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Maximize Your Benefits

We want to remind you that if you have benefits remaining through your insurance provider for 2017, they may go to waste if not used by the end of the year. 2018 is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you use all of your benefits before you lose them! Additionally, if… Read More

Get Your Smile Summer Ready with a Dental Cleaning

At Smiles Dental in Vancouver, Washington, our dentists are happy to help you have a healthy start to your summer with a professional cleaning and checkup to freshen your smile. The AGD, Academy of General Dentistry recommends twice yearly professional dental cleanings to improve your oral health. These visits complement your daily at-home care of brushing, and… Read More

How Is Bruxism Affecting Your Sleep?

Do you grind your teeth in your sleep? Or wake up with migraines, or pain in your shoulders or your neck? Known as bruxism, teeth grinding is actually common for many people, and stems from various causes. According to the U.K. based Bruxism Association, nearly 70% of night-time teeth grinding arises from stress or anxiety. Sleep apnea,… Read More

Mercury-Free Fillings for a Healthy Smile

If you still have old silver fillings in your mouth and are tired of this unnatural looking amalgam darkening your healthy smile, you are in luck! You will be pleased to know that our Smiles Dental Hazel Dell practice in Vancouver, Washington offers safe amalgam removal for the health of our patients and their beautiful… Read More

Let Sedation Dentistry Calm Your Anxiety

At Smiles Dental Hazel Dell in Vancouver, Washington, we offer sedation dentistry for our patients to alleviate dental anxiety. This type of anxiety is quite common, and is the anxiety patients often feel about dental procedures, whether it is due to a fear of pain because of a prior negative experience, or from hearing others… Read More

Don’t Let These Risk Factors Bust Your Smile

Cavities can wipe the smile off of one’s face pretty quickly and there are definitely risk factors that can increase the chances of cavities as smile busters. Let’s take a look at these risk factors, giving you an idea of what you can do to help navigate them while (hopefully) giving you something to smile… Read More

How Saliva Helps Protect Your Smile

A healthy smile is not just about strong teeth and gums, but saliva production as well. While everyone reaps the rewards of healthy saliva production, not everyone knows what goes into it. Saliva is a clear, watery liquid produced by the glands in your mouth. These glands, also known as salivary glands, secrete a liquid that… Read More

Daily Oral Care and Six Month Dental Visits Make a Beautiful Smile

A healthy mouth starts with healthy habits. To keep your smile beautiful, you will want to pay attention to your daily oral care by looking after your teeth and gums. If you take the time to brush your pearly whites at least twice a day, for two minutes each time to clear bacterial debris, and… Read More

Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

What does it mean if you have a persistent bad taste in the mouth along with bad breath? Or when your gums are constantly red, swollen, tender or bleeding? These signs, accompanied by receding gums, indicate that you may have gum disease. This happens when the gum tissue surrounding your teeth pull back from the… Read More

What Is Causing Your Tooth Pain?

Tooth enamel is the best protector of your pearly whites. It is the strongest substance in your body which makes it the indispensable for excellent oral health. Below the layer of tooth enamel is the dentin, which has microscopic hollow tubules, or canals that lead to the dental nerves. Sensitivity develops when the enamel wears down,… Read More