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Bad Breath: When Morning Breath Becomes Halitosis

April 27th, 2018

It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like a good friend, Dr. Flugstad in Edmonds will tell it to you straight. Read more below to determine […]

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

April 13th, 2018

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Flugstad would like everyone in Edmonds to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums-should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The truth […]

Smile: It’s Good for You!

March 27th, 2018

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone […]

Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

March 13th, 2018

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty […]

Finding Your Oasis: Foods & Drinks for Dry Mouth

February 27th, 2018

Xerostomia is the technical term for dry mouth, the condition that results from absent or reduced saliva flow. It is not a disease on its own, but it may be a side effect of medication or radiation treatments.  Xerostomia affects about 20% of the elderly population—not because of their age, but due to the increased […]

Dental Crowns 101

February 14th, 2018

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth need […]

The Benefits of Composite Fillings

January 27th, 2018

Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Dr. Flugstad can offer Edmonds patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Dayton Dental, we would like to educate you on the […]

A Real Nail Biter

January 15th, 2018

We all have those nervous habits we turn to when we feel awkward, stressed, or just plain bored. If your choice vice is biting your nails, you need to know that it can cause a lot of distress on your oral health and overall health. Dr. Flugstad, Edmonds dentist shares why nail biting is so […]

Dental Implants – A Security System for Your Smile

December 27th, 2017

Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile. Enter: dental implants. Thanks to […]

Flossing 101

December 13th, 2017

How do you feel when you see that little plastic floss container in your medicine cabinet? Eagerness to achieve that clean feeling in your mouth? Or regret over a habit you have trouble keeping? However you feel about floss, one thing is true – this habit is equal parts simple and incredibly effective for improving […]

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