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Looking for a gift idea for that most people would love to have? How about a whiter and brighter smile? We offer several different teeth whitening options depending on your budget. Our Zoom! Teeth Whitening procedure has done wonders for patients and many come back for repeat sessions. Patients also love our Take-Home Whitening Kit that they can use whenever they feel the need to brighten things up. Call in and ask us more about it!
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Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! School is starting and fall is right around the corner. Parents, have you had time to get your kids' teeth checked out? Make sure their mouths are as healthy as can be so they don't have to miss any school with toothaches or cavities. Schedule their appointment today!
Don't worry like Marge about whether or not Bart and Lisa's teeth are getting cleaned like they should be!
For anyone who uses I-90 westbound on the stretch between I-405 and Mercer Island, please be aware of the impending road closures/limitations occurring between 7/18-7/25. This will have a heavy impact on travel on several adjacent routes, so please plan ahead when travelling.
For more information regarding the closures, check out WSDOT's webpage.
Looks like someone took some liberties when stitching this label. I hope they took care of that dental pain.
Don't ever let dental pain get to you!
*Taken from Dental Art and Humor Facebook Page
This picture from Pinterest, shows an ingenious ad from Colgate to show how important your smile can be.
This isn't too surprising, since a person's smile is one of the first things people notice about them. Keep your smile looking great by maintaining regular check-ups and cleanings! Call us today and we'll be more than happy to reserve a time for you.
The MouthHealthy website answers some common questions about your oral health and going to the dentist. We encourage everyone to take charge of their oral health to be healthy and happy! Here's the text from their website*:
Questions About Going to the Dentist
Whether you are 80 or 8, your oral health is important. Did you know that 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year, even though regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease? Here are some frequently asked questions about going to the dentist.
Question: Why do regular dental visits matter?
Answer: Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many oral problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth.
Here are 15 signs you should see a dentist:
A: Yes. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you can still have oral health problems that only a dentist can diagnose. Regular dental visits will also help prevent problems from developing. Continuity of care is an important part of any health plan and dental health is no exception. Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential piece of your overall health. It’s also important to keep your dentist informed of any changes in your overall health since many medical conditions can affect your oral health too.
Q: How often do I have to go to the dentist?
A: There is no one-size-fits-all dental treatment. Some people need to visit the dentist once or twice a year; others may need more visits. You are a unique individual, with a unique smile and unique needs when it comes to keeping your smile healthy.
Q: How do I find a dentist?
A: The American Dental Association offers these suggestions in finding a dentist:
A: You may want to call or visit more than one dentist before making your decision. Dental care is a very personalized service that requires a good relationship between the dentist and the patient. During your first visit, you should be able to determine if this is the right dentist for you.
Consider the following:
A: If you’re looking to find a dentist you may notice that while most are listed with a “DDS”, some may be listed as “DMD”. They both mean the same thing—your dentist graduated from an accredited dental school. The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same degrees. Dentists who have a DMD or DDS have the same education. The level of education and clinical training required to earn a dental degree, and the high academic standards of dental schools are on par with those of medical schools. Upon completion of their training, dentists must pass both a rigorous national written exam and a state or regional clinical licensing exam in order to practice. In order to keep their licenses, they must meet continuing education requirements for the remainder of their careers so that they may stay up to date on the latest scientific and clinical developments.
*Taken from ADA MouthHealthy.org website
Found this picture from KING 5's facebook page! It is awesome to see the 12th man represented all around Seattle.
"Check out the traffic signs along highway 520 between Bellevue and Medina. Thanks to our photographer Doug Dillon for taking pictures of these signs! #12thMan#GoHawks"
Happy New Year from Factoria Dental Care! We hope everyone had a great and safe new years celebration. To kick off the new year, we're sharing an interesting article regarding dental health and the Paleo diet.
Author - Dr Jason Chan DDS