Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA You do your due diligence by maintaining good oral hygiene habits of brushing and flossing regularly. You even visit the dentist twice a year for your dental cleanings and exams, which typically include x-rays that are used to provide the dentist an inside view of your internal oral anatomy. You may be wondering, how safe …

What Can Help Me With My Dental Anxiety

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA It is important that you feel comfortable during your dental visit with Dr. Hoag and Dr. Dotsch. Often times fear and anxiety can overcome us. To remain calm during dental treatment to prevent increased anxiety, is our ultimate goal for your comfort. The dental staff members at Dr. Hoag and Dr. Dotsch want you to …

Frequently Asked Questions about TMJ Disorder

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA What is TMJ Disorder? The acronym TMJ stands for your temporomandibular, or jaw joint. It has become a very common household word for many types of painful conditions of the head and neck. Dentist and doctors tend to use the term TMD or temporomandibular disorder What are some of the signs and symptoms of TMJ …

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

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Shoreline, Edmonds, and Seattle, WA The emergence of multiple brands of teeth-whitening strips supports the fact that many Americans desire a brighter, whiter smile. The problem with these over-the-counter whitening agents is they are just not strong enough to provide the results patients really want, which is long-lasting results. The whitening products found in stores only whiten the surface of …

Veneers or Crowns

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Shoreline, Edmonds and Seattle WA Veneers and crowns are two common aesthetic treatments provided at Hoag & Dotsch, near the Edmonds area. Patients interested in covering problem areas of the smile may educate themselves on these two solutions and talk with a dental professional to determine which one is most appropriate for their needs. Edmonds area dentists, Drs. John Hoag …

Should I Get Porcelain Veneers?

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Shoreline, Edmonds and Seattle, Washington Many patients in the Shoreline, WA area who visit the practice of Hoag & Dotsch are interested in learning about the many ways in which cosmetic dentistry can rejuvenate the appearance of the smile. When faced with restorative solutions, some patients may ask about the placement of porcelain veneers. A common question posed to Drs. …

How Do Veneers Work

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Shoreline, Edmonds and Seattle, WA Veneers for teeth are one of the most common dental restorations in Shoreline. . Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are used to cover natural teeth. They are bonded over the front to disguise concerns such as misalignment, permanent discoloration, breakage, spaces between teeth, and unusually shaped natural teeth. Veneers are extremely thin. They …

In-Office Dental Whitening

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Shoreline, Edmonds and Seattle, WA Drs. John Hoag and Michelle Dotsch are Edmonds area dentists committed to helping patients find the best aesthetic treatments for their appearance. When patients complain of staining and discoloration of their smile, they may be wonderful candidates for a dental bleaching procedure. At Hoag & Dotsch, we offer several methods of whitening including our in-office …

Invisalign Adult and Teen Braces

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Shoreline, Edmonds and Seattle, Washington  Shoreline residents often visit Drs. Hoag and Dotsch to discuss how unhappy they are with crooked, misaligned teeth in their smiles. Many patients cringe at the idea of undergoing traditional orthodontics, and are unaware of the options available to them to improve their smiles. Many patients are happy to learn about the benefits of Invisalign …

Gum Disease Treatment Options

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Shoreline, Edmonds and Seattle, WA Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious condition that can occur when a patient does not maintain sufficient oral health habits or from a genetic pre-disposition to inflammatory diseases. All dentists are committed to helping their patients avoid the development of gum disease. Brushing and flossing regularly, as well as maintaining dental …