How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

When was the last time you went to the dentist? Six months ago? One year? Several years? Does it really matter how often you visit the dentist? Read on to see how you measure up in comparison to the average American. An ADA (American Dental Association) and Crest/Oral-B public survey on America’s Oral Health Care reveals […]

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, […]

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 […]

Start 2017 Off Right with a Solid Dental Routine

Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? As 2016 winds down and we look ahead to 2017, now is the perfect time to resolve to make healthy choices throughout the upcoming year. This may include improving your diet or starting an exercise routine. Have you considered how you can resolve to take better care […]

Why Are My Gums Still Bleeding?

You come in every six months for your dental check-ups and cleanings.  You floss and brush just like our dental hygienists have instructed you.  Your huge frustration:  Why are my gums still bleeding? Your Federal Way dentist, Dr. Josephine Lee, is here to help point you to some possible answers. Genetics ~  Some people are […]

Set Your Child Up For A Lifetime of Healthy Teeth and Gums!

Did you know February is National Children’s Dental Health Month?  Our kid-friendly Federal Way dental practice enjoys teaching children to LOVE the dentist.  In today’s blog, Dr. Lee answers some of parent’s top questions about caring for their little ones’ teeth.  This will help you set your child up for a lifetime of healthy teeth […]

Women and Heart Disease

Did you know that the first Friday in February is National Wear Red Day?  The American Heart Association asks everyone to wear red to raise awareness for heart disease in women.  Created in 2004, Go RED day was designed to promote healthier lives all women. The following information was taken from a Fox news article. […]

Help Us Help You: Your Opinion Matters!

We are very grateful for your continued trust in Avalon Family Dentistry.  It’s always our goal to give you the best possible care we can offer! It’s our aim to give our Federal Way dental patients top-notch technology, calming comforts, and skilled expertise during every visit.  Your hygiene visits and dental treatments should be anything […]