Posts In Category: dentist

Why Is Flossing Important?

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As you sit down in the dentist’s chair, you know the question is coming: “Have you been flossing your teeth regularly?” However, it’s not just something your dentist or hygienist asks to make you feel guilty – flossing your teeth is extremely important to maintaining good dental health for a number of reasons. Flossing keeps… Read more »

Children’s Dental Health

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At Lifetime Dental, we provide excellent dental care for every member of your family, even the smallest ones! Although some parents assume that because baby teeth will eventually fall out there’s little point in having them examined by a dentist, that’s a big mistake. Even though you can’t see them, your child’s permanent teeth are… Read more »

Why Is A Root Canal Better Than An Extraction?

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With a serious tooth infection, there are two options for treatment: endodontic treatment (root canal) or tooth extraction. Dental professionals agree that a root canal is the better choice for overall dental health. While having the tooth extracted may seem like the simpler choice, it can actually lead to complications in the long run. When… Read more »

The Emotional Side of Bad Teeth

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You’ve heard the expression “Laugh and the world laughs with you.” It turns out, there is some truth to that. In a 2002 study, Swedish researchers determined that when we see someone smile, we are almost “triggered” to respond with our own show of happiness The same is true with a frown and a neutral,… Read more »

Preventative Dental Care in Tri-Cities, WA

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nothing proves Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote more than preventive dental care with a dentist’s treatment. What is preventive dental care? Preventive dental care is the steps one takes (or should take) to keep his or her teeth in optimal condition. Things like teeth brushing and… Read more »

Teeth Whitening in Tri-Cities, WA

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Most people agree a beautiful smile is one of the very best things you can wear. To achieve this highly coveted look, there are options as vast as the day is long, but the very easiest is teeth whitening. There are several methods of teeth whitening, including: In-office whitening and light-accelerated bleaching At-home bleaching Internal… Read more »

Dental Emergency

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Toothache? Abscess? Lost crown, lost filling, lost bracket or band? Chipped tooth or dental injury affecting the tongue, cheeks, lips or gums? No matter when dental injury or dental infection strikes, nor what sort of dental emergency is causing you pain, if you’re in Richland, Kennewick, Pasco or anywhere near  Tri-Cities, WA, Lifetime Dental Care… Read more »