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 »

Night Guards Help with Teeth Grinding

Bruxism, or night-time teeth grinding is a fairly common occurrence today. And if you have been experiencing tooth problems due to night-time teeth grinding, you may be wondering why it is happening. The Bruxism Association says that nearly 70% of teeth grinding while you sleep stems from stress or anxiety. Other contributing factors include sleep… Read more »

How to Keep Your Child’s Smile in Tip-Top Shape

Whether you believe it or not, a lot of terrible things can happen to your child’s smile, which is why it’s important for you as the parent to take good care of their teeth and gums. To help you keep your child’s oral health in tip-top shape, our team recommends doing the following things on… Read more »

A CEREC Machine Saves Money, Reduces Costs and Improves Patient Satisfaction

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC machine is a state of the art technology that will, in the long term, save you money, reduce costs and improve your patient satisfaction. The CEREC machine allows you to form porcelain tooth restoration dental work, like dental veneers, and crowns in your own office. The dental… Read more »