Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of cocoa, may actually be beneficial to your dental health. Seattle dentist AJ Gollofon, DDS wants patients to know the facts so they can satisfy their sweet tooth safely.

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Essential Oils for Oral Health

Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients that you can customize for almost any oral hygiene need. As with any DIY dental treatment, do your research and be cautious. Not all oils are safe to ingest, and some may hurt you if applied directly to your skin. Read more ›

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HPV & Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Seattle, and as dental care professionals, we feel it our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy as you can be. While you have probably heard of the human papillomavirus and oral cancer, most people don’t know that they are linked. Here is some information from Dr. Gollofon about the topic. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact AJ Gollofon, DDS. Read more ›

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Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

So, you’re missing a tooth—or a few!

An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing a tooth-replacement plan. Seattle dentist AJ Gollofon DDS is an experienced practice you can trust to help guide you on your journey from missing teeth toward a complete, natural, and healthy smile.

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The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 25 permanent teeth remaining, which is three shy of a full set (not counting wisdom teeth). Dr. Gollofon wants everyone in Seattle to know that replacing a missing tooth is important to your dental health. Read on for more information and please contact AJ Gollofon, DDS with any questions or concerns. Read more ›

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Updating Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, your Seattle dentist Dr. AJ Gollofon depends on your input for optimal dental health. When it comes to overall health, your dentist needs to see the big picture to best assist you with keeping your teeth vital. Most patients might not think to inform their dentist about their general physical health, but would be surprised at the potential impact that information can have on their oral care. Our dental team likes to go above and beyond for our King County patients, but we depend on your participation to make sure you get the quality dental care you deserve. Here are a few reasons why:

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Diet Soda and Dental Health: What You Need to Know

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. Seattle residents are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today Dr. Gollofon would like to clear up any misconceptions about dental health and diet soda. If you have any questions, please contact us. Read more ›

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Need a Tooth Extraction? Don’t Be Afraid!

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Seattle dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Seattle residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Gollofon to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, Dr. Gollofon at A.J. Gollofon, DDS would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear! Read more ›

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Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at A.J. Gollofon, DDS, we don’t want any Seattle residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. A toothache can indicate a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately–but there are a few things you can do in the meantime for temporary relief from toothache pain. Read more ›

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Fluoride: Good or Bad?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities.

So which is true? Do the health benefits outweigh the negatives of fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water? At A.J. Gollofon, DDS know that Seattle folks care a great deal about their health, so we’ve put this article together to examine the facts and help you come to your own decision. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you might have, so feel free to contact us! Read more ›

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