Avoid dental cleanings and other routine visits to the dentist for now

You should delay your routine dental cleaning until the coronavirus pandemic eases, according to new guidance from the World Health Organization. Dentists, hygienists, and other oral care providers have a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 and passing it to patients because “they are in close contact with their patients’ mouths, use spray-generating equipment that produces airborne particles, [and] are exposed to saliva, blood and body fluids,” WHO said.

“WHO advises that routine non-essential oral health care—such as check-ups, dental cleanings, and preventive care—be delayed until there has been sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates,” the U.N. agency said.

Almost three-quarters of countries surveyed said that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted dental services—higher than for any other type of essential service,

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Whiten Teeth at Home or in the Dentist’s Office?

You can get the shine back on your smile with a variety of teeth-whitening methods. There are pros and cons to brightening up at the dentist’s office or with an at-home kit.


At-Home Products


Whitening rinses. They’re easy to use. All you do is swirl it around in your mouth for a minute.

The whitening agent in the product is in contact with your teeth for just a short time, so your choppers get brighter gradually. Rinses can help prevent new stains after you whiten your teeth.


Whitening toothpaste. It has ingredients that remove surface stains with gentle brushing and may provide gradual brightening. But some people get sensitive teeth if they use these products.


Gel strips. You usually put them on your teeth once a day for up to 2 hours. Depending on how strong the product is, you may need

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Dentist Salary | Salary.com


How much does a Dentist make in the United States? The average Dentist salary in the United States is $158,227 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $141,285 and $185,019. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 


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Cavities – How to Tell if You Have One

 





 


What Is a Cavity?


A cavity is what you get from
tooth decay — damage to a tooth. Decay can affect the outer coating of a tooth (called enamel) and the inner layer (called dentin).


Cavity Signs and Symptoms


The symptoms of a cavity will depend on how large it is and where it is in your mouth. You may not have any symptoms at first. They’ll get worse as the cavity gets larger, including:


  • Pain or a toothache that happens without warning


  • Sensitive teeth


  • Pain when you eat or drink sweet, hot, or cold things


  • Holes or pits in your teeth


  • Black, white, or brown tooth stains


  • Pain

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Dentist Issaquah, WA | Issaquah Dental Care

Providing you pain-free dental visits for 18 years

Patient-Centered Issaquah WA Dental Practice

Our Issaquah dentists, Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Okino have focusing on patient-centered dental care for both adults and children for 18 years. Specializing in both periodontics and family dentistry, we combine exceptional patient care with the latest dental technologies.

Here at Issaquah Dental Care, we treat patients of all ages in a comfortable setting. When our dentists Issaquah see you, we always try to identify the cause of your health concern and explain the possible treatment options. This comprehensive approach sets patients of Issaquah Dental Care on the road to recovery and long term oral health.

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Issaquah Invisalign

Invisalign® Certified


Straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health according to American Dental Association. With our Issaquah Invisalign certified dentist, Dr. Scott Okino, you can have a confident smile and reduce your risk for tooth

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