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About Us

Doctor TessAt Pearly Whites Laser Dentistry & Aesthetics, our goal is to give you and your family the best care possible, using State-of-the-Art Laser technology. Our methods are not only faster and more efficient compared to  traditional methods used widely in most dental offices, they are more comfortable and may not require local anesthetic! At our State-of-the-Art Ruston Way Waterfront office, we use only the latest, cutting-edge technology. We use FDA approved lasers in all our treatments.  The LightWalker AT Laser uses light & water in preparing teeth for fillings instead of drilling. The LightWalker AT disinfects the tooth preparation killing bacterial decay and does not crack enamel as drills do. Lasers are used in oral hygiene appointments to disinfect the gums prior to removing build up on the teeth. This Diode Laser also is used to remove infected gum tissues in Periodontal Disease and biostimulate the gums to reattach to the roots of the teeth and encourage bone regeneration around the teeth reversing Periodontal Disease.

In most cases, we do not have to use needles. That means we are the only Tacoma Dentist with no more shots! It is very important that not only we restore the affected areas being treated in your mouth, but to also prevent the decay from reoccurring again in the future by correcting the biofilm in your mouth with the Carifree System, reducing the risk of tooth decay & gum disease.

Why Choose Us?


Minimally Invasive Laser Dentistry

Minimally Invasive DentistryLasers are used instead of drills to remove dental decay, decreasing the need for shots. This means little or no bleeding, faster recovery, and less infection. In most cases, patient treatments are completed with no sensitivity, no annoying numb face and they are able to speak, eat and smile with confidence.

Lasers accurately detect tooth decay without the poking. Lasers assist in Periodontal Therapy treating gum disease, which helps decrease bleeding and swelling. They are also used to treat sensitive teeth.

Lasers assist in root canal therapy and are used in many soft tissue surgeries with only topical anesthetic, eliminating scalpel use and minimizing post-operative discomfort.

The Pearly Whites Laser Dentistry team uses state-of-the-art, FDA approved lasers. Dr. Tess is one of the first dentists in Washington State to use the Fotona/Lares Powerlase AT made in Slovenia. Since 1964, Fotona has been one of the true pioneers of the laser industry. “The highest performance, best made laser systems in the world.” (Fotona.com)

Because we rarely use anesthetic/shots, there is no need for sedation treatment. We practice Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Porcelain veneers, tooth crowns are all porcelain (no metal) so they can be “looked through” in digital x-rays to allow for possible decay detection.

We make dentures for our patients with porcelain teeth so they don’t wear out like plastic teeth. We also restore implants and provide implant supported partial and full dentures.

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