A person will use their teeth to bite and chew food several times a day. Tougher products, acidic items, and foods that are high in sugar can be particularly demanding on your enamel. With this in mind, it can be easy to see why dental wear and tear is such a frequent issue for people. While friction on your teeth can inevitably cause some wearing of a person's enamel, you may be alarmed at just how visible your smile changes have become. If this is the case, our Seattle, WA dental practice can help! At every routine dental exam, your dentist will check on your smile and your oral health, to ensure there are no active concerns. We can also recommend cosmetic dental treatment if you are worried about the effect wear and tear might have on the way you look. Read more

Is dental sensitivity just something you have to put up with, or is it something you should talk about with your dentist? If you have problems with hot or cold temperatures, if you wake up with sensitive teeth, or if you have general concerns about sensitivity, you should have the problem addressed. At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can work with you to determine what might be causing these issues. The source of your troubles could be something like bruxism, or habitual teeth grinding. If that issue is not addressed promptly, it can lead to serious dental damage! Read more

The sight of bleeding gums can be unwelcome, and uncomfortable. While you can recognize that this is a problem, you may not realize that this is a sign of poor periodontal health. In addition to identifying this as a sign of gum disease, you should know that if the problem is not addressed, it can progress to periodontitis, and become difficult to manage. At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can provide you with a scaling and root planing to return your gums to good health. This is one of many beneficial preventive dental care services we can offer in order to help you keep your smile in top shape. Read more

Summertime can involve plenty of daytime fun, but you can also enjoy the warmer, brighter evenings the season provides. At Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, guests can enjoy a special weekly program happening each Friday evening in August. The WildNights events will see the zoo remain open later in the day, so guests can see how the lowering sun can lead to different animal behaviors. Zoo exhibits will remain open, and there will be special programs and refreshments available. How are you spending your summer? This time of year can be great for bonding with your kids. Of course, you can also use this time to make sure their health needs are addressed. Our Seattle, WA dental practice is available to provide dental exams for your kids before the school year starts! Read more

Because people often clench their jaw when they feel stressed, this behavior can feel common. While you might occasionally catch yourself clenching your teeth in a tense moment, you may put little though into this action, or the effects it might cause. What you should be aware of is that for some people, this can become a habitual issue. A person struggling with bruxism, or recurring teeth grinding, can be at risk for suffering chronic pain, and even dental damage. This behavior can be harder to control because a person with bruxism will often grind their teeth throughout the night, while they sleep. At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can provide you with important protection against this problem. Read more

With the right prosthetic appliance, you can once again feel confident in your smile, and comfortable when biting and chewing food! At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we understand how important it is for a patient to receive a restoration that provides cosmetic improvements in addition to functional value. By providing custom dental bridges and dentures, we can offer care to patients who are trying to do something about isolated tooth loss, and help those who need to replace all of their upper and/or lower teeth. We can even talk with you about arranging the placement of a dental implant, or multiple implants, to give your restoration permanent support. Read more

Chipping a tooth can lead to some understandable feelings of alarm. After all, this damage can have a potentially serious effect on your smile, while also creating an oral health issue. While a sense of concern is certainly appropriate, you can be glad to know that your Seattle, WA dentist is ready to help you deal with this problem. At our practice, we can provide quality cosmetic dental work in order to hide the effect dental damage can have on your appearance. If the matter is serious enough to require restorative dental work, we can advise you about what the appropriate treatment might consist of, and arrange the care you need. Read more

If you want to maintain physical strength and endurance, you have to be consistent about exercise. Your oral health requires consistency, too. You should be brushing at least two times a day, flossing every day, and being careful to limit your consumption of sugar. With a smart daily oral care plan in place, you can do a terrific job defending your smile against tooth decay and gum disease. On top of being consistent at home, you should also stay on track with professional dental care. At our Seattle, WA dental office, we can provide quality oral care at every routine dental checkup. These visits keep you updated about the condition of your smile, and also include professional cleanings that help you stay free of trouble! Read more

While people rarely WANT stress to be a part of their day, it can sometimes be difficult to avoid. While periods of stress can affect any person, the effects of these negative feelings over a prolonged period can become a problem for your well-being. What you might not realize is that stress can create potential problems for your oral health, in addition to your general health. This can be simply a result of a person giving their preventive care routine less attention, but you can also experience problems because of stress-related teeth grinding. At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can offer consistent care during regular dental exams, which can help you stay on top of your smile care needs during stressful periods. Read more

What kind of difference can professional whitening treatment offer, and why should you choose this option over a store bought whitening product? The bleaching agents available at our practice is able to remove stains that are difficult to address, so you can see a level of improvement that a product from your local store is not able to match. While this can be compelling information, people sometimes turn to store bought products because they assume treatments at home will be more convenient than an in-office procedure. If you feel this way, you should know that our Seattle, WA dental practice can actually provide you with a take-home kit, so you can enjoy this convenience, and superior results! We offer in-office treatments as well, so you can fit in a big improvement before an important event. Read more

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