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How often do you find yourself recoiling after consuming something hot or cold because of a spike in tooth sensitivity? Are you growing concerned over persistent pain or sensitivity in a specific tooth? How long can these uncomfortable feelings go on before you see a need to see your dentist? At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can help you understand why sensitivity is affecting your smile, and what treatment options are available to you. This is a problem that can have several causes, and may sometimes demand restorative dental treatment. At regular dental exams, we can look out for early signs of trouble, then provide necessary intervention to protect you against the onset of persistent discomfort. Read more

A habit of grinding your teeth every night can lead to serious consequences for your smile, and it can lead to chronic pain and sensitivity problems. While you can make a conscious effort to stop yourself from grinding and clenching while awake, this is a difficult habit to control while you are sleeping. What can you do to protect your smile and prevent problems with dental pain and sensitivity? At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we can take care of you by providing a custom guard to protect you against this issue. Habitual teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can be addressed with a guard that keeps your smile apart while you rest so no more damage can occur! Read more

If your teeth are not properly aligned, your smile can appear asymmetrical, awkward, and generally not as attractive as you would like. What stops people who have this issue from seeking treatment from their dentist? One concern can be with the experience they expect to have with a traditional orthodontic appliance. Metal braces can effectively fix issues like smile gaps and overlaps, but they are a permanent fixture until your procedure is over, and they can be hard to hide. Rather than rely on these appliances, you can talk to your Seattle, WA dentist about Invisalign treatment! Invisalign aligners make your corrective work discreet, and they make your time adjusting your smile easier to adapt to by providing you appliances that you can remove on your own. Read more

Is there anything you are forgetting to do when you clean your smile each day? As important as it is to care for and closely examine your teeth for problems, make sure you do not forget to tend to your periodontal health by protecting your gums! Problems with your routine can lead to gingivitis, the first stage of an infection that can lead to serious difficulties over time. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we are ready to identify problems with your periodontal health at a routine appointment and recommend treatment. With that said, you can actually identify symptoms of gingivitis when they arise. By doing so, you can spot the early warning signs of trouble and address them before they worsen! Read more

Learning that you have one cavity can be unpleasant. What will happen if your dentist identifies several teeth that are damaged by decay? At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we are ready to take on issues with multiple cavities. Based on our review, we can see how serious the harm is to your enamel and recommend the most conservative treatments possible. The longer you wait to schedule treatment for a dental problem, the more advanced it can become. This can lead to the need for more involved care. Even if this is necessary, we can preserve your bite function as well as your appearance! Read more

The color of your smile can have obvious importance when it comes to your overall appearance. Significant stains can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem to deal with, and they can prove difficult to address. People who turn to store bought whitening treatments can see limited improvements, but can remain disappointed in the way they look. Fortunately, your Seattle, WA dentist can offer more exciting improvements. Through our KöR whitening treatment, we can make your teeth many shades brighter. This can give you more confidence in your appearance, as your smile can appear brighter, more youthful, and more attractive. Read more

When you consistently see your Seattle, WA dentist for preventive care, you can stay informed about your oral health. A typical visit will provide you with feedback about your dental health as well as a teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup that formed since your last appointment. Consistent dental checkups reduce your risk for the excess accumulation of these deposits, and the regular examinations can lead to early warnings about problems that might require restorative dental work. Without these visits, you can be vulnerable to more than just cavities. These visits also protect your periodontal health, and they can lead to the identification of problems with teeth grinding, something that gradually wears down teeth. Read more

Your teeth feel more sensitive than they used to - does this mean something is wrong with your oral health? Changes in sensitivity can point to different dental problems, including issues that can call for restorative dental work. If one of your teeth becomes noticeably sensitive and sore, and if this problem does not reside after a short time, it can point to an infection that needs to be treated with root canal therapy! Other possible causes of sensitivity include changes in your gum line and enamel erosion. By scheduling dental exams on a regular basis, you can remain informed about your smile health and receive alerts when problems like these arise. Read more

Even if it is caught early, a cavity will make restorative dental work necessary. With that being said, not all cavities call for the same approach to treatment. As time passes, a cavity will continue to grow, which will lead to the potential development of a tooth infection. Infections occur when bacteria start to accumulate in your pulp, the central space where a tooth's living tissues are housed. To address an infection, your Seattle, WA dentist can perform root canal therapy. Stopping an infection puts a stop to active discomfort, and it ensures that bacteria will not have the opportunity to spread further and create more problems for your overall health. Read more

Because some people associate cosmetic dentistry with work to brighten discolored teeth, or services that restore teeth that are physically damaged, they do not think to ask their dentist how a procedure can address problems with spacing and alignment between teeth. While these issues are often addressed through orthodontic services, you may find that a more discreet cosmetic procedure is all that is needed to address your issues! At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we can evaluate your smile to see if we can recommend a cosmetic service to improve the way you look. One option is to use Invisalign aligners, which use clear, removable aligners instead of metal braces to take care of your teeth. Another option we have is treatment with porcelain veneers, custom shells that cap teeth and hide visible flaws. Read more

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