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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.


Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before They Expire

November 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 2:25 am

woman in dental careBelieve it or not, another year has flown by. As we enter the holiday season, you’re preparing to gather with friends and loved ones to celebrate the road ahead. The last thing you’re thinking about is your dental insurance; however, it should be a top priority. At the end of the calendar year, your dental insurance benefits are going to expire. If you don’t use them now, you’re going to lose them for good!


The Relationship Between Stress and Your Oral Health

October 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 4:08 pm
stressed person trying to balance their budget

According to a new American Psychiatric Association poll, about 40 million American adults (18 percent of the population) have anxiety disorders. They also found that most Americans suffer from moderate to high levels of stress, due to factors like job stability, upcoming important tests, and financial situations. At the end of a busy day at work or after a stressful event, it’s easy to believe that when you lay your head down to go to sleep, all of your worries will disappear. The problem is, they don’t. Instead, they can manifest into bad habits that can ruin your oral health. Read on to learn about the connection between stress, anxiety, and the condition of your teeth and gums.


How to Celebrate National Gum Care Month by Preventing Gum Disease

September 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 6:27 pm
man flossing

September is a lot of things: Hispanic Heritage Month, Baby Safety Month, and National Italian Cheese Month, to name a few. But did you know it’s also National Gum Care Month? That’s right, there’s an entire month of the year dedicated to making sure your gums are in excellent health. How can you best celebrate this month? Continue reading to learn more about the importance of taking care of your gums and preventing gum disease.


Is There a Wrong Age to Get Dental Implants?

August 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 3:53 pm
older woman smiling

In an ideal world, no one would ever have to get dental implants because they would still have all of their natural teeth. Since the world isn’t perfect, however, people need ways to replace their missing teeth. Dental implants are truly the best way to do that, since they can last the rest of your life without needing to be refitted or replaced. However, many patients are concerned that they might be the wrong age for receiving the procedure. Read on to learn whether you can be too young or too old to get dental implants.


A Complete Guide to the Best At-Home Dental Routine

July 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 3:01 pm
parent and children brushing their teeth together

Even though you keep up with your dental routine, do you still have frequent oral health problems? When you develop healthy habits for your mouth, you can ward off problems like tooth decay and gum disease. However, sometimes life can cause you to rush through these routines in order to get to school or work on time. To keep your gums and teeth healthy for years to come, follow these best dental practices.


How to Teach Your Child 5 Good Oral Hygiene Habits

June 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 6:45 pm
little girl smiling with a toothbrush

As a parent, you always want the very best for your kid. However, some parents neglect to teach their child proper oral hygiene habits, leading that kid to develop cavities later on. It’s important to instill in children that brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist are necessary for good oral health. Let’s look more closely at how you can teach these habits to your kid.


Yes! Seeing a Dentist Can Be Affordable With Our Dental Savings Plan

May 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 3:10 pm
3D model of a tooth next to a jar of coins

These days, everyone’s budget is stretched pretty tight. And while there are always things that can be left out of the budget, dental care isn’t one of them! It’s simply a must-have for good oral health and overall well-being. When your teeth and gums are healthy, you have more self-confidence, you’re able to eat comfortably, and your risk of diseases like heart disease and Alzheimer’s is lower. Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans who don’t have insurance and struggle to afford seeing a dentist. That’s why Dr. Beaty offers a dental savings plan so that everyone can have a healthy smile. Want to know more about how it can benefit you? Keep reading below!


Worried About Bad Breath? A Dentist Explains Why Flossing So Important

April 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 12:55 pm
Woman flossing her teeth

When it comes to bad breath, we’ve all been there at one time or another. Many people make it a point to brush thoroughly before social situations, but that’s only half the battle! Flossing is the other part of the “fresh breath equation” that many people neglect. In fact, if you asked any dentist which habit their patients struggle with the most, nearly all of them would say flossing. Since flossing is crucial for a healthy smile and fresh breath, it’s worth it to learn some tricks for making it easier. Keep reading to find out what causes bad breath, why flossing is necessary to improve it, and how to make it easier.


Had an Oral Cancer Screening Lately? A Dentist Discusses How Easy They Are

April 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeaty @ 12:46 pm
Woman getting an oral cancer screening

Many people think of oral cancer as a “smoker’s disease” or something that only affects certain age groups. However, oral cancer has been on the rise in recent years and has been found more and more often in young people who don’t smoke. This makes early detection especially important, which is more convenient than you may think since an oral cancer screening is done at every dental checkup! April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so keep reading to learn more about this disease and how simple it is to be screened by a dentist.

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