1. Dental Tips For National Safety Month

    June is National Safety Month, so there’s no better time to offer a few dental safety tips. After all, summer can be a trying time for oral hygiene — there are later nights, more days out of a routine, and, of course, more sugar. Featured Dental Safety Tips Check out these dental safety tips from First Hill Dental Center in Seattle. Don’t settle for any old “dentis…Read More

  2. Do You Need To Visit An Emergency Dentist?

    The last thing you want to do is overreact and seek unnecessary medical care. But the actual last thing you want to do is have a dental emergency that gets worse because you don’t seek the immediate attention it requires. When Should You Visit the Emergency Dentist? If you’re in a position where you think you have a dental emergency but don’t know whether it’s “s…Read More

  3. 5 Treatments For Sensitive Teeth

    While “”sensitive” might be the new “cool,” it’s not always a good adjective when it comes to describing teeth. Indeed, if you have sensitive teeth, you know all too well the discomfort and pain associated with eating hot and cold foods. It’s not just that popsicles are harder to eat — it’s that nearly any hot, cold, acidic, or sweet food can greatly irri…Read More

  4. Tips For Overcoming Dental Anxiety Part II

    In Part I of our series on dental anxiety, we gave an overview of dental anxiety, its root causes, and steps dentists can take to reduce dental anxiety in patients. To put dental anxiety into context, Peter Milgrom, the director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the nearby University of Washington, estimates that 5 to 8 percent of Americans avoid the dentist completel…Read More

  5. Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces

    Invisalign® and traditional braces are both ways to straighten teeth, improve bites, and generally makeover a smile. While each have the same purpose, there are distinct differences between Invisalign and the metal braces you might associate with adolescence. At First Hill Dental Center in Seattle, we offer Invisalign treatment as a preferred alternative to traditional me…Read More

  6. How To Promote Dental Health Over The Holidays

    The holiday season sure gives us a lot to smile about — more time with family and friends, traditions that only happen once a year, and presents to unwrap. The one thing we might not smile about over the holiday season is our dental health. Indeed, with the holidays comes an onslaught of sugar, starch, and alcohol — all of these factors can be Scrooges when it comes to…Read More

  7. Halloween Advice From A Pediatric Dentist

    Halloween for dentists might be like Christmas for the Grinch. Just because it’s not our favorite holiday (we prefer Child Health Day on October 1 or National Children’s Dental Health Month in February) doesn’t mean we’re here to rain on the Halloween parade. Halloween Tips From Your Local Pediatric Dentist Instead, we want to provide helpful, practical tips to mak…Read More

  8. Tips For Overcoming Dental Anxiety Part I

    Odontophobia (or dentophobia) is the fear of going to the dentist. It might seem like odontophobia is something from which only children suffer, but it’s actually significant in adult populations as well. Indeed, according to Peter Milgrom, director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle, an estimated 5 to 8 percent of Americans co…Read More

  9. How To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

    At First Hill Dental Center in Seattle, one of our main priorities is to educate our patients. While regular appointments with a general dentist are always recommended, there are easy ways to keep your teeth healthy between visits to the dentist’s office. When it comes to children, establishing a strong dental health routine is imperative, as it’ll prevent dental issue…Read More

  10. What To Expect During a Tooth Filling

    We know nobody wakes up in the morning and looks forward to getting a tooth filled (except for maybe a dentist or dental hygienist), but it’s far more quick and painless than you might expect. In fact, the worst part of any dental appointment is usually the anxiety leading up to it. At First Hill Dental Center, we firmly believe that the more patients know about dental h…Read More