About Us

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

Monday-Thursday: 7am to 4pm 701 5th Ave, Suite 4660, Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-8200 info@dentalspecialtiesnorthwest.com

Dr. Judy Sturm & Associates


Don’t Skip the Dentist because of Dental Fear

If you have been avoiding dental checkups because of dental anxiety, it’s time to call and schedule an appointment with a dentist in Yorkville. Skipping much needed dental appointments because of dental fear will only make things worse and more expensive.

According to Dr. Judy Sturm from Sturm & Associates a small toothache gets bigger while gum diseases progresses. Dental checkups are recommended twice a year or more often if you are susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.

Why Dental Checkups are Important

dental_checkups_YorkvilleSturm & Associates explains that while dental exams check out your teeth and gums for decay and disease, your mouth and oral cavity are checked during a comprehensive dental examination.

During a comprehensive dental examination, a team member from Sturm & Associates will check your oral cavity, including your tongue, cheeks, and the sides of your mouth, your neck, and your throat for any abnormalities.

If your dentist notices any white patches, sores or lumps a biopsy is normally recommended to rule out anything serious. Keep in mind that oral cancer has a high cure rate if detected in its earliest stages.

Don’t Let Dental Fear Make you Sick

As previously mentioned, dental fear makes things worse. For example, gingivitis is curable while periodontal disease is not. Gum disease can become serious, so much so that it affects your overall health.

Research indicates a link between oral and overall health. Scientists believe that link is from inflammatory gum disease.

Gum disease is bacteria caused by food particles and debris. That bacteria converts to plaque, which is that sticky film on your teeth. Plaque will eventually become tartar. A Yorkville dentist can only remove Tartar.

If plaque enters the bloodstream, which it will because periodontal disease causes pockets between teeth and gums, it will reach your bloodstream and attach itself to your blood vessels. This will eventually lead to heart disease and/or stroke.

Combating Dental Fear

You don’t have to live with dental fear and you won’t when you schedule an appointment for sedation dentistry with Sturm & Associates. Dental sedation in Toronto keeps you relaxed regardless of your level of dental anxiety.

The dental practice in Yorkville relaxes you the minute you walk through the door and of course has all of the amenities of a day spa. You won’t feel anxious when you become a patient of Sturm & Associates.

So what are you waiting for? Call and schedule a dental checkup with Sturm & Associates and don’t forget to mention your dental fear when you do.

Call for a dental appointment in Yorkville today.