Planning Ahead: Dental Work before Retirement 

If you’re planning on retiring within the next 5 years, congratulations! Also, it’s time to start thinking about making sure your dental needs are taken care of. Many people wait until they’re about to retire to try and get all of their dental work completed. Most patients are not aware that dental work can sometimes … Read more

Do I really need X-rays every year?

Annual x-ray imaging (radiographs) can be an intimidating topic in the dental office, with many people not familiar of the importance of updated imaging. The answer in some cases may be, no you may not need x-rays each year, maybe you need them every 18-24 months. This varies from person to person. The need for … Read more

Oral Care Tips for Seniors

Due to advancements in medical technology we’re living longer than we ever have, which presents a larger elderly population. By 2030, the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older; these individuals will account for 20% of our population. While the prolongment of life is a great achievement, it also may lead to … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 3: Oral Health Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), are a group of autoimmune diseases that result in chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two main diseases identified in this group are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The resulting symptoms are painful due to chronic inflammation, eventually damaging the GI tract. Both diseases must be diagnosed by a … Read more

Coping with Dental Anxiety

Here at Innovative Dentistry at SLU, we know that not everyone enjoys coming to the dentist. Beyond general anxiety, we have seen that there is often a deep rooted fear. This is often from one, or several, bad experiences that occurred in a patient’s past. We absolutely understand how these experiences can make dentistry in … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 2: Psoriasis Impact on Oral Health

Psoriasis is a commonly known autoimmune diseases that affects 8 million Americans and more than 125 million individuals across the world. When skin cells reproduce too quickly as a result of the immune response this results in Psoriasis. A symptom of Psoriasis is caused by the body’s inability to shed cells as they produce, causing … Read more

Summer Time in SLU

There are so many fun activities to enjoy in South Lake Union throughout the summer time. You can join in on the SLU night market that hosts monthly themes, the SLU Block Party, Fourth of July Fireworks at the lake, and so many other activities hosted thought this area of Seattle! We have a few … Read more

Tips to keep your Teeth White this Summer

With summer right around the corner,  many people start to consider whitening their teeth. Although there are certain considerations to be made, almost anyone can whiten their teeth. This month, we’ll review some safe whitening practices as well as the options we provide to patients. Is it safe to whiten my teeth? The most common … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 1: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

This month we’re kicking off a new blog series here at Innovative Dentistry in SLU! Every other month through 2019 we will be highlighting a different autoimmune disease and the impacts it has on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are diseases that spread throughout the body and affect many different systems. These diseases … Read more