Through cosmetic dental work, patients are able to move past the esthetic problems that have robbed them of confidence in the way they look. For many, cosmetic work is a means of addressing a specific issue that affects the way they look. However, many others go into treatment hoping to address several problems with the way they look. What will it take for you to see all of your desired smile improvements? Will it be necessary for you to undergo more than one procedure to have the results you really want? At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we can guide patients through their options for smile improvement. What you can find is that the right treatment can make all of your desired changes with less time, and with less work, than you anticipate! Read more

When is it a good idea to reach out to your dentist and arrange emergency dental work? People sometimes assume that only physical injuries call for urgent care. While problems that involve physical damage can make treatment necessary, trauma is not the only problem our Seattle, WA dentist's office can address on short notice! If you have a toothache that has not gone away on its own after a short time, or one that is painful enough to affect your daily life, you can contact us to arrange the appropriate restorative dental services. We can make your treatment a priority so that we can find the cause of your trouble and address it before it has a chance to worsen and cause more trouble for your smile and well-being. Read more

Teeth stains that build up over time can rob you of confidence in the way you look. Even if your daily efforts to care for your teeth keep you safe from cavities, your routine can fall short of removing or stopping the accumulation of particles that dull the color of your enamel. Fortunately, your dentist can help you see real changes through a professional teeth whitening treatment! At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we offer multiple approaches to smile care for patients who want to address discoloration. If you have stubborn or severe stains, we can make plans to improve your smile with our KöR teeth whitening treatment, which combines in-office and at-home care to deliver big changes! Read more

One common issue for people with gingivitis is bleeding after brushing or flossing. That tendency for your gums to bleed can be an indication that the tissues are infected, which can call for more oral hygiene support. With that said, there are other issues to watch out for if you are concerned that you might be dealing with gingivitis. You may notice that tissues seem swollen, that your gum line is starting to recede, or even that you are often affected by embarrassing bad breath. Fortunately, patients who have gingivitis can receive treatment when they schedule routine dental checkups. After your Seattle, WA dentist identifies evidence of gingivitis, a special cleaning can take place to deal with the bacteria beneath your gums. Read more

Without a good oral hygiene routine to follow, you can leave yourself more vulnerable to dental decay and gum disease than you realize. Many people who are confident that they are taking good care of their teeth actually make mistakes that lead to tartar buildup, as well as issues that result in problems that require restorative dental work. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, patients who worry about their oral health routine can discuss their habits with their dentist to learn what the right treatment can do for them. We are also prepared to help if you are in need of treatment for any problems that have arisen since your last trip to the dentist's office. Read more

Treatment for tooth decay should not be delayed. Once a cavity is found, our Seattle, WA dentist's office is prepared to provide the appropriate restorative dental work to stop the problem from progressing. In some cases, it is actually necessary to plan treatments for several teeth, as multiple cavities may have formed since a patient's last appointment. Will this lead to unpleasant changes in the way you look? Will treatment to fully restore your smile leave you with noticeable restorations that make you self-conscious? We can provide these services for you without changing your appearance. Because we use lifelike materials to create our dental fillings and dental crowns, we can do advanced work to restore your oral health without hurting your appearance! Read more

How serious is a nightly habit of teeth grinding? The more time you spend clenching or grinding your teeth, the more likely you are to face serious consequences from this action. Over time, the wear and tear on your enamel can hurt your smile. If the pressure is significant enough, you can actually break teeth by grinding them! Another concern you should have is that you can cause problems for your jaw joints and muscles, which will lead to chronic pain and stiffness. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we are ready to help patients protect their teeth against habitual grinding, a problem also known as bruxism. A custom oral guard can keep your smile safe while you sleep, and put an end to concerns about damage or advanced wear and tear. We can also provide the appropriate services if you need to do something about dental damage. Read more

While teeth stains can be difficult to avoid entirely, some people have more issues with them than others. If you are someone who has seen their teeth change color by many shades, you may wonder what it will take to regain confidence in your smile. Over the counter whitening agents and whitening toothpastes can have some superficial results, but they can fail to provide the changes that you feel are necessary. Is there something that your Seattle, WA dentist can do to truly improve the way you look? Our practice does offer several approaches to teeth whitening treatment that can interest you. For those who have more significant and stubborn stains, we can actually recommend the KöR whitening treatment. This combination of in-office and at-home whitening can produce stunning results for those with advanced discoloration. Read more

If you have grown concerned about the state of your smile, or if you have long wished to do something about the appearance of your teeth, you should look into the benefits of using porcelain veneers to make changes to the way you look. When porcelain veneers are made to restore a person's smile, they can be used to effectively address issues with discoloration, dental injuries, and naturally occurring problems that have left a person's smile flawed. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we are prepared to talk you through the benefits of using porcelain veneers for cosmetic dental work. We can explain how veneers can help you change your smile, and we can also discuss how it might compare with other approaches to cosmetic improvement. Read more

A chipped tooth can take away your confidence in your smile, interfere with your bite function, and make you worried about long-term oral health issues. In other words, even a small amount of damage to your tooth structure can feel like a big deal. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we have several procedures that we can recommend to take care of a tooth that has been chipped. If the problem only affects the way you look, we can talk to you about cosmetic dentistry to treat the matter with minimal changes to your tooth structure. If we are worried about the health of your tooth because of your injury, we can discuss treatment with a dental crown to keep your smile safe. Read more

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