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What to Expect When You Opt for Dental Implants

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Many people who are missing one or more teeth are opting to get dental implants as tooth replacements. At Woodin Creek Dental, we believe that the more you know about this and other dental procedures, the better you will feel about undergoing treatment.

If you are a Woodinville, WA patient considering dental implants, let’s take a look at what you might expect.

The Dental Implant Procedure

As you might know, dental implants provide a permanent replacement for lost teeth that can last a lifetime with the proper care. The surgical procedure of placing the implants into the jawbone is not nearly as uncomfortable as some people might expect. Although there is some tenderness ...

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How to Preserve the Health of Your Dental Crown

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Dental crowns are a common dental treatment. At Woodin Creek Dental in Woodinville, WA, we place plenty of these tooth-shaped “caps” over a prepared tooth structure to restore the size, shape, and appearance of a damaged tooth.

These permanent structures are stable, but if you want your dental crown to last as long as possible, it’s a good idea to take care of it. One of the ways you can do that is by avoiding foods that can compromise your crown.

Avoid Chewy, Sticky, and Hard Foods

Foods such as caramel, nougat, Tootsie rolls, toffee, and raisins can stick to the crown, pulling at it. Chewing gum can do the same. All of ...

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How We Can Give You a New Tooth in Just 3 Steps

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If you are missing a tooth, you probably already feel self-conscious about it. People might even make unfair judgments about you if your smile has a gap in it, particularly near the front of your mouth. Another concern you might not be aware of is that having one missing tooth can often lead to the loss of more teeth.

It’s important to take care of a missing tooth, not only for esthetics but to preserve the health of the rest of your teeth. Dental implants from your Woodinville dentist make it easy to get the form and function of your smile back.

In the following three steps, you can have a tooth ...

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Placing Dental Implants - 3 Steps to a Complete Smile

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Anyone facing the loss of one or more teeth finds the idea distressing. But there are options available that will ensure your self-confidence doesn’t need to take a hit. Dental implants are widely considered the best solution for replacing missing teeth. If you are considering dental implants in the Woodinville, WA area, you might be wondering about the procedure.

In general, there are three steps involved in the dental implant procedures. First, the implant itself is placed into the jawbone. Next, the abutment is added to the implant, which is where the artificial tooth will be connected. Finally, the prosthetic tooth, or crown, is placed onto the abutment.

Step One: Placing ...

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You'll Want to Replace Your Toothbrush after You Read This Blog!

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When is the last time you swapped out your old toothbrush for a new one? If it’s been a while, you might want to head out immediately and buy a new one. According to a blog posted by the New Zealand Herald, the toothbrush you’ve been putting into your mouth every day is probably pretty gross. It lists the microorganisms that are likely on it, including feces and herpes.

But before you panic and vow never to brush your teeth again, there are steps your dentist in Woodinville will recommend so you can protect the cleanliness of your toothbrush—and protect your own health as well.

Replace Your Toothbrush Every Three Months

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Chew gum to prevent cavities?

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Is Xylitol Really the Ultimate in tooth Decay Prevention?

The effectiveness of Xylitol products (such as gum and candy), in preventing tooth decay, has now been commonly accepted by the public. Very often I get patients telling me "I should never again get a cavity because I chew Xylitol gum." But how effective is Xylitol at preventing decay?

It's important to understand that in the realm of science, belief does not always coincide with reality. An example: my mother used to tell me as a young child not to play in the cold, as the cold weather will cause me to get sick. We now know that it's ...

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Root Canal treatment: Common misconceptions

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The purpose of this month's post is to talk in depth about a commonly misunderstood procedure, the Root Canal!

1) "When you do a root canal on my tooth, I will be left with a dead tooth, right?" 

This belief about a "dead tooth" resulting from a root canal is a very common belief. However, it is not true. According to Clifford Ruddle, one of the leading authorities in the dental world regarding root canals: anybody that’s even been remotely involved in dentistry, would know that any “dead” tooth would be exfoliated and rejected by your own immune system. An endodontic tooth is a vital tooth because the body perceives it as ...

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