How About Full-Mouth Dental Implants?

​ Losing all your teeth can be downright awful and embarrassing. While this is not exactly common, trauma, accidents, infections and aging can cause it to happen. If you have to experience this discomfort in Everett, Washington, or the surrounding areas, you can count on Dr. Norman and the Dream Smile team for full-mouth dental implants, among othe...
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Eating Sandwiches with Braces?

​ When you get braces, you can expect some adjustments to your diet. It can be a challenge knowing which foods are braces-friendly - and which ones are not. One of the top questions people ask when they get braces is whether they can eat their favorite foods with braces. Today, let's talk about whether sandwiches are a good food choice when you hav...
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Is Teeth Whitening Really Worth It?

​ Research shows that as many as 80 percent of Americans ages 18 to 49 years old prefer whiter and brighter teeth. The American public spent about $1.4 billion on over-the-counter whitening products in 2016 alone, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. If you're considering teeth whitening or simply wondering what the procedure en...
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Deep Bite: Causes and Correction

​ When teeth are obviously crooked or crowded, many people know to seek orthodontic treatment to correct the issue. But, patients are not as likely to seek out treatment or be overly concerned about their deep bite or overbite issues. Many might not even know what a "deep bite" is or why it is a problem, but dental professionals would argue that th...
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Teeth Changing Color?

​ So your super-bright teeth have gone from white to not so white over time? The good news is professional teeth whitening is here to rescue you! But what exactly happened and why did this change of color occur? Well, a lot of things might have caused it, from eating and drinking things like coffee and tea, among other staining items, to smoking, t...
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A Brief History of Toothbrushes

​ Have you ever wondered where your toothbrush came from or what people did before toothbrushes were invented? Today we're going to look back into history and see where toothbrushes began and how far they have come! Toothbrushes have a long history that stretches back to around 3500 to 3000 BC when the Egyptians and the Babylonians would fray the e...
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Who Needs Fluoride Treatments?

​ Fluoride has long been a pretty controversial issue in dentistry. The research speaks for itself. The Centers for Disease Control says that drinking fluoridated water can help reduce cavities by as much as 25 percent! We need strong and healthy teeth for beautiful and bright smiles. Fluoride therapy can be very useful in improving the strength of...
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How Long Does TMJD Pain Last?

​ Along with jaw pain, temporomandibular disorder can lead to other symptoms including headaches, migraines, and pain in the ears, face, teeth, neck, shoulders and back. TMJD pain, in many cases, can be severe and long lasting. While acute TMJD pain and symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, often disappearing after the source o...
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Dental Health Tips for Seniors

Maintain good dental health is critical at any age, especially considering your dental health is connected to your overall health. The greatest fear for most seniors is the possibility of losing their teeth as they age. With the right dental care, this, as well as many other dental challenges, can be properly checked. Below are a few tips that will...
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Are Dental X-rays OK During Pregnancy?

​ Pregnancy is both an exciting and challenging period for moms-to-be, with the body going through a lot of changes. This means that for generations moms-to-be have been told to take special care and consideration when doing just about anything, including simple things they frequently did before pregnancy, like eating sushi, coloring their hair and...
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Preventing Dental Problems

Your smile is the prettiest thing you can wear. It shows your happiness, confidence and self-esteem. Understanding how important it is to keep your smile in the best condition possible is key to maintaining a healthy and radiant smile for years to come. If you've been looking for the secrets to keeping your teeth and dental health in optimum condit...
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Common Oral Health Concerns for Seniors

​ People of all ages are at risk of various oral health issues. That's why it's very important to ensure that we all stick to our oral health hygiene so we don't fall victim to most of these avoidable issues. That said, there are a few issues that should be of great concern to seniors. Understanding these common oral health issues and their basis m...
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Don't Be a Stranger!

​ You have probably heard plenty about the importance of dental visits, but what many people don't know is exactly why these appointments are so critical to not only their oral heath, but also their overall health. Still, some people would rather wait until they have a serious dental health issue before they call their dentist. Prevention is always...
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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Teeth Whitening

​ We are all obsessed with bright white smiles like those we see on our TV screens and at the movies. While most of us have pearly whites as kids, over time, a lot of factors combine to reduce the whiteness and even lead to staining. More and more people today are looking for ways to whiten their teeth to improve their smiles, and it's high time we...
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What's Causing That Bad Breath?

​ As many as 50 million people in the United States alone may be suffering from a condition called chronic halitosis, more commonly referred to as bad breath by those not in the dental community. It's quite unfortunate that most of these people never seek treatment because they aren't aware there even is a treatment outside of mouthwash and chewing...
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Water, Wine and Oral Health

​ Water is and always will be the best choice when it comes to beverages, not just for your oral health, but also for your overall health and well-being. Still, there are lots of other beverages people often partake in on a daily basis, three of the most common ones being wine, soda and milk. Let's talk about the effect of wine on your oral health ...
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How to Prevent a Cavity

​ Tooth decay remains one of the most chronic childhood illnesses around the world. As it turns out, this problem may also follow individuals well into adulthood. How can you lower your risk of getting a tooth cavity as well as your risk for serious tooth decay? Let's have a look at the cause first. What Is Causing Your Cavity? There is no doubt a ...
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Choosing a New Family Dentist

​ Choosing a new family dentist is an extremely important decision that demands all the careful planning and attention you can give it. If you've just moved to a new area, it can be even more daunting as you may not know anyone yet to even ask for recommendations. Before you choose that new family dentist, here are a few questions you should try to...
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Are Implants Necessary?

​ Getting dental implants can be really beneficial to not just your smile, but also your oral health and tooth strength. Over the years, dental implants have become the prime choice of many patients and dentists for tooth replacement. This is mostly because of the major advantages of dental implants over most other tooth-replacement options; implan...
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What a Grind!

​ A lot of health problems can be attributed to stress. In fact, stress-related health issues have become so prevalent that the American Psychological Association has committed a lot of resources into studying it. Although teeth grinding can be caused by various things, including broken or missing teeth, misaligned bites and sleep disorders, it's w...
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