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Blog   •   June 5, 2020

6 Signs That You May Have Gum Disease

Gum disease affects a large number of Americans but it is surprisingly easy to ignore its signs. Since many people often focus their attention on issues with their teeth and since gum disease is often painless, the signs of gum disease can be ignored until they’re very severe. Unfortunately, while it is easy to disregard […]

Blog   •   March 17, 2020

Do You Need a Root Canal? Read These 5 Signs to Know

When you’re suffering from ‘pulpitis’, you need a root canal treatment. Pulpitis is pulp inflammation – an infection in the innermost portion of a tooth. From there, the infection drips down to the tooth root. While cavities and other types of oral infection occurring on the tooth’s surface do not require surgery, pulpitis can not […]

Blog   •   February 11, 2020

3 Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat Alternatives

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that can fill our office with unease. It’s not that we’re not romantic, it’s that we’re all too aware of the effects of increased amounts of candy and sweets on your pearly whites. While you’re busy celebrating that special someone in your life, the bacteria in your mouth are celebrating […]

Blog   •   January 22, 2020

Are Dental Treatments Tax Deductible?

Tax deductions may reduce how much you pay the IRS or help you receive a higher return. You may claim road tolls, your health expenses, and various other deductions. However, it’s vital to know what you can legally claim to avoid complications in the future. At Pacific NW Dental Center, serving Spanaway, WA and the […]

Blog   •   December 17, 2019

Are Composite Resin Fillings Better For My Teeth?

Today on the blog, we’re talking fillings. What are they, and why do the materials matter? Read on to find out! What’s a Filling? Before we dive into the details, let’s discuss exactly what a filling is and what it’s used for. A dental filling is a means of restoration that is used to return […]