Welcome to Phinney Ridge Dental
Dr. Micah Bickel
“I love improving the health of my patients. Every day I get a chance to offer real, concrete solutions to patient ailments and concerns. Interpersonal contact with patients makes my job rewarding and fun. Every day is different, and it is always challenging and interesting. I have the unique opportunity to constantly be developing, learning and growing.” - Dr. Micah Bickel
Patient Testimonials
"Dr. Bickel is great. One thing I really enjoy about him is his demeanor. He is the perfect balance of calm, confident and knowledgeable that put you right at ease. I'd trust him with my mouth any day." - Joe M


Still Afraid of the Dentist? You Aren't Alone

If you experience dental anxiety, you have a lot of company. Nearly one-third of Americans express that they experience some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. Often, the cause of stressful dental visits is due to previous painful experience during a procedure. It can also come from having an overactive gag reflex that makes appointments uncomfortable.No matter where the anxiety originated, it can keep you from getting the dental care you need to keep your teeth healthy and avoid conditions such as gum disease. Neglecting your dental care often leads to emergency dental visits and fewer treatment options. You may even lose your teeth.If you want a dentist in ...

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3 Common Oral Surgery Procedures

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At Phinney Ridge Dental, we strive to provide comprehensive dentistry for our patients because receiving care from your own dentist improves continuity of care and patients often find it more comfortable. Dr. Micah Bickel has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry, including surgical procedures.We provide comfortable and accurate oral surgery procedures in Ballard and the surrounding communities.Here Are 3 of Our Most Common Oral Surgery ProceduresDental Implant PlacementThe success of dental implants depends upon proper location and bone quality. Dr. Micah Bickel will provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are healthy enough for dental implants or if you could benefit from bone grafting or a sinus ...

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Concerned about Your Smile? Let Us Help

It happens to all of us. One day, you look in the mirror and a glittering grey hair or wrinkle around the eye makes its first appearance. Aging is a natural part of life.Our smiles also age and are prone to wear and tear. After all, our teeth work hard for us every day making sure that we can enjoy our favorite foods. Bruxism, or a clenching and grinding habit, causes wear to develop more quickly and may even lead to breakdown of teeth.When considering cosmetic dentistry in Seattle, it may at first seem out of reach. At Phinney Ridge Dental, we offer a number of cosmetic services for patients ...

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Do You Know the Truth behind These Health Myths?

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We hear a lot about fake news these days, but the fact is that certain myths have always surrounded dental care and dental treatments. We are here to help demystify the facts when it comes to your oral health. We work hard to educate patients and empower them to take control of their oral health and smile.Here are some common dental myths you may have heard. Be sure to ask us about any others you are uncertain about!Brush Teeth Immediately after a MealAbout 50 percent of people believe that they should brush their teeth right after they eat a meal. It is important to wait about 30 minutes to allow ...

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How Do I Keep My Teeth White after a Whitening Treatment?

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When you opted for professional teeth whitening, you made a great choice. Whitening your teeth always works best with the professional guidance of your dentist. Since you completed your treatment, you have probably been receiving compliments on how pretty and bright your teeth look when you smile. Keeping it that way is easy if you follow a few simple steps.Avoid Staining Foods and DrinksVirtually all colored foods and drinks have the potential to stain your teeth, but some can cause them to darken sooner. Spices like turmeric and curry can leave a yellow hue on your teeth while coffee, tea, and red wine can make them look brown or ...

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5 Big Fluoride Questions and Answers

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If you are a health conscious person, which many people are who live in the Seattle area, you probably want to know why your dentist or doctor recommend certain treatments. We appreciate your interest in your oral health and are always here to give you evidence-based information, so you can make a choice that works well for you and your family.Fluoride is a hot topic these days, and some patients are wondering if it is really necessary.Here are 5 of the most common fluoride questions we hear from patients:Are Fluoride Treatments Really Necessary?We recommend preventive and restorative dentistry based on your needs, so there is never one answer for everyone. ...

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Finding the Right Dentist in Seattle

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Choosing a dentist is a highly personal decision because the oral health of your family is so important! If you are looking for a dentist in Seattle, you have so many options that it can feel overwhelming!At Phinney Ridge Dental, we offer an elevated dental experience for families in Seattle and the surrounding areas.We Welcome Patients of All AgesWhen you join Phinney Ridge Dental, you can avoid trips all over town to get the care you need for your entire family. We welcome children, adults, teens, and seniors as part of our comprehensive approach to dentistry at all life stages. Our focus on prevention can help families avoid many of ...

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