Lacey & Olympia Dentist - Thinh Ho, DDS
Olympia Dental Group - Sedation and Family Dentistry
When you visit Dr. Ho's office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.
Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.
A significant number of Americans do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.
Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry:
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on
tried-and-true orthodontics. There is little debate within the
orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most
effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a
beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces
and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a
common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle. Here is what
makes Six Month Smiles so innovative …
Average treatment times of only six months
Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers
LUMINEERS® are ultra-thin porcelain slips fit perfectly over
the teeth making them look cosmetically perfect, white and completely
beautiful. The most meaningful advantage to anxious patients is that no
painful alterations of the teeth are required prior to the LUMINEERS® application.
Here are some of the other advantages of LUMINEERS®:
Last over 20 years.
No harsh drilling of inner tooth mechanisms.
No pain or discomfort.
Only two dental visits required.
Option to place multiple LUMINEERS® at one time.
Perfect, pearly-white teeth.
Thickness of a contact lens.
Totally reversible treatment.
Oral cancer is often deemed the “forgotten disease,” because it kills more people than testicular cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of the brain each year and receives little publicity in return. Each year, over 30,000 Americans contract oral cancer, and only 57% of these people will live for more than five years without treatment.
The best way to stay protected from oral cancer is to get annual oral cancer screenings. Most dentists perform an oral cancer exam during a regular dental checkup. The FDA-approved VELscope® offers dentists another examination tool to help detect oral cancer in its earliest stages. The VELscope® is a blue excitation lamp, which highlights precancerous and cancerous cell changes.
If you have any questions or concerns about oral cancer screening or the VELscope® system, please contact our office.
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We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more.
Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Thinh Ho, DDS
6050 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503
P: (360) 943-4777
F: (360) 753-8974