Imagine you’re enjoying some popcorn at the movies or chewing on a pen cap at work when suddenly you hear a cracking sound! Unfortunately, there are plenty of ways you may find yourself with a chipped or cracked tooth. Since dental emergencies like these are typically alarming and overwhelming, it’s important to know what to do ahead of time so you can act quickly and correctly. Read on as your Kent emergency dentist explains step-by-step what to do if you have a chipped tooth.(more…)
October 13, 2020
September 17, 2020
The holidays are coming up, but before you’re caught up in the whirlwind of shopping and planning, you should take the time to make sure that you’ve tied up all your loose ends for the year. If you have a dental insurance plan that runs on a calendar year, then one task on your to-do list should be to make sure you’ve used your benefits to the fullest extent possible before they reset. Read on to learn more about how taking the time to visit your dentist in Kent now could end up saving you hundreds – if not thousands – on your smile.(more…)
January 26, 2020
If you want to give your traditional dentures an upgrade so that they won’t slip out of place anymore, you’ll definitely want to consider dental implants as a solution. These titanium posts keep your new teeth stable and your jawbone healthy. But when it comes to dentures, there are a few different ways dental implants can work. In particular, there’s a system called All-on-4 that’s often recommended over traditional implant-retained dentures. Take the time to learn more about All-on-4 and why it might be the perfect option for restoring your smile.
July 16, 2019
You never expect to lose a permanent tooth, but it happens more often than you might believe. Besides tooth decay or infection, you can also lose one from trauma to your face or mouth. Although you never expect it to happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans faces a dental emergency every year, which results in 5 million knocked out teeth annually. If your tooth fell out, you can help save your smile, but you need to act quickly. With the right care at home and from your dentist, it may not be lost for good.
May 12, 2019
Are you embarrassed by your smile? Cosmetic dentistry might be the solution for you! If you have chips, cracks, or stains on your teeth, your cosmetic dentist can fix those problems. If you have missing teeth, don’t worry. We can take care of those too with dental implants. No matter how self-conscious you are about your smile, your cosmetic dentist in Kent, WA has the answer to your problems.
April 3, 2019
You’ve heard your dentist talk about the important benefits of flossing. Not only does it remove harmful bacteria that is living between your teeth, but it also removes any leftover food particles that are clinging to your pearly whites. Unfortunately, most Americans are not flossing as often as they should. This can lead to tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. If you’ve been wanting to improve your oral health, or if you are looking for another way to floss, you’ll be happy to know there are benefits to both traditional and water flossing. Read on to find out which method might be better for you.
December 31, 2018
If you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth, your dentist will likely recommend a root canal to save it from an extraction. While more than 15 million are performed every year, they are only suggested when there are no other viable treatments to rehabilitate a tooth. If your dentist has recommended one, your first thought may be to avoid it at all cost. Let’s face it, root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, but you have nothing to fear. New advancements in dentistry now make them no worse than a traditional filling.
October 4, 2018
Millions of Americans have dental crowns placed in their smile, so if you have one, you’re not alone. Dental crowns in Kent have become a popular way to restore heavily decayed or damaged teeth, while still keeping their look, shape, and function. However, crowns were not always so easily placed and beautiful looking. Keep reading to discover the history of dental crowns, how they were made, and why they were first used.
April 11, 2018
Despite several advancements in dentistry to preserve natural teeth, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. If you have found yourself among those who have an incomplete smile, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants in Kent. As a predictable and reliable option to replace missing teeth, you are ready to shop for the best deal; however, you should not focus on the price. To make a true investment in your smile, there are other factors to consider other than their cost.
March 9, 2018
Have you ever considered how important your oral hygiene is to the rest of the body? If not, you really should! Why?
Not only is the mouth connected to the rest of your body, but it’s the portal to your body! It’s an orifice that allows substances in and out of your body, which can be a good thing and a bad thing, depending on how well you take care of it.
Learn more about how bad oral hygiene can decline your whole body’s health—and how to avoid it—in this week’s blog post from your dentist in Kent.