1. 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

  2. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Caring For Your Dentures

    Dentures are often a necessary part of life and caring for them effectively is crucial for them to last longer, stay whiter, and prevent damages. Teeth, dental care, and dentures aren’t always a glamorous part of life, but when dentures are cleaned and treated correctly, there will be less worry and more time for enjoying your life. At First Hill Dental Center, our denti…Read More