You can feel less than thrilled by the news that you need dental work of any kind, but you can feel more concern upon hearing you might need root canal therapy. However, you should be aware that this is an important treatment, one that can stop a severe cavity from causing pronounced pain and putting you at risk for tooth loss! Your Seattle, WA dentist will perform a careful evaluation to determine if this kind of care is necessary. The procedure removes unhealthy tissues and bacteria from your pulp, the central chamber of your tooth. After treatment, we will put a dental crown in place to keep it safe from harm. As beneficial as it is to have root canal therapy when you need it, remember that your dentist is also here to provide preventive care so that you can avoid future problems! Read more

What are you really protecting when you take steps to protect your smile at a regular dental exam? At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we can provide more than just feedback about your teeth. Preventive care should protect your gums, as your periodontal health has a big influence on your smile. When you visit us for a regular dental exam, you can receive helpful updates that include warnings about gingivitis, which can worsen in time and become difficult to manage. You also receive ongoing support to help you control the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth that can make you vulnerable to different issues over time, and you can enjoy prompt care if we identify issues like tooth decay. Read more

If you have a significant event coming up soon, you may want to know what you can do to look your absolute best. One area of concern for many people is how to improve the way they look when they smile. Problems with discoloration, wear and tear, or naturally occurring issues with tooth shape, size, and alignment can make you self-conscious about your appearance. To address these problems, our Seattle, WA dentist's office can recommend treatment with porcelain veneers. With these restorations, we can make remarkable improvements to the way you look. We can do so in as few as two appointments, during which we can make sure you have the right treatment to show off a truly stunning smile! Read more

If your teeth are not properly aligned, you may have a hard time feeling truly comfortable with your appearance. What you may not realize is that this issue with malocclusion can also negatively affect your oral health, which can lead to difficulties in time that will have to be addressed. The good news is that a conservative orthodontic treatment, one that relies on discreet and easily removed appliances, is available. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we can recommend that you start treatment with Invisalign aligners. With these appliances, we can fix problems with poor spacing that negatively impact your appearance as well as your dental health. Read more

Dental sensitivity changes your relationship to certain foods and drinks, as you can feel cautious about hot, cold, or especially sweet items that might cause you discomfort. This problem can also change your confidence in your oral health, as you can be understandably concerned that something is wrong enough to require restorative treatment. You can bring concerns about dental sensitivity to our Seattle, WA dentist's office, as we can help you understand what is happening and how the right care can help. We can also help you stay informed about the health of your smile when you see us for preventive care on a consistent basis. Read more

The more time you spend not doing something about your tendency to grind your teeth at night, the more likely you are to suffer dental damage. When you struggle with nightly grinding and clenching due to unresolved issues with bruxism, you can wear down your teeth and make worrying changes to your smile. In time, this can lead to more than just cosmetic issues, as you can do enough damage to negatively affect your oral health. The good news is that this is something that your Seattle, WA dentist can help you address. Wearing a custom oral appliance while you sleep will protect your smile, which will help you avoid further harm that threatens your appearance and well-being.  Read more

Whenever you look in the mirror, do you see a bright and confident smile? Have you been able to keep enamel stains from hurting your appearance? For many people, teeth stains are a concern, even if they have done a good job protecting their teeth against oral health threats. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we can talk to you about your options for teeth whitening treatment. We can offer convenient take-home whitening agents as well as one-visit treatments. For those who have more significant stains, we can even provide a more potent approach to care that relies on both in-office and at-home treatments to deliver results. Read more

How much harm can a cavity really do to your tooth, or to your smile? The longer you wait to treat decay, the more harm you can experience. Eventually, that harm can actually expose you to an infection that causes pain and puts your oral health at risk. While our Seattle, WA dentist's office encourages patients to stay consistent with exams so they can avoid this problem, it is one we are prepared to address. To help you recover, we can perform root canal therapy to stop the movement of bacteria before further complications occur. After we do this, we can provide a custom dental crown to keep the tooth safe from further problems. Read more

What do you think about when you have a dental appointment coming up? Many people are comfortable in the dentist's chair, but for some, even a routine visit can cause an anxiety spike. Your Seattle, WA dentist's office can make appointments easier for patients who experience unease about treatment. With the right sedative, we can help you remain calm and comfortable when you come in for a procedure. Even if you normally feel find during care, this can make a longer or more involved treatment easier. It is important that you treat your dental care as a real priority, as putting off a visit can lead to unwelcome complications. Read more

If you check your smile in the mirror after you clean your teeth, you can look out for early warning signs of gum disease. One sign can be hard to overlook, thought it can also be a hard one to face. Many people with gingivitis will notice that their gums bleed easily after they brush and floss their teeth. The good news is that when you identify this problem in time, you can take action with your own efforts, and by seeing your Seattle, WA dentist, to stop it from growing worse. Unfortunately, without the right care, an infection can become more serious over time, and that can lead to worsening problems for your health, as well as an elevated risk for tooth loss! Read more

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