Tips for Tooth Whitening

Teeth whitening in office and take-home kits

Summer is upon us and many people are starting to think about whitening their teeth. Although there are certain considerations to be made, almost anyone can whiten their teeth. We have several different options here at Ballard Dental Arts. This month we’ll focus on those options and the safety of tooth whitening. Is it safe … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Oral Health Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rhumatoid Arthritis and oral health

Exploring the Oral Health Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis We’re kicking off a new blog series here at Ballard Dental Arts! For the rest of 2019, we will be highlighting different autoimmune diseases bimonthly and discussing their impacts on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are wide ranging diseases that affect many systems of the … Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants and full mouth restorations, Ballard Dental Art in Seattle

Teeth require extraction usually for one of two reasons; either due to extensive decay or due to bone loss resulting from periodontal disease. Since nearly half of our adult population struggles with periodontal disease, it’s not surprising that nearly 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Combined with the fact that about 40 … Read more

The Truth: Oral Health Effects of Methamphetamine

The Truth about Methamphetamines and Oral Health

Looking at the oral health effects of Methamphetamine This month we’re focusing on a difficult subject; drug addiction. It’s heartbreaking to hear the rising rates of drug addiction in our country and even worse to hear a loved one struggling with addiction. As dental professionals, we are trained to look for oral signs of drug … Read more

The Mouth to Heart Relationship: Oral Health & Heart Awareness

The Mouth to Heart Relationship

Oral Health and Heart Awareness in February Many people think of hearts and Valentine’s Day when you mention February. In the medical/dental world, we think about American Heart awareness month. You’ve heard us say time and again that oral health is linked to overall health. Most individuals treat their mouth separately from the rest of … Read more

Improve your Oral Health in 2019

Improve your Oral Health in 2019

Happy New Year! Each year many of us contemplate how we can make the new year better than the last. Many people have health resolutions at the top of their list for improvement. Most recurring resolutions include exercising more, losing weight, eating more healthily and taking a more active approach to health. It’s great that … Read more