Month: August 2012

Rewards for Referrals

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.

August Monthly Raffle

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 […]

Why do I need to get my teeth cleaned at least every 6 months?

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 […]

What is periodontitis?

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 […]