now pain-free!
Dr. Tokiko Poppe graduated from the University of the Pacific's
Arthur Dugoni School of
Dentistry in San Francisco. She has received extensive training in all aspects
dentistry and was involved in craniofacial research and studies on cleft lip and palate
Dr. Poppe also completed a General Practice Residency in California, where she cared for medically-compromised adults at Veterans Hospital and children under general anesthesia at the University Medical Center. She is a member of the ADA, AAGO, AAPMD, WSDA, SKCD, AGD, American Laser Study, TBI Ambassadors, and AMR advanced program. She has completed Spear Education which dentists pursue to learn complex restorative dentistry. Dr. Poppe is also an osteopathic-trained dentist, having learned the whole-body approach from osteopathic physicians. She follows continuing education to stay abreast of the latest dental trends and enjoys sharing her knowledge with her community.
She also holds a Japanese dental license and speaks Japanese and English.