1. Dental Emergencies (Part 2 of 2)

    What to do if you crack, fracture or knock out a tooth: If you crack, fracture or accidentally knock out a tooth, it is essential that you contact your family dentist IMMEDIATELY.  Your tooth may be saved if your dentist has a chance to repair the damage shortly after the accident. What you can do to improve the odds of saving the tooth. Pick the tooth up by the crown rather than by the root. Rin…

  2. WHAT DENTISTS THINK ABOUT CHEWING GUM

    You may have seen advertisements for chewing gum claiming that a particular brand of gum has been “approved by dentists,” but what does that even mean? Do Dentists actually approve of chewing gum and do they endorse specific brands? The answer is… Yes and No! Dentists do not recommend chewing gum: If you have temporomandibular disorder symptoms (TMD/TMJ) and/or jaw pain. If you chew gum swee…

  3. Dental Emergencies (Part 1 of 2)

    What constitutes a Dental Emergency?   Any type of serious injury to the lips, mouth, cheek, or tongue is a dental emergency. You should call your family dentist immediately if you have any of the following symptoms: If you have been hit in the mouth, or hit your mouth hard on something.                                                                  If you h…

  4. Why should I see a Prosthodontist for dentures? (Part 3 of 3)

    What is a ‘prosthodontist' anyway? A prosthodontist is a dentist who, after completing dental school, also becomes a specialist in the field of restoration of the jaw and mouth — after completing an additional three years of advanced training through an ADA-accredited prosthodontic graduate program. (‘Prostho’ means ‘replacement’ and ‘dontist’ means ‘pertaining to or dealing with…

  5. Dentist in Tacoma WA – Dental Office For the Whole Family

    Being affiliated with more than one office for your complete dental care can be stressful and time-consuming. Fortunately, you can find a one-stop, full-service dentist in Tacoma, WA. At Distinctive Dentistry, we are dedicated to offering comprehensive dental care of the highest quality to local residents. In a city of almost 208,000 people, it is crucial to have a dentist not only for routine car…

  6. Tooth Shade Fillings, Fife, Tacoma, WA

    When it came to repairing dental cavities, the only available solution in the past was silver amalgam fillings. However, there has been significant advancement in the fillings industry in recent years, leading to the development of a more aesthetically appealing option of composite (tooth-colored) fillings. If you are looking for a dentist offering both types of dental fillings in Tacoma, WA, our …

  7. Sedation Dentistry – Nitrous Oxide | Dr. Keith Phillips

    Dental anxiety is a common experience. Although most folks don’t readily admit it, the truth is, the main reason many people avoid seeing their family dentist is that they have fear of pain. Fortunately, both patient anxiety and pain that may arise during a procedure can be addressed through “sedation dentistry.” Nitrous oxide -- commonly known as "laughing gas,” is a minimal form of sedat…

  8. Dentist Near Parkland, WA | Walk-in Dental Clinic For Family

    When you seek a skilled, caring and personable dentist in Parkland, WA, the team from Distinctive Dentistry are here to provide custom solutions for any and all of your dental care needs! We understand that every member of your family has different goals for their smile, and only a qualified, multi-talented specialist can help families achieve those goals in one office. This is where our practice …

  9. Dentist near Lakewood WA | Walk-in Dental Clinic For Family

    Finding a full-service dentist in Lakewood, WA, who can take care of the needs of your entire family is not the simplest task to accomplish – that is why we are here. There are numerous benefits to being affiliated with one dental office for a lifetime, and the team at Distinctive Dentistry look forward to demonstrating all of these benefits to you. Living in a city of nearly 60,000 people often…

  10. What are the Pros and Cons of Getting Dentures? (Part 2 of 3)

    Reasons you may want to consider getting dentures: Dentures today are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth due to advances in technology. Dentures may reduce the chances of getting TMJ in some situations Dentures help you maintain your smile when you have missing teeth Partial Dentures can keep your teeth from moving if you have a gap Partial Dentures can prevent wear and tear on remaini…