What are the Chances I Have Oral Disease?

Do you ever find yourself postponing your regular dental visits, asking yourself, “What are the chances that there’s anything wrong going on in my mouth?” The answer may not be the one you’re hoping for. Indeed, between the threat of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, or the countless other conditions that can afflict your […]

The Five Different Types of Tooth

Your mouth is made up of five kinds of tooth, each one designed for a particular purpose. Incisors: You should have eight of these teeth, all at the front of your mouth. They form a scissor-like structure designed to bite off pieces of food. Canines: Behind your incisors are your four sharp, fang-like teeth, designed […]

The Best and Worst Candy for Your Teeth

As far as sugary candy goes, the best choices for your teeth are the ones that don’t stick around for too long in your mouth. Selections like smarties and york peppermint patties are good examples. Even near-pure sugar, like pixie sticks are easy for your saliva to rinse away after you are done enjoying them. […]

Cheek Biting: Do You Have a Problem?

Every so often, everyone bites down on the inside of their own cheeks. When it happens, some people wonder if they may have a problem. Could there be something wrong with their teeth? Fortunately, the answer is generally simple. Biting your cheek is normal, even when you have straight, healthy teeth. The problem is that, […]

What Causes TMD’s?

A TMJ disorder represents any kind of problem with the temporomandibular joint.  In simple terms, it’s a problem with the joint of your jaw or the muscles that manipulate it.  The cause of any individual TMJ disorder is frequently unclear, but our Lynnwood dental clinic advises you to be on the lookout for the following […]