Can My Teen Wear Invisalign?

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA The short answer is, yes, but here is some valuable information when considering whether Invisalign is the best orthodontic option for your teen. Braces undoubtedly can seem annoying, or downright embarrassing for a teenager. The shiny metal and brightly colored bands are hard to conceal. Luckily, there is an invisible way to straighten teeth, but …

Are Smokeless Tobacco & ECigs a Safer Alternative

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA The major health risks associated with smoking are well established. Many smokers, in an attempt to quit, turn to other options such as e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco but these products also can do serious harm to your oral health. The use of e-cigarettes has increased exponentially in recent years. Vaping is an attractive alternative to …

2016 Top Dentist

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA The office of Hoag and Dotsch is proud to announce their award for one of the nation’s top dentists! What does this mean exactly? Each year, the Seattle Met partners with USA top Dentists, a national survey company that collects ratings on dentists and specialists. The results are based on the dentists that specialists would …

Oral Hygiene, It’s Not All About the Mouth

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA When you think about the importance of oral hygiene, you probably just think about your mouth, fully aware that neglecting your teeth means you will likely get cavities, bad breath, and gum disease. However, did you know that neglecting your teeth means you are at risk of serious health consequences? Alzheimer’s Disease A study conducted …

To Floss or Not to Floss, That is the Question

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA The Associated Press (AP) recently released an article claiming that there is not enough scientific evidence to support the health benefits of daily flossing. Making matters worse, the media’s spin on this article has the public up in arms, questioning whether they should believe their dentist or not. It is natural for us to expect …

Want a Smile Makeover? Answer These Questions First

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA A smile makeover can dramatically change your looks, and even make you appear younger! When considering a smile makeover, your expectations play a huge role in the outcome. Smile makeovers may include multiple cosmetic dental treatments, which is why you should ask these important questions first. What do you not like about your smile? Before …

Helpful Tips For a Toothache

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA It’s the weekend, and your tooth begins to hurt, of course. Toothaches can range in pain from mild to severe but doesn’t it always seem like the worst of it hits when the dentist office is closed? Here are some tips for dealing with a toothache until you can get in to see the dentist. …

Perinatal and Infant Dental Care

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA Drs. Hoag and Dotsch follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s (AAPD) recommendation that all pregnant women should receive routine dental care, which includes dental cleanings and checkups. Periodontal disease has been known to cause premature births and low birth weight. Dental care is also important for infants and should begin at the time their first …

Here’s How to Improve Your Sleep

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA Many adults require about 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. As busy as we are with life, we are lucky to get 6 hours on most nights. So, how can you get better sleep? Here are some tips on improving your sleep so you can feel rejuvenated. Stick to a schedule Try sticking …

Unexplained Health Problems; Metal Fillings

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA Do you have metal fillings? If so, your health could be at risk. The composition of these fillings, otherwise known as amalgam fillings, includes about 50 percent mercury, a toxic element that can have major adverse effects on your health. Every time you eat, drink, brush your teeth or provide any other kind of stimulation …