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Tips to Make the Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

December 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtimmerman @ 7:06 pm
mature man in dental chair looking in mirror

Nothing against your dentures, they’ve done a respectable job in recent years for you when it comes to tooth replacement. But you’ve been hearing about dental implants in Tukwila, and you are convinced they’ll be an upgrade for your smile.

Indeed, dental implants can have a major positive impact on your quality of life. Before you transition from dentures, keep reading for some information that will help you prepare.


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtimmerman @ 12:46 am

Happy couple wearing Santa hatsAfter a long year spent social distancing, families around the world will be gathering to celebrate the holidays. As you join the festivities, there’s one major difference this year—you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dental implants. As you adjust to your new smile, here are 5 reasons to be thankful you invested in the revolutionary procedure.


Debunking Common Dental Sedation Myths

September 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtimmerman @ 1:57 pm
young girl under dental sedation

Dentists have been utilizing dental sedation for centuries. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has been used as a dental anesthetic drug since 1844. Though nitrous oxide and other forms of dental sedation are safe to use for both dental and medical procedures, there are still many people with misconceptions about how it works. Here are a few common dental sedation myths and the truth about this common oral health practice.


Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

August 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtimmerman @ 6:21 pm
woman under dental sedation

Dental fear is a phenomenon experienced by over 75% of adults. Of those, somewhere from 5 to 10% suffer from a much more serious condition called dental phobia. As a result, they do everything they can to avoid seeing a dentist, causing their oral health to suffer. Thankfully, dental sedation can help those with a fear of the dentist and a variety of other issues make it through their appointments and receive the treatment they need. To help you learn more about dental sedation, here are a few frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.


3 Risks of Store-Bought Teeth Whitening

July 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtimmerman @ 3:13 am

Man using store-bought teeth whitening toothpasteIf you’re embarrassed to show your teeth on social media or even smile in public because of discoloration and stains, there are several whitening products on the market. They claim to provide drastic results, making them appear to be the cost-effective solution; however, OTC products don’t have professional-grade whitening agents. Not to mention, there are 3 risks of using them too much. Here’s what you need to know to avoid damaging your smile.


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