Getting to Know Gum Disease, Part 2

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a widespread problem. 50% of American adults over the age of 30 have a form of gum disease, and for people over 65, the rate is 70%. Gum disease is easy to prevent, and it starts with a visit to your dentist. In our Kennewick, WA office, we offer periodontal preventative treatment. If you read our previous post, we talked about how gum disease works, the ...

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Getting to Know Gum Disease, Pt. 1

Do you have gum disease? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), if you’re over 30 years old, there’s a 50/50 chance you have some form of gum disease. That’s about 64 million people! One of the missions of our practice in Kennewick, WA is periodontal disease (gum disease) prevention, and a big part of that is educating the public. In the next two blog posts, we’ll cover the ...

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Root Canal Rumor Mill, Pt. 2

Root canals are safe, effective, and the best way to deal with an infected tooth. They are also common, which is why it’s surprising when we hear people’s preconceived ideas of what a root canal is: “Isn’t a root canal the most painful and most drastic procedure you can get at a dentist’s office?” “I don’t have time for a root canal because it will take multiple appointments and ...

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Root Canal Rumor Mill, Part 1

If you’re experiencing tooth pain when you try to eat or drink hot or cold foods, or if your gums are swollen and tender or they have what looks like a “pimple” you might need endodontic therapy, also known as a root canal. “A root canal? Aren't those painful and even dangerous?" There’s a lot of stuff online about root canals, and the majority of it is at best misleading. This bad ...

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Selecting a Great Dentist in Kennewick, WA

Are you looking for a new dentist in Kennewick, Washington? You have some great options out there, but do you know how to evaluate those options? What exactly are you looking for anyway? These are things you need to consider before you begin shopping for your next doctor! It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes a great dentist so great, but we have some ideas to help you make the ...

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How Sedation Methods Transform Your Dental Experience

Are you like the millions of other Americans who are afraid of the dentist? It’s a common fear, and there are many things driving this feeling. Here at Marineland Dental Care, we are working to help you overcome that fear by using sedation dentistry to change the way you feel when you come into the office! That’s right, you will feel different as you walk through the doors because we can ...

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What Makes a Dental Implant So Impressive?

Here at Marineland Dental Care, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to best restore your teeth. Whether you need a simple cosmetic restoration or if you need an entire tooth replaced, we have solutions. One of the top restorations available to you is a dental implant. Dental implants are a really fantastic way to restore your smile after damage has been done. Implants are only used when ...

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When Teeth Whitening Isn’t Enough, Use Veneers

Having the smile of your dreams means two things. First, you want to make sure your smile is wonderfully healthy. A healthy smile means you are free from infection and decay. Your breath will smell fresh (most of the time), and you won’t be in any pain. With a healthy smile, you are free to seek cosmetic options that can improve the LOOK of your smile! Want to know the number one type of ...

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