First Impressions Dental Blog

How Your Dentist Can Get You Beach-Ready in a Hurry

June 6, 2023

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young woman smiling at beach

Summer is here already, and that means millions of Americans are hitting the beach. If this includes you, you might think you need to pick up a new bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen to be ready. But, there is one accessory you’re overlooking—your smile! Wherever you’re going this season, it will be there, and it will be the centerpiece of all the pictures that will inevitably be taken. Thankfully, getting a beach-ready smile is much easier and faster compared to getting a beach-ready body, and your cosmetic dentist offers multiple ways to help.


3 Questions to Ask at Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

May 9, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

No matter what aesthetic issue you’re dealing with, cosmetic dentistry is the key to the smile of your dreams. Whether you wish your smile was a little bit whiter or that you could erase years of damage, a good aesthetic treatment could make a world of difference.

That said, cosmetic dentistry is so vast that it can be hard to know where to start when you’re talking to your dentist. If you have a consultation coming up, here are some topics you may want to touch on with them.


Why Are My Invisalign Aligners Becoming Stained?

April 3, 2023

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a closeup of an Invisalign aligner

If you’re familiar with Invisalign, then you probably know all about how incredible the clear aligners are; not only do they straighten teeth into a healthier position, but they do it discreetly! This is because they’re made from a special, clear plastic that makes them appear “invisible” while they’re being worn. However, if you aren’t careful, the trays can end up turning unpleasantly yellow. Here’s more about what causes this staining to happen and what you can do to prevent it.


Struggling to Meet Your Invisalign Wear Time? Here Are 6 Tips!

March 9, 2023

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Patient holding Invisalign aligner against blue background

With no dietary restrictions or complicated oral hygiene regimens, Invisalign is a relatively hassle-free treatment. Of course, there is one “rule” that patients are often surprised by: you must wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day. Since you can’t eat, drink anything other than water, or brush with your trays in, you might have a hard time meeting this goal. If that’s the case, then read on for six tips for meeting your Invisalign wear time!


5 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

February 16, 2023

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person biting their nails

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth and complete your smile. They are a permanent solution to gaps in your grin and give you back at least 80% of your bite power so you can eat almost anything without issue. Implants are also incredibly durable, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no way to damage them. Continue reading as we discuss five bad habits that you should avoid to make your dental implants last as long as possible.


Invisalign or Veneers: Which Should I Get?

January 6, 2023

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person wondering if they should get Invisalign or veneers

It’s not uncommon to be unhappy with some aspects of your smile. Chipped teeth, gaps between your pearly whites, and other imperfections can leave you feeling like your beam can use some work. Cosmetic dentistry is focused on doing just that. There is a range of treatment options available. With porcelain veneers and Invisalign being two of the most popular. But how can you decide which one to get? Keep reading to find out!


Are the Holidays the Worst Time of Year for Teeth?

December 28, 2022

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Woman smiling in a Santa hat

The holidays have a reputation among people who care for their oral health as the worst time of year for your teeth. It’s become customary to schedule a routine checkup and cleaning in January to undo any damage they might have done.

While it’s not possible to definitively pick out the worst time of year for your oral health, there are definitely reasons to think it might be the end of the year. The holidays bring along hazards that can definitely make tooth decay and gum disease much more likely than usual. That said, there are steps you can take to decrease the risk of oral health problems. Here are some of the most common risks, and what you can do about them.


4 Qualities of a Good Dental Implant Candidate

November 28, 2022

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senior man smiling while brushing teeth

Have you been looking into replacing your missing tooth or teeth? If so, you’re probably aware of all the benefits that dental implants have to offer, like allowing you to eat your favorite foods and potentially lasting for a lifetime. But is this treatment right for you? The only way to know for sure is to attend a consultation with your dentist. In the meantime, continue reading to learn four qualities that often indicate that you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants in Issaquah.