Conscious sedation is a type of procedural sedation dentistry that is administered to a patient prior to a dental procedure. This is done to help a patient relax, particularly if they are feeling anxious or nervous about the procedure. When a person goes through conscious sedation, they are awake and responsive during the entire dental procedure but do not feel ...Continue Reading »
What Does a Retainer Orthodontist Do?
Orthodontists are specially trained professionals who diagnose overbites, misaligned teeth and jaws, overcrowded mouths, and more. They differ from dentists in that they are professionally trained to fix alignment issues which can help treat overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, and so on. When a dentist refers a patient to an orthodontist for misalignment of teeth, an orthodontist does a full examination ...Continue Reading »
What Is a Dental Spa? Our Top 10 Favorites in the US
People don’t usually think of relaxation and relief when they think of the dentist. Instead, they usually think of uncomfortable environments, pain, and even anxiety. Going to the dentist can be a stressful and anxiety-ridden experience for some people—and this is why so many people often refuse to go to regular checkups. To make the experience of going to the ...Continue Reading »
White Bump on Gums: What is it and How Do You Treat It?
For most people, a white patch, a bump, or bumps on the gums isn’t cause for concern. However, it can be a symptom of something serious, so it’s important to have anything you notice checked out by your dentist. White lumps on the gum or even on the tongue are usually caused by irritation or some other mild form of ...Continue Reading »
Dr. Amanda Tavoularis
Dr. Amanda Tavoularis’ commitment to excellence started during her training at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where she graduated in 1995. An active member of UW’s Executive Alumni Board since 1996, she also served as President of the UW Dental Alumni Association from 2003-2004. Her purpose to stay at the forefront of dentistry led to the comprehensive nine-course ...Continue Reading »
Dental Cleaning Tools: An Overview and FAQs
Going to the dentist is something that we all should be doing on a regular basis. Though these preventative visits have major benefits and can be a huge impact on our health, it can be a bit scary for some. Both children and adults can have some level of fear or uncertainty about these visits, even if they have been ...Continue Reading »
Expander Teeth FAQs and General Info
In a perfect world, our jaws would be just the right size for our teeth and they would all come in straight and even and orthodontic treatment would be unheard of. Unfortunately, this just does not happen. Jaws can be underdeveloped, leading to crowding, or overdeveloped, resulting in gaps between the teeth. Teeth themselves will come in however they feel ...Continue Reading »
How Blue Light Teeth Whitening Works
The staining and yellowing of teeth is something that just about everyone will have to deal with as they get older. Even if you have impeccable dental hygiene, things like drinking, smoking, or even a daily coffee habit can still cause our teeth to look less than pearly white. Surface stains, also known as extrinsic stains, are just one part ...Continue Reading »
How Does a Tooth Splint Work?
Though we all lose primary teeth, it can be very unnerving to have loose permanent teeth. No one wants to lose one of their adult teeth. Fortunately, dentists have several ways in which they can save a tooth or loose teeth due to injury, periodontal disease, or bruxism. If they are going to try to avoid pulling the tooth out, ...Continue Reading »
Is Teeth Jewelry Bad for Your Teeth?
Celebrities have a knack for introducing bold style trends to the masses. Sometimes, it is for better and sometimes it is far worse. One recent trend that has started to catch on in some niche areas is jewelry for your teeth. This cosmetic accessory can take several forms and does not always require a dentist be involved in the application. ...Continue Reading »