Modern Marvels of Dentistry

3 stooges pulling teethDo you Know how lucky you are? Not just you though–we’re all very lucky that we don’t need to worry about dental problems like untreated infections or proper tooth removal because a dentist is right down the road if we need them. Rewind the clock back even 100 years, and it’s a totally different case.

Occasionally it’s good to take a step back and marvel at how far dentistry and technology have come and how fortunate we are to be living in such a modern age. Of course, the rate of advancement for technology is so fast that it’s easy to miss some announcements that come along. With that in mind, we’re here to catch you up on some of the latest dental news and technology with these amazing stories.

Advancements in Dentistry

Genetics is a Factor for Good Teeth New evidence suggests that enamel hardness, as well as the shape and placement of teeth are influenced by family genetics.

New Tooth Decay Treatment May Allow Teeth to Repair Themselves This is a truly amazing development and may cause drilling for dental fillings to become a thing of the past. Your Federal Way dentist, Dr. Lee, has already begun using a product that re-mineralizes small cavities!

Have a Gummy Smile? Botox May Be the Solution A quick, simple injection may be the key to helping people show less of the gums when smiling.

Count Your Blessings

If it has been a while since your last checkup or you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Josephine Lee at Avalon Family Dentistry in Federal Way and take advantage of what modern dentistry can do for you.

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