What Is Causing My Gums to Bleed?
Bleeding gums are a concerning symptom that is ignored by most patients who consider it harmless. However, the truth is that bloody gums may be a warning that you have a problem with your oral health. If you have gums that bleed, we encourage you to seek treatment today to identify the underlying cause and possible solutions. We are happy to explain the different causes of bleeding gums to help…Continue to read
Digestive Acid and Dental Health
What is GERD? It is chronic acid indigestion and acid reflux—which can have damaging effects on your dental health. If you taste acid backflow or have heartburn more than 2x per week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD—and it can dissolve your tooth enamel. GERD becomes an issue when the door of muscle at the end of your esophagus stays open or doesn’t close properly all the time…Continue to read
Dental Sealants Help with Cavity Prevention
Tooth decay is often the result of poor oral hygiene or trapped bacterial deposits on the contours of your teeth. While it often starts out small, cavities can eventually grow to cause significant dental health problems. Having a dental checkup performed every six months from a dentist like Dr. Kent Nuttall will help to detect any early signs of tooth decay, and gum disease. This might also…Continue to read
Does My Insurance Cover Dental Sealants?
Oral sealants can do wonders for guarding your molars from cavities. Many people get dental sealants and enjoy them, and yet many others do not. One of the reasons that many people don’t think about getting oral sealants is because they under the impression that their insurance won’t cover them. Will your insurance cover the expense of dental sealants? Read on to find out. While we can’t say for…Continue to read
Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Bruxism Treatments
Have you ever heard of bruxism? If you are unaware of what bruxism is, it is an oral health condition in which you unconsciously grind, gnash, or clench your teeth. If left untreated it can cause numerous oral ailments, including chipped and cracked teeth, as well as severe tooth enamel loss. To determine if bruxism is affecting you while you sleep, ask yourself the following questions: – Has a…Continue to read
Dental Crown Facts
Are you about to restore your smile and oral health with a dental crown? If so, our dentist, Dr. Kent Nuttall, is excited for you! A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth. In fact, it replaces the tooth enamel. To tell you more about dental crowns in Auburn, Washington, our dentist is happy to share some dental crown facts. -A dental crown can be…Continue to read
The Dangers and Risks of Tooth Hazards
Tooth hazards can arise at any point in time in your life. Even some of the most enjoyable foods and drinks that you are consuming, or habits that you’re taking in, could be doing severe damage to your body, particularly your oral health. Thus, it is important to always make sure to practice effective tooth hazard prevention before any accidents arise. In addition, by planning ahead, you can make…Continue to read
Should You Get a Tooth-Colored Filling?
Cavities can be painful and if left untreated can lead to dangerous infections. In most cases, your dentist can solve the problem with a filling. But the type of filling that your dentist will use will be determined by the location of the cavity. For example, a filling in a back tooth will benefit from a strong amalgam or gold filling. But what about a cavity that can be easily seen by other…Continue to read
Is Your Wisdom Tooth Impacted?
Our experienced dentist, Dr. Kent Nuttall offers wisdom teeth removal for our patients in Auburn, Washington. You see, these wisdom teeth–being the last four teeth to erupt out of your 32 permanent teeth–often have difficulty coming in simply because there isn’t enough room to let them in. When this happens, it is called impaction. Wisdom teeth which are impacted can show signs and other times…Continue to read
Endodontic Treatments: Root Canal Therapy
Did you know that there is an entire industry dedicated entirely to the pulp in a tooth? Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry designed specifically for treating the pulp of a tooth and issues within the root. Endodontists require at least two additional years of advanced medical training beyond traditional dental school. This allows them to perform complex procedures such as root canal…Continue to read