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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Six Tacoma Cosmetic Procedures that are good for your dental health

A smile can express an emotion, a feeling, a thought, that a whole compendium of literary works cannot communicate as effectively.  More and more people are seeking the help of cosmetic dentists, such as prosthodontist Dr Keith Phillips of Tacoma, to enhance their smiles and boost their self-esteem.  Here are six popular cosmetic dentistry procedures:…

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A Tacoma Dentist Shares Tips on How to Make Your Smile Design Teeth Whitening Last

Your teeth can become stained and lose their brightness due to cigarette smoke, chewing tobacco, tea, coffee, red wine, age, and even some medications. Yellow or darkened teeth take away the brilliance from your smile and can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. Professional teeth whitening done by a cosmetic dentist can give you…

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Gaps, Cracks or Stains on your Teeth? Tacoma dentists offer Porcelain Veneers as the Answer.

Porcelain veneers are popular because of their versatility, strength and natural appearance, making them a good choice for many people who want to enhance their looks and gain confidence, often with as little as two dental visits! With proper care and practicing good dental hygiene, veneers can last 10 years or more, making them a…

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What to look for when choosing a dentist to perform your cosmetic dentistry in Tacoma

Cosmetic dentistry involves crowns, teeth whitening, veneers, tooth straightening and several other procedures. This should be undertaken by a well-trained dentist, who inspires complete patient confidence. Not all dentists are equally qualified to perform cosmetic procedures although they include it on their list of services here are some important tips on what to look for…

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The difference between bridges and dental implants

When it comes to dental bridges vs. dental implants there is a lot to take into consideration. Dentists in Tacoma may suggest either of these treatments and you can expect them both to be viable options for you. Both bridges and dental implants have their benefits and knowing which option is right for you will…

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