Oral Health Tips for College Students

When heading to college for the first time, teenagers- now officially adults – often need to be reminded about the importance of their oral health. They are fully independent and living on their own for the first time, and many can develop bad habits or simply forget now that their parents are not there to…

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Dental Health Basics for Toddlers

“I can do it myself!” Parents of toddlers are familiar with this announcement as their children progress into the age of self-awareness and growing independence. Even so, children need assistance with oral hygiene. Your child’s dentist is a valuable resource for developing an effective daily oral care routine that also embraces your toddler’s enthusiastic independence….

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Dental Health Basics for Babies

Parents often ask when they should start taking their kids to the dentist. We follow the guidelines of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: the first visit should no later than the child’s first birthday and then at regular intervals as recommended by your child’s dentist. Why so early? The…

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Our Patients Love The Dental Care They Get Here

Welcome back to the Distinctive Dentistry Blog. We are celebrating this Valentine’s month by sharing some wonderful words that our patients have shared in testimonials. What we would like you to notice is a common theme of not just great dental care, but also how often they expressed that they were taken care of by…

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Dietary Dental Do’s

Welcome back to the Distinctive Dentistry Blog . As your family dentist, I wanted to focus on some helpful “Dietary Do’s” for you, this time. Here are some dietary dental tips: You Don’t Have To Pray To The Calcium Gods, Just Eat Foods That Contain Calcium – Since calcium is a major component of bones and teeth, you must…

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General dentistry goes high-tech with these new procedures

Just like in any industry over the years, a great deal has changed when it comes to general dentistry. Procedures have improved and results are simply better than ever before. Any cosmetic dentist or dental hygienist will tell you just how much things have changed and how we all benefit from it. General dentistry has…

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Amalgam vs. Composite Fillings – What You Should Know

Dental hygiene these days is taken very seriously. We are all encouraged from an early age to value our teeth and take good care of them. In this day and age, having a tooth cavity filled is something that can present options to both the dentist and patient. Of course the final decision comes down…

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Three ways your Tacoma cosmetic dentist can improve your smile

Everyone wants to have a bright and confident smile, but not everyone was born with perfect teeth. Luckily, there are cosmetic dentists and professional dental hygienists that can help you achieve the perfect smile, regardless of what you were born with. If you want to be able to flash your smile without feeling shy or…

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