Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Seattle Residents Perfect Smiles

Cosmetic Dentistry Gives Seattle Residents Perfect Smiles

Hi! I’m dentist Brian McKay, and I’ve been a dentist here in Seattle since 1997. One of my favorite things about being a dentist is seeing how my Seattle area patients find renewed confidence in themselves after a smile makeover.

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your smile, call me today at 206-973-2407 so we can consider your cosmetic dentistry options.

There have been numerous advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry in recent years and you may be surprised to find out what your Seattle dentist can do for your smile.

Teeth whitening is a common procedure in Seattle dental offices, but the results can be compelling! Brighter teeth can be the centerpiece of your new, youthful look.

Veneers are designed to cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Seattle patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to repair.

Enamel shaping, bonding, and braces are other critical procedures that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

So, why wait, Seattle? Now is the time to get the appealing smile you’ve always wanted, and I’m here to help. The friendly and thorough staff here at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry would love to answer any questions you have about these cosmetic dentistry procedures as well as bridges, crowns, and general oral health.

We are currently accepting new patients, so contact us today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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Smile Makeover Questions Answered At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry

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Even some Seattle people with top notch oral health want to improve specific components of their smile. Though proper brushing is critical for healthy teeth, it won’t re-contour a gumline or repair a chipped tooth. A cavity-free mouth may still have stained or slightly misaligned teeth.

If you want to correct the smile elements that can’t be improved with diligent oral hygiene, call 206-973-2407 to schedule a smile makeover consultation with dentist Brian McKay at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry. During your consultation, we will speak with you about:

Cost
Each smile makeover is completely unique, therefore the price varies from patient to patient depending on the specific procedures performed. During your consultation, dentist McKay will give you an estimate for your smile makeover.

Function
Proper function is priority one. Your smile redesign will maintain or improve your ability to talk, eat, and smile.

Beauty
This is probably the main reason you are choosing to transform your smile. dentist McKay will describe the cosmetic improvements you can expect and the technical details about the procedures.

Sedation
If your cosmetic dental smile makeover requires several hours of treatment, or if you have dental anxiety, you may want to look at sedation. dentist McKay will explain your sedation options and the associated costs.

Health
If you have existing tooth decay or gum disease, these issues need to be addressed prior to your cosmetic concerns. It may be possible to combine needed restorative procedures with your cosmetic work.

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dental smile makeovers, call us today at 206-973-2407.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

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If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation. First off, oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we have been providing sedation since 1997. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time necessary to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health issues. Call 206-973-2407 to schedule a consultation with dentist Brian McKay to discuss your options.

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs treatment. For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your child requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is anxious about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry – we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated – but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable, relaxed, and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals have been putting children at ease since 1997.

Regular dental check-ups are vital for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you have dental anxiety. If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants healthy teeth.

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry offers full-service dental care including dental implants, Invisalign, and cosmetic dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental details from Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease For Kirkland

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Here is some critical news for Seattle residents: periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

So, what warning signs should people be looking for?

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together

4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough – make sure you floss daily.

Regular check-ups with your dentist is another critical weapon in the fight against gum disease.

I’m Dr. Brian McKay of Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry. My Seattle practice also serves the Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have a healthy and attractive smile. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

Our practice offers:

cosmetic dentistry
sedation dentistry
dental implants
teeth whitening

Contact us at 206-973-2407 and a member of our friendly and thorough staff can schedule a consultation and answer any questions you might have about veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

Serving you since 1997

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on July 25, 2013

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Super Smiles For Life

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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and attractive smile, start early. Really early.

Dr. Brian McKay recommends that you bring your child in for their first dental visit soon after their first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing problems and setting the stage for lifelong dental health. dentist McKay will keep the visit short, but perform a thorough visual examination to make sure there are no concerns.

Dr. McKay will guide you on good dental procedures at home, such as correct brushing and flossing. You will also be guided regarding healthy eating choices and the effects of poor choices. It is especially critical to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.

Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for cavities. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone, though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.

Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always optimal for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.

Other vital habits are to brush and floss your teeth in front of your child. (If you have never been regular flossing – it’s time to start!) Let them see that it is a priority and a comfortable habit in your life. Brush their teeth with a soft bristled brush and a small amount of toothpaste. Let them try it, but always go over their teeth afterward, making sure each tooth is brushed. When finished, give them a cup of water to help rinse the toothpaste out.

Before coming to Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, speak with your child about the upcoming appointment and let them know that their teeth are going to be checked. Dr. McKay will help your child feel proud of their effort and help them have a good visit, the first of many to come.

Call Dr. McKay at 206-973-2407 to schedule an appointment. Remember also to call any time between scheduled visits with any questions or concerns that might arise. We are devoted to your child’s lifelong dental health.

Dr. McKay serves many families in the Seattle area with know-how and compassion. Some of our patients come from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we love working with children and will help your child have a good experience learning to care for their teeth.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we focus our efforts on . Each member of our friendly and thorough team is devoted to making our youngest patients feel safe and comfortable. Our patients enjoy the friendly atmosphere while benefiting from our state-of-the-art technology.

Our practice offers:

cosmetic dentistry
sedation dentistry
dental implants
teeth whitening

Serving you since 1997

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

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Today’s Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the infamous root canal. If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. Your dentist recommends this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives.

A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment in dental-speak) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction followed by a dental bridge, dental implant, or gap in your smile.

If, after a thorough evaluation, dentist McKay determines that a tooth is going to need a root canal, dentist McKay will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are performed to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.

During the procedure, your dentist will remove the nerve and pulp, and then clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth – the canal. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.

Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry. From local painkillers and numbing agents to oral sedation, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the infected tissue is removed, your dentist will focus on helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.

If you have a tooth that is bothering you, call dentist McKay now at 206-973-2407 for an appointment.

If you are unfamiliar with our services at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, be sure to visit our website at http://www.acld.com/blog/ to get more information.  dentist Brian McKay opened Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in 1997 here in the Seattle. dentist McKay is well-known throughout the state of WA as a provider of singular dental care, including cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and dental implants.

Our practice offers:

cosmetic dentistry
sedation dentistry
dental implants
teeth whitening

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

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If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the critical first step is to pick a whitening method. It may seem like there are a multitude of options, but it’s important to remember that they all employ a peroxide-based whitening solution. The difference lies in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. In-office whitening procedures generally use a solution with a relatively higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, it is stronger.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
Generally less pricey
Doesn’t require a trip to your Seattle dentist
May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
Pros
Same day results
Administered by a dental professional
Gum tissue is protected
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
More expensive

Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.

A note about non-professional teeth bleaching kiosks:
A few years ago during the height of the tooth-whitening craze, teeth whitening kiosks starting popping up in Seattle area malls. Though some have closed their doors, a few remain in business. urges patients to avoid these establishments. There is little regulatory oversight and customers have no guarantee of the safety of their services or the qualifications of their employees. As always, it is vital to only trust your smile to dental professionals.

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry advises patients to meet with with their Seattle dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially critical when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations.

Our practice offers:

cosmetic dentistry
sedation dentistry
dental implants
teeth whitening

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Seattle Dental News: Poor Oral Health And Heart Disease

Top Seattle Family Dentists Attention Seattle dental patients: brushing twice daily may help lower your risk of heart disease. WA scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported on the study which was published in the British Medical Journal.

I quote from the Science Daily article:

“The authors, led by Professor Richard Watt from University College London, analyzed data from over 11,000 adults who took part in a Scottish Health Survey. The research team analyzed data about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, physical activity, and oral health routines.”

“Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent toothbrushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to individuals who brushed their teeth twice a day.”

I am dentist Brian McKay DDS of Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry. The Scottish survey is one of many that confirms the link between oral health and overall fitness. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.

It doesn’t matter if you are a lean Seattle distance runner with a pulse of fifteen beats a minute and a blood pressure of 100 over 60. It doesn’t matter if you are a Seattle vegan who has eaten a nutritionally balanced, low-fat diet for the past five years. If you have inflamed gums and tooth decay, you are at risk for dangerous problems in other areas of the body.

The phone number for Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry is 206-973-2407. If you have concerns about your oral health, I invite you to schedule an examination today.

Perhaps your teeth and gums are healthy but you wish your smile was more attractive. We can help you there also with a cosmetic dental smile makeover. Porcelain veneers, crowns, inlays/onlays, and orthodontia are all available to solve any cosmetic issues you wish to have fixed.

If you have a small child who has not yet visited a dentist, it is important to schedule an exam today. My friendly and thorough team and I will help keep your child’s smile beautiful for life.

To read the entire Science Daily article, see http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100527204227.htm

Or call us at 206-973-2407 for more information.

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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See Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many Seattle residents consider the myriad options available to stop the aging clock. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, WA residents have countless choices to help them look more youthful. I am dentist Brian McKay and I am exited to tell you about a simple and affordable procedure we offer at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry that can create a younger looking you.

Porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

Haven’t you noticed that when you talk with someone who has sparkling, straight white teeth, their smile catches your eye? An engaging smile draws attention away from wrinkles or a flabby belly because a dazzling smile is the first impression others have of you – and it is impossible to ignore!

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularity your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are a middle-aged (or older) Seattle or Seattle resident pondering ways to improve your appearance, Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful smile. Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry has been serving patients in Seattle since 1997. We offer affordable, professional services including cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and teeth whitening.

The smiles in the 98122 zip code area can rival those of Beverly Hills 90210 thanks to porcelain veneers. Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry today for a younger you!

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

Seattle, WA Residents Visit the Dentist Whether you have lived in WA for a long time, or just moving in to the Seattle area; taking care of your teeth eventually involves a visit to the dentist. We are Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry located at 600 Broadway, Ste 600 in Seattle, WA. If you are looking for an experienced family dentist, we invite you to come in for a consultation  You can reach Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry to schedule an exam by calling 206-973-2407.

The very idea of visiting a dentist holds a negative connotation for many people. If you are an adult with dental anxiety, or your child is preparing to visit the dentist for the first time, here are a few tips that may help ease you into regular dental checkups and put you on the path toward increased oral health and wellness.

Choose a dentist in Seattle who is appropriate for your needs. When you meet your new dentist for the first time, make an effort to ask questions about the care you will receive. Be sure to speak with your dentist about his/her experience, age range of patients, and recommended procedures for any issues you may have. Get to know your dentist so you feel comfortable and relaxed.

Be prepared to provide your dentist with information. Whether you are experiencing specific pain at that moment, or anticipating a problem, be sure to discuss everything with your dentist. Many patients become intimidated in the office environment and avoid expressing pain or discussing issues. As your dentist, I need to know your history and everything you are experiencing. I will be better prepared to help if I have accurate and complete information.

There is no need to feel self-conscious if it has been a long time since you have received dental treatment. I have treated many first-time patients in your situation and have developed a trusting relationship with them.

The best way to have a good experience with a new dentist is to communicate. Let me know what you are experiencing so that I can make adjustments and help you feel more comfortable and secure. If we determine that you are going to need an essential dental procedure more extensive than filling a cavity, let’s discuss sedation dentistry.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry our friendly and thorough staff will work to make your dental experience a pleasant one. We know it can be uncomfortable to visit the dentist for the first time or after a long while. We’ll do what we can to make you feel relaxed, secure, and among caring friends.

If you are in Seattle, WA and are ready to visit the dentist again, give us a call at 206-973-2407 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

Serving you since 1997

 

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-973-2407

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway, Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

Posted in General Dentistry

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