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Can you change the shape of your teeth? – Seattle cosmetic dentist

April 3, 2017 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
Can you change the shape of your teeth? What are the options? – Seattle cosmetic dentist Many people are unhappy with the shape of some or all of their teeth. The teeth may be too long or too short. There may be small gaps between the teeth. There may be chips or cracks in teeth. A Seattle cosmetic dentist can help to fix these problems. What are the options? How can you decide which is right for you? Bonding The simplest solution for improving the appearance of your teeth is dental ... Read More

What is oral sedation? – Seattle sedation dentistry

March 3, 2017 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
What are the types of oral sedation, and how can they help with dental anxiety? – Seattle sedation dentistry For those who experience anxiety when they visit the dentist, sedation dentistry can make a huge difference. In some cases, people who would have completely avoided the dentist due to anxiety are able to get the care that they need with sedation. There are several options, including nitrous oxide and oral sedation. What is oral sedation? With oral sedation, your dentist writes you ... Read More

What is nitrous oxide? – sedation dentistry Seattle

February 3, 2017 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
What is nitrous oxide, and how does it work in sedation? – sedation dentistry Seattle Many people are anxious when they visit the dentist, and Dr. Caggiano is an expert at helping people with dental anxiety manage their condition through sedation dentistry Seattle. Sedation dentistry involves using medications to decrease anxiety when you come to the dentist. There are a few different medication options for sedation dentistry, and more than one can sometimes be used together. One of the ... Read More

What are dental sealants? – sedation dentist Seattle

January 3, 2017 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
What are dental sealants? – sedation dentist Seattle Dental sealants are commonly used to protect the back teeth (molars and premolars) from cavities and more severe tooth decay. However, not everyone is aware of the importance of dental sealants. With one simple and non-invasive procedure, sealants can save you from tooth decay. What are dental sealants? – sedation dentist Seattle The back teeth (the molars and premolars, which have relatively flat chewing surfaces) often have ... Read More

Mini dental implants vs. traditional dental implants – dental implants Seattle

December 3, 2016 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
What's the difference between a mini dental implant and a traditional dental implant? – dental implants Seattle Dental implants have become the treatment of choice for those who are missing one or more teeth. The improved stability of a dental implant relative to other options (such as dentures), along with the esthetic considerations, have made them the ideal method to replace missing teeth. In our office, we offer both traditional dental implants and mini dental implants. What are the ... Read More

The importance of treating gum disease – Seattle sedation dentist

November 3, 2016 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
Treating gum disease may improve both your oral health and your general health – Seattle sedation dentist Gum disease is very common in the U.S., and causes many different types of problems. It’s important to be aware of the risks of gum disease and, more importantly, how it can be prevented and treated, so you can protect your health. Tooth loss – Seattle sedation dentist The inflammation caused by gum diseases damages the tissues of the mouth. This includes the jaw bone. People with ... Read More

Why is fluoride important? – dentist Seattle

October 3, 2016 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
Why is fluoride important? – dentist Seattle There seems to be a lot of controversy around fluoride. Although many people have heard of this mineral and know that it’s good for your teeth, not many know what it actually does. This may lead some to accept the misinformation that’s currently being promoted about fluoride and its effects. We think that it’s important to have a little background knowledge about fluoride. How does fluoride help teeth? – dentist Seattle Fluoride is a ... Read More

What causes tooth sensitivity? – Seattle dentist

September 3, 2016 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
What causes teeth to be sensitive? – Seattle dentist Many people notice that their teeth are sensitive. Teeth may feel discomfort when exposed to cold or heat, when contacted physically (such as by a toothbrush), or when eating certain foods. What causes teeth to be sensitive, and what can you do about it? Causes of tooth sensitivity – Seattle dentist There are a variety of reasons that teeth may feel sensitive. One is gum recession. When the gums recede (pull away from the teeth), ... Read More

Is it bad for your teeth to chew on ice? – Seattle dentist

August 3, 2016 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
Is it bad for your teeth to chew on ice? – Seattle dentist Chewing on ice is a fairly common habit. Many people just can't seem to help grabbing the ice from the bottom of a glass and enjoying that cold crunch. Though it may be satisfying for some, this habit can actually damage your teeth, and should be avoided. Why is chewing ice bad for your teeth? – Seattle dentist Ice is a very hard substance, and requires a great deal of force in order to chew it up. This amount of force can damage ... Read More

What is Six Month Smiles? – Six Month Smiles Seattle

July 3, 2016 No Comments By Patti Shelton in
What is Six Month Smiles? – Six Month Smiles Seattle There are so many adults who would like to improve their smiles. They may have crooked teeth, small gaps between the teeth, or other problems that affect how they look when they smile. Many would like to straighten their teeth, but they don't want to commit to having metal braces for a year or more in order to achieve this. They want a faster solution to their problem. Six Month Smiles was developed for these people. How does Six Month ... Read More