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Fresh Breath Day

Did you know that Friday, August 7th is Fresh Breath Day?  We didn’t either, until we looked it up!  This is, definitely, a day worth writing about! Many people think fresh breath is something easily achieved with tooth brushing, mouth rinse, and, maybe, gum or mints.  Some people will try these things, but to no […]

Dentistry During and After COVID-19 – What to Expect

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing things no one could ever have imagined. Recent events feel like they should be out of a science fiction book or movie – not our everyday life! As always, our #1 priority is keeping our patients and their family safe and healthy. With this in mind, we’d like […]

How Oral Health Affects the Rest of You

Toothpaste in the shape of a question mark with text "How are oral health & overall health connected?"

Your oral health affects the rest of you, so the question is – Are you doing enough to maintain wellness? Doctors have found that there’s a connection between oral health and overall health, also known as oral-systemic health. And at Avalon Family Dentistry in Federal Way, WA, we want to remind you of the importance […]

Would You Be Able to Recognize Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is deadly and it’s on the rise! Smoking and drinking alcohol can put you at high risk for developing this cancer, but there are many who are not a part of this “high risk” group who have also been affected by it. Would you know how to recognize oral cancer symptoms? Why is […]

The Top 3 Surprising Reasons Why Straight Teeth Matter

Are you considering straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment? You have good reason to invest in yourself! A recent study revealed that almost 80% of patients who completed orthodontic treatment felt that teeth straightening was one of the most life-changing decisions that they ever made. For most teens and adults, the primary motivation to correct […]

National Humor Month

Dental Joke about a gingerbread man and gingervitis

Did you know that April is National Humor Month?  Though we are sliding in just under the wire, the dental team at Avalon Family Dentistry thought it would be appropriate to share some dental jokes. You’re sure to laugh with these dental jokes!               Dentistry can be some pretty serious […]

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day |

Occasionally, the team at Avalon Family Dentistry will explore the quirkier holidays out there.  Did you know that today is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day?  What an amazing day this is!! We have tapped into our resident foody, our office manager, Cristi to explore her Pinterest and find some great options for our awesome patients to […]

4 Tips to Keep Your Toothbrush in Tip-Top Shape

Your toothbrush is one of your greatest allies in the battle against plaque, tooth decay and other oral maladies. What role do you play? Do you have toothbrush habits that are negatively impacting your oral health? Find out the answers below: Microorganisms and Your Toothbrush Your mouth is home to an abundant variety of microorganisms […]