Lifestyle

Articles on the topic of Lifestyle from the dental blog of Dr. Christine Kirchner DDS in Seattle, WA.

Daylight Savings Time – What Can You Do With an Extra Hour?

Daylight Savings Time - What Can You Do With an Extra Hour?

We will soon be enjoying the benefit of an extra hour of daylight. What can you do with that extra hour that will bright you the greatest benefit?

Women’s History Month: 4 Women Who’ve Changed the Face of Dentistry

Women's History Month: 4 Women Who've Changed the Face of Dentistry

  Did you know? Only 1.1% of dental students were female in 1968. That number dramatically increased to 47.7% in 2014. [SOURCE] Christine Kirchner DDS decided to celebrate Women’s History Month by sharing four women dentists who’ve changed the face of dentistry. You could say they are responsible for contributing to the above statistic (along… Read More

What does the candy you give out say about you?

What does the candy you give out say about you?

Here at your West Seattle dentist‘s office, Dr. Kirchner wants you to know the facts about candy and tooth decay.  With Halloween right around the corner, here are tips to consider as you your child starts munching through his Halloween haul! Remember, it’s not only the sugar, it’s also about the length of time candy… Read More

Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks: Dangerous to teeth???

Sports Drinks and Energy Drinks: Dangerous to teeth???

While I was doing research for last week’s post on fluoride, I stumbled upon an article talking about the dangers of consuming sport drinks and energy drinks.  While it ended up not having anything to do with fluoride, I decided it warranted a post all to itself.  There was good information that I hadn’t heard of before… Read More

Yup. There’s an app for that!

Hey look! It's Dr. Kirchner!!

So I was farting around the internet trying to figure out what to write for this post.  Talk about bacon flavored floss again? Naw.  Post about the whitening contest winner? Not enough material (although a big fat CONGRATS to SHANNON STARR!!).  Talk about how your West Seattle dentist’s very own website has been nominated for… Read More

Bad Breath: How NOT to stink it up for the holidays!

Bad Breath: How NOT to stink it up for the holidays!

With the holidays arriving, your West Seattle dentist thought it’d be a great idea to remind you about bad breath.  What actually brought this up was I was visiting the Pacific Science Center with my kids.  I was checking out the new “Wellbody” exhibit and there was a whole section on brushing your teeth and things relating to the mouth.  “Oh… Read More

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone! Here at your West Seattle dentist, we love Halloween! I thought it might be a good idea to discuss candy. Yum. I can’t wait to scrounge around in my son’s bag for some yuumyness…Oh wait, was I thinking (typing) out loud?  Of course the hugest part of Halloween is the candy. Its… Read More

In which you become Bionic Woman (or Man)!

In which you become Bionic Woman (or Man)!

So you have a missing tooth, you want it filled, but you don’t want to do it with a bridge.  It seems a little too high maintenance to you and you don’t want to take two additional teeth down with it.  Your next option would be to do an implant. Your going to stick what… Read More