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Your Pathway to Lifelong Dental Wellness

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Teeth Cleaning

Your dental checkup begins with a rejuvenating teeth cleaning session. Our skilled dental hygienists use gentle techniques to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from the surfaces of your teeth. This thorough cleaning not only brightens your smile but also prevents the buildup of harmful bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum disease.

We take pride in providing a comfortable and relaxing experience during your cleaning. As we work, we'll share tips for maintaining excellent oral hygiene at home, empowering you to actively participate in your dental wellness.

Dental Exams

The dental exam phase of your checkup is like a detective's investigation into the health of your smile. Dr. Sims carefully examines each tooth, checking for signs of decay, cracks, or abnormalities. Our advanced technology allows us to spot issues in their early stages, making treatment more effective and less invasive.

But it's not just about your teeth – your gums, jaw, and bite are equally important. We'll assess your gum health and screen for signs of gum disease, ensuring that your foundation remains strong. If needed, he'll discuss bite alignment and other concerns that could impact your overall oral health.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Caring for your oral health extends beyond teeth and gums. At Lakeside Smiles, we prioritize your overall well-being, which is why we include an oral cancer screening during your checkup. Oral cancer can develop silently, but early detection is key to successful treatment.

Our team is trained to identify any suspicious signs or symptoms that could indicate oral cancer. By including this screening in your regular checkups, we're able to catch potential issues in their earliest stages, giving you peace of mind and increasing your chances of a positive outcome.

Why You Should See the Dentist Every Six Months

Regular dental checkups are the foundation of maintaining a healthy and radiant smile for a lifetime. Your teeth and gums require consistent care to stay in their best shape! So, here are some of the reasons you should see the dentist every six months:

Preventive Maintenance

Just as your car needs regular oil changes to run smoothly, your smile requires routine checkups to stay healthy. Regular visits allow us to catch and address potential problems before they escalate. By preventing issues before they become major concerns, you save time, money, and potential discomfort.

Personalized Care

No two smiles are alike, and your dental needs may change over time. Our team gets to know you and your unique smile during each visit. This personalized approach ensures that we tailor our recommendations and treatments to match your specific oral health goals.

Overall Health Connection

Your oral health is deeply connected to your overall well-being. Gum disease, for example, has been linked to systemic health issues like heart disease and diabetes. By maintaining regular dental checkups, you're not only protecting your smile but also contributing to your holistic health.

Book Your Visit Today

Our friendly team is dedicated to making each visit a comfortable and informative experience. With our expertise, advanced technology, and commitment to your well-being, you can trust that your smile is in the best hands. Schedule your next dental checkup with us!
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Dr. Brandon Sims


Meet Your Caring Smile Expert

Your smile is the reason for everything we do! We believe in open communication and informed decision-making, so you can trust that we'll guide you every step of the way.

A Legacy of Trust and Longevity

Lakeside Smiles has been a staple in the community for years, and we're thrilled to continue this legacy of trust. Our commitment to delivering outstanding dental care remains unwavering! Your comfort and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do.

Your Family's Well-being is Our Priority

We understand the importance of a welcoming environment for your family's dental needs. Our team goes the extra mile to create a relaxed atmosphere where patients of all ages feel at ease. Dr. Brandon Sims is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the best care possible.

Experience the Lakeside Smiles Difference

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Scheduling Convenience

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Advanced Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need regular dental checkups?

Regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining optimal oral health. They allow our experienced team to monitor your teeth and gums, detect early signs of issues, and provide preventive care to prevent more extensive problems in the future.

How often should I schedule a dental checkup?

We recommend scheduling a dental checkup every six months. However, the frequency may vary based on your individual oral health needs. Our team will help you determine the best schedule during your initial visit.

What happens during a dental checkup?

A dental checkup involves three main components: teeth cleaning, dental exams, and oral cancer screening. During a teeth cleaning, our skilled hygienists remove plaque, tartar, and stains. Dental exams include a thorough inspection of your teeth, gums, and bite. An oral cancer screening helps detect any early signs of oral cancer.

Is teeth cleaning uncomfortable?

Teeth cleaning is generally a comfortable procedure. Our hygienists use gentle techniques to ensure minimal discomfort. If you experience any sensitivity, please let us know so we can adjust our approach accordingly.

What happens if dental issues are found during my checkup?

If we identify any dental issues, we will discuss them with you and recommend appropriate treatment options. Addressing issues early can prevent them from worsening and potentially requiring more invasive treatments.

Do dental checkups include X-rays?

Yes, X-rays are often a part of dental checkups. X-rays help us identify issues that may not be visible during a visual examination, such as cavities between teeth or problems beneath the gumline.

Is an oral cancer screening necessary?

Yes, an oral cancer screening is an important part of your checkup. Oral cancer can develop without obvious symptoms, making early detection crucial for successful treatment.

Are dental checkups covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans cover regular dental checkups as part of preventive care. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to understand your coverage. Lakeside Smiles accepts a variety of insurance plans and can help you navigate your benefits.

How can I maintain good oral health between checkups?

Consistent oral hygiene practices at home are essential. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and maintain a balanced diet. Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption. Regularly replacing toothbrushes and using fluoride toothpaste also contribute to good oral health.

What if I have dental anxiety?

We understand that dental anxiety is common. Our team is experienced in helping patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their visits. We offer a supportive environment and can discuss options like sedation dentistry to ease your anxiety.

Most Insurances Accepted Here

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United Healthcare
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
United Healthcare Global (Inside U.S.)
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Concordia - Tricare Dental Plan
United Concordia - Federal Employees Program
UFT Welfare Fund
United Concordia (Encounters)
United Concordia - Dental Plus - PA Blue Shield
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado
Tricare Retiree Dental Program
Tricare Active Reservists
Standard Insurance Co. of New York
Sun Life Financial (United Concordia)
Skygen USA
Standard Insurance
Securian/Patriot Dental
Securian Dental
Reliance Standard Life
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon (out of State Providers)
Public Employee Health Program (PEHP)
PrimeCare, Wisconsin State and Federal Employees and Medicaid
Physicians Mutual (Dental)
Oklahoma DRS Doc
Phoenix Health Plans (DentaQuest)
Medicaid of Wisconsin - DentaQuest
North Dakota Dental Service
Minnesota Blue Cross Dental (UCCI)
Medicaid of Wisconsin, PrimeCare
Medicaid of Wisconsin, Humana / TDC
Medicaid of Washington
Medicaid of Virginia, HealthKeepers Plus
Medicaid of Texas - DentaQuest
Medicaid of Utah
Medicaid of Texas - MCNA
Medicaid of Tennessee, BlueCare
Medicaid of New York
Medicaid of Indiana
Medicaid of Minnesota
Medicaid of Michigan
Medicaid of Connecticut
Medicaid of Alabama
HealthScope Benefits
Managed DentalGuard
Managed Care of North America, Inc. (MCNA)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund
Humana Specialty Benefits State of Florida Dental
Humana Specialty Benefits Florida Healthy Kids Dental
Humana CompBenefits Federal Plan Dental
Hershey Healthsmile
Healthsource Provident
HealthScope Benefits (Tribute Health Plan)
HealthScope Benefits/ Morris Associates
HealthScope Benefits / EHC Repricing
HealthScope Benefits/ACPMO
HealthChoice Oklahoma
Healthcare Highways
HDS Medicaid
Hawaii Dental Service
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Golden West Dental
Florida Combined Life (Dental)
First Reliance Standard
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Direct Dental Administrators, Inc.
Dental Guard Preferred
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
DentaQuest - Government
DeltaCare USA - Encounters
Delta Dental - Tricare Retiree
Delta Dental of West Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington DC
Delta Dental of Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington
Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Delta Dental of Tennessee
Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of Puerto Rico
Delta Dental of Pennsylvania
Delta Dental of Oklahoma
Delta Dental of Ohio
Delta Dental of North Dakota
Delta Dental of North Carolina
Delta Dental of Minnesota
Delta Dental of New York
Delta Dental of New Jersey
Delta Dental of New Mexico
Delta Dental of Nebraska
Delta Dental of Missouri
United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Delta Dental of Tennessee
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