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Alternative Text Posted August 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Headaches in Seattle are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, McKay Center for General and Cosmetic Dentistry would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding.  At… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted June 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Daniel McKay, DDS

Updating Your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Seattle dentist, Dr. Daniel McKay, depends on your input for optimal dental health. … (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted May 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted February 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Fun Dental Facts – Did You Know?

Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too—not to mention fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up. There are tons of interesting dental facts… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted October 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Do You Smooch Your Pooch?

We’ve all heard the expression that a dog is a (hu)man’s best friend, and dog lovers wouldn’t disagree. There’s also a common misconception that “a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth”. As it turns out, that’s not true at all, and there are many reasons you should never let your dog kiss you… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted September 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness.  If… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted August 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Tongue Talk – To Scrape or Not to Scrape?

For such a seemingly small part of your body, the tongue plays a major role in many everyday functions, such as talking, helping you digest and taste food, and swallowing. In fact, the appearance of your tongue may speak volumes (pun slightly intended) about the state of your oral and overall health.  Today, Seattle dentist,… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted July 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Daniel McKay is… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted June 15, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Tongue Talk – To Scrape or Not to Scrape?

For such a seemingly small part of your body, the tongue plays a major role in many everyday functions, such as talking, helping you digest and taste food, and swallowing. In fact, the appearance of your tongue may speak volumes (pun slightly intended) about the state of your oral and overall health.  Today, Seattle dentist,… (Read More)

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Alternative Text Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Daniel McKay, DDS

Prevention vs. Treatment of Oral Health

The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more… (Read More)

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