Dr. Debra Cederbaum
Dr. Debra Cederbaum has been serving patients in the Seattle area for over 30 years. In that time, she’s had the opportunity to watch generations of patients flourish and thrive. Dr. Cederbaum is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care in a warm and friendly environment. When you visit our office, you’ll receive the treatment you require and the courtesy you deserve.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Dr. Cederbaum offers a number of cosmetic services to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming about so you can face the world with confidence.
Dental implants are a revolutionary treatment for restoring gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth. Implants are a healthy and attractive alternative to dentures and dental bridges–You’ll never need to remove them for any reason and they look just like your natural teeth.
If you’re anxious about receiving dental care, we can provide dental sedation to make your experience more comfortable. We offer several options to suit your specific needs, including oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and intravenous (IV) sedation.
A lustrous and radiant smile conveys a sense of vitality and it’s also a real confidence-booster. But a number factors can cause your smile to lose its sparkle over time. We offer either take-home or in-office professional whitening treatments to restore the radiance in your smile.
Complete Care for the Whole Family
Dr. Cederbaum provides a full array of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic services. We can schedule checkups for more than one family member on the same day for your convenience. Our goal is to keep your smile healthy and shining bright.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prevent cavities?
The best way to prevent cavities is by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals. In addition to following a regular oral hygiene routine, you’ll want to schedule biannual visits at our Seattle office for professional cleanings and checkups.
The cleanings are especially important to address those hard to reach areas. Here are a few tips for preventing cavities:
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods
- Ask about dental sealants for children
- Eat tooth-healthy foods
- Drink plenty of water
- Refrain from frequent snacking
- Use oral care products containing fluoride
What should I do in the event that I chip, break, or lose a tooth?
If you chip, break, or lose a tooth, it’s vital that you contact our office immediately by calling (206) 524-1314. In the meantime, here are a few guidelines to follow:
- Rinse the tooth so that it’s free of dirt
- Only handle the tooth by the crown, not the roots
- Store the tooth or remnants in a protective container
- Place gauze in the socket of the missing tooth and bite down to stop the bleeding
- Place water or milk in the container to keep the roots from drying out
Successful reimplantation requires that you respond promptly to a lost tooth. We’ll do our best to save your natural tooth. If it’s too damaged, we’ll suggest other alternatives such as crowns, bridges, or dental implants to restore your smile back to its original appearance.
How can you prevent the risk of a failed dental implant?
Dr. Cederbaum thoroughly screens every detail of a patient’s oral health prior to determining if they’re a good candidate for dental implants. If necessary, she’ll make recommendations to ensure the procedure has the best possible outcome for your health.
Dr. Cederbaum can even perform the supplemental procedures in our office. These procedures include scaling and root planing to address periodontal disease, bone grafting, and a sinus lift can help improve the chances of successful implantation.
If you’re interested in learning about our tooth replacement options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cederbaum by calling (206) 524-1314. During the consultation, you’ll discuss your smile goals and Dr. Cedarbaum will examine your oral health so she can provide you with all the necessary information to make the best decision.
How long do veneers last?
Dental veneers can last 10 years or longer with proper care. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals to help them last. In addition to following a regular oral hygiene routine, you’ll want to schedule regular visits at our Seattle office for professional cleanings and checkups.
During these visits, we’ll also examine the overall health of your veneers to ensure they’re intact or we may suggest getting a new set. Here are a few ways you can increase the lifespan of your veneers:
- Protect your smile with a mouthguard when playing contact sports
- Avoid using your teeth as tools
- Avoid foods and beverages that tend to stain your teeth or rinse after consumption
- Address any issues of teeth grinding
- Refrain from biting into hard or tough foods that could damage your veneers