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What Increases the Risk for Developing Periodontal Disease?


In the US close to 50% of adults over the age of 30 are impacted by periodontal disease. That percentage jumps to 70% in adults 65 and older. With these numbers in mind,  it’s obvious that periodontal disease, ranging from slight to severe, is very prevalent in our society. So, what are some of the … Read more

Our Island Favorites-Summer Edition

Vashon Dentist Team of Dental care of Vashon

On this island it is always easy to tell that summer is right around the corner. The traffic grows, local farm stands are overflowing and the smell of the heated sand and salt water lingers. With all things Covid the Island life has changed a bit but it looks like many things will be coming … Read more

How can Menopause affect Oral Health

Menopause affect Oral Health

Menopause, a phase of life all women must go through, yet many of the symptoms are not frequently discussed. As your dental professionals, we’re here to speak specifically about the oral health impacts of menopause on women. Not only does our oral health change as we age, but for women, menopause brings additional concerns.

What are Sealants?

Sealant applied dental care in Vashon

In addition to brushing and flossing sealants act as another line of defense against cavities. Our molar teeth have tiny grooves and pits on the chewing surface, that are so small they can’t even be cleaned with a toothbrush bristle. Bacteria gather easily in these small groves and make it easy for cavities to form. … Read more

Is there a link between Diabetes & Periodontal Disease?


For decades multiple studies have been done showing the link between these two diseases, and time and again a strong correlation has been found. The severity of the periodontal disease increases with poor glycemic control and blood sugar levels are more difficult to regulate in individuals with periodontal disease. Oftentimes described as a complication of … Read more

How do Cavities Start?

Cavities Start?

Oral Health Over 90% of Americans over the age of 20 have had cavities at some point in their life.  In addition to this staggering statistic, nearly 30% of Americans over 20 have untreated cavities. These numbers are incredible given the fact that with preventive care most cavities can be avoided. So how exactly does … Read more

Understanding the Stages of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

As we wrapped up National Dental Hygiene Month in October, it’s a great time to revisit the different stages of gum disease. During your wellness visit your hygienist has probably discussed with you the need to take measurements of the gums, these help determine what stage of health your gums and bone are at. This … Read more