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Cristin Dowd, DDS
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Cristin Dowd, DDS of Signature Smiles serves Woodinville, WA
Cristin Dowd, DDS of Signature Smiles serves Woodinville, WA

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Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth, and for many patients, they are the optimal method of restoration. #DentalImplants #Dentist #CosmeticDentist

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If you suffer from decay, a filling can save the outer structure of your tooth and restore its function. #Dentist

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A way of stopping a child from sucking his or her thumb includes staying positive and rewarding the right behavior, as opposed to being negative and punishing for thumb-sucking. #PediatricDentistry #FamilyDentist #Dentist #ChildDentistry

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#DidYouKnow most studies show that anywhere from 75% to 95% of infants suck on their thumbs. In the majority of cases, this is not a cause of concern or anything you need to worry about. If your child doesn't grow out of it by the time his or her permanent teeth are erupting, that's when you may want to pay more attention and potentially intervene. #Dentist

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#Didyouknow that #dentists recommend that your baby's first dental visit occurs right after the first tooth appears? Generally though, within six months of that first tooth, or by the age of one, the first visit should take place. #FamilyDentist

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#Didyouknow dental anxiety is a very real problem for many of our patients? To help you overcome your apprehension so that you can receive the treatment you need, a #dentist can offer various methods of sedation, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, intramuscular injections, and intravenous (IV) sedation. 

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To accommodate dental implants, you must have a large and strong enough jaw. If your jawbone has been compromised because of tooth loss, a #dentist can build up the structure of your jaw during a bone graft procedure. 

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Crowns also hold bridges in place and are used to top implants. Bridges are restorations which replace missing teeth, literally “bridging the gap” left by the lost teeth #Dentist

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A child's first teeth will begin erupting between six and 12 months of age, and this will continue until about the age of three until he or she has a full set of 20 primary teeth. When babies are teething, you can soothe their gums by rubbing a cool, clean finger on them or making use of a teething ring. #Dentist

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Dental bonding can correct many of the same flaws as porcelain veneers. During the procedure, your dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to your teeth, and can use the material to fill in chips and cracks, cover stains, and restructure irregularly-shaped teeth. #CosmeticDentist
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