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Mill Creek Dentist: Brian Rutherford DDS
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What Your Tongue Says About Your Health - At my dental office in Mill Creek, we spend a lot of time getting people to open up and say, “Ah!” It’s because your oral health can tell us a lot about what is going on in the rest of your body. Did you know that your tongue can also provide some pretty interesting clues [ ]

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What’s Good and What’s Bad About Bottled Water? - These days you can’t go very far without seeing bottled water, whether you’re scanning the aisles at your favorite supermarket, cheering on your kids at their latest sporting event, or perhaps packing for a trip to your favorite vacation destination. Our dental office in Mill Creek wants you and your family to stay healthy and [ ]

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The Oral Health Hazards of Nail Biting - Nail biting is a habit that can affect not only the appearance of your nails, it can also cause damage to your oral health. As with any habit, nail biting can be difficult to break, but at our dental office in Mill Creek, we’re hoping that by providing our patients some information about the dangers [ ]

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“What’s it Mean When My Dentist Pokes My Gums and Says Numbers?” - If you’ve ever been to your dentist in Mill Creek and experienced several gentle pokes to your gums followed by hearing some numbers, you’ve had what’s called a periodontal charting. This charting is helpful when evaluating overall oral health and can give your dental team some insight to a proper treatment plan. What’s Periodontal Charting [ ]

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The Oral Health Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco - April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and while many people know the risks associated with smoking tobacco, the team at our dental office in Mill Creek want to make sure our patients and neighbors know that just because smokeless tobacco is, well, smokeless, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own fair share of [ ]

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All About Frenectomies - Frenectomies aren’t all that common in adults, but there are specific instances when the team at our Mill Creek dental office may recommend one to an adult patient. But why exactly would a frenectomy be needed, and what is it? We’re here to talk all about frenectomies and the benefits behind getting one. Anatomy 101 [ ]

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Words of Wisdom on Wisdom Teeth - Getting your wisdom teeth taken out is such a common procedure that over 90% of Americans undergo the surgery. But why is it important that these late-blooming teeth come out? Can’t they just stay in there? Well, sometimes they can, but if it’s recommended that they be removed, it’s to keep you from additional problems. [ ]

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All About Tooth Sensitivity - Having sensitive teeth can be incredibly uncomfortable and painful, especially while eating and drinking hot or cold treats. At our Mill Creek dental office, we understand how tooth sensitivity can keep you from enjoying your favorite foods and beverages, and we don’t want anyone to experience the pain and burden of it. We’re here to [ ]

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Top 4 Ways to Stop Biting Your Cheeks - Cheek biting is a common habit and is actually very similar to nail biting. Typically brought on by stress or when nervous, biting the inside of the cheek or the lips or tongue can be painful, and in certain cases, concerning for the dental team at our Mill Creek dental office. We’re here [ ]

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Decrease Sugar in Your Diet with These Tips - It’s probably no surprise that the team members at our dental office in Mill Creek aren’t big fans of sugar. Too much of the sweet stuff can seriously compromise your oral health, and we’d rather see your pearly whites happy and healthy. That’s one reason why we encourage all of our patients to reduce the [ ]
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