5 Tips for Perfect Oral Hygiene While Traveling

Got travel plans this holiday season? Don’t forget your toothbrush! Take great dental care with you with these five tips for brushing on the go. 1. Maintain Your Habits First and foremost, don’t use your new and temporary location as an excuse to abandon the routine you stick to at home. Forgetting your dental floss … Continued

Do I Need Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal disease is the official term for gum disease. It begins when plaque collects on the teeth and hardens into tartar, which you can’t remove at home. Tartar builds up, resulting in spaces between your teeth and gums, which are known as “periodontal pockets.” These pockets are the perfect homes for food particles and bacteria. … Continued

How Do We Treat Gum Recession?

The number one cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease, or periodontal disease. However, there are steps you can take to limit your risk for gum disease or to treat and reverse it. Receding gums are one of the early warning signs that you may be at risk for gum disease. What Causes … Continued

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

It happens to the best of us–you look in the mirror while brushing or flossing and see a smile that looks like it just took a punch. A mouth full of blood can be alarming, and if it’s been happening to you you’re probably wondering why? In this blog post we’ll tell you why your … Continued

The Dental Implant Procedure: What To Expect

Dental implants are an increasingly popular solution to missing teeth, and one that provides a comfortable, realistic replacement. In this post, we’ll let you know what to expect if you’re going to be getting a dental implant. What Are Dental Implants? An implant is a titanium post that serves as an artificial tooth root. The … Continued

Benefits of Accelerated Orthodontics

Want to straighten your smile, but hate the idea of spending the next few years of your life wearing braces? Here at Pacific NW Dental Center, we have a solution for you. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of the accelerated orthodontics now offered at our office. About Six Month Smiles® Six Month … Continued

3 Foods That Cause Tooth Discoloration

Are you doing a good job of taking care of your teeth but still wondering why they sometimes look a little bit discolored? It could actually be the foods you’re eating! You may know that tea and coffee can cause stains, but certain foods also have staining properties, which can leave your teeth looking not … Continued

Effects of Long Term Teeth Whitening

Do you wish you had a whiter smile? Have you considered teeth whitening? Here, we’ll explain what teeth whitening is, what your options are, and the effects of long term teeth whitening. What Is Teeth Whitening & Why Would You Need It? Teeth whitening is a dental treatment to make your smile whiter and brighter. … Continued

How to Care for Your Teeth After Major Dental Surgery

When having any dental procedure done, it’s important to know how to best care for your teeth following your appointment. If you’ve got an upcoming dental surgery scheduled, proper care for your wounds and teeth will be extremely important for speedy and proper healing. Here are a few things we’d like you to know if … Continued