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 […]

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National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

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 […]

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 […]

Reasons to Smile Over Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a highly popular, effective solution able to resolve a variety of smile issues.  What should you know about dental crowns? Commonly referred to as a cap, a crown is a dental restoration designed to protectively cover or encircle a tooth (or a new dental implant) and prevent it from further damage.  It […]

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 […]

Our Goal

Every business has a mission statement.  The team at Avalon Family Dentistry has been abiding by our simple, yet powerful one for your Federal Way dentist’s, Dr. Josephine Lee, entire career. Our goal is to partner with you and your family in making your dental health goals attainable.  We strive to treat each patient the way […]