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The truth about bad breath.

  The holidays are over, but fresh breath is NEVER out of season. In case you missed his latest article in the Reporter, here are Dr. Blair’s 5 tips for fresh breath.  Right now, you’re probably thinking, “My breath isn’t that bad.” You might be right, but your breath often smells worse to those around you than it does to you.  It’s worth asking, “Do I ever have bad breath?” to someone who will give […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

  It’s the end of November and we are halfway through the year’s holiday season. Halloween and Thanksgiving are behind us and Christmas and the New Year are fast approaching. Dr. Blair shares his 5 best tips to stride into 2019 with a happy, healthy, smile. 1- Eat Well. Tis the Season of celebrations, traditions, and FOOD. Large meals, baked treats, and sweets abound and it is O.K. to indulge in moderation. Just be sure to […]

Be Kind.

It’s World Kindness Week! World Kindness Day is observed around the world on November 13. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of kindness NGOs and continues to spread around the globe.  It is honored in several countries including Canada, Japan, Nigeria, and even in Australia where the Minister of School Education placed World Kindness Day on the National School Calendar. The purpose of World Kindness Day is “to highlight […]

Here’s the truth about charcoal-based toothpastes…

Charcoal-based toothpastes are not safe!  Charcoal whitens teeth because it is abrasive and wears away the stained enamel on the surface of your teeth.  Repeated use will make your teeth sensitive and weak.  Charcoal is also known to contain many carcinogens.  Manufacturers claim these products are not as abrasive and the carcinogens have been removed, but the products are so new that they are not well tested.  Until studies come out PROVING they are safe, […]

Sorry, America you STILL need to floss!

Today marks two years since Dr. Blair penned his article for the Covington-Maple Valley Reporter, “Sorry, America you still need to floss.” In it he countered reports from the Associated Press which stated flossing was not as important as dentists claim it to be.  Brushing removes a significant amount of the plaque from your teeth, but it doesn’t get it all. Flossing removes 35 percent of the plaque brushing alone leaves behind.  (Your hygienist can reach […]

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day!

Who is the Tooth Fairy, and where did she come from? Nobody knows for sure *exactly* when the magical fairy began sneaking into bedrooms in the dead of night and swapping coins for baby teeth left under pillows. What we do know is that traditions surrounding the loss of baby teeth have been shared around the world for hundreds of years. Some people buried the teeth so witches and evil spirits couldn’t use them for […]

Spring Cleaning?

Spring cleaning? While you are cleaning your home, yard, planting bulbs and flowers … keep in mind about “cleaning” your teeth! Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot dental health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can […]

Cutest Patient!

Is this the cutest picture or what? Clara, who is Janet’s 5 year old grand daughter, came in for her regular cleaning and check up! Three thumbs up for the cutest patient of the day, the awesome pose and for three beautiful smiles!

WIND Article

With the recent dental mission trip to Guatemala, our wonderful hygienist, Janet, wrote an article for WIND that we want to share with you. This is the first newsletter that they have published. You’ll find a special message from Rich Rice, WIND’s executive director and then an article from Janet. It’s humbling to think about all the dedication, sacrifices, faith and love to develop and support this amazing program. … Please read and share with […]