• 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 Hill-Montlake Dentistry can be the first line of defense against oral cancer, by identifying early warning signs of the disease, […]

  • 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 and secretly married young men and their brides after the emperor had declared it illegal because only single, young men could be […]

  • 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 established, but there are multiple theories to explain the link between heart disease and periodontal disease. One theory suggests that oral bacteria may affect heart […]

  • 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 Year’s Eve is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world, with over-the-top celebrations taking place in dozens of countries. The […]

  • 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 bone that supports the teeth, and eventually tooth loss. The good news is that gingivitis is easily treatable at Capitol Hill-Montlake Dentistry. Better […]

  • “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 professional image as well, very few people (only 14 percent) brush and floss at the office regularly. What’s more, three quarters of people who responded […]

  • 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: dental implants , bite guards, and teeth whitening . Dental implants are a great tool for those who have lost teeth from trauma, […]

  • 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 are at high risk. Osteoporosis entails less density in bones, so they become easier to fracture. Research suggests a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in […]

  • 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 the holiday dinner table and help create some great conversation with friends and family. The Turkey There is no historical evidence that turkey […]

  • 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 last tooth fall out? Is there a specific order in which the teeth are lost? Dr. Chin and […]