Category Archives: Dentistry

Smoking and your teeth.

Most of us know that smoking is bad for our health, but did you know that smoking is also a major contributor to many dental problems? Like, oral cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus. Smoking causes 75 % of all oral cancer.  The type of tobacco product used will dictate where the oral cancer will be located. Cigarettes aren’t the only products only to blame. All forms of tobacco, including cigars, smokeless tobacco and hookah water pipes, pose dental health concerns.Also Tobacco use reduces the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to gingival tissue. Visit your local Washington State Dentistry for your dental care.

Best reason to visit your local Washington Dentist

Best reason to visit your local Washington Dentist. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If not diagnosed in its early stages (gingivitis), it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease called periodontitis may follow. Regular visits to the dentist for check ups and dental cleanings, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease. Washington State has the best desist around the United States.

Dental work and Breast implants.

The chance of implant problems from dental cleaning without antibiotics is VERY small but very real. You could probably have a hundred cleanings without antibiotics, and have no problems. Having breast implants does not increase your chance of an infection from dental cleaning – it just means that the consequences could be more of a problem if you did get an infection.

Certain doctors feel that, intuitively, surgeons should obviously treat their patients with prophylactic oral antibiotics in the period directly after the placement of the breast implants. This should be done for any procedure which causes a transient bacteria, such as dental surgery, colonoscopy, urological treatment (cystoscopy), and gynecological treatment. Probably 1 dose, 1 hour prior to the treatment followed by 1 dose after the treatment should be sufficient. Better to be safe than sorry.

Free Dental insurance

Have no dental insurance and my wisdom tooth that’s infected and severely hurting me. After doing some research I found out that most states have free dental programs for people like me. The University of Washington School of Dentistry runs clinics that offer services in every area of dentistry and oral health. The work is done by students, residents and faculty, and the cost is generally lower than what it would be at a private practice. Some community clinics offer low-cost or free dental care to people with low incomes. Although the Washington State Department of Health does not provide direct oral health services, their website does have numerous links to local dental services. University of Washington School of Dentistry worked on my teeth for free, didn’t need dental insurance.