Why Do Teeth Break?


Tooth enamel is the hardest material found in the body, but despite this strength, teeth can’t repair themselves. That’s why with gradual wear, excessive force, and structural damage, they can ultimately end up breaking. Tooth fractures can be caused by a variety of factors, such as chewing overly hard foods, teeth grinding, injury from facial […]

Seattle Cosmetic Dentists Caution Against Filing Teeth At Home


In response to a growing trend of people filing their own teeth, the team at Kois Dentistry are advising patients to consult with a professional to avoid long-term tooth damage.   Seattle, WA — A variety of beauty fads have originated from social media websites over the years, and one of the most recent is […]

What Happens if a Missing Tooth Isn’t Replaced?

Losing a tooth can be stressful—whether it happens from decay, injury, or another cause. Your smile suddenly has a gap, and your mouth might feel very differently. On top of these initial concerns, your mouth will start to develop more serious problems if the missing tooth isn’t replaced. This is why our team at Kois […]

How to Choose a Dentist

Finding the right dentist can help you build a lasting relationship that benefits your dental health. When you feel comfortable and trust your dentist, you’re more likely to make all of your regular appointments, which means you’ll have a healthier, brighter smile. The trusted Seattle dental team at Kois Dentistry understands that choosing a dentist […]

What’s Behind Your Bad Breath?

Bad breath — technically referred to as halitosis — can be the result of poor dental habits, eating certain kinds of foods, or any number of diseases. In many cases, you can reduce or eliminate bad breath by practicing good dental hygiene. It’s also a very good idea to consult with your dentist to determine […]

Oral Cancer Signs to Watch Out For

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 […]

How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

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 […]

Are We Missing Each Other?

As the days of another year accelerate forward, we’re all aware that time isn’t slowing down. The demands of modern life push and pull on us from every angle. Deadlines at work and headlines at home, with a little personal time squeezed in along the way, write the story of our lives. The never-ending list […]