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Woman smiles after getting dentures from her Puyallup, WA dentist

Consumer Overview: Denture Products

Dental Consumer Products Overview: Denture Products If you have dentures, or even if you haven’t, chances are you’ve seen TV advertisements for denture products. Because dentures and teeth loss can be emotional topics, it’s no surprise that the advertisements try (let’s call them) unconventional approaches. Sometimes they try too hard to be funny, sincere, or authoritative. Other times they go for realness and end up somewhere closer to too-much-information. But for all their flaws, these ads are speaking to a sizable market. Over ... Read more
Man before visiting his 253.200.5427 dentist for sleep apnea

Five Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Five Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea… and One Thing You Can Do About It At one point in time, maybe even only a few years ago, sleep apnea was not well-known among the public. Now, thankfully, public awareness of sleep apnea is much higher. After all, it is a dangerous condition, and because it is a disease that affects sleep, many people who have sleep apnea aren’t even aware of it. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you will temporarily stop ... Read more
Kid headed back to school with a healthy smile

Back to School Dental Checklist

As the summer starts to wind down and the days get shorter, parents’ thoughts turn to back-to-school season. They make lists of supplies they need to purchase, see if backpacks can last one more year, and shop for school clothes that will stay clean for approximately one recess. But when your mind has turned to this mentality of getting chores done, it’s actually a great time to take care of another one of your children’s needs: maintaining their oral health. If you’re ... Read more
Periodic Table showing fluoride

What is Fluoride?

Everyone knows that fluoride and oral hygiene go together… but why? What is fluoride, and how does it protect your teeth? Maybe you haven’t given a moment’s thought to such questions, but if you’re the curious type, read on. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a simple form of the element fluorine, which naturally exists in the earth’s crust, in water, and even in the air. Fluorine is related to elements like chlorine, which is used to sanitize pools, and iodine, which is often ... Read more
A business woman learns from her Puyallup, Washington dentist how to get rid of bad breath.

Avoid Bad Breath for Good

In almost every social situation, there is one thing most people are concerned about: halitosis, better known as bad breath. It can be embarrassing for you, uncomfortable to other people, and potentially a deal breaker for a job interview or date. To make it even more difficult to manage, our bodies have a great way of blocking out constant smells, making it very hard to determine if we have bad breath before it’s too late. How do I know if I have ... Read more
A man and woman enjoying lunch after a regular visit with their Puyallup WA dentist.

Why do I Need Professional Teeth Cleanings?

Why do I Need Professional Teeth Cleanings? Let’s look at five reasons why you should get your teeth regularly cleaned. 1. We check for oral cancer With cancer, the sooner it’s detected the better chance you have of successfully getting rid of it. Oral cancer is no different. During each teeth cleaning, we check for any signs of oral cancer. 2. Cleanings help prevent cavities Brushing and flossing every day will do wonders in maintaining a healthy mouth. But, sometimes you may forget to ... Read more
Family after learning about canker sores from their dentist in Puyallup WA

How to Get Rid of Canker Sores

Imagine you are eating a big, juicy steak cooked to perfection. You cut out a chunk of steak place it in your mouth. The first bite is delicious, and the second bite is even better. But then, in your fervor for chewing, you forget where the steak ends and where your cheek begins. Before you know it--chomp!--a bite that was intended for that tasty piece of steak caught your cheek. It’s painful and irritating, but you can get past the ... Read more
Smiling woman with a healthy smile thanks to her dentist in Puyallup

Live Happier, Healthier & Longer: Why Your Smile Is Our Priority

Have you ever wondered why dentists and other dental and oral health professionals spend so much time talking about your smile? Shouldn’t they focus more on your teeth? As dental health professionals, we know that your oral health affects a whole lot more than just your teeth. You may think your smile is just another way to communicate your happiness, but we know it does so much more than that. Smiling regularly can improve your mood and even your health. But when ... Read more
A smiling couple with an apparently great dental routine.

What is The Best Dental Routine

You hear advice everywhere you go. Brush and floss daily. Use mouthwash to fight bad breath. One out of every four dentists recommends using a Waterpik. Dental health is very important, and as a consumer, there are a ton of options to pick from. To help make your dental hygiene routine easier, we’re going to cut through the noise with some simple suggestions about what a good routine looks like and what products you should consider using. The Basics We’ve mentioned this before—and so ... Read more
Man holding his mouth in pain waiting to see his Puyallup, WA dentist.

Tooth Sensitivity to Cold

Ouch! Maybe it’s a fresh smoothie, a spoonful of ice cream, or even just a sip of ice water—but there it is, throbbing tooth pain. There are many reasons why you might be experiencing tooth sensitivity to cold. Fortunately, you can take several steps to remedy this yourself, including checking with your dentist. Other symptoms often accompany sensitivity to cold, including: Sensitivity to hot foods Pain when biting or chewing Persistent dull or throbbing tooth pain   But what conditions cause these kinds of tooth sensitivity? Exposed ... Read more
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