1. The Cost of Bad Dental Health

    No matter how many times we hear about the importance of brushing, flossing, and scheduling dental appointments, we still struggle when it comes to good oral health routines. There are many factors involved when it comes to putting dental health on the back-burner. Think about dental health compared to weight loss. Dental Care vs. Weight Loss If you eat processed foods and…Read More

  2. The Right Way to Brush Your Teeth

    Many of our patients come into our Seattle dentist office and say they brush their teeth twice a day. We don’t doubt that this is true, but we also get a very different story when we perform our dental exams. There is a huge difference between brushing your teeth twice a day and brushing your teeth correctly twice a day. Think of brushing your teeth like taking your dog …Read More

  3. The Seattle Climate and Your Dental Health

    If you have lived in Seattle for longer than a few hours, you have probably already experienced its infamous climate — cold, dreary, and wet. Indeed, the average temperature in June is between 52 and 60 degrees. Not to mention January, where the average temperature hovers between 36 and 40 degrees with only 74 hours of sunshine. We don’t need to harp on the climate, as…Read More

  4. Getting Smart about Wisdom Tooth Removal

    Unless you are a part of the lucky minority population that never grows wisdom teeth, chances are you will need to get your wisdom teeth removed at some point during adolescence or adulthood. Thanks to viral YouTube videos, the after-effects of wisdom tooth extraction have been well-documented. It is much easier, though, to laugh at a friend with swollen cheeks than to thi…Read More

  5. Finding the Right Floss

    If you’ve ever spent half an hour looking at the floss options at your local drug store, you’ll understand that it can be confusing and overwhelming trying to find a floss that is easy to use, efficient, and most importantly, as comfortable as possible. There’s unwaxed and waxed, tape, ultra floss, floss picks — how are you supposed to know what’s best? At First …Read More

  6. Everything You Need to Know About Canker Sores

    If you’ve experienced a canker sore in the past, you’ll know how aggravating they can be. The feeling that you can’t eat or even talk without the sore getting in the way, or fear of accidentally biting it again, is more than frustrating. So how can you prevent them from happening in the future? What is the cause of these annoying sores? Is it something that you shoul…Read More

  7. Tips For Keeping Healthy Teeth Through the Holidays

    The holiday season is quickly coming up, which means time spent with family opening presents and plate fulls of rich, sugary foods. We definitely want you and your family to enjoy everything there is to enjoy about this time of year, but being the dentists we are, we also want you and your teeth to be as healthy as possible. It can be hard to say no to pumpkin candies, pie…Read More

  8. How to Handle Dental Emergencies

    We may not think about our teeth on a regular basis, but when something goes wrong, we want an immediate fix. From a toothache to a lost crown or a cosmetic problem, when it comes to our teeth, it’s important to have an emergency dentist in Seattle on speed dial. But what do you do in between the time when an accident occurs or when you can’t handle the pain any longer…Read More

  9. What You Should Know About Tooth Replacement and Dental Implants

    A missing tooth can be a hit to your self-confidence, but you don’t have to go through each day trying not to smile. There are several options that your dentist may recommend for filling that gap. If you need an honest and professional opinion on your pearly whites, give First Hill Dental Center a call. We know you have a lot of options in Seattle, but we believe we can …Read More

  10. Is Invisalign Right For You?

    Struggling with crooked teeth or a big gap in the middle as an adult can be frustrating. The days of constantly worrying about what people are thinking, getting food bits stuck in your teeth, or trying to hide your gorgeous smile because you don’t want people to see your teeth are over. Show off your pearly whites with a clear aligner that will straighten your teeth with…Read More