1. Dental Sealants

    Your family dentist has a treatment that is highly effective in preventing cavities: dental sealants. Sealants are a simple, successful and cost-effective measure your dentist can take to prevent cavities from forming in your teeth.                                                 What are they? Dental sealants are a thin plastic film that your family …

  2. WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH?

    Why would your family dentist recommend an electric toothbrush? • An electric toothbrush facilitates more thorough oral hygiene. Why is an electric toothbrush more effective? • There is a tendency for many of us to brush TOO HARD when we brush our teeth manually. This can damage the gums and lead to degradation of tooth enamel. • The bristles on a manual toothbrush don’t necessarily remove…

  3. Root Canals

    What is a root canal? Beneath the tooth enamel and dentin, there is soft tissue known as pulp. The pulp of the tooth contains nerves, connective tissue, and the blood vessels — the “roots” of your tooth.  When pulp tissue becomes infected, your family dentist performs a “root canal” to remove the infected or damaged tissue. Trauma to your tooth may cause damage to the roots of the tooth…

  4. 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…

  5. What To Expect at our Dental Implant Practice

    At our dental office, we are fully committed to providing optimal care for our patients using high quality materials suited to individual patient needs. Here’s what you can expect: Exam The process begins with a very thorough exam: head and neck evaluation, cancer screening, periodontal evaluation and charting, functional/occlusal evaluation, biomechanical and structural evaluation, and digital …

  6. What is CTX4, and why should I use it?

    CTX4, formally known as Phlourigel, is a 1% sodium fluoride gel that contains xylitol. Fluoride and xylitol are important in the prevention of dental caries.  It has a neutral pH balance and is superior to many over the counter brands of toothpaste. The primary goal of CTX4 is to prevent tooth decay. Your Distinctive Dentistry hygiene team recommends use daily as part of your daily oral care rout…

  7. What makes my mouth vulnerable to tooth decay? Find out from Tacoma dentists

      If you think you are suffering from cavities more often than other people, you may be right. Tacoma dentists know certain lifestyle habits and other factors can make your teeth more likely to fall victim to tooth decay, including: Eating sugar – While sugar doesn’t directly cause cavities, it does cause bacteria in your mouth to produce acids. These acids then eat into the enamel on you…

  8. A general dentist in Washington advises on the use of dentures

      Loss of teeth due to old age, decay, and/or disease can be quite a challenging experience. Dentures, when installed by experienced dentists in Washington, have been a reliable and sought after dental rehabilitation treatment plan for quite some time and for good reason. Full or partial tooth loss does not only affect ones sense of self, but can also have adverse nutritional and health effec…

  9. The difference between bridges and dental implants

    When it comes to dental bridges vs. dental implants there is a lot to take into consideration. Dentists in Tacoma may suggest either of these treatments and you can expect them both to be viable options for you. Both bridges and dental implants have their benefits and knowing which option is right for you will require you to understand each of the treatments. Bridges require the support of adjacen…

  10. How to floss properly and prevent tooth decay – advice from your Tacoma dentist

      As any dentist in Tacoma will tell you flossing should be part of your daily oral hygiene routine. While brushing your teeth is equally important, a toothbrush will not reach all aspects of your tooth or remove debris from deep below the gum line. Flossing is what will remove bits of food, bacteria and plaque build-up from in-between your teeth and in deep pockets around the tooth. In betwe…