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7 Bad Brushing Habits to Break in 2017

By |2019-04-15T18:10:30+00:00January 27th, 2017|Care and Prevention|

It's a new year and we all have new resolutions and goals to accomplish in 2017. We take small steps towards achieving some of our goals every single day, and progress on other goals may take a bit longer. One thing I know as a periodontist is to brush your teeth at least twice daily. [...]

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Pink in the Sink: Causes of Gingivitis

By |2019-04-15T18:10:30+00:00September 8th, 2016|Care and Prevention, Gum Disease|

Gingivitis is an oral health disease that most often results from poor oral home care. Many individuals who suffer from this condition are unaware of it because gingivitis is seldom painful. Some of the symptoms of gingivitis include: Bleeding of the gums when brushing or flossing (noticeably pink saliva). Puffy or swollen red gums. Bad [...]

Gum Disease Experts: Floss or Risk Losing Your Teeth

By |2019-04-15T18:10:30+00:00August 10th, 2016|Care and Prevention, Gum Disease|

American Academy of Periodontology Continues to Recommend Flossing as Essential in Maintaining Healthy Teeth and Gums CHICAGO, IL-- ( August 09, 2016) - According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), flossing is an integral part of a comprehensive oral health routine. The AAP is a leading dental group representing more than 8,000 periodontists, the recognized experts in diagnosing, [...]

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Washington State Department of Health Updates

  1. Covid-19 testing will be provided at no cost to patients in Washington state. Those at most risk will determine testing priorities.
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