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The Oral Health Benefits of Chewing Gum

added on: October 11, 2018
woman chewing gum

It may come as a surprise to hear our dental office in Woodway supporting something found in the candy aisle. But when it comes to gum, we actually recommend that our patients consider chewing it occasionally. However, not just any gum will get our seal of approval. Gum containing sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or… Read More

added on: May 22, 2018
woman reaches for asthma inhaler

People with asthma know just how serious and scary of a disease it is. It causes airways to narrow, makes it hard to breathe, and can potentially be life-threatening. There is currently no cure, but there are advanced treatments and medications that can help keep airways open so more air can pass through. However, the… Read More

added on: November 15, 2016

Do you ever worry that you could be struggling with a dental cavity without even knowing it? Many people don’t realize how common cavities are, or that without restorative treatment they can lead to painful and tooth-threatening infections. Fortunately, in most cases a dentist can help save a damaged tooth and restore a patient’s comfort… Read More

added on: October 18, 2016

Do you love greeting Trick-or-Treaters at your door, each Halloween, but hate the idea of spending yet another year handing out candy that could ultimately be bad for their smiles? Since plaque bacteria feed on sugar, too much sugar can greatly increase a kid’s likelihood of developing dental cavities. Fortunately, there actually are some fun… Read More

added on: October 4, 2016

Do you every worry that you will continue to experience cavities? Have you ever been diagnosed with gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease? If you have experienced dental problems in the past, chances are that you want to do all you can to prevent their reoccurrence, and to protect your smile in general. Fortunately,… Read More

added on: September 20, 2016

Have you been diagnosed with several cavities in the past? If so, you might be more concerned than ever before about properly protecting your oral health, all in an effort to enjoy a healthy, beautiful and cavity-free smile. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take at-home, and during your next dental visit, to help… Read More

added on: September 15, 2016

Have you been suffering from dental pain, lately, when trying to enjoy meals? If so, restorative treatment is likely needed to help improve your oral health and to restore your comfort. Many people don’t realize that the teeth cannot repair themselves the way other parts of the body can, like the skin, for instance. When… Read More

added on: August 23, 2016

Is it difficult to enjoy hot and cold foods, due to heightened sensitivity? Are you concerned that you may have developed a dental cavity? If so, you can keep calm knowing that dental fillings are often a simple and fast way to protect a tooth after a cavity. Even better, excellent preventive care can help… Read More

Posted In: Cavities, Toothaches

added on: July 29, 2016

Cavities are so common that many people begin to believe they are unavoidable. Sadly, this is not true, and it can actually be a harmful misconception, since it can lead people to be lax in their dental hygiene, thinking it is unimportant, or at least ineffective. That is simply not the case, though. Proper hygiene… Read More

added on: May 23, 2013

The goal of homecare is to keep teeth free of decay and to keep the gums healthy. Unfortunately, despite our best intentions, tooth decay sometimes wins, resulting in a cavity. Thankfully, however, a tooth with a cavity can be restored with a dental filling. But did you know that there are two types of dental… Read More

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