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Alternative Text Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental News
Daniel McKay, DDS

DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

If you are looking for a dentist in Seattle, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50.  Either way, you’re probably wondering what the… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Dental Implants: A Brief History of Tooth Replacement Innovation

Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry standard for tooth replacement.  Today, your Seattle dentist, Dr. Dan McKay, would like to share… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

Local Anesthetic – Is it Safe?

If you get to go on a tropical vacation, your ability to feel the warm sun and the smooth sand is crucial to enjoying the atmosphere. There are, however, times in life when you would rather not feel anything. Getting a dental procedure can be one of those times—as important as the procedure might be…. (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.   However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

Choosing the Right Dentist

It’s no secret that Seattle residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. McKay Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry understands that choosing a dentist is no small feat, so we’ve put together this guide to picking a… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted January 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Daniel McKay, DDS

Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right—just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong.  This myth is totally false—and Dr. Dan McKay… (Read More)

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

5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

We think fondly of it, we all want it – why is it so hard to find? We’re talking about sleep, of course. A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adults report having trouble sleeping almost every night, with 63% saying their sleep needs are not being met.  Like water, a… (Read More)

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

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root.  If you have a… (Read More)

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

Stop Brushing After You Eat – Do This Instead

For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat.  In addition… (Read More)

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

Bacteria: The Good, the Bad & the Neutral

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health.  Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and… (Read More)

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