When you receive oral surgery, whether it’s a tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, or something else, you’ve just taken an important step in looking after your dental health—but you’re not quite done yet. To ensure you have the easiest and speediest recovery possible, you need to know how to take care of your oral hygiene and manage any potential pain after your dental surgery. Read our blog post for details.
Oral surgery, like any surgery, can seem daunting–especially when it comes to recovery. To have the best chance at a quick recovery, it’s always smart to be prepared. Read our blog post for a look at the basics of post-op care so that you’ll be ready if you or a loved one goes in for a procedure.
Dental amalgam has long been the standard ingredient in dental fillings. In fact, it’s been in use for over a century. Just because it’s been around for a while, however, doesn’t mean you want it in your mouth. Read our blog post for a look at the dangers of, and alternatives to, amalgam dental fillings.
If you‚Äôre like most of our team at Smiles Dental, your morning coffee is an essential part of your day. However, we have to acknowledge that the tasty beverage that wakes you up and puts some pep in your step also has a downfall: it can stain your teeth. Read our blog post for tips on preventing coffee stains on your teeth.
Throughout the month of April, spring is in full swing. Everywhere you look, you can see evidence of healthy growth in nature. April is also National Oral Health Month and a chance to reinvest in your own beautiful smile. Read our blog post for ideas how to celebrate!
From our very first patient of the day to the time our doors close in the evening, the talented dental hygienists at Smiles Dental work hard to keep things running smoothly. Read our blog post for a look at a day in the life of a dental hygienist.
Spring is in full swing, which means that Easter is fast approaching. We know that our patients and their families celebrate this holiday in different ways, but one aspect of Easter remains relatively common among everyone: the Easter candy. Read our blog post to learn about the best and worst Easter candy for your child’s teeth.
Though it may be common to experience bleeding gums in your lifetime, it‚Äôs not normal or healthy. If you‚Äôre noticing blood in the sink after brushing or flossing, there is cause for concern. Read our blog post for some of the reason for bleeding gums and what you can do about it.
Did you know that February is National Children‚Äôs Dental Health Month? Our offices treat patients of all ages‚Äîfrom your youngest family member to your oldest. Read our blog post where we discuss our approach to kids‚Äô dentistry and provide you with some tips and tricks to keep your kiddo‚Äôs smile healthy.
Are you a resident of Washington or Oregon, wondering if the water you and your family drink every day contains fluoride? Read our blog post where we‚Äôll let you know how you can find out, and review the importance of fluoride.