Have Your Dessert!

Have Your Dessert Seattle

Do you have a sweet tooth? Join the club! No one confuses dessert with healthy food, but for many of our patients at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, it’s not realistic to recommend avoiding sugary treats.

If you fit that category, here is something useful to know: eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. Saliva is necessary to neutralize acids and rinse bits of food off of teeth.

That means that sweets consumed after meals have a lower risk to your teeth, because your mouth is already in optimum cleansing mode. Sweets after meals are preferable to sweets eaten between meals as snacks.

Additionally, remember that the type of treat is as important as when you eat it. We constantly remind our patients that sticky candies stay on your teeth for a long time, even when your saliva is flowing. And hard candies that you suck for an extended time give bacteria a perfect environment to create dangerous enamel-weakening acids.

A good choice? Chocolate! A lot of our patients are happy to hear that. Plain old chocolate (no nuts, no chewy inside) melts quickly away and won’t stick to your teeth. Just be sure to brush before bed!

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle, our services include comprehensive general dentistry. People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to our practice for implant dentistry and much more. Call to schedule your next checkup 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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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry

3 Reliable Steps To Find The Best Seattle, WA Dentist

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Regular cleanings and checkups are part of your first line of defense against dental health issues, so naturally you want to have the best dentist possible. What should you look for? If you’re new in town, or have been looking around for a new dentist, Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle suggests the following.

  1. Location and Office Hours. It’s a little like real estate: location, location, location! Choosing a dentist that is near to where you live or work is important, since it makes it easier to make and keep your appointments. On the other hand, it is not the only consideration; some dentists may be worth driving a little further. Their office hours may be better suited to your schedule.
  2. Chairside manner. This is one of the more important considerations. You want to feel comfortable with the person you are trusting with your smile. Do they explain any symptoms you have, and procedures they want to do? Do they listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions?
  3. Qualifications. You can get information about a dentist’s qualifications from your local dental society or your insurer. It’s also a good idea to see what special qualifications your dentist may have.

Once you’ve done your homework, ask around. What do family and friends say? What about online reviews?

Regular checkups at the dentist are essential to any good dental health regimen, and at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we are always honored to be part of the equation. Patient trust is everything to us! People throughout Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry

Gum Health Affects Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

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There is a link between type 2 diabetes and gum disease, which is another reason to have regular cleanings and checkups at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

Diabetes affects the way the body uses glucose (blood sugar). Scientists have known for a long time that people with diabetes have higher rates of gum disease. For diabetics, maintaining proper blood glucose levels is the key to minimizing the risk of gum disease and related issues.

Diabetes affects the ability to fight off bacteria that can cause gum infections. It can also affect the ability to control blood sugar. People with diabetes are at greater risk for:

  • Gingivitis, which is mild gum disease
  • Periodontitis, which is advanced gum disease
  • Thrush, a type of fungal infection
  • Dry mouth, which can increase the risk of infection, cavities, and mouth sores

If you have diabetes it is critical that you control your blood sugar as recommended by your doctor. It’s also essential to brush twice a day and floss at least once.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we can treat gum disease. People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond come to our practice for complete dental hygiene services. Please call us today to schedule your next cleaning and checkup!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Dental Health, Family Dentistry, Gum Disease

Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

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A smile communicates your emotions better than words ever can. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. What if you want to smile but the issues with your teeth prevent you? Cosmetic dentistry from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can help.

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can observe that personality without a smile. If you are usually too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Porcelain veneers. Thin shells of medical-grade ceramic are affixed to the fronts of your teeth. They cover chips and cracks, and gaps between teeth.
  • Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening surpasses any commercially available products you’ll find at the store.
  • Clear braces. Straighten your teeth subtly but effectively, without metal.
  • Dental implants. Missing a tooth? A dental implant is inserted in your jaw, and an artificial tooth is mounted on top.

Cosmetic dentistry from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can give you a whole new smile, and one you’ll love! People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call us for an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Preventing Tooth Decay

Preventing Tooth Decay in WATooth decay remains the most important issue in dental health, and it affects people of all ages. At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we are committed to preventing tooth decay in our patients.

It can be an uphill battle sometimes. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria. It merges with plaque and acids to break down the enamel on your teeth. The tiny holes that can  result are what we call cavities.

The Sugar Factor

Tooth decay is usually a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky or sugary foods are consumed and allowed to remain on the teeth, it can result in tooth decay.

To help prevent it, limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. A good oral hygiene strategy is advised, and that means brushing twice a day and flossing at least once.

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we are committed to the dental health of each patient. Services include complete general dentistry. Patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to us for cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry

Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes

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In this post from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we are focusing on porcelain veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can remedy many cosmetic issues such as:

  1. Chips
  2. Cracks
  3. Stains
  4. Teeth that are misshapen
  5. Teeth that are too short
  6. Teeth that are misaligned
  7. Gaps between teeth

Porcelain veneers not only look completely natural; they provided added strength to teeth. You can get as many veneers as you would like. Each one is made individually to ensure a perfect fit.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic dentistry option for patients whose smile has been compromised. At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we have placed them on people from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Veneers

Creating Beautiful Smiles

Creating beautiful Seattle smiles at Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry

At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we create beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry.

It’s been said that cosmetic dentistry is part science and part art. That’s a workable definition for what we do. More to the point, though, is that we use sound dental techniques to bring positive changes to the smiles of our patients.

Smile enhancement with cosmetic dentistry can have positive changes on your life. The smallest improvement can boost your self-confidence. We have many techniques we can use, depending on the state of your smile: we can correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, mis-shapen, and even missing.

Traditional dentistry addresses the health of your teeth and gums, and that certainly has its place in what we do. Cosmetic dentistry aims to complement the overall general and dental health of each patient. We do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, color and condition of the teeth, and the facial shape and coloring of each patient. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment. (If only!)

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years. But cosmetic dentistry from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can restore your smile to its youthful appearance. People from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Call us for 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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Do You Want To Change The Shape Of Your Gums?

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When you look in the mirror, do you like the smile you see? The flaws and strengths of your smile may be subjective, but if there are things about yours you don’t like, such as a gummy smile, we can fix it with cosmetic dentistry at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle.

The shape and size of your gumline can make your teeth appear too large or too small, or otherwise out of proportion. Gum contouring can correct gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth, and customize them for the perfect smile.

Determining just what it is that makes a smile appear too gummy is more complicated than you might think. Your smile is the sum of its parts: the proportions of not only the gums themselves, but the teeth and upper jaw, and even the lips.

In most cases, bringing the proportion of visible gum into harmony with the teeth is enough to make a difference. When excessive gum tissue obscures some of the teeth, a technique called crown lengthening can correct it.

If you’re self-conscious about a gummy smile, cosmetic dentistry from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can help. We’ve improved the smiles of patients throughout Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond. Please visit our smile gallery to see what we can do for your smile. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile More, Live Better

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If you think your smile is unattractive, you may not smile very often. Help is available! Cosmetic dentistry from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle can improve any smile.

In addition to simply making us happier, smiling benefits our quality of life in a multitude of ways.

1.  Look Younger and More Attractive

It doesn’t take a scientific study to validate this fact. No matter your age, you always look better with a smile on your face.

2. Smiling Decreases Stress

When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that lessen your stress level.

3. Smiling Bolsters Your Confidence

Who doesn’t want to enjoy more self-assurance?

4. Smile For Success

Researchers have shown several ways smiling can upgrade the chance of a good outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling impacts your behavior as well as the behavior of the men and women with whom you interact.

5. Help People Trust You

Genuine smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, convey honesty and trustworthiness.

Even small changes can make big improvements to your smile. Cosmetic dentistry from Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle may be just what you’ve been hoping for. Patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to us for orthodontics, and much more. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease in WA

Gum disease is more common than you might think. At Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we see patients with gum disease almost every day. It’s as serious matter, because gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

Some people aren’t even aware they have it until we see it during a checkup. It’s a treatable condition, although the earlier the diagnosis the better.

Gum disease is an inflammation or infection of the gums. It is usually the result of poor brushing and flossing habits. When you don’t brush and floss on a regular basis, there is a build-up of plaque, which hardens into a substance called tartar. That’s why we recommend our patients brush and floss twice a day. It’s the best way to prevent plaque from building up.

No amount of brushing and flossing will remove tartar from your teeth. It takes a professional cleaning to remove it, which is why we want to see our patients on a regular basis – twice a year, in most cases.

Risk Factors

In addition to poor oral hygiene, risk factors for gum disease include:

  • Smoking, which is the most significant
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • Certain illnesses, like AIDS, and their medication
  • Medication that reduces the flow of saliva

The symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Painful chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums

The type of treatment for gum disease depends on the extent of the condition. Part of the treatment might include behavioral changes, like giving up smoking. And it is essential that the patient adopts good daily dental care.

Anyone can get gum disease, and the earlier it is detected, the sooner we can begin treatment at Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry in Seattle. Patients from Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond also come to us for complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Implant & Laser Dentistry:

206-720-0600

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


600 Broadway Ste 600
Seattle, WA
98122

 

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Posted in Dental Health, General Dentistry, Gum Disease

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