Dentistry

Our FREE Gift to You!

Our FREE Gift to You!

We think our patients are the greatest! We love seeing your beautiful smiles every day and sharing a laugh while catching up on the latest news. Because we appreciate your continued loyalty to our office and team, we love it when we have the opportunity to reward that loyalty. As partners in your dental health,… Read More

What do you mean wisdom teeth don’t make me smarter??

See the crazy sideways tooth?  That's a wisdom tooth!

Considering how uber concerned your West Seattle dentist, Dr. Kirchner is about keeping you informed on all things dental, we thought we’d talk this week a little bit about your wisdom teeth. Seriously, why are they called wisdom teeth? Great question! Wisdom teeth, or your third molars, are called wisdom teeth because they develop later… Read More

The Ultra-Sonic scaler: toothbrush of the future!

The Ultra-Sonic scaler: toothbrush of the future!

Since October is National Dental Hygienist month, I thought I’d talk about one of the tools that hygienists use to help get your teeth clean.  It’s called an ultrasonic scaler, and each of the hygienists in your West Seattle dentist’s office has one! What the heck is an ultrasonic scaler right?  Well, it’s a device… Read More

Bridge the gap: what the heck is a bridge?

Bridge the gap: what the heck is a bridge?

If you remember last week, we discussed what your options were now that you have a missing tooth.   This week we will talk a little more about what a bridge is! Like we talked about before, a bridge fills the space where one or more teeth are missing.  It brings your bite back into working… Read More

The Tooth: Inside Out!

The Tooth: Inside Out!

For the next series of posts I’m going to be dealing with a dying or dead tooth.  I know.  Its quite macabre, but they are real scenarios that do happen to people everyday.  Since your West Seattle dentist, Dr. Christine Kirchner wants you to be informed about all things dental, I’m going to cover the… Read More

Crowns: Not just for kings and queens anymore!

Crowns: Not just for kings and queens anymore!

Since you are becoming an expert in all things restorative (meaning: fillings and things that fix your teeth) I thought I’d further your knowledge by explaining the ins and outs of what a crown is. This seems to be another death blow dealt to people.  Its not actually that bad.  When you come into your… Read More

A celebrity’s tiny little secret

A celebrity's tiny little secret

You’ve read in People that all the celebrities are doing it, so why can’t you?  Veneers, that is (this is a FAMILY friendly blog here!).  ANYWAY!  You aren’t here for play on words; you’re here to find out what they are. What is a veneer? Generally, with veneers, since it is a tiny little piece… Read More

Say CHEESE!!!

Say CHEESE!!!

So you’ve decided to have some cosmetic dental work done.  You’ll discover very quickly that your West Seattle dentist, Dr. Christine Kirchner will take lots and lots (and lots!) of pictures of the entire process.  Why does she do this? For starters, everyone loves a good before and after comparison.   What shade are your teeth… Read More