Posts made in February, 2015

7 Reasons Your Teeth Might Hate You – and What You Can Do About It

»Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

You take a sip of your latte, only to be reminded of the sharp pain you’ve been experiencing in your teeth. Hot drinks, cold drinks, even the biting winter air in Tumwater WA seems to set it off. What’s causing this pain and what can you do to prevent it? Tooth pain and sensitivity are quite common, affecting millions of people. These occur when the enamel in a tooth is worn away and the gum line recedes. This leaves the unprotected surface beneath (called dentin) exposed. When the dentin is exposed, this allows the trigger to shoot straight to the nerve, causing that unbearable pain you feel Tooth sensitivity may feel like sharp pain in one or two teeth or constant discomfort in your whole mouth. The good news is, you can do something about it! What can...

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What’s Living In Your Mouth…and What’s It Doing To Your Heart?

»Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What’s living in your mouth? Why is it there?   It’s 11:30 at night. You’ve worked another long day. The kids are finally asleep. All you want is to crawl into bed and close your eyes. Brushing and flossing your teeth seems like a daunting task. You’re sure it’ll be ok to skip it tonight as you drift off to sleep.   It may seem innocent enough, those times you skip brushing, flossing or scheduling your regular dental cleanings and check-ups. After all, life is busy and no one’s perfect, right?   The problem is, neglecting these simple habits can quickly escalate into periodontal disease! Untreated, this can lead to tooth loss and devastating effects on your heart, lungs, and overall well-being.   Bacteria live in your mouth,...

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