Category: Preventive Dentistry

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

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

Is your current approach to oral hygiene going to keep you safe from problems like dental decay and gum disease? While it may have been effective in the past, your ability to resist problems with decay and gingivitis can change over time. This can happen because your diet changes, because of gradual enamel erosion, or due to other factors. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we provide important preventive services during your routine appointments. Because of this, we can make sure that you have reliable support, as well as helpful warnings when there are problems that require our attention. Read more

If you keep waking up with feelings of stiffness, pain, or sensitivity in your teeth and jaw, let your dentist know. These issues, along with a change in your enamel brought on by persistent friction, can serve as a warning that you are dealing with bruxism. Many people develop a tendency to grind or clench their teeth while they sleep. In time, this can lead to worsening harm that even makes restorative dental work necessary! Your Seattle, WA dentist can help you deal with this problem. The sooner you look into how you can stop this nightly issue from worsening, the sooner you can protect yourself from problems that negatively affect your smile and oral health! Read more

If you are not able to go a day, or even a meal, without discomfort from dental sensitivity, you should be concerned about your oral health. This can be caused by different issues, including those that will require restorative treatment. At our Seattle, WA dental practice, we can determine what the source of your discomfort is, and from there we can make a plan to address the matter. If you have discomfort from a cavity that has grown serious, it may be necessary for us to offer support through more involved care, as that sensitivity can point to an infection! However, it is also possible for sensitivity to stem from issues like gum line recession, enamel erosion, and the effects of teeth grinding. Read more

What are you currently doing to protect yourself against tooth decay and gum disease? Your daily oral hygiene routine is important, and so is your attendance at regular oral health exams. The right approach to preventive care will help you maintain a healthier, more attractive smile through the years. It will also make you less likely to experience problems like dental decay and gum disease, common but preventable issues. Our Seattle, WA dentist's office is ready to see you if you are due - or past due - for your next routine appointment. Remember that we are also here to help you by providing restorative and cosmetic services. Read more

When you have problems managing stress, it can feel as though several parts of your life are becoming more difficult to manage. Stretches of time where you experience higher stress levels can impact your oral health. These negative feelings can affect your diet choices, and changes in your daily routine can disrupt your brushing and flossing habits. Making a point to prioritize your smile during these periods can help you protect yourself. One other issue that can link stress and oral health is the potential start of nightly teeth grinding issues. Your Seattle, WA dentist can help you avoid problems with this issue, known as bruxism, by supplying a custom oral guard to keep your smile safe. Read more

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

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

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