Implant and Periodontics Blog

Get tips and tricks to maintaining your optimal health and educate yourself on the latest implant and periodontal trends.

New Year's Day Around the World

Jina Alcobia

New Year's Day New Year’s Day marks the beginning of the calendar year in most parts of the world. The holiday is celebrated on January 1st of each year. Customs and celebrations vary by country, religion, and even individual desires. Whether celebrated quietly or with gusto, the day brings the start of new opportunities for those that observe it.


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Periodontal Health During Pregnancy

Jina Alcobia

Woman Smiling If you are expecting, it is critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both your health and the health of your little one. This includes maintaining your regimen of brushing twice per day and flossing. It also includes regular visits to our Bellevue or Issaquah WA office, as recommended by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), who suggest that women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy undergo a periodontal evaluation.


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The Safety of Dental X-Rays

Jina Alcobia

Dental X-Ray SafetyAn 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 want to hold off on that quick judgment. As with any treatment we offer at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue, education is your most valuable tool in deciding what is best for you.


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We are committed to your oral health!

Jina Alcobia

Bellevue Oral HealthDental 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 have created an atmosphere focused on dispelling those myths. Our team is truly passionate about dentistry, and we are trained to gently accommodate each individual patient’s needs, with every procedure and visit performed with the utmost focus on your comfort.


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I can't stop grinding my teeth! How can a dentist help?

Jina Alcobia

Woman SmilingDr. 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 may have tooth grinding, a condition we also call bruxism.


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Dental Hygiene Impacts Your Health

Jina Alcobia

applesThere 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 harmful, while other bacteria are essential for the balance of intestinal flora. The healthier your mouth is, the less likely it is the harmful bacteria will travel to other parts of your body to infect it and make you sick. There is much more to good dental hygiene than brushing and flossing.


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What exactly is tinnitus?

Jina Alcobia

FlossingIt’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 symptom of an underlying condition. Some of these underlying conditions could be hearing loss, injury to the ear, or some sort of circulatory disorder.


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Oral Cancer Screening Importance

Jina Alcobia

Oral Cancer ScreeningIn 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 for oral cancer. The fact is, every hour of every day in North America, someone dies of oral cancer, which is the sixth most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, and oral cancer is one of the few cancers whose survival rate has not improved.


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What are Dental Implants?

Jina Alcobia

Dental Implants Do you have a space where a tooth used to be? Were you born with a missing tooth? Are you getting ready for dentures? You may be a good candidate for a dental implant. Metal dental implants were invented in 1965. Technology continues to advance with nearly 800,000 implants placed last year in the United States. Placing implants has become mainstream and a common practice for offices like ours.


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