Planning Ahead: Dental Work before Retirement 

If you’re planning on retiring in the next 5 years, congratulations! This is the perfect time to start prioritizing your dental care. Many people wait until they’re about to retire to try and squeeze in needed dental work.This can be a bad financial strategy, as many dental procedures take a length of time, and require … Read more

Do I really need X-rays every year?

Annual x-ray imaging (radiographs) can be a hard subject to talk about  in the dental office, with many people not understanding the importance of updating radiographs. For some, the need for x-rays is every 18-24 months, but this is not the standard. The need for radiographs is in part, based on your risk for developing … Read more

Dealing with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD’s)

A temporomandibular disorder is characterized by pain or tenderness in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of the jaw. The TMJ is a complex joint that enables us to chew, swallow, yawn and speak. This joint works in conjunction with the surrounding muscles and ligaments and has a wide range of movement. TMD’s can cause severe pain … Read more

Oral Care Tips for Seniors

Over the last 80 years the average life expectancy has increased dramatically due to advancements in medical technology. By 2030 the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older individuals will account for 20% of our population. This is great, but also presents other problems for us to deal with as we age. … Read more

Tips for Tooth Whitening

Summer is upon us and many people are starting to think about whitening their teeth. Although there are certain considerations to be made, almost anyone can whiten their teeth. We have several different options here at Dental Care of Vashon. This month we’ll focus on those options and the safety of tooth whitening. Is it … Read more

Improve your Oral Health in 2019

Happy New Year! Each year many of us contemplate how we can make the new year better than the last. Many people have health resolutions at the top of their list for improvement. Most recurring resolutions include, exercising more, losing weight, eating more healthily and taking a more active approach to health. It’s great that … Read more