How much time do you spend thinking about your tongue? Probably not much—unless you happen to accidentally bite your tongue. Then the reason why your tongue hurts is obvious. However, there are other reasons, too. In this blog, a dentist in Washington discusses causes of tongue pain and treatments.(more…)
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January 8, 2019
December 12, 2018
When was the last time you saw a dentist in Washington? The correct answer to that question is sometime in the last six months, because the American Dental Association recommends two checkups every year. However, if dental anxiety keeps you from having the oral health care you need, then there’s no better time than the start of the New Year to overcome your fears. There are many ways a dentist can help to eliminate your anxiety. Read on to learn more about dental phobia and how to put your fears behind you.
October 21, 2018
Numbers don’t lie. So let’s take a look at some numbers. The American Dental Association estimates that on average, Americans with dental insurance receive only $323 of dental treatment each year. But a typical plan has an annual maximum of $1,250, which means that $927 is not being used. Multiply that by the 164 million people who have private dental insurance and the grand total in lost dental benefits is $152 billion! And because most benefits don’t roll over to the following year, that’s a lot of money getting left behind. How can you help avoid such waste? Schedule a dental checkup today with a dentist in Washington!
September 15, 2018
Have you ever been enjoying a meal when all of the sudden there is something small and sharp in your mouth? A chipped tooth can happen even if you’re not biting down on something hard. If the tooth already has some decay, then a chip or break may be more likely to occur. Don’t panic. A dentist in Washington has a few simple restorative options that can take care of that tooth pretty quickly.
September 4, 2018
One cavity or a chipped tooth may require a filling or a dental crown to recreate your flawless smile, but what happens if almost every tooth needs help? For those patients who are struggling with extensive tooth decay, tooth loss, or other dental injuries, there may not be one, quick solution. Instead, a dentist may need to provide a cosmetic smile makeover or restorative full mouth reconstruction. Keep reading to learn more about when you may need full mouth reconstruction and what treatments may be included.
August 19, 2018
Back to school! The summer was fun, but now it’s time for everyone to have a routine and hit the books. It’s also time to go over the importance of dental health. Not only colds and flu keep children home from school. According to a study published in the Journal of Public Health, between 58 and 80 hours of school were missed because of dental pain and toothaches out every 100 students between the ages of 5 and 17. And their parents missed an average of 2.5 days of work so they could take kids to the dentist. You can avoid all of this when you follow a few tips from a family dentist in Washington.
July 14, 2018
When’s the last time you saw a family dentist in Washington? Hint: the correct answer is not last year! The American Dental Association recommends dental checkups every six months for each member of the family. With this regularity, your dental team can closely monitor the condition of your teeth and gums in order to spot any concerning changes before they get out of hand.
June 17, 2018
Children require different forms of care and nurturing as they grow. You begin by doing everything for your child and then gradually teach them how to do things on their own. Caring for their teeth is no exception. Here are some tips from the family dentist in Washington on how to properly care for your children’s smiles as they go from infancy, childhood to the teen years.
June 14, 2018
You don’t need to be told that what you put in your mouth plays a direct role in your health and well-being. You can eat fresh fruit and vegetables or candy and potato chips. You can smoke, or not. But did you also know that the condition of your teeth and gums could also impact the condition of your body? Read on to learn what the dentist in Washington has to say about the importance of caring for your smile.
June 6, 2018
School’s out for the summer! Although there may not be books and homework, there are still activities and a different kind of routine. Sometimes that new routine can make someone forget to brush and floss their teeth. Too many “oops, I forgot” moments can quickly lead to undesirable dental surprises. Follow these tips from a family dentist in Washington and your summer will be filled with healthy and happy smiles this summer.