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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our Seattle, WA office, now is an excellent time to schedule one. Regular visits to Capitol ...
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The Transformation of Valentine's Day

Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Emperor Claudius II ...
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February is Heart Month

The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been ...
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New Year's Eve

Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new one to come. New ...
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Patient question: Is gingivitis preventable?

The earliest sign of gum disease is called gingivitis (sometimes called periodontal disease), and is an inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to gum tissue loss, loss of ...
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"I don't brush while I'm at work. Should I?"

Yes, absolutely. A recent survey by The Academy of General Dentistry and Oral-B reveals that despite knowing that a healthy, good-looking smile affects not only their personal wellness but their ...
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Three Must-Have Dental Treatments

In our office, we customize treatment for every patient. Amid all of the fillings, crowns, and veneers, we find there are three treatments that are most valuable when offering our patients options: ...
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Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Today, Dr. Chin, Henry and our team at Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry thought we would examine the relationship between osteoporosis and oral health, since 40 million Americans have osteoporosis or ...
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Thanksgiving Trivia

At Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, Dr. Chin, Henry wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a bit smarter at ...
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When do children usually lose their baby teeth?

Many parents worry that their children’s teeth are not falling out on time. A lot of concerned parents want to know: When will my child lose his or her first baby tooth? At what age should the ...
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What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is often called a “cap.” A dental crown covers all of the visible parts of the tooth and has many functions and reasons for placement. There are several different types of ...
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What to do if You Have Hypersensitive Teeth

It is common to experience dentine hypersensitivity, with symptoms ranging from moderate to severe. Why does it happen and how do you know if this sensitivity is something to be concerned about? The ...
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Fluoride Use in Adolescents

Fluoride is a mineral that plays an essential role in oral health. In fact, the significant reduction in American tooth decay in recent decades can be attributed to a greater availability of fluoride ...
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Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away

Explore a National Park On a national holiday like Labor Day, it’s only fitting to experience the beauty of America’s landscapes by heading to the nearest national park. If you’re ...
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September is National Gum Care Month!

Can you believe it's already September? At Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry, we know that gingivitis, the early stage of periodontal disease, can be difficult to recognize. Many people don’t ...
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What is Hyperdontia?

When a child is born, he or she will have 20 primary teeth and 32 permanent teeth. But sometimes kids are born with additional teeth, and our team at Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry calls this oral ...
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Are you a Candidate for Dental Implants?

When you are missing teeth, it is critical to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can be challenging, as well as uncomfortable. Missing teeth can also destabilize your bite. ...
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When snoring becomes more than just annoying: The dangers of sleep apnea

Sawing wood. That’s what your wife calls it when you wake her up with your snoring. This type of scenario plays out in homes around the world, and couples have to find a way to make light of the ...
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All About Dental Veneers

Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option than a full dental crown. ...
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Who benefits from Invisalign®?

One problem with trying to answer the question as to who benefits from Invisalign is that the simple answer is “almost everyone.” The see-through, almost invisible aligners for ...
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Wisdom Teeth Emergencies: Causes and Treatment

When you think of a dental emergency, you may picture teeth that have fallen out or severe tooth pain. But it is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to develop conditions or problems that require urgent ...
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Do adults need fluoride treatments?

Many dentists and hygienists recommend fluoride treatments for their adult patients. You might ask yourself, “Do I really need a fluoride treatment? I thought those were just for my kids.” ...
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Energy Drinks and Dental Health

Are energy drinks bad for your teeth? Many of our patients at Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry ask us this question, so here’s the scoop. Energy drinks have been on the rise, taking up more and ...
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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day from Dr. Henry Chin and team! The Fourth of July celebrations in America may have changed a lot over the years, but there is no doubt that we Americans love to celebrate the ...
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Tips for Using Invisalign®

More than one patient has come into our office and asked, “What can I do to help my teeth when wearing Invisalign?” While everyone’s teeth and dental needs are different, there are ...
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