Reign Dental is a cutting-edge dental practice based in Shoreline, Seattle, and Milton, WA, and was founded by Dr. Michael Caparas on November 29, 2016.

Dr. Michael Caparas is the owner of Reign Dental. He began his dental career in Dallas, TX. Presently, he resides in Kirkland, Washington with his wife and three sons.
He holds an AAS from Edmonds Community College, a BS in Psychology from Western Washington University, and a DMD in dentistry from Nova Southeastern University. He is a member of American Dental Association (ADA), Washington Dental Association and Seattle-King County Dental Society. Read more here.

Yes, Reign Dental offers the following payment options:

  • Limited, in-house financing programs
  • Financing options with Care Credit ®
  • Flexible payment options at our Shoreline and Milton, WA dental care offices. Read more here.

General Dentistry FAQs

Generally, it is best to have your child have their first dental checkup around the age of 4-5. Some dentists recommend even earlier ages. Setting good oral cleaning habits is critical to healthy teeth for a lifetime.

Oral Care/Surgery FAQs

Some of the most common reasons you may need an oral surgeon are that you have difficult teeth extractions (such as your wisdom teeth), dental pain, a misaligned jaw, or injuries due to an accident.

According to our dental experts, proper brushing takes at least two minutes and you should brush your teeth twice a day. To brush your teeth properly, you have to:

  • Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums and gently move it back and forth in short strokes.
  • Brush the outer, the inner and the chewing surfaces of the teeth gently.
  • Clean the inside surfaces as well, tilt the brush vertically and make some up-and-down short strokes. This is the best technique to brush your teeth daily.
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You must have heard that your dental health affects your overall health. Regular dental visits can help spot small to severe dental diseases early when the treatment is likely to be uncomplicated (sort of simpler) as well as more affordable.
Also Read: How Does Dental Health Affect Your Overall Health?

Here are some signs that indicate you should see a dentist as early as possible:

  • Swollen and bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Dry Mouth
  • Canker Sores
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth sensation
  • White Spots on Teeth
  • Changes of Color in the Mouth
  • Metallic Taste in the Mouth
  • Gum receding that causes longer teeth appearance
  • Extreme pain in gums while biting or chewing
  • Puss formation between teeth
  • Headaches

Also Read: What causes the periodontal disease?

Flossing helps you maintain a healthy mouth. Dental experts at American Dental Association (ADA) recommend flossing a minimum of once a day for removing plaque in areas between the teeth that are nearly impossible to reach with a normal toothbrush.

Also Read: How to get a sparkling smile?

During your dental checkup (dental exam), your dentist or hygienist will:

  • Evaluate your oral hygiene as well as your overall health
  • Check whether you are at a risk of tooth/root decay, or gum/bone disease
  • Assess whether you need tooth replacement or tooth restoration
  • Examine your jaw and bite to identify any problem
  • Clear off any stains on your teeth
  • Show you proper cleaning steps for your teeth or dentures
  • Determine whether you need fluoride
  • Ask for dental X-rays or other necessary diagnostic procedures.

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Dental X-rays FAQs

Digital X-rays produce a very low amount of radiation and are considered very safe. At Reign Dental, we take necessary precautions to limit your exposure to radiation. To provide for the optimum patient safety, Reign Dental has dental X-ray units which are tested on a regular basis. To ensure that we adhere to industry safety standards, we follow American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines during the digital dental X-rays.

Apart from the conventional dental X-rays, digital dental X-rays are used to capture images of the inside of your mouth. Dental X-rays are mainly of two types: intraoral (Bitewing, Periapical, Occlusal) X-rays and extraoral (Panoramic, Tomograms) X-rays.

It depends on your medical or dental history and on your existing health condition.

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Teeth Whitening FAQs

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that either restores natural teeth shade or whitens teeth beyond the natural shade. It can greatly improve the look of your teeth by simply getting rid of surface stains caused by extrinsic factors such as coffee, tea, cigarette, tobacco (nicotine products) and red wine. The teeth whitening might take around one-two hours where total treatment can usually be done within 3-4 weeks and it’s not a one-time procedure.

It totally depends on your diet and lifestyle as well as your age. If you drink a lot of red wine, coffee, tea or you smoke often, you should expect a shorter duration of whiteness. However, if you take care of your teeth very well, the effect of teeth whitening is supposed to last up to 3 years.

The conclusive answer is no. Teeth whitening on’t be harmful to your teeth if it’s done by professionals (dentists).

Also Read: Teeth Whitening Myths Busted

Almost everyone is a viable candidate for teeth whitening, but it’s important to understand what’s involved. If you have teeth discoloration caused by decay or tooth damage, you have to address these dental problems to your dentist before seeking additional cosmetic treatments.

Restorative Dentistry FAQs

Restorative dentistry usually involves the study, diagnosis and integrated management of periodontal disease. Our general dentists will serve as the primary care providers and diagnose all of the problems relating to your health and function of your smile. We'll repair your broken (missing), infected or damaged teeth, gums and mouth tissue.

Here's the list of procedures that fall under restorative dentistry:

  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Fillings
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures
  • Gum Disease
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Root Canal
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Full-Mouth Reconstruction

If someone has damaged or missing teeth or wants to restore areas of the oral cavity to a functioning and aesthetic state, they can go for restorative dentistry.

Yes, complications can still occur. You should discuss this with your dentist as early as you notice the signs or symptoms of tooth decay.

Dental Implant FAQs

We work closely with most insurance providers (excluding HMO and state insurance plans) to maximize the coverage of your insurance plan benefits. We aim to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses when you have dental treatments at our Reign Dental offices in either Shoreline or Milton, WA. Learn more here.

A dental implant procedure can take several weeks to several months, depending on a few factors such as the quality and quantity of bone in which the implants have to be placed. In case of extensive bone grafting, it can take from six to nine months to complete the implant procedure.

Drilling, bone grafting, and screwing may sound painful. However, you won’t feel any pain. Usually, we use an anesthetic (drug) to prevent pain during the surgery.

The advancement in the dental technology field has made many things possible. Dental implants are made for long-lasting results. Also, it is one of the safest medical procedures in dentistry.

There’re many advantages of dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance of your teeth. Implants look and feel like your own teeth.

  • Enhanced speech, increased comfort, and easier eating.

  • Improved long-term oral health.

  • Highly durable and convenient.

Age is not a deterrent factor for dental implants. You're never too old for the dental implant treatment as long as you've good health. Read more about dental implants procedure and recovery here.

Endodontics FAQs

The most common symptoms are discoloration of the tooth, sensitivity to heat or cold, and/or swelling or tenderness of the tissue around the tooth.

Periodontics FAQs

Most gum disease is easily seen with swollen and red gums that are often sensitive to the touch or when brushing. If your gums are overly sensitive or appear red and swollen, make an appointment immediately.

Orthodontics FAQs

There are financing options available such as CareCredit® that help spread your cost of care over the course of your treatment.

Every child is different but it is generally recommended that children be seen by the age of 7 for any possible orthodontic issues. If you bring your child in at a younger age to make sure their early teeth and mouth is healthy then most orthodontic issues will be discovered before they become bigger problems. Early detection is very important.

They are a series of aligners that are periodically replaced to gradually align teeth. They work in the same way as traditional braces but do not have the wires and other equipment that so many patients dislike.

Pedodontics FAQs

A specially trained dentist who can treat infants, children, teens and children with special needs.

The main reason for your child to see a pedodontist is for regular dental care. However, children can suffer injuries that affect their mouth in sports and other activities and this may require the special training of a pedodontist.