Gaps Between Teeth: What is Too Wide?

Teeth Gap Different people have different mouths. Some people’s teeth are very close together, while others have sizeable gaps between their teeth. Occasionally, people will come to our Lynnwood dentistry clinic with concerns about the size of the gaps between their teeth: what is too wide, or what is too narrow? The good news is […]

Do You Need to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth are frequently the last teeth to erupt in your mouth, generally appearing as you enter adulthood. Our Lynnwood dental clinic offers wisdom tooth extractions, which are common and simple procedures that many adults have to go through. However, the idea that wisdom teeth must necessarily be removed is a common misconception. […]

The Dilemma of Bleeding Gums: Why They Bleed – Part Two

Pregnancy Gingivitis Having inflamed gums during pregnancy, called pregnancy gingivitis. Some women get swollen and sore gums, which may bleed, during pregnancy.  Hormonal changes during pregnancy can make gums more vulnerable to plaque, leading to inflammation and bleeding. The hormone progesterone can cause an increased response to plaque bacteria which can lead to gingivitis. Having […]

Dental Crown: When Do We Need It?

Temporary Crowns and Permanent Crowns What is a dental crown? Crowns are artificial teeth that provide a protective cover for both natural teeth and dental implants. According to the ADA, crowns are utilized also for discolored teeth, badly shaped or twisted teeth, and for teeth that have been weakened or damaged due to old or […]

Understanding What Dry Mouth Is – Part Two

So how do you know you have dry mouth? If you experience any of these, better see your dentist: dry or sticky feeling in the mouth like its stuffed with cotton balls especially when waking up, burning feeling in mouth or tongue and sometimes tongue feels like shoe leather, dry lips and throat or mouth […]