Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019

Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019

Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018  Mark your calendar now! WSDA’s largest annual advocacy event will take place Thursday, January 31 in Olympia. Dental Action Day (DAD) is WSDA’s largest annual legislative advocacy event, during which WSDA member dentists travel to Olympia to discuss issues relating to the Association’s legislative agenda with […]

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Tooth or Fiction: Dental Myth Quiz by Staff

It’s no myth that dental work can be a little scary sometimes. In fact, as many as 12 percent of adults in the U.S. say they get anxious about visiting the dentist, so if the thought of reclining in a dental chair makes you twitchy, you’re not alone [source: Sohn]. Some people get so worked up about […]

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Oral-B Dental Floss Linked To Toxic Chemicals, Study Claims

This is nothing to smile about. Oral-B Glide dental floss contributes to elevated levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in the body, according to a new study from the Silent Spring Institute in collaboration with the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, California. Scientists are concerned about widespread exposure to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in the […]

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Pacific Dental Conference March 7-9, 2019 Vancouver, Canada

Attendees – Online registration is now open Earlybird registration ends in 2 days (at 11:59PM Jan 11) If you had attended PDC 2018, you can Login using your 2018 ID and password to start the registration process for PDC 2019. If you forgot your ID and password from PDC 2018, click here to get it emailed to you. If you did not […]

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New Year, Healthier Mouth

What does ringing in the new year have to do with being mouth healthy? More than you may think. Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush every three to four months? Bristles that become frayed and worn are less effective at cleaning your teeth. That means, celebrating the new year with a brand new […]

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The Worst Foods To Eat Regarding Teeth/Gum Health

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With all the health advice in our society over food and diet, what are the worst foods for the health of your mouth? You probably already know that diet affects your health but may be less clear on what dietary choices most affect your teeth. We wouldn’t expect you to avoid all of these choices, […]

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What Do I Do If I Have a Tooth Knocked Out?

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It may be able to be saved, but it is important to follow some basic steps to give the best chance possible. This is a really good thing to know beforehand. This can determine if a tooth can be re-attached or a more invasive procedure will be required. First, pick up the tooth by the […]

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What are the Advantages of Using an Electric Toothbrush?

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You see the other toothbrushes in the grocery aisle and check their price tags. Are there really enough reasons to shell out an extra $40-160 on these battery powered items? How do you know what features are useful? Many people tell us that once they start using an electric brush they never want to go […]

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Getting Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

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Getting your kids to brush their teeth is a struggle. If you have kids, you know how hard it is to make sure your little ones spend the recommended 2 minutes brushing their teeth. Luckily enough, there are a couple of ways to make the twice daily chore more fun and enticing to kids! Here […]

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What Causes That Bad Taste In Your Mouth?

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Having a bad taste in your mouth is a common occurrence. It happens to all of us at some point in time. We generally notice it, then go about our day and forget that it ever happened. When we start to notice it more often and it lasts longer, that’s when there could be an […]

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