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Good Oral Health Habits When You're Pregnant

Dr. Thomas Sweeney and Dr. Neal Raval and our team at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue will tell you that good oral health habits when you are pregnant are very important. A plaque or ...
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The Safety of Dental X-Rays

An article was released to the public stating that dental X-rays contribute to a type of brain cancer. After reading an article like this, your first thought may be to avoid dental X-rays, but you may ...
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We are committed to your oral health!

Dental visits are often negatively associated with discomfort in many people’s minds. But at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue, Dr. Thomas Sweeney and Dr. Neal Raval and our team ...
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I can't stop grinding my teeth! How can a dentist help?

Dr. Thomas Sweeney and Dr. Neal Raval will tell you that while you are sleep, your mouth may be very active. If you find yourself waking up with headaches, facial pain, neck aches, or a sore jaw, you ...
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Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health

There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including strep and staph, are ...
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Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health

There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including strep and staph, are ...
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What exactly is tinnitus?

It’s estimated that about one in every five people is affected by tinnitus, which is a ringing or noise in the ears. But tinnitus isn’t a condition in itself; it’s actually the ...
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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

In our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue, we proudly screen our patients ...
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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

In our continuing efforts to provide the most advanced technology and highest quality care available to our patients at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue, we proudly screen our patients ...
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Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Mouths

At Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. ...
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Easing Your Allergies with Latex-Free Dentistry

Imagine this scenario: you go to the dentist to have a cavity filled, and an hour after the procedure you have a runny nose, scratchy throat, and your arms are breaking out in blotchy, red hives. In ...
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HPV and Oral Cancer

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is best known as a sexually transmitted infection. In the United States, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease, with 79 million Americans currently ...
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Why Visiting the Emergency Room for Your Dental Problem isn't a Good Idea

Emergency rooms are for emergencies, so before you head to the hospital because of a dental problem, you need to ask yourself this question: Is what you're experiencing really a medical emergency? ...
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Minimally Invasive Dentistry

As the field of dentistry advances and the use of technology in the field increases, the concept of minimally invasive dentistry has emerged. Preservation of a healthy set of natural teeth for each ...
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Fluorosis: What is it?

Many people think dental fluorosis is a disease, but it’s not; it’s a condition that affects the appearance of your tooth’s enamel, not the function or health of the teeth. These ...
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What is a water pick and do I need one?

Water picks, sometimes called “oral irrigators,” make an excellent addition to your regular home care regimen of brushing and flossing. Especially helpful to those who suffer from ...
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Are you at risk for oral cancer?

Nearly 40,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer annually in the United States, with more than 8,000 dying every year from the disease. Oral cancer has a higher death rate than many other common ...
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My gums are shrinking!

Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth looked longer? Does it seem like your gums are shrinking? This condition is called recession—many adults have it. Let’s look ...
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Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Snoring may not be something you take seriously. You might even laugh or joke about it. But the fact is, anytime you or your partner snore to the point of waking, it could be a sign of serious health ...
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I haven't been to the dentist in years - what should I expect?

Time flies when we are not at the dentist! Before you know it, years may have gone by. Let’s take a moment to explain what takes place when a patient comes back to receive care after an extended ...
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The Connection Between Your Mouth and Your Heart

At Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue, we know your dental health is closely connected to your overall health. We also know that the mouth can oftentimes be the first place to show signs ...
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Are you at risk for tooth erosion?

Many people consume carbonated or sugary drinks and acidic foods every day but have no idea those beverages may be harming their teeth, making them vulnerable to tooth erosion. The acid in the foods ...
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Which whitening is right for you?

Many of our patients at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue have been asking us about brightening their teeth lately, and today we thought we would discuss the options available to you to ...
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What is Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is a type of contagious viral illness that causes a rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet of infants and young children, and, while rare, adults. ...
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Understanding Cavities

Getting a cavity seems like delayed punishment for eating that special dessert every weekend or for the few days you forgot to floss. When you are doing everything right with minimal exception and a ...
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