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Is There a Link Between Periodontal Disease & Heart Health?

February 7, 2018

Doctor holding a small red heartFebruary is heart health month, and we’d like to take the opportunity to tell our patients a little bit about the surprising link between periodontal (gum) disease and heart health. Patients with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease, so visiting our team on a regular basis and staying on top of your oral hygiene routine may significantly decrease your risk for cardiovascular illnesses as well as oral health concerns. Keep reading to find out more.
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4 Things to Consider Before Year-End Dental Insurance Changes

October 22, 2017

glasses resting on dental insurance coverage paperworkAs 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to make checklists of all the things we need to do before welcoming in 2018. Celebrations with friends and family, year-end work obligations, and more. Even though we’re all busy at this time of the year, adding a trip to the dentist may be in your best interest. At the end of the year, dental insurance coverage that goes unused will likely be lost as the plan rolls over into a new benefit year. Keep reading to find out how to avoid losing the investment you’ve already made in your oral health.
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4 Reasons Dental Implants Improve Quality of Life

August 26, 2017

senior woman pointing to replacement toothMissing even a single tooth can dramatically impact your oral and overall health, speech and chewing abilities, and self-confidence. Unfortunately, traditional tooth replacement options aren’t always much of an improvement since they only restore the parts of teeth visible above the gum line. Dental implant supported tooth replacement is the only restoration option that replaces both the roots and crowns of lost teeth. Keep reading to find out why more and more dentists each year are recommending prosthetics supported by dental implants to improve quality of life for patients with one or more missing teeth.
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The Importance of Perfectly Fitting Tooth Restorations

April 7, 2016

tooth restorationsRestorative dentistry is more than just a procedure used to correct damaged teeth—it’s an art that requires precision in order for it to be effective. When you need tooth restorations, such as a dental crown, it’s not a one-size-fits-all situation. The treatment and the restorations used have to be customized to fit individual needs and mouth measurements. If a restoration doesn’t fit correction, it opens the door to a host of complications. As a restorative dentist, Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington provides the custom restorations you need in terms of function, appearance and protection.
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