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Alternative Text Posted June 27, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

Don’t Eat That: A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mouth

Some foods will help you grow healthy teeth and keep them forever. Some foods will prevent you from growing healthy teeth, or harm the ones you already have. You can grow and maintain strong, healthy teeth by eating a diet that your mouth (and your body) will truly love. But do you know what foods… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted June 13, 2020 / Blog, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Dental Bridges 101

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Mckay Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted May 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Orthodontics 101

A healthy, beautiful smile is important for your overall health and life satisfaction. If your teeth are too close to each other, too far apart, too crooked, or if they fit together uncomfortably when your mouth is closed, it’s likely you have malocclusion. From the root words “mal” for bad, and “occlusion” for closed, malocclusion… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted April 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this – you have come to see Seattle dentist Dr. McKay for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. McKay tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been brushing… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted April 13, 2020 / Blog
Daniel McKay, DDS

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Seattle dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many people have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

We understand that seeing the dentist can be scary. About 50% of people report having some fear about getting dental work done, and sadly, 15% of people avoid dentistry completely because of fear or anxiety. Your oral health is important, and we don’t want anything to keep you from getting the treatment you need and… (Read More)

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

Feeling Worn Down?

As people get older, the body naturally begins the process of breaking down—and unfortunately, that includes our teeth. Worn teeth are somewhat inevitable, but diligent oral hygiene and quality dental care from Dr. Daniel McKay can help save as much of your natural teeth as possible. It is extremely common for adults to have tooth… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it. TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

There is a law of nature that states: “function follows form.” This saying means that how something appears determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s perfect for… (Read More)

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