Gum Recession: Why Does it Start & How to Prevent it

Even with regular dental visits and pristine home care, you may still acquire some level of gum recession.  To some degree the majority of the population will eventually develop gum recession.  “Gum recession is when the margin of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or … 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