Invisalign® Orthodontic Aligners and the Power of Invisibility

One of the biggest problems in the past that plagued braces were the unsightly visibility of metal bars linking head straps to the teeth. Over time, thanks to modern technology and the desire to make things slimmer and sleeker, orthodontics aligners are much more private and hidden for the self-conscious user. One of the newest… Read more »

The One-Day CEREC®Dental Crown Has Arrived

Some of the finest joys in life can be done in a single day: a first date, your first kiss, a wedding ceremony, the birth of your child, and a same-day dental crown. Although we don’t recommend all of those things on the exact same day, we promise that getting a dental crown designed, fitted,… Read more »

A Damaged or Broken Tooth Might Need to be Replaced by a Dental Implant

Even though your teeth are tough, there are still rare occasions when a hard blow to the face or an accidental fall can crack, damage or severely fracture a tooth. Sometimes the damage can be so severe that your dentist, Dr. , cannot save the broken tooth with a root canal. The only viable treatment… Read more »

What to Do about Dental Emergencies

Even if you practice proper oral hygiene and visit our office often, accidents can happen. Knowing what to do in the case of a dental emergency can mean the difference between losing and saving a tooth. Knocked-Out Tooth If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, keep it moist. Try to place the tooth back into… Read more »

Different Levels of Sedation

Are you afraid of the dentist? As you probably know, many people suffer from similar concerns about visiting the dentist. In fact, nearly half of all Americans have some type of dental anxiety. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider to help you deal with your anxiety. One option we recommend is dental… Read more »

Are Six Months Smiles® a Good Fit for You?

At Olympia Dental Group located in Lacey, Washington, Dr. Thinh Ho and our team are pleased to offer Six Month Smiles® for our patients looking for smile solutions for crooked teeth. Six Month Smiles is just one of the invisible braces treatment options we offer at our practice, and today we are going to focus… Read more »

Understanding the Different Degrees of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry in , , has several different degrees. The depth and method of the sedation will be largely influenced by the length and invasiveness of the procedure and your personal preference. Mild sedation is helpful for individuals who are struggling with dental anxiety. This sedative usually comes in the form of nitrous oxide. Breathing… Read more »

Symptoms to Watch for if You Suspect a Filling Is Going Bad

Fillings are meant to repair small to medium-sized tooth decay to restore the full function of the tooth for a long period of time. At the same time, fillings rarely last forever. Large and old fillings are prone to failure simply due to the sheer surface area and constant pressure from oral bacteria. While there… Read more »

The Many Uses of BOTOX®

You probably know that BOTOX® has been used for years to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the face and eyes. And it really is an effective, easy way to rejuvenate your appearance. But what you might not know is that BOTOX can be used to help treat a variety of noncosmetic issues as well…. Read more »

A CEREC Machine Helps You Meet Your Patient’s Short Term Needs

The acronym CEREC stands for a Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic machine. This state of the art technology is designed to allow dentist all over the world to save you money, reduce costs and improve their patient satisfaction. A CEREC machine allows you to form porcelain tooth restoration dental work, like dental veneers, and… Read more »