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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Getting Smart about Wisdom Tooth Removal

    Unless you are a part of the lucky minority population that never grows wisdom teeth, chances are you will need to get your wisdom teeth removed at some point during adolescence or adulthood. Thanks to viral YouTube videos, the after-effects of wisdom tooth extraction have been well-documented. It is much easier, though, to laugh at a friend with swollen cheeks than to thi…Read More