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How a Minor Cosmetic Treatment or Procedure Can Greatly Improve Your Smile

A minor cosmetic treatment or procedure, performed by an experienced cosmetic dentist or dental professional, can give you optimal results and really enhance your smile. 

Often people think cosmetic dentistry means constant visits to the dentist, scheduled dental work, and time away from the job and family. This is not the case. 

Many cosmetic procedures can be completed in only a few sittings. Also, a minor procedure can cover or correct several issues. This means fewer dental visits and less time away from work and family!   

Cosmetic Treatments or Procedures to Consider

Porcelain Veneers

These thin shells cover existing teeth and conceal a host of flaws. In other words, if you want teeth that ...

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Finding the Right Dentist in Seattle for Your Children

Young Smiling Couple | Phinney Ridge Dental

As a parent, your child’s smile is probably the most precious thing in your life, which makes finding the right dental practice for children’s dentistry in Seattle so important. You might first rush off to the nearest pediatric dentist, but trips all over town to get your family’s dental cleanings and check-ups quickly become cumbersome.

At Phinney Ridge Dental, our team welcomes children with a family-friendly atmosphere that suits patients of all ages. Many of our team members are parents themselves and understand the unique challenges that parents face when helping children develop healthy habits.

First Dental Visits for Kids

We follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommendation that kids should have ...

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The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

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You brush and floss your teeth with diligent regularity, follow all of the recommendations from your dentist like using fluoride toothpaste and cleaning your tongue, so dental cleanings are optional, right? Not so! Here are the reasons we recommend twice-yearly dental cleanings in our Phinney Ridge dental office to keep your smile looking its best and feeling healthy.

Plaque Turns Into Tartar

Even if you take your time and do a thorough job cleaning your teeth, your toothbrush and floss cannot reach every nook and cranny of your teeth. Plaque tends to collect between the teeth and just below the gumline and will quickly harden into tartar before you know it.

Once tartar ...

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3 Questions You Should Ask at Your Orthodontic Evaluation

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Searching for an orthodontist in Phinney Ridge presents your family with a number of options, and finding the one that will work best for you can have an impact on your outcome and your overall experience.

Rather than jumping in feet first into orthodontics, be sure to go armed with some questions to make sure that your results are the best possible. Your orthodontist will be able to address any concerns you have.

Will Orthodontics Give Me Improved Oral Health?

Changing the alignment of your teeth is about more than just having a stunning smile, though it is probably our patients’ favorite part of having braces or aligners. If you have TMJ (jaw ...

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Finding the Best Children's Dentist in Seattle

Child at Dentist Office | Phinney Ridge Dental

Searching for a family dentist and finding one you trust may take a little research so that you feel comfortable and that you are receiving the very best care for you and your family. 

You might also consider children’s dentistry in Seattle to look after your children’s teeth and smile. Fortunately, Dr. Micah Bickel is a family dentist who provides outstanding gentle dentistry for everyone from your toddler to your great-grandparents.

Pediatric Dentistry for Growing Kids

Children require specific dental care to help them create a healthy foundation for good oral health. As with overall health, getting started early with preventive dentistry can mean fewer problems as an adult.

While the specialty of pediatric ...

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Why You Should Avoid the Trend of DIY Dental Cleanings

Woman in Dentist Chair | Phinney Ridge Dental

Recently, a few patients who have visited Phinney Ridge Dental excitedly shared that they have been using a DIY dental hygiene kit at home. Sold online through discount and coupon sites, DIY dental hygiene kits contain a small metal pick to remove tartar from the teeth. 

While our patients had good intentions, your experienced dentist in Seattle, WA will likely advise you to set that DIY cleaning kit aside and schedule a professional dental cleaning instead. 

Why You Should Never Use DIY Dental Hygiene Kits

You might damage your gums. The pick provided in DIY dental cleaning kits can slip and pierce the delicate gum tissue. Damage to your gums will hurt and ...

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Looking Whiter Longer

White Teeth Smiling | Phinney Ridge Dental

You’ve invested in a white smile with professional teeth whitening in Ballard. Now, protecting your bright, white teeth is important so that you get the most out of your investment. If you want your gleaming smile to stay that way, here are a couple of simple tips to follow.

Avoid Staining Beverages

While food can leave stains on teeth, especially the healthy colorful fruits and vegetables and flavorful spices like curry and turmeric, beverages can cause stains as well.

Coffee, tea, wine, and soda all leave color deposits on teeth. If you are a coffee drinker, you might find it particularly difficult to give up your morning cup o’ joe. You can minimize ...

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