The Dangers and Risks of Tooth Hazards

Tooth hazards can arise at any point in time in your life. Even some of the most enjoyable foods and drinks that you are consuming, or habits that you're taking in, could be doing severe damage to your body, particularly your oral health. Thus, it is important to always make... Read more »

Should You Get a Tooth-Colored Filling?

Cavities can be painful and if left untreated can lead to dangerous infections. In most cases, your dentist can solve the problem with a filling. But the type of filling that your dentist will use will be determined by the location of the cavity. For example, a filling in a... Read more »

Is Your Wisdom Tooth Impacted?

Our experienced dentist, Dr. Kent Nuttall offers wisdom teeth removal for our patients in Auburn, Washington. You see, these wisdom teeth--being the last four teeth to erupt out of your 32 permanent teeth--often have difficulty coming in simply because there isn't enough room to let them in. When this happens,... Read more »

Endodontic Treatments: Root Canal Therapy

Did you know that there is an entire industry dedicated entirely to the pulp in a tooth? Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry designed specifically for treating the pulp of a tooth and issues within the root. Endodontists require at least two additional years of advanced medical training beyond... Read more »

Signs That You Have a Cavity

Cavities are formed when dental decay attacks a tooth. Decay occurs when the bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugary foods you eat and drink, and producing acids. These acids mix with bacteria, food particles and saliva to form dental plaque, a sticky film that coats the teeth. The... Read more »

Tooth Decay Prevention Tips for Kids

There’s not much worse than seeing your child undergo treatment with a dental drill when it could have been avoided. That’s right—dental cavities can be avoided. In fact, our dentist, Dr. Kent Nuttall, and our dental team have the tips you need to keep your child’s smile free from cavities,... Read more »

Night Guard Treatments for Bruxism

Have you ever been diagnosed with bruxism, or do you feel that you are damaging your teeth while you sleep? Bruxism is an oral health condition that arises due to grinding your teeth unconsciously. Sleep bruxism, which occurs while you sleep, is often the most common form. Although bruxism is... Read more »

Oral Health Essentials: Teething

When teeth erupt above the gum line, it results in a painful process called teething. When teeth are erupting in a child’s mouth, teething can often be discomforting and painful. It is important to know the signs of teething and treat your child accordingly. Although teething is common, it should... Read more »

Fun Facts About Fluoride

Are fluoride treatments safe for you? Fluoride is a regularly-discussed topic in dentistry and there are many differing options as to the total effect that fluoride can have on your health. In large doses, fluoride can be lethal, especially in infants. However, fluoride in small doses has been shown to... Read more »

Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you familiar with cosmetic dentistry? Did you know that cosmetic dentistry can give you a stunning smile? If not, then we have exciting news for you! Here at Nuttall Smiles in Auburn, Washington, our team is happy to help you get the flawless smile you always dreamed of, which... Read more »