The sensitivity of your teeth should not be a problem for you during a routine meal or snack. If you start to become picky about what you consume because of this problem, or if you are simply trying to endure discomfort, you should know that you could be ignoring trouble that calls for professional dental care. Our Seattle, WA dental practice can help you figure out why you are struggling with dental sensitivity, and work with you on any necessary treatment. The problem could be a change in your gum line that has exposed naturally sensitive portions of teeth, or the gradual erosion of your enamel. Your discomfort could also be a sign that pressure from teeth grinding is starting to intrude on your daily life. Read more

When you brush and floss your teeth, you make an active effort to keep your smile safe and healthy. Oral bacteria pose a persistent problem for your well-being, making daily preventive dental care important. With that said, these unwelcome microbes are not the only threat to a person's smile! You can experience chronic pain, and eventually start to develop dental damage, because of nightly teeth grinding. This problem, known as bruxism, can become a serious issue if nothing is done to address it. Fortunately, you can make an appointment at our Seattle, WA dental office to discuss the matter! Read more

On Saturday, September 21, Seattle families are invited to check out this year's Fisherman's Fall Festival event! This is the 31st annual celebration of this special occasion, and there will be plenty for visitors to enjoy while it happens. You can learn more about the fishing industry, and its connection to the city, and help support the Seattle Fisherman's Memorial Foundation. There will also be games and activities, as well as live entertainment! At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we are always happy to see fun and informative events take place that welcome the whole family. Our practice can also welcome the whole family - in addition to providing important routine dental services to adults, we provide children's dental care as well! Read more

Issues that affect the way your teeth look can make you self-conscious about smiling, laughing, or even speaking. Because a person's teeth can have a significant impact on their overall confidence in their appearance, their discomfort can be hard to simply shrug off or ignore. Your teeth can change over time for many reasons. It is common for particles to slowly accumulate and leave someone with stains that dull their smile. It is also possible for dental wear and tear to become an issue, as you may notice that your teeth appear dull, less healthy, or less even. At our Seattle, WA dental office, we are prepared to help people who grow self-conscious about how they look, even in situations where their problems result from natural wear and tear over time. Read more

If you put in the appropriate effort to clean your teeth on a daily basis, your overall oral health benefits. What you should know is that in addition to protecting yourself against tooth decay, your brushing habits also help you protect your gums from infection. Unfortunately, not everyone puts in the time and effort to fully benefit from brushing, and they can leave themselves vulnerable to gingivitis as a result. At our Seattle, WA dental office, we provide regular dental exams and cleanings that defend your smile against potential threats. During these appointments, we can take the time to discuss your daily routine, and offer tips to help you enjoy better protection for your teeth AND gums when you brush! Read more

A problem with bleeding gums should concern you. If you notice that your gums bleed frequently when you try to clean your smile, you might be facing one of the symptoms of gingivitis. If gingivitis is not managed in time, your periodontal health can actually worsen over time, and become more difficult to address. Our Seattle, WA dental practice is ready to provide an expert oral health evaluation if you have an issue with bleeding gums. A special cleaning can remove bacteria from below your gum line, and put an end to your concerns about gingivitis. It is important to remember that whenever you suspect something might be wrong with your oral health, a dental exam can help. Read more

If you find yourself avoiding certain foods and drinks because you worry they might cause problems with dental sensitivity, you should think about having an oral health review. After all, when you overlook a symptom of dental trouble, you can allow a problem to worsen. The consequence of this is you can have a more severe issue to worry about, meaning you will need to undergo more involved restorative dental work when your symptoms finally send you for a dental exam. At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can perform a detailed dental examination, and look for reasons you might be experiencing dental sensitivity. Read more

From Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 15, families in and around the Seattle area can look forward to the Boats Afloat show! You can see more than 225 vessels lined up at South Lake Union, and learn about the wide array of boats at the docks. You can also talk with industry professionals, check out lessons on sailing, enjoy FREE boat rides, and bring the kids for fun family activities! Our Seattle, WA dental practice hopes you take advantage of this and other outdoor events before the weather cools, and the fall and winter seasons are underway. We also want to remind you to use your dental benefits for 2019 before the year is up! We can provide quality general dental care, and address any oral health problems that might be affecting you. Read more

If you grind your teeth while you sleep, you should be concerned about dental damage, and the effect it might have on your smile and oral health. Nightly teeth grinding is a consequence of bruxism, an issue where a person habitually clenches their jaw. Your jaw can close with significant force, and the regular grinding of your teeth can lead to significant chips and cracks. At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can give you important protection against bruxism's impact on your teeth by providing a custom mouth guard. When worn at night, you can keep your teeth apart, and avoid harm. This can also reduce stress on your jaw joints, which can prevent chronic pain from becoming an issue. Read more

You might not realize just how much work your teeth have to do on a given day. Biting and chewing through foods can create friction that, over time, can lead to some signs of wear and tear. Will this lead to changes that affect your smile? Fortunately, the enamel material protecting our teeth is remarkably strong, so you can see limited effects from this problem. With that said, some people do start to feel that their smile looks different than it once did, as teeth seem to become misshapen due to wear and tear. At our Seattle, WA dental office, we can provide cosmetic dental work if you are bothered by the effect this wear and tear has had on your appearance. If you are noticing a sudden change in the condition of your teeth, you may be seeing the effects of bruxism - we can help you protect your teeth from this problem. Read more

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