Oral Health Issues: Jaw and Facial Pain

If you are suffering from facial pain, it could be the sign of a deeper underlying condition. Normally chronic jaw and facial pain can include swelling, tenderness, or headaches that may be associated with other issues. If you are suffering from jaw or facial pain, it is important to understand the causes and treatment plans that can be used It... read more »

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 and so you can properly care for your smile. Although... 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 loss. To determine if bruxism is affecting you while you... 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 you more about dental crowns in Auburn, Washington, our dentist... 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 sure to practice effective tooth hazard prevention before any accidents... 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 back tooth will benefit from a strong amalgam or gold... 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, it is called impaction. Wisdom teeth which are impacted can... 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 traditional dental school. This allows them to perform complex procedures... 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 acids in plaque wear away tooth enamel and allow tiny... 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, and we are happy to give them to you! The... read more »