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Fellowship Award

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Dear Patients and Friends, I just wanted you all to know that two weeks ago I received my Fellowship in Implant Dentistry from the American Dental Implant Association (ADIA). The field of Implant Dentistry is rapidly changing, so this is my comittment to you that I will continue to grow…

Food and Drug Interactions

Alcohol and certain foods can alter the way your body responds to some common medications. Take the time to carefully read all lavels on prescription and non-prescription medications. Your doctor and pharmacist will also be able to tell you about possible food and alcohol interactions, or other midications that you…

Porcelain/Zirconia crowns

What we know about zirconia restorations. Dear patients, This is a recent email I received from Nobel Biocare regarding porcelain crowns: We’ve all seen the recent series of attacks and counterattacks about the clinical durability of some types of all-ceramic crowns. While healthy competition is useful, let’s focus on what…

SUGAR?

How much sugar should you eat? New guidelines from the American Heart Association recommend that women eat no more than 100 calories (25g) of added sugars per day. Men should limit their intake to no more than 150 calories (about 35.7 g). Added sugars include sugars and syrups like high-fructose…

Tooth Sensitivity after Composite Fillings

Dr Karla feels there are many reasons you may require a filling: Decay (Cavity) Fractured tooth Old Silver Amalgam Filling that is breaking down Recurrent Decay (Cavity) around an old filling I always tell my patients that any time a tooth is drilled on, there is potential for some post…

Dr. Bloomquist’s Tips for Babies Teeth

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Teeth start to erupt at (approximately) the age of 6 months. As soon as these teeth come in, they need to be taken care of! You can use a small soft toothbrush or even a damp washcloth. Rub both gums and teeth, and just as we do, twice a day.…

Gig Harbor Dentist wishing you a Happy New Year!

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Hello Patients, friends and Potential Patients, I’m starting the New Year with continuing my education in a 5 month Dental Implant Series! I’m half way through this amazing course and by May of this year I am looking at having my Fellowship credentials. That only means that I’m committed to staying…
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