Out With The Old Fillings, In With The New

Spring cleaning is quite the odd chore. Can you think of any other time of year that, when it comes around, invites you to start picking up your house in order to celebrate it? You’re always surprised by what you find under the clutter and the dust, aren’t you? Every year, you find something that you’d thought you’d lost or misplaced. That always brings back memories you’ve attached to ...

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Fighting The Sugar Wars At Home

Sugar can’t run, but it sure can hide. If you’ve got a growing family, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Unless your children are in a miraculous minority of kids who hate sugar, you know how hard it can be to keep the sweet stuff out of their hands – and, of course, out of their mouths. It just so happens that this month is National Children’s Dental Health month, and the ...

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The Whitest Possible Smile

Your smile is far from perfect. The last time you took a good, long look in the mirror, the only thing that was perfect was the clarity of your vision: Discolored, chipped, or outright worn down teeth greet you every time you gaze into the glass. It’s been so long since your smile was free of these imperfections that you are beginning to forget what your smile used to look like before the ...

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Don’t Let Cavities Take Root

There’s almost a 50-50 chance your child has a cavity. According to the latest data published by the National Institute For Dental and Craniofacial Research, 41% of children aged 2-11 have cavities in their primary teeth. Think about that for a second. Slightly more than 4 out of every 10 children in America has a cavity that is threatening their smile and quality of life. And the less money ...

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Recapture Youth With Dental Implants

Valentine’s Day may come just once a year, but the season of romance is more than a 24-hour window. We’re blessed in the Tri-Cities area with some of the mildest winters in the Northwest, so it seems like Spring Fever always starts earlier here than most places, and with it, the possibilities of growth and rejuvenation. Yet that promise of renewal always seems just out of your grasp, ...

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Be Mine, Valentine, For A Smile Makeover

Rejection is a hard thing to deal with. It comes in many shapes and sizes, but like a lot of things, you know it when you feel it. It’s that sense of hurt when someone says “no” to who you are; when the essence of what makes you you is considered undesirable to another person. I can understand what that’s like, and believe me when I tell you, I’ve treated my fair share of patients ...

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Nothing Romantic About Gum Disease

As we creep closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, you can’t shake that nagging feeling. It’s that pain in your gums – it just won’t seem to go away. Your gums are puffy and uncomfortable whenever you go to brush, and you shudder at the thought of how they’ll hold up under the scrutiny of a Valentine’s Day kiss. But that feeling you can’t shake – it’s more than just physical ...

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Give Cupid A Break With Cosmetic Bonding

You hate being rushed. Nobody likes that feeling of being pressured to finish something in the nick of time. Making plans, whether for dinner or for a vacation, requires time and care. This is true for any kind of project at work or at home. Anything less than the time you need feels like your grade-school teacher standing over your shoulder during a pop quiz. All these years later, and you ...

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