1. Tips for Celebrating Back to School with a White Smile

    Back to school time means doctors appointments, school shopping, and new classes. But back to school is also a great time to get your child back to the dentist for their routine dental cleaning.  Today, we’re going to talk through some tips and tricks that will help your child keep their white smile all year long! If you need to schedule your child for their next dental…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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. What to Expect From a Dental Cleaning

    A trip to the dentist isn’t something most people look forward to, but with common diets consisting of sugary drinks and habits that lead to unhealthy teeth, they are needed more than ever. The whole family will benefit from regular dental care. Family dental care can prevent tooth decay, remove the buildup of plaque, and determine if fillings or other procedures are nee…Read More

  8. Dental Care For The Elderly

    Growing older means many things about our bodies change, even our teeth. Following a strong dental care routine from a young age and throughout the years that follow will help your teeth and mouth to stay strong and will benefit you as you grow older. There are still health problems that can occur with elderly and it is important to maintain a schedule of appointments with…Read More

  9. Tips On Getting the Most From Invisalign

    Wearing braces was bad enough as a teenager, don’t go through that torment as an adult. Why would you go through that when you can avoid the obvious metal shining on your teeth and the braces constantly irritating your mouth. With Invisalign, you can gradually straighten your teeth with a smooth plastic aligner that you don’t have to be self-conscious of and won’t ir…Read More