According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 49,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. When caught and diagnosed in its early stages, oral cancer (which can occur on the mouth, lips, tongue, gums, salivary glands and throat) is very treatable. For this reason, it is important for you to be aware of the various signs and symptoms, as well as the importance of oral cancer screenings.
An in-office teeth whitening treatment in Seattle is one of the easiest and most effective ways to transform a dull and unattractive smile to a bright and beautiful one. In just one hour, yellowed and discolored teeth can be lightened several shades using a safe and effective bleaching gel. Results are visible within a few hours after treatment.
More than 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder (TMD), which is a result of chronic stress on the TMJ. Many cases of TMD are a result of a misaligned bite or teeth grinding (bruxism). However, there are several other lesser known causes of TMD. Kois Dentistry discusses some of these surprising causes in this blog post.
According to the American Association of Endodontists, approximately 15 percent of Americans do not go to the dentist because of fear or misconceptions. People with dental anxiety experience high levels of stress and nervousness during (or when thinking about) dental visits. If you have spent years (even decades) avoiding the dentist out of fear or anxiety, Kois Dentistry would like to offer some advice. In this blog post, we share a few coping strategies and tips on how to overcome dental anxiety.
Oral hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing and regular dentist visits are all examples of preventative dental care. Simple steps such as these can go a long way in preserving your smile and oral health. In this blog post, Kois Dentistry shares a few reasons why preventative dental care is important.
Kois Dentistry is committed to offering patients the most advanced dental treatment options for beautiful, natural-looking results. Tooth-colored filings are a long-lasting option that consistently produces healthy, aesthetically pleasing smiles. Made of composite resin, tooth-colored fillings also serve as an alternative to traditional metal fillings. As a trusted dental practice in the Seattle area, Kois Dentistry is aware that there are a lot of questions surrounding the safety of metal fillings as well as when they should be replaced. In this blog post, our trusted dentists answer these questions in detail.
Teeth undergo daily use and abuse in one of the toughest environments around. And dental conditions such as cavities, gum disease, trauma and wear threaten to undermine the first step in digestion. Unfortunately, tooth loss can be the result of these challenges. So what are the odds teeth will stay put over the years?