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Ways Exercise Can Damage Your Teeth

5 Ways You Can Hurt Your Teeth When You Exercise!


Exercise is good for your body, and your teeth. Studies show that exercising regularly helps lower your risk of developing gum disease by 54%. In fact, even occasional exercise will reduce your risk by 33%. So, is there any risk to your teeth and gums from exercising? That depends. Sometimes your fitness and physical activities…
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Joe's Smile Before and After Invisalign

Unexpected Benefits of Invisalign
More Than Just Cosmetic!


Straightening your teeth isn’t always just about cosmetically enhancing your smile. It can also dramatically improve your bite and also help you maintain the health of your teeth. That’s actually what prompted Joe to get his teeth straightened. Getting a smile that he’s confident to share was a bonus – no more half smiles! When…
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Our Dentists are Oral Cancer Fighters

6 Ways to Lower Your Oral Cancer Risk


We pride ourselves on keeping your teeth and gums free of tooth decay and gum disease. And we love helping you keep your smile bright and making it standout. But one thing that you might not expect when you visit us is that we screen for oral cancer. Why? Because it’s deadly. While oral cancer…
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Snoring is not good for your relationship

A Snore Guard Could Save Your Relationship


Snore at night? If you do, you’re in good company. About 45% of adults do. Even if you don’t think you snore, you still might. Only 59% of snorers claim that they snore. Snoring is a common problem that covers all age groups, women and men alike. Many adults over 30 are considered “regular snorers”….
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stress increases teeth grinding

Feeling Stressed? Teeth Grinding is on the Rise!


Feeling stressed? If you are, you’re in good company. An American Dental Association poll recently found that 69% of dentists are seeing an increase in patients grinding or clenching their teeth. It seems as though the stress and anxiety associated with the constant threat of illness, economic concerns, and social isolation could be factors that…
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why kids benefit for teeth cleaning

Why Teeth Cleanings Benefit Your Kids


Why should your kids make the trip to see us for their teeth cleanings, if they already brush and floss (correctly), after every meal? Because dental plaque, the sticky bacteria that builds up on your teeth, starts forming on their teeth about 4-12 hours after they brush their teeth! Consider plaque to be the number…
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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart

What Goes On In Your Mouth, Could Affect Your Heart


Love your heart? Keep your teeth and gums healthy. It could work wonders for keeping your heart healthy too. February is considered “American Heart month”, which gives us all a reminder to focus a little more time, and attention, to the health of our hearts. Why? Because heart disease is currently the #1 cause of…
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Why Does My Tooth Hurt? 5 Sudden Causes of Toothache


Whether it’s gnawing, throbbing, sharp or shooting,  few things in life are as painful or disruptive as a toothache.  Yet toothaches happen to many of us on any given day – about 22% of adults experience tooth pain every day.  Sometimes the pain lingers or it goes away as quickly as it came. Either way,…
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Lift Your Mask and Let Your Smile Sparkle

Share Your Smile for the Holidays!
Teeth Whitening Special!


The Holiday Gift buying season is already here. So, what’s a great gift that keeps on giving that you can share? Your bright smile! Over the next few weeks, there will be plenty of festive moments over the Holidays to safely share your smile. So, why not unveil a new smile that sparkles, and leaves…
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Even super heroes need sports mouthguards

Protect Your Teeth & Save Some Money
Sports Mouth Guard Special!


Save $25 Off Custom Sports Mouth Guards – Thru October! The Seattle Kraken just launched their historic 1st NHL season. And you can bet that no player hit the ice without sporting a mouth guard. Whether you’re a fan, or you like to play it, hockey isn’t the only sport or recreational activity where you…
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How You Damage Your Teeth Every Day

How You Damage Your Teeth – Without Knowing It


Taking our teeth for granted is something that many of us tend to do…until we no longer have healthy teeth. Our tooth enamel is stronger than gold. It’s the hardest substance in our bodies. But no matter how strong it is, it still can’t protect our teeth from ourselves. It might be hard, but our…
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Dental tricks for a Cavity Free Halloween

6 Tricks for a Cavity Free Halloween


Whether you go trick-or-treating this Halloween or not, you can be sure of one thing this month: The sugar is coming to get you. Over 160 million Americans will buy candy for Halloween this year. By October 31st, 600+ pounds of candy will be purchased. Got kids? 1 study estimates that kids can consume up…
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Sealants Help Kids Fight Cavities

Sealants Shield Your Kids from Back to School Cavities


School reopens for kids across Washington state this fall. For many parents, cooped up with their kids throughout the past school year+, having kids go back to school is a welcome relief. But as kids leave the home to get back to their classes, it also means more meals and snacks away from the house…
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Renee with her husband after Invisalign

The Smile I Always Wanted
How Invisalign Helped Renee!


When Renee first visited with Dr. Leah Worstman at North Seattle Dental she wanted a solution for her teeth grinding. Renee discovered that Invisalign could fix that issue, as well as fix some cosmetic issues that had been bothering her – she wanted straighter teeth too. A little over a year later, Invisalign corrected her…
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facemasks are still required when you visit us

Why You Still Need to Wear a Facemask When You Visit


Recent WA State Facemask Updates – Facemasks Still Required at Healthcare Practices. Please pardon any facemask confusion. While Washington state recently lifted the requirement to wear a facemask at many businesses for those who are fully COVID vaccinated, the state still requires that people visiting Health Care providers (such as our dental practice) wear appropriate…
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