Children’s Dental Health Month!!

It’s Children’s Dental Health Month and we love taking a month to honor or littlest patients. But, if we’re being completely honest, children are our favorite EVERY month! They are funny and clever and kind and we just love spending time with them. When it comes to mouth health, we know it’s important to start teaching children about healthy habits while they are young and to stay consistent through the years. Some of the best ways we can […]

Covington Family Dental Newsletter

  It’s true! We have a quarterly newsletter. Newsletters are a great way to keep in touch with our patients. Especially when we often only see each other a couple of times each year. We will try and keep it brief and full of the things we think YOU want to read. We will share interesting facts about your mouth and our office! 🙂 Without further adieu, enjoy!

It’s National Toothache Day!

  Very few things can stop you in your tracks like a TOOTHACHE. The pain can be unreal. You know the best way to avoid tooth pain is with consistent preventative care. (Brush. Floss. Rinse. Repeat!!) However, even with excellent preventative care, sometimes toothaches still happen to the best of us. Breaking or chipping a tooth, and even health issues elsewhere in the body can result in incredible tooth pain. If you have a tooth […]

Pizza Palate: a funny name for a not-so-funny thing.

Have you ever taken a bite of something, only to realize AFTER the fact that it was piping HOT!?! Most of us have. Not only is it inconvenient, it can be downright painful, and it has a name: Pizza Palate. The skin on you palate is not so unlike that of the skin on the rest of your body and all burns should be treated and watched. But how should we treat a burn in […]

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 […]