Would you love to improve the appearance of your teeth before the holidays? Our mission is to work with you to bring your oral health and appearance to their greatest possible potential. We offer patients a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can bring about any change to their smile they would like to see. While not every treatment will be completed in time for the holidays, many of them can be. Read on to learn more.
While we know many of our patients will be busy celebrating Thanksgiving at the end of this month, we have another special day that we are preparing for, National Flossing Day! This day is celebrated on the fourth Friday of November, which happens to be the day after Thanksgiving. National Flossing Day was established in 2000 and is a special day dedicated to the importance of flossing your teeth and raising awareness about the benefits of proper oral hygiene for your teeth and gums.
Do you regularly notice red or pink when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? This can indicate bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can happen from something as simple as food that is caught between your teeth or perhaps when food scratches your gums. If you experience bleeding gums regularly, it can be an indication that you have a problem with your oral health. Bleeding gums can be caused by one of the following reasons:
It’s hard to believe that it’s already October. Before we know it, the holiday season and the end of the year will be upon us. When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, then you are due for a visit.
I am so excited to announce that Dr. Remy Rogers is joining Pollard Dental! She comes to us with tons of experience, and I know you are going to like her a lot.
Dr. Rogers is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but she went to college in Oregon and dental school right here in Washington, graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2007. She has worked with patients of all ages in her career, which is only part of what makes her a great fit for us.
When you experience a complication or problem with your oral health, it can be difficult to determine what is an emergency and what can be monitored until your next oral hygiene examination in our office. At Pollard Dental, we are happy to help you determine if you or a loved one should visit our office as soon as possible. One problem that needs treatment immediately is a cracked tooth.
Have you recently experienced tooth loss and are now struggling to choose the tooth replacement option that is best for your needs? We are happy to help patients make the choice that is best for their budget and lifestyle. Even if you don’t need a tooth replacement at this time, we believe it is better to be informed and prepared should the need arise suddenly. We always want our patients to feel comfortable with any decisions they make about their oral health. One common treatment that we may recommend is dental implant placement. Thanks to advancements in treatment and technology, more patients than ever before are eligible for treatment. Continue reading to learn more about implants and whether you would be a good candidate.
There are some special days that we celebrate in the month of February, such as Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day. You may be surprised to learn there is another important day that can be celebrated during this month, National Tooth Fairy Day! If you are unfamiliar with this special day, it is celebrated on February 28th. National Tooth Fairy Day is actually celebrated twice a year, and the other day to celebrate is August 22nd. We celebrate this special day twice a year to signify that your child should be visiting the dentist every six months for a hygiene examination. National Tooth Fairy Day is also a special way to celebrate a young child losing their baby teeth and the cute little fairy who comes and collects all of the lost teeth.
We would love for our patients to have ideal health and never need a preventative, restorative, or cosmetic dental treatment. Unfortunately, that is not reality, and we see patients every day who are in need of treatments to restore the function of their teeth or improve the aesthetics of their smile. While the treatment itself is critical, it is even more important to follow the pre and post-treatment instructions that we provide. Not following our instructions can lead to severe damage to your oral health.
What is your favorite season of the year? Although each season has its positives and negatives, one of the biggest negatives of the winter season is getting sick. After the past few years, we think we can all agree that we know more about illness than ever before. For example, many of us are more diligent about using hand sanitizer and washing our hands whenever possible. No matter what precautions you may take, catching an illness is always a concern. You may be surprised to learn there are certain precautions you should take with your oral health when you are sick.