1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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