October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Diet for Your Teeth

You’ve heard of diets that can aid the health of your body, but are you aware that you can also go on a diet for your teeth? That’s right! Continue reading to learn about foods that are great for your teeth. Cheese Studies show that eating cheese raises the pH... Read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Is Here!

Oral Cancer Awareness Month is here! To celebrate, we would like to provide some helpful information about oral cancer (cancers of the lip, mouth, back of the throat, tonsils and salivary glands) and oral cancer screenings. Who Is at Risk for Oral Cancer? There are several factors that can increase... Read more »

Common Tooth Problems and How to Treat Them

Common Tooth Problems and How to Treat Them Your dentists, Dr. R. Brian Kane, Dr. Doris Chan and Dr. Luke St. Marie in Renton Washington are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile. When you experience tooth pain or sensitivity, it’s important to make an appointment for an exam... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Valley Dental Group, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »

DENTAL PAIN NOT TO IGNORE BLOG

When it comes to pain, many people will either boast that they can handle anything or cringe at the mere thought of getting a papercut.Tooth pain, on the other hand, seems to be the great equalizer, bringing even the toughest of people to their knees. In most cases, tooth sensitivity and... Read more »

TEETH WHITENING: HOW TO ACHIEVE A BRIGHTER SMILE

There is a cheesy effect that some filmmakers use in movies to emphasize how attractive a certain character is: the good ol’ tooth sparkle. You know the one. As soon as it flashes across the screen, you instantly think, “ok, that guy’s a real catch”, right? Too bad there isn’t... Read more »