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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted December 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Teeth Grinding, Clenching & Bruxism

There is a good chance you have heard someone mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted December 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Smile: It’s Good for You!

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted November 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted November 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Are Your Teeth Safe from Coffee Stains?

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! At the McKay Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Can Plaque Cause Tooth Loss?

If you’ve ever gone too long between brushing your teeth, you know how slimy and dirty your teeth can feel. Some people lovingly call this layer of grime “teeth sweaters.” But it has a real name: plaque. Plaque is common but it can cause poor oral health if you ignore it. Read below for more… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted October 13, 2019 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

A Deeper Dental Cleaning: Scaling & Root Planing

Teeth are typically the first thing that comes to mind for people when they hear the words dentist or dentistry, which makes sense—the root word dent actually means tooth! However, your teeth require healthy gums to hold them in place. Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss? That’s why… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Don’t Have a Stroke – Your Dentist Can Help

You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted September 13, 2019 / Blog
Daniel McKay, DDS

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?

The McKay Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry believes that natural beauty comes first. Our priority is for you to feel comfortable in your smile, and nothing should hold you back from laughing and grinning each day. Many different dental treatments can bring you this lifelong confidence. But we also know that the right makeup… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2019 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Seattle dentist Dr. Daniel McKay and the skillful hygienists at McKay Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry. Toothbrush,… (Read More)

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