Posts made in October, 2014

October is National Hygiene Month

»Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

October is National Hygiene Month: A time to focus on maintenance, nutrition and rebalancing of the complex systems that make up our living organisms. Thanks to the hyped awareness of our need to “look at the big picture,” physicians everywhere are making efforts to bring comprehensive care to as many people as possible.   That’s where your Olympia dentist comes in! You’ve already met our hygienists; they don’t just scrape some tartar off your teeth, they take care of maintenance and optimizing of your sparkling smile, jaw position and gum state, among other things.   Oral hygiene is part of the systemic nature of the human body. For your whole body to be healthy, each “link” or system has to be in optimal shape.   Your mouth is the...

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How Often Do I Need a Dental Exam and Cleaning?

»Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | 0 comments

How Often Do I Need a Dental Exam and Cleaning?

The idea of going to the dentist rarely elicits the same enthusiastic response as going out to your favorite restaurant or catching the premiere of a new blockbuster movie. In fact, going to the dentist often gets a bad rap—so much so that many will put off dental visits unless they absolutely have to. Does it really matter, though, how often your smile receives a dental exam and cleaning? What are the benefits of doing so on a regular basis? Dr. Merchant, your Olympia dentist, is here to share the answers!   How Often Should I Go? The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist for a dental exam and cleaning about every six months. This dental scheduling works well for the majority of people. However, the ADA states that the...

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