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What’s the Best Dental Crown Material?

September 13, 2020

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Image of all-ceramic dental crowns in Federal Way.Nowadays, your dentist can preserve your natural teeth for longer than ever using the latest innovations in dentistry, even a tooth that has experienced significant damage. Dental crowns in Federal Way are widely used in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to improve the health, function, and appearance of a patient’s smile. While you might be picturing a dark metal restoration, crowns are made from a variety of materials. Here’s what you need to know to pick the right material for your needs.

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Why Is My Dentist Asking Me to Rinse before My Appointment?

August 17, 2020

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Woman pouring mouthwash into cap

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our world has changed exponentially. Between social distancing guidelines, extensive sanitation practices, and face coverings, our daily routine has been completely re-designed in the name of infection control. While many of these safety and sanitation practices have been in place for over five months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are continuing to add measures to make the transition out of quarantine safe. One of these procedures is asking patients to rinse with mouthwash before their dental appointment. If you have found yourself wondering why that is a part of dental safety during COVID-19, then your dentist in Federal Way is here to share the answer!

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How to Wash Your Hands to Reduce Your Risk of Catching COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 7:02 pm
dentist in Federal Way washing their hands

There are plenty of simple ways to greatly reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. Some of these include staying home as much as you can and wearing a face mask when you do go out. Another easy prevention method is simply washing your hands on a regular basis. But just how often should you wash your hands? What is the right handwashing technique? A dentist in Federal Way has the answers to these questions and more down below.

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5 New COVID-19 Safety Protocols Being Taken By Your Dentist

May 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 12:57 pm
dentist sanitizing the door handle of their dental practice

Dental practices were always safe, but now they’re even safer due to the efforts of your dentist and their staff. If you’re visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, rest assured that your local dental team is doing everything they can to stop the spread of the virus and keep the community healthy. Read on to learn about five of the 26 COVID-19 safety protocols that your dentist is taking.

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Do Your Teeth Not Feel Clean? Replacing Your Toothbrush Might Help

April 14, 2020

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Young man uses a toothbrush to keep his teeth clean and healthy.

Everyone wants to use a toothbrush that’s going to keep their teeth clean, but if you’re using an old toothbrush, you might actually be wasting your time and hurting your teeth. As the bristles become damaged, they lose their ability to effectively remove plaque and food particles. How can you know when it is time to replace your toothbrush? Read on to find out.

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How Your Nutrition Affects Your Oral Health

March 12, 2020

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A table filled with food.

Dentists regularly talk about how important it is to maintain routine oral care both at home and in the practice. Brushing, flossing and professional exams and cleanings are the foundation for long-term oral health. However, they are not the only factors to keep in mind when it comes to keeping your smile healthy and bright!

The fact of the matter is diet also plays a major role in your oral health, even if you keep up with regular visits at our office and have the most comprehensive at-home oral care routine possible! March is National Nutrition Month, making now the perfect time to discuss how you can maintain a healthy diet that actually promotes positive oral health.

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Debunking 6 Common Myths About How to Take Care of Your Smile

February 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 4:40 pm
Model of a healthy tooth next to dental equipment

Taking care of your smile is easy, right? With the right routines, you can achieve excellent oral health in just a few minutes every day! However, believing some common misconceptions and following the latest rumors could cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums. Here are the six most common dental myths and what you need to know to protect your smile.  

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Does Tooth Enamel Last a Lifetime?

January 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 5:37 pm
anatomy of a tooth

If you break a bone, your tissues will do an excellent job of healing the injury. However, if you break a tooth, you might have noticed that the same thing doesn’t happen. This is because tooth enamel, while the hardest substance in the human body, does not contain any living cells, meaning it can’t regenerate. Once your enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone for good. This means you have to take excellent care of it while you have it. But how exactly can you do that? And how does tooth enamel withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing? Read more to find out.

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Should You Be Worried About White Spots on Your Teeth?

January 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 5:43 pm
close up white spot on teeth

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed a white mark on your tooth that wasn’t there before? Where did it come from? Are these white spots something to worry about? Of course, you could always make an appointment with your dentist if something on your teeth is really bothering you, but are these white spots something you need to be especially concerned about? Most of the time, no. Keep reading to learn some common causes of these spots and what you can do about them.

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How Can You Keep These Popular Beverages From Harming Your Oral Health?

December 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 2:34 pm
bartender mixing a drink

Do you drink countless cups of coffee throughout your workday so you can power through it? Do you wind down every night with a glass of red wine before bed? These are just a couple of common beverages that people drink without considering the impact that they’ll have on their oral health in Federal Way. Read on for a complete list of beverages that could be harming your smile and how you can keep them from doing so.

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