Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mountain Dew mouth

Check out this dental article below on the effects of Mountain Dew soda drink on teeth.  The acid in the soda causes erosion on teeth's enamel, while the soda's sugar increases risk of tooth decay. 

http://www.salon.com/2017/06/20/the-tragedy-of-mountain-dew-mouth-and-the-u-s-s-insane-approach-to-dental-care_partner/

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Interesting dental fact...

#dentalfact:

 Did you know US consumer purchase 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year?  That's a lot of toothpaste!

Bellevue Family Dentistry
1299156th Ave NE #115
Bellevue, WA  980007

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Factors of dental savings plan in retirement

 For those heading into or contemplating retirement, the lack of dental coverage and amount of out of pocket expenses can be shocking.  Check out the article below for some retirement tips regarding dental savings plans.

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/dental-savings-plans-in-retirement-1.aspx#slide=1

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Marijuana use show to increase of periodontal disease

Washington state has recently legalized the use and sale of marijuana.  In a recent dental study, cannabis, or pot, has recently been shown to increase the risk of gum and periodontal disease.

Below is a brief article I wrote about the relationship between marijuana and gum disease.  More studies are needed to assess specific causes...

http://www.bellevuefamilydentistry.com/marijuana-use-increased-risk-periodontitis/

Dr. Chien
Bellevue Family Dentistry
1299 156th Ave NE #115
Bellevue, WA  98007

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Early dental care can help deal with problems later on

 Check out this article I found.  Much of what this article states holds truth.  By trying to resolve dental issues early on while they are small, it can help prevent dental problems from getting bigger.  Check it out!

http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/early-care-can-take-the-bite-out-of-dental-problems/article_16a39606-31df-11e7-989e-7b60c1bf3fcb.html


Smiles,
Dr. Chien

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

E-cigarettes not safe option to cigarettes

Studies are showing that e-cigarettes are not a safe option to traditional cigarette smoking.  Surprising heh?  More on this to follow....

Bellevue Family Dentistry
1299 156th Ave NE #115
Bellevue, WA  98007

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Community Water Fluoridation

Hi everyone,

Check out my new blog entry regarding the benefits of fluoride in your community's drinking water.  Fluoride, in the optimal amounts, has been shown to have great positive mental, dental, and economic effects.  Of course too much fluoride is not good (can cause enamel mottling) but just the right amount is beneficial.  Read about it here:

http://www.bellevuefamilydentistry.com/water-fluoridation/