Toothbrush replacement

Summer is officially here! How about starting a tradition of replacing your family’s toothbrushes at the beginning of each new season? Here’s why: Over time, toothbrush bristles become warn and frayed. When this happens, they are less effective at cleaning. The changes can be so subtle as to only be seen under a microscope, and…

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Family Dentistry Basics: Gingivitis

Distinctive Dentistry is a family, cosmetic, and restorative dental office serving the greater Tacoma and Puyallup communities. We want to help you prevent gum disease! One form of gum disease, gingivitis, is the build-up of plaque around the gum line which causes swelling and bleeding. Gingivitis can occur in anyone and requires increased vigilance around…

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What To Expect at our Dental Implant Practice

At our dental office, we are fully committed to providing optimal care for our patients using high quality materials suited to individual patient needs. Here’s what you can expect: Exam The process begins with a very thorough exam: head and neck evaluation, cancer screening, periodontal evaluation and charting, functional/occlusal evaluation, biomechanical and structural evaluation, and…

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What is the cost of dental implants?

We often get asked about the cost of dental implants. Our answer is always the same: “It depends.” As with any surgical procedure, the only fair way to define treatment and associated costs is to complete a thorough exam, present options to the patient, and work as a team to determine the best course of…

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Are Dental Implants Created Equal?

When choosing dental implants for our patients, there are thousands from which to choose from and that number continues to rise. How does a dentist decide how to choose the right system for patients? The answer is a complex combination of mechanics, chemistry, physics, research, training, and experience. First and foremost, we choose dental implants…

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Tri-College Day – 3/6/2015

Event: Tri-College Day, sponsored by Pierre Fauchard Academy, International College of Dentists, and American College of Dentists, Seattle Date: March 6, 2015 Role/Description: Lecture: Fixed Removable Hybrids Information:

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