Your oral health is a reflection of your overall health. The two are linked more closely than most people think. Here is a link to an article from the Mayo Clinic about this connection and why it is important not to neglect your oral health.
Did you know that we have a Reward for Referrals program? If an existing patient refers someone to us that becomes a patient and gets a cleaning in our office, they receive a $50 credit to their account as a way for us to say thank you for showing loyalty to our office.
The winner of our monthly raffle for July will be enjoying the Puget Sound area this summer with her Argosy Cruise Lines gift certificate. This month, we’ll be giving away tickets to see the play Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at the Issaquah Village Theatre. The theatre is located right on Front Street in the heart of historic downtown Issaquah. You can park your car, sit down for dinner at one of the […]
When you brush and floss, you are removing bacterial plaque buildup from your teeth and gums. Most people do a pretty good job of it, too! The brushing part, at least;) However, there are certain places in your mouth, deep in the space between your gums and your teeth, where you simply cannot get to with a toothbrush, floss, mouth rinse, Waterpik, tooth pick, or anything else you use at home. Over the course of […]
Did you know that more than 75% of American adults over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease? It’s a problem that is often overlooked in America today, leading to unnecessary tooth loss every day.
While gingivitis is reversible, periodontitis is not. Long-standing (i.e. chronic) inflammation in the gums is the body’s way of trying to fight off the bacteria (plaque) that accumulate on the gums and teeth. A side effect of this inflammation is that some of the jaw bone that surrounds the teeth begins to shrink away, or recede, and the gums begin to separate from the root of the tooth. When the roots of your teeth start […]
Gingivitis is a scary word that is thrown around in toothpaste commercials and other dental advertising. Some people are probably wondering: What exactly is gingivitis and why should I worry about it? Gingivitis is inflammation in your gum tissue. This can be localized to one area, or generalized throughout your entire mouth. The inflammation is your body’s response to harmful bacteria (i.e. plaque) that accumulates on your gums and teeth. Gingivitis can be reversed by […]