1. Protecting Your Teeth From Sweets Over the Holidays

    This holiday season is filled with lots of temptations. From peppermint patties and Santa cookies to sugar plums, homemade caramels, fudge, and Grandma’s infamous fruitcake, sweets are a permanent part of December’s menu.  But if you’re worried about the health of your teeth, all of these sugary temptations can start to take a toll. But at First Hill Dental Center, …Read More

  2. Candy and Your Children’s Teeth This Halloween

    When you have young children, tooth health is always something you’re worried about — especially when Halloween rolls around. But that also doesn’t mean your children shouldn’t enjoy some of their candy this Halloween. At First Hill Dental Center, we are here with everything you want to know about your children’s teeth and candy. From the best and worst candy to …Read More

  3. What Happens at Your First Pediatric Dentist Visit

    Taking your child to the dentist for the first time is an important milestone. That appointment starts your child’s relationship with their family dental care office and introduces them to their dentist.   But how do you know what to expect at that first appointment? This post is here to help you know what your dentist will go over during your first pediatric appointme…Read More

  4. 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

  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. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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