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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Trend Alert – Oil Pulling

What is oil pulling?

Claiming to achieve everything from whiter teeth and healthier gums to decreased body aches and pains, oil pulling is the latest trend in DIY detox therapies. Newly popular among celebrities and lovers of natural health and wellness, oil pulling is a dental hygiene practice that actually dates back centuries through the Indian medical tradition Ayurveda. Simply put, oil pulling uses common plant-based oils (coconut is a favorite) in place of store-bought mouthwash. Read more ›

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Caring for Your Dentures

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Gollofon reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important part of oral health. For Seattle residents who have dentures or are considering them, it is important to know exactly how they function and how to care for them. If you have any questions, please give us a call at A.J. Gollofon, DDS. Read more ›

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The Importance of Dental X-Rays

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a fresh set of X-rays. Dr. Gollofon uses dental X-rays to see the whole picture, in order to keep your teeth healthy, bright, and beautiful. If you are a Seattle resident with questions about how X-rays work, read on, and don’t hesitate to call A.J. Gollofon, DDS with any concerns. Read more ›

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Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Seattle. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Gollofon wants you to be informed about every aspect of dental health, so here’s a guide to which whitening options can give your teeth a bright new shine. If you have any questions or would like to visit A.J. Gollofon, DDS for a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Read more ›

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Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouth Guard

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Gollofon would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe from harm. No Seattle parent should have to worry about their child’s teeth during games, so at A.J. Gollofon, DDS we would like to talk about how to take sports safety to the next level. Read more ›

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Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Seattle should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At A.J. Gollofon, DDS, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means to Seattle residents, so we’d like to talk about how Dr. Gollofon can help get you the smile you deserve with veneers. Read more ›

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