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Teeth Cold Sensitive

TEETH COLD SENSITIVE
Teeth cold sensitive is a prevalent issue in adults.  It’s also normal for teeth sensitivity to cold to occur more often in the winter due to the colder air and temperature.  While over 50 percent of adults have reported teeth sensitive from cold, it’s an issue that can often be treated with either […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Root Canal|0 Comments

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION  IN BELLEVUE
Wisdom tooth extraction may be indicated if it is impacted or causing crowding, tooth decay, or pain.  Wisdom tooth removal may also be required if there is sustained gum infection and swelling.  So how can you tell if your wisdom teeth need to be removed?
WHERE IS MY WISDOM TOOTH?
Your wisdom teeth […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Wisdom Tooth|0 Comments

Dental Checkup

WHAT IS PART OF A DENTAL CHECKUP
You’re at the dentist office and due for a dental checkup.  What does a dental checkup entail?  It is an evaluation of your dental, periodontal, and medical history.  Its comprehensiveness depends on if you are in as a completely new patient or if you are an established patient and […]

By |November 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Prevent Cavities during Halloween with Healthy Habits

HALLOWEEN
Halloween season is here, with our children’s teeth susceptible to tooth decay from sugary sweets, treats, and candy.  With zombies, bats, ghosts, and vampires around, trick or treat candy may cause tooth decay if good diet and oral hygiene are not addressed.   Since Halloween October 31 trick or treat time is coming, it would be […]

By |October 12th, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

How to Choose a Toothbrush

HOW TO CHOOSE A TOOTHBRUSH
How do you choose a toothbrush, one that is most effective at removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth? People have been using toothbrushes to remove food from their teeth for many years, with some of the first toothbrushes made from animal hairs! Today, there are many types of toothbrushes to […]

By |September 30th, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Flossing is Important

DENTAL FLOSSING
Flossing is important.  Yes, you need to floss! The benefits of flossing are clear. It helps prevent cavities in between the teeth; decreases risk of periodontal disease; and lowers risk of gingivitis and bleeding gums.  It also helps rid of bad breath and improves the appearance of your teeth by removing trapped food and […]

By |September 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Food Stuck Between Teeth

FOOD STUCK BETWEEN YOUR TEETH?

Common causes of food trap between teeth:

Not flossing regularly thereby causing an accumulation of plaque and bacteria
A filling between a tooth recently broke
There are one or more cavities between two adjacent teeth, and these cavities have chipped off
A crown adjacent to a tooth has chipped off
A […]

By |August 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Dental X-ray Radiation

HOW MUCH RADIATION FROM DENTAL X-RAYS

Background Radiation Sources

How much dental x-ray radiation am I exposed to at the dentist?  Are x-rays necessary?  An exam with 4 bitewings is about 0.005 mSv, less than one day’s worth from natural background radiation, and is the same exposure amount from an airplane flight of ~2 hours.  Such are […]

By |June 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Root Canal Retreat or Extraction

ROOT CANAL RETREAT OR EXTRACTION

Failed root canal treatment

Patients may present a tooth that previously had a root canal and is now causing pain and discomfort.  Treatment may be to attempt a root canal retreatment or extraction of the failing endodontic tooth and replace with a dental implant and crown.  Which one to choose, root canal […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Root Canal|0 Comments

Tooth Broke When Biting

I BROKE MY TOOTH WHEN BITING AND EATING

Broken Tooth Fractured Molar

Have you ever bit down during lunch or while eating and chewing you suddenly noticed you a piece of your tooth broke when biting? You look at the broken tooth part and wonder what part of the tooth may be.  If this accident ever occurs […]

By |April 1st, 2016|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments