Does Soda Hurt Your Teeth?

These days, it seems like just about everything we grew up eating is bad for us in one way or another. Or, some things we thought were bad are now seen as good. But there is one constant among the changing effects diets have on our health - soda isn’t good for your teeth. It’s been proven to have negative... read more »

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 »

Sleep and Your Oral Health: What You Should Know

You may already know that exercising regularly is important if you’re hoping to stay strong and healthy. For example, you probably know that exercising and following a well-balanced diet are important steps you should take. You might also understand that you should try to get the right amount of sleep every night, but have you heard that getting enough shut... read more »

Restoring a Smile with Dental Implants

What are dental implants? For a patient who is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Mark Andrews may recommend dental implants in Kirkland, Washington. A dental implant is a restoration that replaces both the missing tooth and its root. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post, which fuses with the jawbone, and a dental restoration, like... read more »

Simple Techniques for Optimum Oral Health Care

The key to keeping your teeth and gums healthy begins with the care you give them. As long as you care for your teeth and gums, they can care for you. Your oral health care treatment does not have to be done alone. Our wonderful team at Mark Andrews, D.D.S. can assist you and your oral health in all manner... read more »

The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Dental Bridge

Did you know you need to care for your dental bridge each day if you want to keep it in tip-top shape for many years? Well, it's true, and our Mark Andrews, D.D.S. dental team is happy to help you. In order to keep your dental bridge clean and pristine, your dentist, Dr. Mark Andrews, encourages you to do the... 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 »

4 Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween

As Halloween quickly approaches, it’s important to keep your smile in mind. If you don’t, there is a chance tooth decay and other dental issues can attack your teeth and gums and alter your oral health. So, to help you keep your smile healthy this Halloween, our Mark Andrews, D.D.S. team recommends doing the following things: -Brush your fangs: Make... read more »

Why Floss Really Helps

About 80% of American adults don't floss, which is an alarmingly high number. While your dentist likely reminds you to floss regularly, many people just don't. It does add a few minutes to your daily oral health regimen, but that time is negligible when you realize how much flossing benefits your overall health. Cleans where the brush can’t reach Floss’s... read more »

3 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in America. While tooth loss has decreased steadily since 1970, it’s still a very serious issues. If you want to keep all of your teeth where they belong – inside your heard – and not have giant dental bills as a result of tooth replacement, then Dr. Mark Andrews recommends following... read more »