How To Get The Whitest Teeth

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Some people’s teeth are whiter than others, but it’s safe to say that most of us want our teeth to be pearly white! If you are one of those people, then teeth whitening from Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry can help you achieve that beautiful smile you deserve.

In this post, we want to share some tips on teeth whitening and what we can do for you!

Don’t Forget to Brush
The first tip seems like a no-brainer, but many individuals still forget this practice. We are talking about daily tooth brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and prevent tooth decay. Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we consume (drinks, food, etc.) but when we brush our teeth, it curtails the damage.

After brushing teeth, another tip is using a fluoride rinse to finish the cleaning job. Fluoride helps get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it prevents it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

Sometimes the discoloration is too severe to be reversed by home remedies. That’s where teeth whitening from Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle comes in. It’s just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we have that can improve any smile. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Are You And Your Child Protected From Injury?

pediatric dental SeattleHow do you maintain oral health? The first things that come to mind are probably brushing, flossing, and getting regular dental cleanings. You might also list dietary factors, such as limiting sugary drinks and getting enough calcium.

When most people are quizzed about preventative dental care, they rarely mention athletic mouth protection. At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, your premier general and cosmetic dental office in the Seattle area, we agree that it’s a biggie. We invite you to bring your pediatric, family, and emergency dentistry questions to our committed staff.

Don’t Be a (Grim) Statistic

Did you know that over five million people per year experience tooth injury from playing sports? Many of those injuries include a tooth being completely knocked out. Ouch!

Not only is it painful and traumatic, but a knocked-out tooth is also time-consuming and costly to restore.

An Indispensable Part of Your Sports Gear

An inexpensive tooth protection device can help protect teeth during sporting activities. We advise our patients to include mouthguards as an important part of their athletic equipment. That’s right. Your mouthguard should be in your duffel right alongside your basketball shorts and water bottle.

Did you know that since 1962, high school and collegiate football players  have been required to wear face guards and mouth protectors. Since this requirement, the percentage of  injuries in football has dropped from approximately 50 percent to one-half of 1 percent, depending on the study cited.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry also recommends parents have children use mouthguards for all organized sports. That means gymnastics, skiing, and lacrosse—not just basketball, football, and wrestling.

Kids who complain about wearing mouthguards are more likely to wear one if it is comfortable and custom-fitted. If you or your youngster participates in sports, we would love to talk to you about ordering a custom athletic mouthguard. It may be the most critical dental decision you make this year.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we advise our patients to include mouthguards as an important part of their athletic equipment. That’s right. Your mouthguard should be in your duffel right alongside your basketball shorts and water bottle. We provide premium dental care with a comprehensive menu of general and cosmetic dental services, including mouthguards, porcelain veneers, and sedation dentistry. Call us today for an appointment and consultation.

Remember, if anyone in your family has a dental emergency, call Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry at 206-720-0600 ASAP!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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We Can Help You Get Your Smile Back

Seattle DentistryAt Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry we notice smiles everywhere in the Seattle area — whether we’re working with a dental patient, having dinner at a restaurant, or attending a sporting event. We notice whether the people around us are smiling.

Having tooth troubles can be tough, but we want you to know that professional treatment can completely transform your frown into a healthy and beautiful smile.

Are you one of those people who does not want to show your teeth? We would love to talk to you about a smile makeover. Whatever your reason for not seeking dental treatment, we can discuss all of your concerns with you during a free consultation.

Perhaps you are afraid of dental work. Have you ever considered sleep dentistry? With sedation dentistry, even extensive treatment is virtually pain-free. Sedation will calm your mind as well as the nerves in your mouth.

Perhaps the cost of cosmetic dentistry is holding you back. Our friendly and skilled staff will be happy to talk to you about financing plans.

It is vital to remember that if your teeth are decayed, postponing treatment will cost more money in the long run. Filling a cavity is far more affordable than a root canal procedure or, in the case of an extracted tooth, a tooth implant.

You may contact our office or check out our dental website for specifics about all of the general, restorative, and aesthetic services we provide.We can transform your smile into one that you will want to show all the time. Please give us a call today at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in the Seattle area to schedule your consultation appointment.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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At Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, your dental health is important to us. There are many things you can do every day – or not do, as the case may be – to keep your teeth in good shape.

Such as:

Chewing sugared gum all day
Cavities, a sore jaw, or broken bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.

Drinking soda and energy drinks
These sugary, acidic beverages are immensely efficient at damaging enamel.

Chewing ice or hard candy
Your enamel is pretty tough. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, occasionally they win, resulting in a chipped tooth.

Skipping flossing
Maybe you think brushing is adequate. Following brushing with a conscientious flossing job removes fragments of food and plaque between teeth.

Using a firm bristled toothbrush
A soft bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.

Delaying dental checkups
Don’t wait until you feel pain. Seeing us every six months for a cleaning and checkup helps you, and our team, stay on top of your dental health. Prevention is the best medicine!

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, we want all our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Saving Your Smile with Root Canals in Seattle | General Dentistry

Root Canals in Seattle When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal in Seattle is frequently the only way to save the tooth.

During a root canal in Seattle, the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is taken out. This tissue contains veins, arteries, and lymph vessels. Once the roots are removed and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the primary step in the complete tooth restoration. After the root canal, without a crown, the tooth will become dry and brittle. The last processes are the core build-up and crown.

At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we offer our patients strong, natural-looking dental crowns that blend flawlessly with the surrounding teeth. With proper oral hygiene and visits to your dentist, a tooth with a filled root can often function issue—free for the rest of a patient’s life.

At the Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we have been practicing dentistry since 1997. During that time we have seen hundreds of teeth saved by this effective dental procedure. Root canals in Seattle has a very high success rate, so feel assured that your procedure will go very well. Because teeth with infected pulp tissue often do not show warning signs, it is essential to have regular dental examinations. We can determine which, if any, teeth have infected roots. If the infection in the soft pulp tissue is left untreated, it can progress to a point where the tooth cannot be saved. Is it time for a comprehensive dental exam? Call our office at 206-720-0600.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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Oral Cancer: Early Diagnosis Makes A Big Difference

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Some fifty thousand people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States annually, which is just one reason why we perform oral cancer screenings at Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

When it comes to oral cancer mortality rates, two numbers are key: 40% and 90%. 40% of individuals who receive a late-stage diagnosis die within five years. However, the survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%.

Oral Cavity and Oropharynx—Mouth and Throat

Cancers that start in the mouth (or oral cavity) are called oral cancers. The oral cavity is composed of the inside tissue of the mouth and cheeks, the lips, the tissue beneath the tongue, the roof of the mouth, and the front two-thirds of the tongue. “Why only two-thirds of the tongue?” you might ask. Because the back third of the tongue is considered part of the throat. Throat cancers, or oropharyngeal cancers, start in the oropharynx, the part of the mouth behind the parts considered part of the oral cavity. The oropharynx consists of the soft palate, the tonsils, and the throat.

How Are Oral Cancers Diagnosed?

Some oral cancers create symptoms which prompt the patient to see a doctor and others are found by dentists and doctors during exams. Thousands of lives could be saved every year if more people received regular screenings.

A visual oral cancer exam is relatively quick and convenient, especially as compared to other cancer screening tests such as colonoscopies and mammograms. If an abnormality is discovered during an exam, the patient is referred to an appropriate specialist for further testing and diagnosis.

Oral Cancer Risk Factors

  • Tobacco use (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or snuff)
  • Heavy drinking
  • Unhealthy diet
  • HPV infection
  • Weak immune system
  • Frequent exposure to UV light (a risk factor for cancers of the lips)

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant and Laser Dentistry in Seattle, oral cancer screenings are part of every checkup. We offer state-of-the-art VELscope technology in our screenings. Make an appointment today.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Comprehensive Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry in Seattle

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Aesthetic Dentistry in Seattle

If you want a movie star smile, Brian McKay at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry can explain cosmetic dental options for achieving the brilliant smile you desire. To book a private consultation for aesthetic dentistry in Seattle, call 206-720-0600 today. Dr. Brian McKay has helped many people in the area achieve the smiles they have always dreamed of.

Interested in Aesthetic Dentistry in Seattle?

Whether you have damaged teeth, aging enamel, or teeth that need aligning or whitening, Brian McKay can address your problem areas, provide you with an overall aesthetic assessment, and discuss your specific concerns. A smile makeover in Seattle typically involves a combination of two or more procedures. These may include dental veneers, tooth implants, the sculpting of gums, teeth whitening, or teeth bleaching.

What Are You Waiting For?

Sometimes the initial examination reveals issues involving bite alignment or bone structure that, when treated, provide added satisfaction and a natural look to cosmetic procedures. There are several dental treatments that are necessary to correct these problems and we can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of each method. When Brian McKay redesigns a smile with aesthetic dentistry in Seattle, the teeth are treated as an integral element of the patient’s face. The lips, gums, mouth, facial structure, patient’s age, and coloring are all taken into consideration. This unified approach to aesthetic dentistry in Seattle has helped Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry establish and maintain a stellar reputation in the professional dental community. Dr. Brian McKay has years of experience in sedation dentistry, emergency dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry, helping patients leave our office with more confidence and a smile they are proud to show off. Our team looks forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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6 Ways Dental Crowns Restore Smiles

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Dental crowns have been around a long time, but nowadays they are better than ever before. Our cosmetic dentistry team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can provide you with the information that you need to decide whether a dental crown is the ideal option for you.

A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth. They are used for several common dental problems, including:

  • A broken tooth
  • An old damaged or ill-fitting crown
  • A tooth with extreme decay
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that prevents a proper bite

A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. What’s better is that a dental crown can save your tooth from extraction and the subsequent bone loss that often occurs following that.

Cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth will be invincible. Just like all teeth, crowns need daily cleaning and flossing. The remaining tooth structure just around the gumline may also become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is vulnerable to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. So, use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package—don’t bite and pull!

Our cosmetic dentistry team at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can counsel you on the best ways to care for your new crown to help it last as long as possible. We also want you to know that whether it’s a dental crown, invisible braces, conscious sedation, or teeth whitening, we can help provide you with the dental services that you need for a healthy and beautiful smile.  Call us today to schedule your appointment!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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Raise Your Dental IQ and Improve Dental Health in Seattle

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Small things can raise your Dental IQ and benefit your beautiful smile. One simple lesson involves bacteria, and trust us when we say everyone’s mouth has a lot of it. However, you shouldn’t worry because bacteria isn’t the problem. Dental problems occur for patients when the balance of bacteria becomes unhealthy and starts to affect dental health in Seattle.  This is where brushing and flushing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.

This is gross to think about, but it’s a good idea to store your toothpaste as far away from the toilet as you can. Also, close the lid of the toilet before you flush. Otherwise, bacteria and fecal matter from flushing can land on your toothbrush. Make sure to wash your hands before you brush and floss. No exceptions!

When it comes to a good toothbrush, don’t get sentimental. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. If you can avoid the unhealthy balance of bacteria in your mouth, you can avoid gum disease, cavities, as well as bad breath. Doing so will vastly improve your dental health in Seattle.

If you have sensitive teeth, don’t rinse your mouth out after you brush your teeth at night. The fluoride in the toothpaste can help remineralize your enamel. If you go to bed with some toothpaste left on your teeth, it has a chance to go to work. If you can avoid dental cavities, it’s less likely that you will need more extensive dental work such as dental implants, porcelain crowns, or prepless veneers. However, if you do need cosmetic dental services, there is no shame in it. Dr. Brian McKay is passionate about helping patients maintain healthy teeth and beautiful smiles. If you would like to know more about our services, give us a call at 206-720-0600.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing | Oral Health in Seattle

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Most individuals brush their teeth, at least we hope so. However, there are many who brush incorrectly and don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be negatively affecting oral health in Seattle. They may pride themselves on their daily dental hygiene, but frequency does not make up for an incorrect technique. One of the most common errors—especially for adolescents—is rapid, aggressive teeth cleaning with a hard bristle toothbrush.

There is a certain logic to this technique; when you want to clean smooth surfaces like bathroom tiles, you scrub with a hard brush, right? The catch is that teeth and gums require a certain finesse. While enamel is stable, the soft tissues in the mouth are not designed for intense scouring. If you use hard bristles against possible cavity makers, froth at the mouth, speed through those 30 inches of tooth surface, and spit everything out in less than a minute, this message is for you.

Effects of Quick, Hard Brushing
:

  • Tooth decay caused by bits of food left between teeth
  • Damage to teeth through abrasion
  • Weakened enamel
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Receding gums
  • Damage to existing dental work
  • Tartar build-up

The friendly dental hygienists at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry teach patients the proper way to brush teeth and improve their oral health in Seattle. With a slow, deliberate two minutes twice daily, you can take control of your dental hygiene, improve your oral health in Seattle, and diminish the risk of future problems.

Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing:

  • Plaque is soft enough to scratch off with a fingernail, so brush accordingly with soft bristles
  • Angling the toothbrush requires little effort with consistently cleaner results
  • Proper tooth brushing can prolong that marvelous professional-cleaning feel
  • Flossing is easier without sore, bleeding gums

If you have already damaged your teeth or gums through aggressive or haphazard brushing, it’s important to fix those troubles and get back on track. Call 206-720-0600 to schedule an appointment with dentist Brian McKay of Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry. We also offer services such as dental implants, IV sedation, and Invisalign clear braces.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

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