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5 Thanksgiving Tips for a Healthy Smile

November 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 6:25 pm

Family eating Thanksgiving dinnerThanksgiving is right around the corner. As you anticipate turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings, the last place you want to spend the day is sitting at an emergency dentist. If you’re like many people, you probably never expect it to happen to you, but 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency annually. Not to mention, you’re going to be snacking more than usual, which can mean bad news the next time you see your dentist. You don’t have to avoid your favorite meals and snacks to protect your oral health. Here are 5 tips for a healthy Thanksgiving smile to keep you out of the dental chair.

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Tips to Support Your Smile for National Dental Hygiene Month

October 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhsue @ 2:48 am
father and son flossing illustration

People may be thinking about Halloween when October rolls around, but that’s only at the end of the month. Meanwhile, every day in October is part of National Dental Hygiene Month! When you have a plan, good oral hygiene doesn’t take that much effort and it makes an enormous difference in the long-term outlook of your smile. You may know brushing and flossing inside and out, but there’s more to it. Keep reading to learn some simple-yet-effective oral hygiene tips in Bothell!  

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Lost Dental Filling? You Need an Emergency Dentist

September 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — drhsue @ 3:45 pm

Panicked woman with hands on headA dental filling can last for 7-20 years before needing to be replaced. Various factors affect the lifespan, but eventually, you’ll need a new one. Over time, your filling may fall out, but don’t panic! Here’s what you should do if you have lost a dental filling.

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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!

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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.

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Discolored Denture? Reveal a Brighter Smile

March 3, 2022

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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