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Family Dentistry in Renton, WA

A variety of dental services, all under one roof.

Protecting Smiles in Renton

Discover how Dr. Yuchen Hu can care for your family's dental needs.
A family of four smiling in the park because they are happy and healthy thanks to our family dentistry in Renton, WA

Would you rather avoid a problem entirely or deal with it after it has developed? If you’re like us, you prefer the first approach by far, and that’s precisely what we can do for your smile using our preventive services.

With these simple treatments, Dr. Yuchen Hu and our dental team can stop most dental issues before they even start – saving you time, money, and discomfort in the treatment chair.

Our family dentist in Renton, WA…This text is linked to our webpage where you can learn more about Dr. Hu’s credentials…. offers an extensive range of services, including:

  • Comprehensive Exams

  • Oral Hygiene

  • Periodontal Therapy

  • Sealants

  • Oral Cancer Screenings

  • Sedation Dentistry

  • Root Canals

  • Mouthguards

Learn more about each of our family services below.

Our Renton Family Dentistry Services

Dr. Hu focuses on preventing the onset of dental issues. Discover how he can care for your family's dental needs.
Comprehensive Exams

When it comes to your teeth, having peace of mind is vital. You don’t want to worry about what will happen whenever you try to speak, eat, or smile. Rather, you just want everything to work without a second thought.

Of course, in order to achieve this, you need to take care of your teeth, and one of the main ways we help you do that is by performing dental check-ups, also known as oral exams.

An oral exam is one of the most effective preventive tools we have. It allows our Renton dentist to catch dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral cancer early. When caught in their initial stages, all of these issues are very easy to treat, which means we can stop them from causing you serious problems like pain or even tooth loss.

To get the most benefits from a dental check-up, you just need to have two each year, and that’s it! These appointments take very little time, and they’ll easily save you from having to spend hours getting decayed teeth fixed.

Sound like a plan?

We thought so! Be sure to contact our office today for an appointment.

Oral Hygiene

Did you know that even if you brush and floss your teeth every day, there are still spots in your mouth that you consistently miss?

It’s true! Your teeth are actually very complicated structures with many small, hard-to-reach crevices that your brush and floss can’t get to. These are often the areas where tooth decay and cavities develop.

To make sure your teeth and gums are immaculate, you should get at least two dental cleanings each year. This will give one of our hygienists the chance to use specialized tools to break up any plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth and gums, specifically targeting those hard-to-reach areas.

At Hu Smiles in Renton,Learn more about our dentist on the homepage these cleanings only take a few minutes but go a long way to keeping your smile beautiful and problem-free.

Have you had a dental cleaning this year? If not, it’s probably time for one!

Simply contact our office today to make an appointment!

Periodontal Therapy

So much of dentistry is focused on the teeth that people often forget to take care of their gums. When it comes to your oral health, they are just as important as your teeth.

Gums protect the sensitive enamel around your teeth’s roots and provide them with essential support. If too much plaque and bacteria are allowed to accumulate on them, they can develop an infection called periodontal disease, better known as gum disease.

Dr. Yuchen HuMeet Dr. Yuchen Hu and our team will always keep an eye on your gums during your regular check-up, and if you develop this condition, we’ll be sure to catch it early and treat it quickly.

If periodontal disease has developed, it can be managed with a standard dental cleaning. However, if the disease has become more severe, then more comprehensive treatment could be required.

This may include:

  • Scaling and root planing (deep planing)

  • Chao Pinhole

  • Antibiotic therapy

Contact us for your periodontal evaluation.

Oral Cancer

Did you know oral cancer claims one life each and every hour of the day? This is because the disease often does not get discovered while it is easily treatable. We never want this to happen to our patients, which is why we will always perform an oral cancer screening during your regular check-up.

During the screening process, Dr. Hu will examine your gums, cheeks, tongue, throat, and neck for any signs of the disease.

Common symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • White or red patches on the gums

  • Bleeding gums

  • Lesions or bumps

  • Mouth sores

Dr. Hu will help you get treatment immediately if he finds anything that causes him concern.

Great service. I would highly recommend! Dr. Hu is very gentle and thorough. I felt really comfortable during my last exam.

Israel I. (Hu Smiles Patient)

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Sealants

Daily brushing and flossing are essential to keep your family’s smiles healthy. However, some tooth surfaces are hard to reach with conventional toothbrushes, especially for our younger patients. This leaves certain teeth vulnerable to the build-up of decay and, in turn, the development of cavities.

The reason for the increased risk is that food debris can become trapped in pits and fissures on the tooth surfaces. If you or your child is unable to reach these areas, then the debris will remain and cause plaque build-up.

Dental sealants are an excellent solution for this common issue. This simple preventative procedure involves Dr. Hu painting on a transparent gel that hardens and makes your tooth surface smooth. Just like that, food debris is repelled and easily brushed away as part of your daily hygiene routine.

Sedation Dentistry

Your comfort and health are the two most important factors affecting your visit to Hu Smiles in Renton. Therefore, your dentist in Renton, WALearn more about Dr. Hu has furthered his skillset to include sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry allows our team to provide you with safe and effective medication to help you relax during your visit. Dr. Hu is qualified to offer:

  • N2O: Also know as laughing gas, this form of sedation is very mild and will provide you with a feeling of relaxation and joy.

  • Oral Sedation: Dr. Hu will provide you with a pill or capsule to take before your treatment. The effects are a sleepy disposition and limited awareness of your surroundings.

  • IV Sedation: This is our strongest form of sedation and will only be administered by Dr. Hu (as he is qualified). It involves providing sedation intravenously and can result in you not remembering the procedure at all.

Please rest assured, we will discuss your options and find the ideal solution for you.

Root Canals

If a cavity is left untreated for a long time or if a person sustains a tooth injury, the inner layer of the tooth can become infected or damaged. This can cause quite a bit of pain, and usually, the best way to treat it is with a root canal.

A person might require a root canal if:

  • They are experiencing extreme dental pain.

  • There is a lot of redness and swelling around a particular tooth.

  • They have a lot of pain when biting down on a specific tooth.

  • There is a sore located on the gums near a single tooth.

If you experience any of the symptoms we’ve listed above, you should come to Hu Smiles in RentonSee our homepage as soon as you can.

If Dr. Hu decides that a root canal is the best course of treatment, it will involve four basic steps:

  • First, he will create a small access hole to reach the inner part of your tooth.

  • Second, he will remove the damaged tissue and clean the area.

  • Third, he will fill your tooth with a sanitizing material.

  • Finally, you will return to the office at another appointment to have the tooth restored with a dental crown.

Thanks to modern-day dental techniques and sedation, we can assure you that you’ll barely feel anything during your root canal. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your comfort at all times. We even give you tips and hints to ensure a successful recovery from your root canal procedure.

Mouthguards

As part of his commitment to preventative dentistry, Dr. Yuchen Hu offers mouthguards and nightguards. These custom-made protective appliances have been designed to prevent injury and guard against bite issues.

Night Guards for Bruxism

Nearly 1 in 3 people unconsciously clench their jaw and grind their teeth at night. This condition, known as bruxism, puts a lot of pressure on the teeth, and eventually, this can cause them to crack and break.

To make sure this doesn’t happen, we can provide a patient with a small and easy-to-use device called a nightguard. It’s a simple mouthpiece that they would wear to bed each night, and it works by providing a protective barrier between the teeth.

Sports Guards

The American Dental AssociationOpens a new window to the ADA website recommends that all sportspersons wear a mouthguard when engaging in physical activity. Sports guards protect your teeth and bite while allowing you to perform to your best.

Each of our sports guards is custom-made to your individual needs so that they comfortably fit into your mouth. The idea is to not feel like you are wearing the appliance while having the confidence that your teeth are fully protected.