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 […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! From scheduling your baby’s first dental visit, preventing baby bottle tooth decay to importance of sealants … we’ve got you covered! Get 10 quick tips to help keep your child’s smile healthy.

Thank You for Your Thoughts & Prayers!

Dr. Blair, Janet and Tammy returned safely from their dental mission trip to Guatemala!  Thanks to sooo many of you for your kind thoughts and prayers during their travels. You may be interested in the article that was posted on the Covington/Maple Valley Reporter (1.27.17) referencing this trip in support of WIND (When It Needs Doing). Green Editions      

Guatemala Mission Trip

Hello wonderful patients of Covington Family Dental! On Friday, January 27th, Dr. Blair, Janet and Tammy will be traveling to Nebaj, Guatemala with WIND, a Christian mission organization.  WIND serves the native Mayan people of the remote, mountainous Ixil region of Guatemala.  Dental care is among the greatest needs for this impoverished region, as processed sugars are prevalent in their diet but there is almost no access to dental care.   Two years ago Dr. Blair […]