What's New Dental Blog

Dogs Love Mouth Guards as Chew Toys
23
May

Caring for Your Mouth Guard

Besides hiding it from your dog, here are few tips to care for and protect your mouth guard.
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Sports Mouthguards Prevent Dental Injuries
11
May

Protect Your Teeth When You Play

Each year more than 5 million teeth get knocked out, or loosened due to recreational and sports activities. When you and your family get out there to recreate and play, consider wearing a sports mouth guard. It’s good for your teeth and your wallet!
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Bad Breath is Not Good for the Environment
29
Apr

Treating Bad Breath is Good for Everyone!

It may not contribute to global warming, but bad breath can definitely have an impact on your surrounding environment.
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Stay Mindful of Oral Cancer
06
Apr

Why We Screen for Oral Cancer?
Early Detection Saves Lives!

Because the symptoms of oral cancer are often painless, or there are often only gradual signs of physical changes, detecting it at an early stage can be difficult.
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Foods that stain your teeth
28
Mar

These Foods Will Stain Your Teeth

Your genetics plays a key role in the color of your teeth. But so does your daily diet. What you eat and drink throughout the course of any given day can also negatively impact the color of your teeth.
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Dental Implant patient with therapy dog Chance
25
Mar

I Wish I Had Replaced My Missing Tooth Sooner

After losing a tooth from a sports related dental injury, Geoff finally got his missing tooth replaced with a dental implant. His journey to replace his missing tooth took five years, but now says his new tooth looks and feels like its always been there! Here Geoff shares his journey to tooth replacement, as well...
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5 Ways to Keep Kids Cavity Free
22
Feb

Protect Your Kids from Tooth Decay

Pandemic or no pandemic. Tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease in kids aged 6 to 19. Yet more kids seem to missing out on their preventative dental care. Here are some of the reasons why it’s important for them to not miss out on their routine dental care.
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man exercising funny retro
10
Jan

5 Ways to Stay Healthy this Year

Make any resolutions for a healthier New Year? Because your oral health promotes good overall health, here are 5 easy ways to keep healthy this year!
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Man sitting on couch with arms behind head
10
Jan

Mastering the Art of Flossing

When it comes to flossing a lot of adults would rather do just about anything else, even something seemingly unpleasant, instead of floss their teeth.
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Every smile makes the world a better place
10
Dec

Transform the Holidays With Your Smile

During this Holiday season of gift giving, there’s one gift that has the power to transform your life, as well as anyone around you.
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woman smiling during winter night
10
Dec

Make Bellevue Brighter With a Whitening Tune Up

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter in Bellevue, every where you look…when there’s still light to see. As the days get shorter these next few months, a little teeth whitening tune-up might be just the ticket to help brighten your world and your smile.
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Apply Unused Dental Benefits Before the End of Year
20
Oct

Don’t Lose Your Unused Dental Benefits!

In less than three months it’ll already be a new year. If you’ve paid for dental insurance every month, or you still have funds available within a Flexible Spending Account(FSA), now is the time to use these benefits before they slip away on January 1st!
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Highlight your smile with veneers
29
Sep

Veneers Offer More Than A Pretty Cover!

Don’t judge a veneer just by it’s cover. Dental veneers offer more than enhancing the look of a tooth. They also protect damaged teeth, and can restore a tooth’s functionality too.
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Do you have chronic tooth pain? We can help!
27
Sep

When Should Your Toothache Be a Concern?

Few things in life are as disruptive and painful. Unfortunately, having pain in your teeth and gums is an everyday occurrence for many adults, as over 22% of adults experience oral related pain every day.
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Dental Fears Patient Aurora Found She Could Trust Our Care
30
Aug

Being Heard Helps With My Dental Anxiety

“Visiting the dentist” has been a scary & fearful experience for Aurora. Even hearing the words “you have an upcoming dental appointment” created a lot of anxiousness for her. While Aurora still suffers from dental fears, she’s found that it’s easier to cope with these fears now because she has a dentist and dental care...
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Dental Patient Hilarie
07
Jul

A Calming & Welcoming Dental Experience Unlike Any Other

Hilarie hadn’t been to a dentist in a few years, and when she chose to visit Dr. Bill Gilbert for her dental care she discovered a more calming, and scenic dental environment like no other. Living in Ballard, she felt her 20 minute drive to see a Bellevue dentist was well worth it!
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Tooth Brushing 101
16
Jun

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly? Take the Brushing Refresher 101

Did you know that only 1 out of 10 people correctly brush their tooth in order to prevent tooth decay?
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Dry Mouth Harms Your Oral Health
19
May

What is Dry Mouth and How Does it Harm Your Teeth?

When chronic dry mouth gets in the way of letting your saliva do its job bad things can happen to your oral health.
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Meet Chance Our Dental Therapy Dog
06
May

Making Friends and Keeping Patients Calm – Meet Dental Therapy Dog Chance

Every day is the greatest day ever for our beloved staff member Chance, who easily makes friends and keeps everyone calm, while also finding time to keep an eye out on the squirrels outside.
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Teeth Grinding Damages Your Teeth
25
Apr

Don’t Let Teeth Grinding Ruin Your Teeth – Get a Night Guard

We’ve seen a lot more people lately with damaged teeth associated with teeth grinding and clenching. According to recent studies, this seems to be the case throughout the country.
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Do you suffer from tooth sensitivity?
14
Apr

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

It’s a sensitive subject for roughly 1 out of every 8 Americans. And there are probably many others who are aware of it, but just haven’t let their voices be heard yet.
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Bill Gilbert Voted Best Seattle Dentists
19
Mar

Bill Gilbert Recognized as a Top Seattle & Bellevue Dentist

Your friendly Bellevue neighborhood dentist Bill Gilbert DDS was once again voted as one of the best dentists in the Seattle area! That’s 9 years in a row now!
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13
Mar

Make Spring Even Brighter with Your New Smile

Is it time to break out your smile again? Spring is here! The days are getting longer (and sunnier!) Spring is the perfect time to awaken your smile after a long winter, and a dreary 2020! And now you can save a little extra with our take-home whitening treatments!
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COVID safe dental care for Bellevue
18
Jan

I Now Feel Safe When I Visit A Dentist

Throughout her adult life, Michelle has suffered from dental anxiety. While she still feels those fears whenever she sits in a dental chair, she’s found a dental practice where she feels safe, because she knows that she is heard.
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Tori talks about dental fears
04
Jan

Living With Dental Anxiety & How Dr. Gilbert Helped Me Get My Smile Back

A bad dental experience at an early age created a life long fear of visiting the dentist for Tori until she found her way to our dental practice. Through a combination of communication, good listening, and a little extra TLC, we’ve been able to help Tori feel more comfortable about visiting the dentist, and more...
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