Do You Have A Cavity?

We are passionate about our patients visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations and cleanings. We recommend that most patients visit our office every six months; however, some people may need to come more often due to existing oral health conditions. During these visits, we not only clean the teeth, but we also look for problems with your teeth and gums. One common problem that affects patients young and old alike is cavities. You are certainly familiar with the term “cavity”, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.

Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season

We cannot believe that we have already reached the middle of December, and we will be celebrating the new year in a couple of weeks! We know that many of our patients are busy during the holidays, spending time with family and friends, attending holiday parties, and even traveling to visit relatives. We wanted to share some helpful tips to ensure that you do not have any complications with your oral health in the new year.

Get Your Best Smile This Holiday Season

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.

Let’s Celebrate National Flossing Day!

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.

What Is Causing My Gums To Bleed?

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:

Introducing Our NEW Associate — Dr. Remy Rogers

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.

Never Ignore A Cracked Tooth

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.

What Are Dental Implants?

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.