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Caring for Teeth While Wearing Braces

July 18th, 2016 (No Comments)

Braces can make your normal brushing routine difficult. Wire braces give food particles and bacteria more places to hide from your toothbrush, making good oral hygiene all the more essential. You may also want to schedule additional regular appointments with our Federal Way dentistry clinic for the duration of your braces. If you have braces […]

What Happens if I Lose a Filling?

July 7th, 2016 (No Comments)

Even with all the advances in dental technology, no filling is completely invulnerable. A filling will occasionally pop out of your tooth, possibly after a sharp impact, possibly while you are chewing on a sticky substance, possibly for no discernable reason. When this happens, it’s important to get to your Federal Way dentistry clinic as […]

The Consequences of Acid Reflux on Your Teeth

June 30th, 2016 (No Comments)

Acid reflux is a difficult problem to live with. This condition describes when your stomach acid leaks up into your esophagus, where it burns your throat and causes a lot of pain. Some of this acid may also make its way into your mouth, which can break down your teeth and fragile soft tissues. Our […]

The Problem with Whitening Toothpaste

June 17th, 2016 (No Comments)

Have you ever considered whitening toothpaste as an alternative to a professional whitening treatment from our Federal Way Dentistry? If you have, you may want to think again. The truth is that so-called “whitening” toothpastes may in fact be doing far more harm than good. If you have a toothpaste that identifies itself as a […]

Dealing with Cold Sores

June 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

The mouth can be the site for many different bumps, lesions, and sores, and the cold sore is one of the more obnoxious.  Should you or your family members become afflicted with one, our Federal Way Dentistry advises that you take the following precautions in order to expedite recovery, minimize pain, and keep the virus […]

Periodontitis and Chronic Kidney Disease

May 23rd, 2016 (No Comments)

Patients suffering from chronic kidney disease should take even more care of their teeth than they otherwise might. According to a study coming out of the University of Birmingham in the UK, people struggling with both kidney disease and periodontitis have a greater risk of death, compared to those who have chronic kidney disease and […]

Early Dental Care

May 12th, 2016 (No Comments)

Your Federal Way Dentist advises that it’s never too early to start proper dental care. Indeed, even before your child’s teeth begin to come in, there are measures you should be taking to help assure a strong and healthy mouth well into his or her adulthood. One of the biggest risks to a baby’s mouth […]

The Effects of Bottled Water on Your Teeth

May 6th, 2016 (No Comments)

According to the American Dental Association, the average 160-pound person should ingest about four milligrams of fluoride every day. This is why cities across the US fortify their drinking water with fluoride. In general, you can expect the water coming out of your faucet to give you about 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter which, […]

The Dangers of Sleeping With Your Mouth Open

April 20th, 2016 (No Comments)

Do you often breathe through your mouth while you sleep? This is a problem that can put your teeth at unnecessary risk. According to a research team at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in New Zealand, leaving your mouth open while sleeping is subjecting your tooth enamel to dangerous levels of acid. Participants wore a […]

Bioactive Glass May Improve on Dental Fillings

April 8th, 2016 (No Comments)

Bioactive glass is a special material made from crushed glass that doctors have been using for many years now. This glass is known to be able to interact with organic material; the cells in your body react to its presence as it might react to a natural part of your body. When used to repair […]

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