February 2, 2019

Keeping your teeth and gums clean and free of disease is not just good for your smile – it’s also good for your overall health and wellness. An ongoing body of research has linked gum disease to other serious, potentially life-threatening diseases, making it more important than ever to practice good oral hygiene.

February 1, 2019

If you are nervous or fearful about dental treatment, you are not alone. Approximately 9 to 15 percent of Americans avoid seeing the dentist out of fear or anxiety, according to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. At Pacific Northwest Periodontics, we take dental anxiety and dental phobia very seriously. We understand that the […]

November 20, 2018

If you’ve read our blogs here at Pacific Northwest Periodontics before, you know that we love the stress the importance of replacing missing teeth as soon as possible. Although we’ve covered a few of the reasons why this is such as bone loss in the jaw, we thought it would be best to clarify this […]

October 30, 2018

  Bad breath is one thing that we all fear. Whether you’re going in for a job interview or your first day of classes, having bad breath is never a great way to make friends or gain social acceptance. Although simply brushing more often is a great way to start, it certainly isn’t the whole […]

October 24, 2018

Most dental professionals, including the dentists at Pacific Northwest Periodontics, agree that dental implants are the best option for long-term tooth replacement. Implants recreate the look and feel of a strong and healthy tooth, and help to promote overall oral health and wellness. In terms of aesthetics and function, no other tooth replacement option offers […]

October 20, 2018

Dental implants are the most effective long-term replacement option for missing teeth. They’re durable, and allow you to regain the full functionality and aesthetic appeal of your natural teeth. However, in certain cases, patients will need what’s called a sinus lift before a dental implant can be placed. In this blog, we’re going to take […]

October 15, 2018

Welcome back to our blog here at Pacific Northwest Periodontics. This is part two of our blog series about the top periodontist terms you should know. Although you certainly don’t need to know anything about periodontology before visiting a periodontist, it’s always helpful to understand some of the main terms they will be using about […]

October 5, 2018

When you go to the doctor or dentist, you’re likely overburdened with terms that you either don’t understand or can’t keep straight. This is why many of us are so concerned about finding the right health specialist for our needs. We want to find someone we can rely on to provide us with the right […]

September 30, 2018

When you’re talking about periodontal disease, you’re talking about a disease that affects the surrounding supporting structures of the teeth. “Peri” is a prefix meaning “around” and “dontal” refers to the teeth. But this term is still relatively broad and can vary in severity and depending on what stage of periodontal disease you have. In […]

September 25, 2018

  From a very young age, most people are taught to maintain their oral health or risk getting cavities. Although preventing cavities is a very important part of oral hygiene, it’s far from the only reason to brush and floss your teeth every day. One other equally important reason to maintain good oral hygiene is […]