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Eatonville Dental- Measuring the Gums

Whether you are a new patient at Eatonville Dental or you are in for your routine dental cleaning, you may hear your dentist or dental hygienist say, “today we will be measuring your gums.” This means that he or she is measuring the depth of the space between your tooth and gum. In dental terms,…

Fluoride in Dentistry

Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, water and various foods. It is used to prevent and/or reverse early tooth decay, and is sometimes referred to as vitamins for the teeth. It’s most significant function is inhibiting bacterial replication, the specific kind that causes cavities. Before a cavity forms, it starts out as a soft,…

Child’s First Dental Visit

Your child’s first dental visit should occur approximately 6 months after their first baby tooth appears or by the age of 1 year old. Upon arrival, you will asked to fill out a Medical & Dental history form for your child. At Eatonville Dental, we make your child’s first dental visit and every appointment very…

Pregnancy Gingivitis

Are you pregnant or is there a chance you may be? It is very important to let your dentist or dental hygienist know if you are expecting. The hormones circulating in your body can affect your gums making it more likely for them to be swollen, red and bleed easily due to plaque buildup. This…

Oraqix, A Needle-Free Anesthetic

Have you ever felt pain during your cleaning, which has deterred you from coming as often as you should for your Dental Hygiene visits? Oraqix may be your pain free answer! Oraqix is a needle-free anesthetic, which is administered below the gum line for use in adults requiring localized freezing. This can be used for…