June 4, 2023
If you have missing teeth, you shouldn’t hesitate to have them replaced promptly; the issue doesn’t just affect the beauty of your smile, but also puts it at risk for all sorts of additional health problems—including further tooth loss! That said, it’s possible that while researching tooth replacement options, you’ve stumbled across various DIY alternatives that have gained recent attention and exposure through social media. But are these DIY options just as safe and effective as the dental restorations that your dentist can provide you with? Here’s what you need to know!(more…)
April 17, 2023
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. They can effectively improve the color, shape, size, and alignment of teeth, creating a natural-looking and radiant smile. If you just got veneers, you may be curious about how certain foods can impact their longevity and appearance so you know how to maintain your new smile. Keep reading as we explore the foods to steer clear of and those that can help maintain your dazzling beam.(more…)
February 28, 2023
Porcelain veneers have changed a lot over the years. Though they were originally intended to improve the look of movie stars’ smiles, they later became available to the general public so the average person could improve the look of their beam. This treatment can correct a range of cosmetic issues, but what about cavities? Can you still get them if you have veneers? Keep reading to find out.(more…)
December 12, 2022
The importance of brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing every night has likely been stressed to you since you were a child. These important oral hygiene steps will help you avoid gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues, but they aren’t the only things you need to do to keep your smile healthy. There are also certain things that you should keep out of your mouth for fear of a dental emergency. Continue reading to learn about four foods and items that you shouldn’t put in your mouth to prevent damage to your smile.(more…)
November 10, 2022
Thanksgiving 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.
October 4, 2022
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!(more…)
September 20, 2022
A 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.
July 12, 2022
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!(more…)
May 10, 2022
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.(more…)
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.