The dental hygienist plays a critical role in proper oral hygiene.

Hygiene Visits During Orthodontics

Hygiene during orthodontic treatment: critical to maintaining oral health! The goal of oral hygiene is to maintain the health of your teeth, gums, bone, and ligaments that support your teeth. The bacteria in plaque can infect your gums. This in turn causes inflammation to occur, and inflammation can result in gum recession and loss of […]

A man holding his face with jaw pain before TMJ treatment in Bellevue

An Introduction To TMJ

Dentists often hear people tell them that they “have TMJ.” The truth is, everyone has two! TMJ is the name of your jaw joints, not a condition. It stands for temporomandibular joint. When a TMJ is painful or not functioning properly, the condition is known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (or disorder). In this post […]