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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 […]

Blog   •   November 19, 2019

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 […]

Blog   •   October 15, 2019

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. […]