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Steps for “Brushing Up” Your Child’s Oral Health

A memorable childhood should involve care-free moments with an abundance of laughter. Dr. Lee and the team at Avalon Family Dentistry consider a child’s oral health to be one of the most important things to be dealt with in dentistry.  During these crucial formative years, parents provide training and instructions for their kids—which will influence them […]

Why Do My Teeth Hurt, Understanding Tooth Pain

Tooth pain and sensitivity are quite common, affecting millions of people. These occur when the enamel in a tooth is worn away, and the gum line recedes. This leaves the unprotected surface beneath (called dentin) exposed. When the dentin is exposed, this allows the trigger to shoot straight to the nerve, causing that unbearable pain […]

Steps for “Brushing Up” Your Child’s Oral Health

A memorable childhood should involve care-free moments with an abundance of laughter. During these crucial formative years, parents provide training and instructions for their kids—which will influence them for a lifetime. This even includes how parents place the value of up-keeping their teeth and gums. Little Teeth are Important Too! Essential building-blocks for physical, social, […]

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

fresh fruit and veggies

Keep Your Whole Body Healthy! Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month?  Your Federal Way dentist,  Dr. Josephine Lee and the team at Avalon Family Dentistry know proper nutrition is paramount in not only maintaining a health body but also maintaining healthy teeth and gums! This is an amazing time […]

National Facial Protection Month

Why is Facial Protection So Important? Did you know that April is not only National Youth Sports Safety Month, but also National Facial Protection Month? In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed to be in an area where our children have the opportunity to be involved in a plethora of sports!  Because of this, your […]

4 Popular Gum Disease Myths

Despite its prevalence, gum disease is rarely given the attention it deserves. In fact, there’s much that is misunderstood when it comes to this condition. The result? According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP): There are now 65 million Americans affected by gum disease—surpassing diabetes in prevalence. One in every two adults age 30 […]

The “End” of an Era

They say “all good things must come to an end.”  It is never easy when that actually happens.  The team at Avalon Family Dentistry is experiencing an end of an era!  Our amazing dental assistant, Alla, is leaving us next week to begin a new chapter in her life, by working for her brother in […]

Get Your Dental Hygiene “In Check” this Month

January is a great time to “brush up” on habits and to get your dental hygiene “in check”.  At Avalon Family Dentistry, we believe getting things in check means two things: awareness of proper dental hygiene, as well as awareness of and appreciation for your hard-working dental hygienists. What Do Dental Hygienists Do? Hygienists perform a […]

Answers to Your Top 4 Questions About Your First Dental Visit

If you’re new to Avalon Family Dentistry, we’d like to be the first to tell you, “Welcome!” We hope to create a lasting, long-term relationship of care for you and your entire family! We know that you might have a couple of questions before your first dental visit, so in today’s post, we’re going to help […]