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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  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. 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

  10. 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