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Cosmetic Dentistry: What Are the Best Options

Cosmetic Dentistry Options To Improve Your Smile Adults sometimes find that their smiles are lacking something they would like to see when they look in the mirror. If this is the case for you, Alderwood Family Dental can help. There are several cosmetic dentistry options available for our patients—including new procedures—and we are happy to [...]

2020-09-29T16:06:20-07:00March 11th, 2020|

What Is A Deep Cleaning?

What Is A Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing) Deep cleaning is also called periodontal scaling and root planning. It’s similar to how a hygienist typically cleans your teeth but focuses on the outer surface of the roots and below your gum line. This type of cleaning is needed when tartar buildup has caused periodontal [...]

2022-02-08T10:57:38-08:00February 18th, 2020|

Pros and Cons of Charcoal Toothpaste

Charcoal toothpaste is currently one of the biggest trends, found in the toothpaste aisle alongside your old favorites. This trendy beauty ingredient is now available in in commercial face masks and scrubs as well. The whole industry is singing the praises of charcoal. But does it really work? What is Charcoal? Activated charcoal is a [...]

2020-03-16T09:16:51-07:00January 8th, 2020|

At Home Teeth Whitening Instructions

If you've started your in-home teeth whitening, here are some instructions to help you through the process of whitening your teeth. Brush and floss teeth. Remove the cap and insert a dispensing tip by twisting it securely onto the syringe.Place a small drop of gen into every compartment of the tray for the teeth undergoing [...]

2020-03-11T09:20:03-07:00December 6th, 2019|

What Is A Root Canal?

Are you unsure of what exactly a root canal is? If so, you're not alone. The term root canal can still carry unnecessary stigmas, but we're here to help you understand the treatment and process of a root canal. What is a Root Canal? A root canal is a dental treatment for eliminating bacteria from [...]

2020-03-11T08:36:24-07:00November 12th, 2019|

Home Care After A Tooth Extraction

Instructions to Take Care of Your Surgical Site After A Tooth Extraction After a tooth extraction, it is important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That’s why we ask you to bite on gauze for 30-45 minutes after the treatment. You may have to do this [...]

2020-03-11T09:44:30-07:00October 4th, 2019|

Causes and Remedies for Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can be a debilitating problem for many patients. When patients come to our office with tooth sensitivity pain – we start by asking them a lot of questions, and conducting an exam to find the cause. Usually it’s something simple, such as a broken tooth or a love of drinking lemon water which [...]

2020-03-11T09:45:29-07:00September 7th, 2019|

Home Care for Composite Fillings

Helpful Tips After You've Gotten A Composite Filling If you’ve had a composite filling, we recommend that you follow some basic homecare instructions to help reduce pain and swelling. After your composite filling procedure you should: Refrain from drinking hot beverages Avoid chewing until the numbness has worn off Take Ibuprofin or Tylenol to control [...]

2020-03-11T12:30:41-07:00August 20th, 2019|

Top Tips To Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Summer

We all get out of our usual routine during the summer. That’s good! Summer should be about kicking back, relaxing, taking on new adventures and having fun. However, that can mean eating more sugar-filled foods than usual, downing sodas and other sugary drinks and going for longer than usual without brushing. There’s no reason why [...]

2020-09-29T16:07:31-07:00November 20th, 2016|

5 Ways To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

A whiter smile is a good indicator of healthy teeth, and can increase your confidence. But teeth that are regularly exposed to coffee, red wine, or tobacco are quickly stained with yellowish or brownish tones. Luckily, you don’t have to settle for stained teeth if you want to enjoy a daily cup of joe or [...]

2017-04-15T16:37:59-07:00November 20th, 2016|
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