1. Scheduling Your End of Year Dental Services

    With the end of the year coming to a close, you want to make sure you’ve taken advantage of your dental insurance. From meeting your deductible to getting your yearly cleaning, the end of the year is your last chance to use these dental services before your plan rolls over. Learn more about using your dental insurance and other end-of-year dental services you should get …Read More

  2. What Is Invisalign®?

    Invisalign® is a great alternative to braces if you need your teeth straightened or aligned. But what is Invisalign® and how does the Invisalign® treatment work? If you’re ready to get started with an Invisalign® consultation today, reach out to our Seattle dentist today! Call First Hill Dental Center in Seattle to get your appointment scheduled. Let us know if you h…Read More

  3. Are You Smart About Your Summer Dental Choices?

    Summer can be one of the hardest times to keep an oral hygiene routine going. While winter is filled with the sweets of holidays and fall brings Halloween, summer is arguably the worst ongoing period for dental health. That’s because summer doesn’t have just one day of sugar — it has 60. The backyard pool parties, popsicles, ice cream trucks, later bedtimes and later…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  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