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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

Invisalign
... What is important to remember is that properly aligned teeth are not only pleasant esthetically but also facilitate cleaning and improve oral hygiene...

Dental Health Bellevue WA
...Oral hygiene, specifically brushing and flossing, are a vital part of your dental health...

Oral Hygiene
Why is oral hygiene so important...

Periodontal Maintenance
... Why is oral hygiene so important...

Children with Chronic Health Conditions may Need Extra Dental Care
... Ineffective oral hygiene...

Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older
... The patient also needs the maturity to responsibly perform diligent oral hygiene: this type of bridge has a tendency to build up disease-causing plaque, so brushing twice and flossing once every day is critical...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...” Seems like this savvy mom is on to something! Just because good oral hygiene is a must for your child’s health and dental development, that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...But if you do have a tooth that can’t be saved, we promise we won’t remove it with an ice skate! The best way to prevent an abscess from forming in the first place is to practice conscientious oral hygiene...

Stay Vigilant with Oral Hygiene to Avoid Another Bout of Gum Disease
...From now on, you must remain vigilant and disciplined with your oral hygiene regimen to minimize the chances of another infection...

Back-to-School Is an Excellent Time for a Dental Checkup
...Oral Hygiene A back-to-school appointment is the ideal opportunity to get a professional cleaning...

Not Your Granddad's Dental Care: the New Approach to Tooth Decay Treatment
...The foundation for prevention, though, remains the same as it was for past family generations—practice effective oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily and regular dental cleanings and checkups to keep bacterial plaque from accumulating and growing...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
... That starts first and foremost with early oral hygiene practices...

Prompt Treatment for Gum Disease Could Ultimately Save Your Teeth
...Gum disease is caused by bacterial plaque, a thin biofilm that collects on teeth and is not removed due to poor oral hygiene practices...

Dental Staff
... Laurie Chow – Registered Dental Hygienist, BS As an integral part of the Bellevue Dental Excellence team, Laurie is responsible for assessing your oral health, developing a personalized clinical oral hygiene plan, and educating you about your oral health and needs...

It's Spring Cleaning Time...for Your Teeth!
...Having a good oral hygiene routine at home goes a long way towards keeping your mouth healthy...

June Is Men's Health Month
...If your gums bleed or show other signs of disease, we can help you get it under control with instruction for more effective oral hygiene, and/or appropriate treatment...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...Here are some other oral hygiene tips you can try at home: Brush to the music — Plenty of pop songs are about two minutes long… and that's the length of time you should brush your teeth...

Watch for these 4 Signs of Gum Disease
...Caused by plaque, a thin film of food remnant and bacteria built up on the teeth due to poor oral hygiene, gum disease can aggressively spread deep into gum tissues without you even realizing it...

Instill Good Dental Habits in Your Child as Early as Possible
...Practice and teach daily oral hygiene...

10 Tips to Tame Bad Breath
...Step up your oral hygiene routine...

Dwight Howard: A Bright NBA Star With a Smile to Match
... Effective Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever, but also more challenging than ever...

Straighten Your Smile Discreetly
... There's definitely an improved oral hygiene since Invisalign is removable...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay
...With dedicated oral hygiene and regular dental visits that uncover early decay, chances are good your teeth can remain healthy for a lifetime...

Take Care of Your Gums, Take Care of Your Heart
...Gum disease can often be prevented—and reversed if caught early—simply with good oral hygiene, so be diligent about brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Harms Your Health
...If you don't practice effective oral hygiene, however, within a few days you could develop an initial infection called gingivitis...

Why You Should Floss Around the Implants Supporting Your Bridge
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Oral Hygiene for Fixed Bridgework...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...That's why we're so pleased to see some NFL QB's setting great examples of… wait for it… excellent oral hygiene...

Be on the Alert for White Spots on Teeth While Wearing Braces
...You'll need to be extra vigilant with daily oral hygiene while wearing braces to reduce plaque buildup...

See Your Dentist if You Have one of these Top 3 Oral Problems
...You can improve your dental health through daily oral hygiene and regular dental treatment...

Share These Timely Dental Care Tips With Your College-Bound Son or Daughter
...Daily oral hygiene keeps plaque, a thin bacterial film on teeth most responsible for dental disease, from accumulating...

The Howie Mandel Effect: Avoid Dental Disease Through Daily Brushing and Flossing
...To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health” and “10 Tips for Daily Oral Care at Home...

Uncovering Early Gum Disease Through Periodontal Probing
...This thin film of bacteria and food particles accumulates on tooth surfaces, especially because of poor or non-existent oral hygiene...

Something Between Your Teeth? Don't Use Anything Else but Dental Floss
...If you would like more information on best oral hygiene practices, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Instill These Habits in Your Child for a Lifetime of Great Dental Health
...The best approach is to teach by example: If your child sees you're serious about your own oral hygiene, they're more likely to do so as well...

Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale Crushes on Smiles
...Consistent oral hygiene offers a “twofer”: It removes the plaque that can dull your teeth, and it lowers your risk of dental disease that could also foul up your smile...

How to Protect Dental Health in the Later Years of Life
...Make accommodations for oral hygiene...

2 Kinds of Orthodontic Retainers That Can Protect Your New Smile
...Initially, a patient wears it continuously and only takes it out during oral hygiene...

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