Chewing Gum Can Help Your Teeth

Your body’s first defense against cavities is naturally produced in your mouth: saliva. As your mouth produces saliva, the saliva carries fortifying nutrients to your teeth that strengthen enamel. It also serves to clean out food particles and debris from your mouth. Chewing sugarless gum helps stimulate saliva flow, which in turn helps protect your teeth from cavities. Of course,... read more »

Dentures and Smile Restoration

Dentures are popular when it comes to smile restoration. Thanks to the amazing advancements in modern dentistry, having dentures has never been easier and more customizable than ever before. Here at Mark Andrews, D.D.S. in Kirkland, Washington, our friendly staff is happy to talk to you about our two kinds of dentures, so you can determine which fit would be... read more »

A Few Facts On Tooth Anatomy

As you probably know, your teeth are extremely important to the health of your mouth, but did you know that they’re also very important to the health of your body? You also know that your teeth play an important role in chewing and speaking. But, do you know what your teeth are made up of or what you could do... read more »

How Can Exercising Help My Oral Health?

Did you know that exercising can actually help you keep up your oral health? For example, exercising regularly can even decrease your risk of getting periodontal disease—which is commonly referred to as gum disease. Sadly, if unaddressed, gum disease can lead to a wide variety of problems. For instance, did you know that gum disease can lead to bad breath,... read more »