Planning Ahead: Are Your Teeth Ready For Retirement? 

If you’re considering retiring in 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 squeeze in needed dental work. If you’re within the 5 year range, it’s a great time to let … Read more

Are Those  X-rays Necessary Every Year?

Yearly x-ray imaging (radiographs) can be a polarizing topic in the dental office, with many people not understanding the importance of updated imaging. The need for radiographs is in part, based on your risk for developing decay, habits, previous history of decay and many other factors.  It is our job as clinicians to tailor the … Read more

Are You Dealing with TMJ Issues? 

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is often characterized by pain or tenderness in the temporomandibular joint of the jaw more commonly known as TMJ. The TMJ is a complex joint that enables us to chew, swallow, yawn and speak. It also has a wide range of movement. It is surrounded by muscles and ligaments that work in … Read more

Top Dental Tips for Seniors

As many of you know, due to advancements in medical technology we’re living longer than we ever. By the year 2030, the last of the Baby Boomers will turn 65 and older individuals will account for 20% of our population. While this is wonderful news for all of us, it also presents other issues to … Read more

Tips for Tooth Whitening

Summer is upon us and many people are starting to think about whitening their teeth. Although there are certain considerations to be made, almost anyone can whiten their teeth. We have several different options here at Dental Care of Sumner. This month we’ll focus on those options and the safety of tooth whitening. Is it … Read more

Improve your Oral Health in 2019

Happy New Year! Each year many of us contemplate how we can make the new year better than the last. Many people have health resolutions at the top of their list for improvement. Most recurring resolutions include, exercising more, losing weight, eating more healthily and taking a more active approach to health. It’s great that … Read more