Anacortes American: Best of Anacortes 2018

We are so appreciative of all the votes we received last year. We’d love to be voted best dentist in Anacortes 2 years in a row. Please follow the link before to show your support. Thank you Anacortes! Link To VOTE

Our 3D Printed Night Guards Just Got Better

  We’ve been 3D printing night guards and dental implant surgical guides in our office for over a year now.  Today, a new resin was released called Dental LT Clear.  We’ve been following the development of this resin closely and are very excited to start using it.   It’s FDA approved (as are all materials we’ve… Read more »

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2 Solutions for Coffee Stained Teeth

Most people want whiter teeth. But so many good foods and beverages stain our teeth. A couple of solutions become clear once we understand how our teeth stain. Teeth are like sponges for calcium. When your mouth is more acidic the calcium is leached out and the teeth are rung out sponges. In this state… Read more »

Spring is Coming

Crocus are one of my favorite heralds of spring. Our garden in general is starting to come alive. What I didn’t know until recently is that the Saffron spice is derived from the Crocus flower. They look nice and goes well with rice!

Sensitive Teeth after a Filling

The expectation after dental work is that the problem has been fixed. However, in some cases a tooth will continue or even increase in discomfort. This is a well-known process in dentistry and has a name: postoperative sensitivity. Lectures and papers have been written on the topic, but unfortunately the problem persists. Here are the… Read more »

Keeping Your Dental Implant Clean

Dental Implants are a reliable and commonplace way to replace a missing tooth. It takes a little more effort than clean a dental implant than your natural teeth. We recommend using a waterpik or a shower flosser. The jet of water from either of these devices will flush food debris out from around you dental… Read more »

Tooth Whitening Options

In this short video Dr Nick describes the options for whitening your teeth, Crest White Strips, custom fit at-home whitening trays, and in-office whitening. He also outlines how he keeps his teeth white without causing sensitivity. This is particularly important as most people who have used whitening products report experiencing some tooth sensitivity. Tooth whitening… Read more »

What to Expect After a Filling

A dental filling rebuilds the contour and restores the function of your teeth. Fillings are usually necessary because of tooth decay or a broken tooth. Usually the dentist will numb the area where your tooth is restored. It is best to wait for the numbing to wear off before chewing or having a meal. Your… Read more »

5 Uses for Dental Floss

You grew up knowing that you should floss your teeth each day. But did you know there are a lot of other uses for dental floss? Lets look at just a few. Maybe they’ll help you keep floss around and maybe use it between your teeth a little more often.   Number Five: Remove a… Read more »

How Does Desensitizing Toothpaste Work?

If you’ve ever bitten into a popsicle or ice cream and had pain shoot through your teeth you understand tooth sensitivity. The questions are why does it happen and how do you stop it from ruining your favorite frozen desert. First the why. Your teeth are made in 3 layers. The enamel, the dentin and… Read more »