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Bye-Bye, Buck Teeth! How to Fix an Overbite

“Overbite”, “overjet” or simply “buck teeth”– protruding teeth can go by many names, but “pretty” isn’t one of them. And they aren’t comfortable either; upper teeth that extend well past the lower teeth can often make it difficult to close the mouth, chew

Aug 15th, 2017
How to Recognize and Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease affects approximately half of all Americans. While that’s a startling statistic, what’s more notable is that most cases are preventable. The good news is that preventative care is simple and, by taking care of your smile daily, you can ensure y

Jul 14th, 2017
Dentist or Detective? Major Health Clues Your Mouth Provides

Chew on this for a minute: just by glancing inside your mouth, your dentist can tell you a number of things that may be news to you and your doctor! Surprising as it may sound, your oral health can speak volumes about the rest of your body, and something a

Jul 7th, 2017
Smoking, Your Mouth, and Your Health

There are no ifs, ands, or “butts” about it: smoking can be detrimental to oral health . Beyond the bad breath and yellow teeth, do you really know what you’re getting yourself into by smoking every day? Probably not.

Jul 6th, 2017
Wisdom Teeth Removal: Everything You Need to Know and Expect

Just the phrase “wisdom teeth removal” is enough to make your mouth hurt, but do you actually know what to expect during and after the procedure? Taking the time to learn more about it can reduce anxiety and help you better prepare for recovery. Regardless

Jun 1st, 2017
Teeth Grinding: Causes and Preventative Care Steps You Can Take

Whether you’re stressed or just anxious, teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, comes in many shapes and forms. And while the occasional grinding doesn’t hurt and is quite common, constant grinding can wear down your health in more ways than one.

Apr 28th, 2017
Not a Fan of Flossing? Try These Alternatives.

First there was the toothpick, then there was floss, and now there are a bevy of new dental tools making their way to the shelves of your local stores. Why the need to keep innovating? Simply put: plaque removal is just not fun…but these alternatives sure

Apr 19th, 2017
Decisions, Decisions: Dentures or Implants?

You are ready to get your smile back, but which treatment is right for you? For many adults in Issaquah looking to replace missing teeth, the choice typically comes down to dentures versus dental implants — both of which have pro’s and con’s.

Apr 19th, 2017
Welcome to the Future: What 3-D Dental X-rays Mean for You

What if your dentist told you that dental X-rays can be done in a single sweep, expose you to less radiation than a roundtrip flight from Paris to Tokyo, and result in a complete, 3-D picture of your mouth in as little as a few seconds? For anyone who has

Apr 11th, 2017