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Will Chipped Teeth Heal On Their Own?

July 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 11:34 am
man covering chipped tooth in Bothell

Although tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body, it can still be susceptible to damage. With one wrong bite or an accidental hit in the face, you can end up with a chipped tooth. Even if this isn’t always an emergency and you don’t experience much discomfort, this condition can make your pearly whites vulnerable to infection. But will your mildly damaged tooth heal on its own? Keep reading to learn why you’ll need dental treatment after this occurs and your available options to restore your smile!


Do Dentures Affect Your Nutrition?

May 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 3:45 pm

When it comes to tooth loss, dentures are an incredibly popular way to replace them. These restorations have stood the test of time and are an easy way to fill in the gaps in one’s smile. They can replace several teeth, a whole arch, or an entire smile’s worth of pearly whites to help you regain both your confidence and some of your bite power. Though having dentures is better than leaving open spaces in your smile, these restorations can impact how much nutrition you get from your food. Read on to learn why this is and what you can do about it.


Discolored Denture? Reveal a Brighter Smile

March 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drhsue @ 10:33 pm

Person cleaning denture in sinkDentures look and feel more realistic than ever because your dentist carefully crafts your new teeth to mimic those you’ve lost. Besides regaining a complete, functional smile, you never have to worry about tooth decay again; however, that doesn’t mean you can stop brushing. While your dentures can’t get cavities, they can discolor if you aren’t careful. Here’s how you can whiten dentures to maintain your beautiful smile.


4 Types of Toothaches You Shouldn’t Ignore

January 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 10:13 pm

Many people believe an occasional toothache is normal, so they try to wait out the pain. While tooth pain is common, it’s not something you want to ignore. Whether drinking a glass of cold water causes a sudden twinge of discomfort or you’re tossing and turning from a throbbing toothache, it’s best to see a dentist right away. Dental pain can indicate a serious issue in your mouth, like decay or an infection. While some causes can be minor, like thin enamel, other toothaches can be more serious. Here are 4 types of tooth pain you shouldn’t ignore.


4 Ways to Get Used to Eating with Dentures

November 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 1:36 pm
man eating with dentures in Bothell

You just got dentures in Bothell, but you’re concerned about them being difficult to get used to. Though dentures are an excellent way to fill out your smile and regain some of your bite power, it can take some time to adjust to eating with them. To assist you in adapting to them, here are four helpful tips to help you eat with your new dentures.


How Can I Manage Invisalign Discomfort?

September 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 4:26 am

Dentist holding dental mold and clear alignerYou’ve likely heard a few people complain about wearing traditional braces, so it’s normal to be concerned about Invisalign causing the same pain. There isn’t any reason to worry. Many people choose Invisalign because clear aligners are more comfortable than brackets and wires. Although everyone tolerates pain differently, 35% of Invisalign wearers don’t experience any discomfort, while 54% report only mild aching. Don’t let anxiety about potential Invisalign discomfort stop you from fixing your teeth. Here are a few quick tips to control any soreness while on your journey to a straight smile.


Is Single-Arch Treatment with Invisalign Possible?

August 27, 2021

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Woman using Invisalign on the top teethAre you one of the few people who were born with an almost perfectly straight smile? Maybe you’ve experienced some regression from a previous orthodontic treatment? No matter the reason, you’re fortunate because you only have a couple of teeth out of alignment. Although you’d like to improve them, you don’t want to spend years wearing braces. While you’ve heard about using clear aligners as an alternative, you don’t need to fix both arches. You can get Invisalign on just the top; however, it can cause permanent damage to your smile if you aren’t careful. Here’s what you need to know to get the results you want without any unnecessary risks.


Are TMJ and Sleep Apnea Connected?

July 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 12:31 am

Woman with TMJ and sleep apneaDo you often experience facial soreness? Maybe you have difficulty opening or closing your jaw? You might have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which is located on either side of your face, connecting your jaw to your skull. Several factors can contribute to jaw pain and dysfunction; however, you likely wouldn’t expect a sleep disorder to be the culprit. Believe it or not, TMJ and sleep apnea are related. Here’s what you need to know to stop your jaw pain and sleep soundly.


Is Untreated Sleep Apnea Fatal?

June 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 11:58 pm

Man with untreated sleep apneaIf you suspect you have sleep apnea, you might believe chronic snoring and daily fatigue are nothing more than a nuisance; however, the consequences of not seeking treatment can be devastating. Without the right intervention, a good night’s rest isn’t the only thing you could lose from untreated sleep apnea. Instead, you could potentially lose your life. Thankfully, your dentist has the solution you need to dream peacefully.


4 Tips on How to Choose the Right Toothpaste for You

May 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 1:27 pm
how to choose the right toothpaste

Should you go with the tartar control? Fluoride? Teeth-whitening properties? All-natural ingredients? It’s overwhelming trying to figure out which one to choose!

Ultimately, your choice boils down to your distinct oral health needs and what your desired results are for YOUR smile.

Here are four tips to consider when searching for a toothpaste that best meets your needs.

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