Watch Out for These Side Effects of Over-the-Counter Whitening Treatments

Over-the-counter whitening can be beneficial, especially because it can whiten the teeth one or more shades. However, there are also side effects that come along with the treatments, and our dentists, Drs. Roberts and Nuttall, would like to tell you all about them so you know exactly what to expect... Read more »

What Is Causing My Gums to Bleed?

Bleeding gums are a concerning symptom that is ignored by most patients who consider it harmless. However, the truth is that bloody gums may be a warning that you have a problem with your oral health. If you have gums that bleed, we encourage you to seek treatment today to... Read more »

Digestive Acid and Dental Health

What is GERD? It is chronic acid indigestion and acid reflux—which can have damaging effects on your dental health. If you taste acid backflow or have heartburn more than 2x per week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD—and it can dissolve your tooth enamel. GERD becomes an issue... Read more »

Dental Sealants Help with Cavity Prevention

Tooth decay is often the result of poor oral hygiene or trapped bacterial deposits on the contours of your teeth. While it often starts out small, cavities can eventually grow to cause significant dental health problems. Having a dental checkup performed every six months from a dentist like Dr. Kent... Read more »

Does My Insurance Cover Dental Sealants?

Oral sealants can do wonders for guarding your molars from cavities. Many people get dental sealants and enjoy them, and yet many others do not. One of the reasons that many people don’t think about getting oral sealants is because they under the impression that their insurance won’t cover them.... Read more »

Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Bruxism Treatments

Have you ever heard of bruxism? If you are unaware of what bruxism is, it is an oral health condition in which you unconsciously grind, gnash, or clench your teeth. If left untreated it can cause numerous oral ailments, including chipped and cracked teeth, as well as severe tooth enamel... Read more »

Dental Crown Facts

Are you about to restore your smile and oral health with a dental crown? If so, our dentist, Dr. Kent Nuttall, is excited for you! A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth. In fact, it replaces the tooth enamel. To tell... Read more »

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 »