SDK Dental Care Blog of Renton
April 25, 2019
We’ve newly invested in a new numbing gel, special for our patients who have anxiety with needles and dental treatments! This topical applies on your gum and gives you numb feeling within a few minutes! It really helps our anxious patients with the shot!
Our patient shared her pleasant experience with us on her first big filling procedure of the year! First Dr. Hu applies the topical gel on the gum area where he will inject anesthetic, after barely a minute, she mentioned “my gum already feels tingly”. Few minutes later, the patient already feels numb in her gum and ready for the injection! For the injection, she said, “Usually even after the numbing jelly I still feel the poke but this time I felt nothing at all!”. She was really worried about the pain and the needle poking, but now she is all happy with her cavity free smile!
Providing a comfortable and pleasant experience for our patients is our priority! Hope we will have the chance to help you and your family to improve your dental experience. 🙂
SDK Dental Care
April 17, 2019
March 16, 2019
Your smile is our biggest pride! Today we helped our patient fix his front cavities and now he is loving his new smile!!
Keeping you away from any tooth pain is our mission!
–Dr. Yuchen Hu / SDK Dental Care
August 2, 2018
Has your dentist in Renton recently recommended that you have a root canal to save your damaged tooth? Although they have a bad reputation for being painful, you have nothing to fear. New advancements in dentistry now make them no worse than a traditional dental filling; however, there will be a bit of a recovery process. To ensure that your tooth heals as expected, it is best to take the time to stock your refrigerator with certain foods to eat while you recover.
July 8, 2018
Sodas, energy drinks and soda water are incredibly popular. Some people even exclusively drink fizzy water instead of plain because they like it so much. But many people are unaware of the effects these drinks can have on their teeth – even the sugar-free varieties! Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take so you can still enjoy carbonated drinks without needing extensive dental work from a dentist in Renton. Keep reading to learn why carbonated beverages are harmful in the first place and what you can do to protect your teeth from their negative impact.
Why Are Carbonated Beverages Bad For Your Teeth?
Everyone knows that sugary drinks like juice and soda can increase your risk of cavities. But how does simple carbonation cause problems? It’s simple. Carbonated drinks contain either phosphoric or carbonic acid.
Unfortunately, although enamel is the hardest substance in your body (even harder than your bones) it isn’t indestructible!
The same way that acid rain erodes marble and stone, the acids in carbonated beverages will soften and erode your enamel over time, eventually leading to cavities.
How Can You Counteract the Effects of Carbonated Beverages?
Although it’s wise to minimize your consumption of carbonated beverages, you don’t have to give them up completely. Here are some easy tips for protecting your enamel after sipping on something carbonated:
- Get regular dental care – Regular checkups with a ‘dentist near me’ are a chance for a professional to closely monitor your teeth. A dentist can not only recommend preventative measures as necessary, but will also catch any small cavities when they’re small and easy to fix.
- Use topical fluoride – In addition to the fluoride in your toothpaste, rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash twice a day is a great way to strengthen your enamel and prevent decay.
- Chew sugar-free gum – Chewing sugar-free gum stimulates salivary flow, which neutralizes acids and reduces the risk of cavities.
- Swish with plain water – If you don’t have gum handy, simply swishing with plain water several times will wash away the acids in your mouth before they can cause damage.
Enjoying your favorite foods and beverages is an important part of enjoying life to the fullest. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to have the occasional carbonated beverage without worrying about damaging your teeth!
About the Author
Dr. Sam Kim is a general, cosmetic and restorative dentist in Renton who has seen firsthand the effects that carbonated beverages have on his patients’ teeth. His goal is to educate patients about the risks to their oral health and how they can lessen the impact. If you have any questions, he can be reached via his website or at (253) 277-8767.
May 21, 2018
Have you ever wondered how your teeth are able to survive for so many years and carry out their many functions? If so, your dentist in Renton is weighing in to answer that question by explaining what the tooth consists of. Continue reading to learn more about the wonders of this structure and how you can protect it through preventive dentistry visits.
April 12, 2018
Having a child can be a very exciting experience. Moments like picking out baby clothes and a crib with your significant other should always be cherished. However, with pregnancy comes the typical symptoms. Morning sickness is tough to deal with, but did you know that your oral health is at risk as well? Even worse, having poor oral health has been associated with premature delivery and intrauterine growth restriction.
To keep your mouth healthy and your delivery without problems, consider these tips from your dentist in Renton.
April 3, 2018
As we age, it’s easy to forget which habits we should be keeping every time we enter the bathroom to clean our teeth. However, those who start getting to an older age should consider these four tips specifically. According to your dentist in Renton, older patients are at a higher risk of tooth decay and may need to learn how to clean new prosthetics like full or partial dentures.
March 12, 2018
It’s safe to say that nobody wakes up thinking, “I hope I have an emergency today.” Still though, these situations can materialize – it’s just a fact of life. When it comes to your oral health, though, what if you could prevent a great deal of emergencies from happening? Your dentist in Renton says you can, which is why he’s weighing in with information on how your food consumption and usage of your mouth can play a role in whether you have a dental emergency.
March 4, 2018
Visiting your dentist in Renton for a semi-annual cleaning and examination may not be your idea of a fun-filled day, but it can spare you from a great deal of suffering physically and financially. “But how?” You may ask. As you continue reading, you’ll discover just how important preventive dentistry is and how it helps to avoid dental emergencies.