1. October is Dental Hygiene Month

    In honor of dental hygiene month, Jeanine and Jean, our fabulous dental hygienists offer a few tips to enhance your oral hygiene routine: Choose the right tools and use them in the most effective ways: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head.                                                                           …

  2. Dental Hygiene Month

    October is Dental Hygiene Month.  This is a perfect time to call your family dentist to schedule an appointment for routine cleaning and preventative maintenance of your oral health.   Why is this important? Regular dental hygiene can prevent most dental disease. Early detection and intervention when there is a problem means it is easier to fix any issue. Your dental health affects your over…

  3. 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…

  4. Dental Hygiene: The Answer to Bad Breath?

      Nobody wants stinky breath, but not everyone knows how to handle the odor coming from his or her mouth.   Halitosis, commonly known as “bad breath,” can be a sign of poor dental hygiene, gum disease, caries, a yeast infection of the mouth, or in some cases other health conditions such as kidney or liver problems. The first place to turn is your general dentist, who will help diagnose the p…

  5. What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

    What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate? Sodium lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is an active ingredient in many toothpastes and can promote microscopic damage to the oral tissues in some patients.  Some patients that have a sulfite allergy or are sensitive to certain sulfa products, such as SLS will find it is beneficial to try SLS-free toothpastes. Here at Distinctive Dentistry, our team of hygienists and doctors ha…

  6. 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 your teeth…

  7. How do I know if I am brushing right?

    Here are some easy ways to tell if you are brushing right and to provide yourself with positive reinforcement: The Tongue Test: Have you ever noticed after a professional dental cleaning how slick and smooth your teeth feel right down to the gum line?  Well, that’s how they should feel every time you brush your own teeth.  Use your tongue to feel at the gum line and see if the tooth surfaces f…