How Much Coffee? What About My Teeth?

How often do you stop for a coffee a week? In Kennewick, WA, we’re about 3 and a half hours from the world’s “Coffee Capital” in Seattle. Of course, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if the occurrence of stained teeth wasn’t the same all over the country. In our practice, that means we see a lot of people who have healthy teeth, but they’re dissatisfied with how their lives as ...

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Dental Veneers: Below the Surface

How is your smile looking these days?  Is it bright and vibrant? Does it dazzle the people you run into each day (and possibly give you a leg up in business, social, and even romantic relationships)? Or is your smile in need of some “TLC” after years of neglect or misfortune? We believe everyone in Kennewick, WA (and beyond) deserves a great smile. A smile that is looking the worse for ...

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Understanding Dental Implants (Pt. 3)

You only have one set of teeth! Unlike sharks (which continuously grow new teeth over the course of their entire lives), humans have “baby teeth” which are eventually replaced by adult teeth, and, well, that’s all you get. Your teeth are strong, but just one untimely accident could lead to their loss. That said, the overwhelming majority of teeth are lost due to neglect, poor oral and ...

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Understanding Dental Implants (Pt. 2)

Are you currently suffering due to lost or severely damaged teeth? The effects of missing teeth go much deeper than just your smile. Your overall oral health pays a considerable price, as does the shape of your face, your ability to eat, even your ability to speak are all impacted by teeth that are missing. At Marineland Dental Care, our practice in Kennewick, WA,  we offer dental implants. ...

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Understanding Dental Implants (Pt. 1)

Missing teeth are embarrassing and unattractive. Missing your teeth themselves is bad enough, but their impact isn’t just in your smile. Missing teeth also: Affect your ability to speak Affect your ability to chew properly Change the shape of your face Cause the teeth that are left to move out of place Contribute to bone loss in your mouth You’re not alone! On average, an adult has ...

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Oral Health Care and the “Silver Tsunami”

Have you ever heard of the Silver Tsunami? The Silver Tsunami refers to the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, one of the largest demographics in the US. 76.4 million Americans are Baby Boomers. That’s about 25% of the US population; in Kennewick, WA, Baby Boomers constitute about 10% of the local population. With so many people entering their “golden years”, it’s important that we in ...

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Is Fear Keeping You From the Dentist?

Are you afraid of the dentist? You’re not alone! It’s estimated that up to 60% of the adult population in the US has significant dental anxiety. More than just being nervous about going to the dentist, people with dental anxiety are so afraid of coming in that they’ll put it off until what might have been a routine procedure (such as a cleaning) becomes a serious one (like root scaling for ...

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Be Proud of Your Smile with a Smile Makeover!

Being embarrassed of your smile can have a serious impact on your confidence. Hiding your mouth when you laugh or avoiding being in photographs isn’t doing you any favors, so why not do something about it? We want everyone in the Kennewick, WA area to have smiles that they can be proud of; aren’t you tired of being ashamed of how you look? If so, you might consider a Smile Makeover from your ...

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