Annigan Dental Blog
March 3, 2022
Dentures 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.
January 3, 2022
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.
November 12, 2021
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.(more…)
September 7, 2021
You’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.
August 27, 2021
Are 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.
July 30, 2021
Do 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.
June 11, 2021
If 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.
May 3, 2021
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.(more…)
April 17, 2021
Do you find yourself craving snacks between meals? If so, is it really a big deal to indulge and nibble on a few of your favorite delights? It turns out that snacking can impact your teeth and gums. Continue reading to find out how and discover what you can do to maintain optimum oral health.(more…)
March 1, 2021
There are all sorts of fun March holidays to look forward to this month. After such a long year of uncertainty, you deserve a bit of celebration. However, you certainly don’t want to be spending extra time in the dental chair for neglecting your oral health. With holidays comes foods and beverages, but you need to be careful. Not all of them are great for your smile. Here are a few March holidays that you should be wary of for the sake of your smile.(more…)