Here are a couple of pictures from the Lilliwaup Hatchery which is situated just north of the great bend of Hood Canal, near the mouth of Lilliwaup Creek. Tucked among moss-draped evergreens, the property’s natural springs provide clean water, free of pathogens and of an ideal temperature for salmon.
Rick Endicott is the Hatchery Manager dedicated to recovery, research and community involvement for programs – such as summer chum recovery in Lilliwaup Creek and steelhead and Chinook recovery in the nearby Hamma Hamma River.
You can look up LLTK (Long Live The Kings) and Rick can give you a guided tour when you are in the area. www.lltk.org
VIP – Valley Implants & Periodontics (Renton & Covington locations), surprised us with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Floral Image! They have gifted us a new arrangement once a month for an entire year!
Thank you Dr. Chen and Staff!
Talk about fish tales or the “one that got away.” Look at this monster of a salmon Dr. Russell caught in Sitka! Can you believe it? It was measured at 52 inches long – weighed around 45 pounds or more.
Just as it’s important to practice good dental hygiene, good toothbrush hygiene is essential. Here are five easy ways to make sure your toothbrush is truly clean:
Don’t share toothbrushes. Using someone else’s toothbrush exposes you to another person’s body fluids and potential germs, which could make you sick. People with compromised immune systems or who are sick with something they could pass on to another person should take special care to use only their own toothbrush.
Rinse your toothbrush after brushing. Give it a thorough washing to remove any leftover toothpaste or debris.
Store your toothbrush in an upright position. When you’re done brushing, try to store it standing straight up and allow it to air-dry until your next brushing. If there’s more than one brush in the same holder, try to keep them as separate as possible to prevent cross-contamination.
Keep your toothbrush out in the open. Do not routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers. A moist environment, such as a closed container, is more conducive to the growth of microorganisms than the open air.
Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Bristles that become frayed and worn with use and will be less effective at cleaning teeth. Children’s toothbrushes often need replacing more frequently than adult brushes. Look for toothbrushes that display the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth, wear dentures that are uncomfortable or don’t want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge, talk to your dentist to see if dental implants are an option for you.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
A child’s primary teeth, sometimes called “baby teeth,” are as important as the permanent adult teeth. The ADA recommends that a dentist examine a child within six months after the first tooth comes in and no later than the first birthday. Click here for more info http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/baby-teeth
Southshore Study Club
Dr. Blair is a member of the Southshore Branch of the Seattle Study Club. They meet once a month to discuss the latest in research, technology, and techniques in dentistry. Check out the Seattle Study Club website for more info.