253.460.1800

1628 S. Mildred #206

Tacoma, WA 98465

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are questions frequently asked by our patients at Baer Smith Family Dentistry. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your dental health, the appearance of your smile, or treatments please feel free to bring them up at your next scheduled appointment with Dr. Smith, Dr. Baer or any team members.

What types of problems does Cosmetic Dentistry solve?
If your teeth are dark or worn and make you look older, if gaps or chips make you feel self-conscious, or if crooked or discolored teeth stop you from smiling fully, Cosmetic Dentistry can help. The negative effects of abnormal gum tissue or out-of-date dental treatment are also problems that can be corrected with Cosmetic Dentistry.

How can I have whiter teeth?
There are a number of procedures available to help whiten your smile, from at-home bleaching products to our customized supervised treatments. We also offer a one-hour in-office whitening method. We can help evaluate your potential for whitening your teeth, based on their current color and the causes of any discoloration.
Once you have decided on the most appropriate method, you’ll probably spend anywhere from two to four weeks undergoing a series of simple whitening treatments. Most patients can safely experience a dramatic improvement.

I have a missing tooth. What can Drs. Baer or Smith do for me?
You have a few options to choose from. You can opt for a bridge. They fill in the space left by lost teeth, but they also help support the surrounding teeth.
Another option is a dental implant. An implant is inserted directly in your jaw bone and will become a permanent fixture in your mouth. If your tooth is gone, but the root is still intact, you can place a new crown on the root.

I have always received the finest dental care at your office. Do you accept referrals?
We would be grateful and honored to receive your family and friends as part of our family. Most of our patients are referred to us by word-of-mouth, and we consider that to be one of the highest compliments our patients can give.

Do you have financing for dental work?
Yes, for qualified applicants we offer financing programs click here.

Contact Us

1628 S. Mildred #206 • Tacoma, WA 98465 Phone: (253) 460-1800 • Fax: (253)460-0697
Office Hours:
Monday...................................8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday...................................8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Wednesday.............................8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Thursday.................................7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Friday.......................................7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Saturdays by Appointment only between
8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

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