November 2012

November 27, 2012

Should I use mouth wash?

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Rinsing your mouth each day with a mouth rinse can be another important step in good oral health.  Mouth rinse is typically utilized for three main reasons:  as an antiseptic to kill bacteria, fluoride to prevent tooth decay, and to prevent bad breath.  Many factors play a role in selecting the right type of rinse Read the full article…

November 20, 2012

University of Washington School of Dentistry

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Dr. Russell (Class of 1978) and Dr. Blair (Class of 2010) both graduated from the prestigious University of Washington School of Dentistry.  While Dr. Russell also did his undergraduate work at UW, with a degree in Public Health, Dr. Blair did his undergraduate studies at the University of the Pacific.

November 19, 2012

What’s a Waterpik?

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Waterpik is the brand name for the interproximal dental cleaner also known as a water flosser, oral irrigator, or dental water jet.  The water flosser can access spaces or areas where bacteria can accumulate, multiply, and remain undisturbed by irrigating with water.  A water flosser is typically recommended for patients who have inadequate interdental cleaning Read the full article…

November 14, 2012

There are so many toothpastes at the store, which one should I buy?

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There are several products to choose from, and much of the decision is dependent upon individual preference and needs.  Toothpastes can vary with taste, texture and ingredients.  The addition of fluoride in toothpaste is essential for optimal oral health as it aids in protecting from dental decay.  There are also toothpastes that assist in minimizing Read the full article…

November 8, 2012

When should my child see an orthodontist?

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Orthodontists generally like to see a child when the first signs of improper alignment of the permanent teeth are evident.  When a child’s baby teeth start falling out around age 5-7, the permanent teeth will start erupting.  At this stage, the child is considered to be in “mixed dentition,” meaning he or she has some Read the full article…

November 7, 2012

America’s Top Dentists

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Dr. Russell and Dr. Blair are each recipients of the “America’s Top Dentists” award from the Consumers’ Research Council of America.  Each year the CRCA selects dentists based on certain criteria and awards those dentists accordingly.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Russell and Dr. Blair.

November 6, 2012

Adopt-A-School Program

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Did you know that we are the official sponsors of Jenkins Creek Elementary and Covington Elementary through the Adopt-A-School Program?  Click here to find out more information about the Adopt-A-School Program at the Washington Oral Health Foundation’s website.