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7 Reasons to Schedule Your Next Dental Exam ASAP Jan 2nd, 2023

You’re busy with work, family, friends, and chores. It’s tempting to put off your dental exam, especially if your teeth feel fine and you’re in generally good health. But regular dental exams and cleanings are some of the most important preventive care you undergo.  At Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington, Thomas...

Versatile Veneers: The Perfect Coverup for Many Smile Flaws Dec 1st, 2022

Veneers are a simple, effective solution for aesthetic concerns about your smile. They can be a fix when you have unsightly chips, irregularly sized teeth, permanent stains, or mild crookedness.  At Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington, Thomas O. Marxen, DDS, MSD, and Andrew Keith, DDS, offer veneers as a cosmetic service to...

CEREC Same-Day Crowns vs. Conventional Dental Crowns Nov 1st, 2022

A dental crown solves several dental problems, including damaged teeth and permanent discoloration. Conventional crowns are always at least a two-visit process. You visit your dentist to have an impression of your teeth made. At this visit, they do any dental work, like a root canal, and prepare the tooth...

What to Expect When You Get Dental Implants Oct 3rd, 2022

Dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth with a 98% success rate. The process of getting implants can seem like a long time, but it’s worth it in the long run when you have a complete smile that looks and feels natural. Plus, dental implants are long-lasting...

The Difference Professional Teeth Whitening Makes Sep 1st, 2022

A strong coffee habit, a nightly glass of red wine, and a love of red foods like tomato sauce and red berries all contribute to dull, yellow teeth. Aging and tobacco use are other reasons your smile doesn’t look as bright as you’d like.  At Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville,...

4 Benefits of Preventive Dentistry Aug 1st, 2022

Preventive dentistry includes all the care that helps you maintain good oral health. You, hopefully, already provide some of this care for yourself — by brushing and flossing daily. But we here at Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington, are essential to your preventive dentistry care.  We provide regular oral exams, teeth cleaning,...

Do My Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed? Jul 1st, 2022

Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, come in during your late teens or early 20s. These third molars often don’t come in straight, get stuck under the gum line, or crowd your current smile. About 5 million people have their wisdom teeth out every year.  Removal of wisdom teeth is a normal practice,...

I Have Dental Phobia: Can Sedation Dentistry Help? Jun 1st, 2022

Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with absolute fear and dread? Do you have trouble sleeping the night before your exam? Does your nervousness escalate as you wait in the lobby?  In people with a true, disabling phobia, the prospect of heading to the dentist can...

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous? May 3rd, 2022

Sleep apnea is not just dangerous because you irritate your bedroom partner. When you have obstructive sleep apnea, it means your airway becomes blocked when you sleep. This interrupts your breathing, causes heavy snoring and gasping for breath, and low oxygen levels. You may or may not realize that your body...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Apr 1st, 2022

A sparkling, white smile exudes confidence, youth, and beauty. If you’re reluctant to smile in photos or find yourself covering your mouth with your hand when you speak due to a dull dingy smile, teeth whitening is for you. The simple in-office process can lighten your teeth up to eight...

Restore Your Smile with Realistic Dentures Mar 1st, 2022

You may have lost teeth due to trauma, decay, or disease. Whether you’re missing an entire arc, several in a row, or a few in sporadic spots, dentures are a fantastic smile restoration option.  At Advanced Care Dentistry, we are proud to offer dentures that look and feel very much...

How Sealants Can Save You From a Cavity Feb 1st, 2022

When dental sealants are applied to the back teeth, they can protect you from up to 80% of cavities for 2 years and 50% of cavities for up to 4 years.  Think of sealants like a shield that blocks out germs and food. At Advanced Care Dentistry, we are proud...

Why Implants Might Be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Jan 1st, 2022

Your smile is your first impression. Missing teeth can make you self-conscious, plus they endanger your oral health. As many as 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Tooth loss happens because of decay, gum disease, or injury. Regardless of why you’re missing a...

The Benefits of CEREC Same-Day Crowns Dec 1st, 2021

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that acts like a cap to protect a damaged or misshapen tooth. Dental crowns are also used to top off sturdy dental implants and provide an anchor for dental bridges. Crowns are tooth-colored and made of solid materials, like metal, resin,...

Understanding Your Sedation Options Nov 1st, 2021

Does the thought of visiting the dentist fill you with anxiety and unease? Do you avoid making appointments for cleanings, checkups, or necessary dental work because the thought of sitting in the dental chair is more than you can stand?  You’re not alone. Many people experience dental anxiety and it...

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry Oct 5th, 2021

A beautiful, healthy smile makes you feel confident, keeps you free from oral pain, and ensures you can speak and eat easily — without any complications. Let’s be honest — your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria. Without optimal care, you’re at risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and...

How Zoom!® Whitens Your Teeth Sep 1st, 2021

Whiter teeth can help you feel more confident, attractive, and youthful. Yellowed teeth dull your smile.  Investing in professional teeth whitening can makeover your smile and your entire look. At Advanced Care Dentistry, the providers offer in-office Zoom!® teeth whitening as part of our cosmetic dentistry procedures that can get...

Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed? Aug 5th, 2021

Having your wisdom teeth removed may not be on your list of fun things to do, but it’s often a necessary procedure that gives you a lifetime of good oral health.  At Advanced Care Dentistry, we can help patients determine if and when it’s time to have the wisdom teeth...

The Link Between Dentistry and Sleep Apnea Jul 6th, 2021

Do you snore loudly or awaken suddenly in the middle of the night, gasping for breath? You likely have obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea happens when your airway narrows or collapses during slumber, causing an extended pause in breath. The brain senses the lack of oxygen and wakes you...

When Sedation Dentistry Might Be Right for You Jun 17th, 2021

Does the mere thought of visiting the dentist make you tense up and send your heart racing? You’re not alone. About 36% of the population has some anxiety about getting into the dentist’s chair.  While it’s understandable that you have fear, it’s not good if it keeps you from getting...

Is It Finally Time to Get Rid of Your Wisdom Teeth? May 21st, 2021

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt — usually in your late teens or early 20s. Many people have them removed right away, even before they break through the gums, because they just won’t fit or become impacted, causing potential pain and bite problems. If you were lucky enough...

3 Warning Signs of Gum Disease You Shouldn't Ignore Apr 18th, 2021

Gum disease poses a serious risk to your oral health. If not reversed, it can lead to bone degradation, tooth loss, and systemic infection. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. At this point, improving your at-home dental hygiene and a few quality, professional cleanings can get your gums...

Ways Cosmetic Dental Procedures Actually Boost Your Oral Health Mar 1st, 2021

You may seek out cosmetic dental procedures to get a better looking smile. After all, teeth-whitening, veneers, and gum recontouring all help your teeth look their very best so you feel more confident and attractive. Cosmetic dental care provides more than just a boost to your appearance. Many procedures help...

Common Causes of Dental Anxiety Feb 16th, 2021

At Advanced Care Dentistry, we know that many people would rather be anywhere but in the dental chair. And, it’s not about preference — dental fear and phobia is a real problem. You’re not alone if you avoid scheduling dental appointments due to anxiety. More than one third of people...

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Stand in the Way of Your Dental Health Jan 17th, 2021

Dental anxiety affects about 36% of the population. If you share in this anxiety, you may avoid going to the dentist for regular check-ups, only coming in when it’s a dire emergency. This is a shame, because many of these emergencies and their complications could be prevented with routine care. ...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Teeth Cleaning Is your First Step Toward Great Dental Health Dec 9th, 2020

You brush every day morning and night. You even floss — most days. Is it really necessary to take time out of your busy schedule to get to a professional cleaning? The answer is a resounding yes. A professional teeth cleaning is one of the most important steps you can...

Your Options For a Great Holiday Smile Nov 9th, 2020

A wide, beautiful smile makes you look successful, joyful, and welcoming. Who doesn’t want to portray such an image when they meet up with family and friends they haven’t seen for a while. Even if your holiday meet-ups this year are more virtual than in person, you still want to...

Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures Oct 7th, 2020

Dentures restore the smiles of about 15% of the American population. If all of those people can adjust to wearing them, so can you. It takes patience, however. Andrew Keith, DDS and Thomas O. Marx, DDS, MSD and the team at Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington offer up the...

Professional Teeth Whitening is The Quickest and Simplest Way to Look Years Younger Sep 8th, 2020

A sparkling, white smile exudes confidence and brightens your expression. You look years younger when you erase a dingy yellow hue caused by aging or stains due to years of coffee and red wine consumption. At Advanced Care Dentistry, Thomas O. Marxen, DDS, MSD, and Andrew Keith, DDS provide professional...

Treat Your Sleep Apnea With A Comfortable Alternative to a CPAP Machine Aug 17th, 2020

If you suffer from the heavy snoring, gasping, and headaches associated with sleep apnea, you want a solution. Sleep apnea can lead to long-term health problems and dysfunction, including poor libido and sexual performance, high blood pressure, irritability, and daytime sleepiness. A continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP) may be...

Dental Implants: Why They’re The Best Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth Jul 27th, 2020

If you’ve lost teeth because of dental disease or trauma, living with gaps or dealing with dentures aren’t your only options. Dental implants offer a solid, functional, and beautiful replacement for missing teeth that restores the look, feel, and health of your mouth. At Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville, Washington,...

Forget the Temps: We Offer CEREC Same-Day Crowns Jun 24th, 2020

Dental crowns are invaluable for covering and strengthening weakened or damaged teeth and restoring smiles. The traditional version also requires multiple office visits for prepping the damaged tooth and then molding, fitting, and placing the permanent crown. Led by Thomas Marxen, DDS, the team at Advanced Care Dentistry in Woodinville,...