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Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics after getting his front tooth knocked out during a game.

Protect Your Teeth

Sports build camaraderie. They’re fun, adding some excitement to an otherwise mundane week, and they’re always a great source for exercise. But of course, all good things have to have some kind of drawback, right? If you thought this, you’d be correct. And with sports, you have to balance your fun with the risk of injury—and that includes mouth injuries. As the NBA Finals start up, you don’t have to think too far back for a dramatic example. During the playoffs, Boston ... Read more
Periodic Table showing fluoride

What Is Fluoride?

Everyone knows that fluoride and oral hygiene go together… but why? What is fluoride, and how does it protect your teeth? Maybe you haven’t given a moment’s thought to such questions, but if you’re the curious type, read on. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a simple form of the element fluorine, which naturally exists in the earth’s crust, in water, and even in the air. Fluorine is related to elements like chlorine, which is used to sanitize pools, and iodine, which is often ... Read more
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Helping Care for Your Children’s Teeth

Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral care. Children learn their habits from their parents and caregivers. You can help your children learn healthy habits by setting a good example by brushing with them daily, taking them to the dentist regularly and giving them healthy foods. Brushing and flossing remove plaque that leads to disease and breaks down the teeth. Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, loss of teeth and loss of self-confidence. Children who have good oral care at ... Read more
Couple after winning a Valentine's Day giveaway from their Richmond dentist

Thank You Giveaway

All of us at Midtown Dental want to thank you for the support you've shown us as a community. We see over 2,000 patients all over the Tri-Cities, and some that travel hours just for our doctor's care. All of your reviews, comments, and Likes on Facebook help give our office recognition online to prospective new patients. That's all thanks to YOU! So let's give back to you! Starting in February, when you "check-in" on Facebook, you'll be entered into a drawing for ... Read more
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Six Things You Might Not Know About Kid’s Teeth

#1 How often kids snack – not just what they eat – can be harmful to their teeth. Teeth need breaks between meals and snacks to prevent cavities. Grazing on snacks or sipping juices or sport drinks all day causes cavities. Eat and drink in one sitting instead of sipping and snacking all day long.   #2 BABY teeth matter. Baby teeth can help children chew food and speak clearly. They shape the children’s faces and guide adult teeth into place. Cavities can cause pain and affect a child’s ... Read more
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Taking Care of Yourself During Pregnancy

In the beginning of your pregnancy, it is so important to receive enough nutrients, especially calcium, protein, phosphorous, folic acid and vitamins A, C, and D. Your baby’s teeth begin to develop during the second trimester and what you eat greatly affects the growth of your unborn child, including their teeth.   Making Healthy Food Choices: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables Beans, peas and lentils Papaya, tomato juice, oranges/orange juice, strawberries, cantaloupe and bananas Whole grain products with fortified folic acid Lean beef, skinless poultry ... Read more

Five Questions to Help You Be the Best Version of Yourself in 2017

Creating a new you begins with a belief that you can accomplish what you set out to do. Confidence in our own capabilities determines how we feel, think and behave. There is no better time than the beginning of a new year to apply these lessons to our own lives. What would I see in a snapshot of my best self? Before you begin setting goals for yourself, look ahead to your intended end result. Often individuals who doubt their ... Read more
Smile it just might change your life

Smile — It Just Might Change Your Life

How Is Your Oral Health Affecting Your Career? You’ve spent months applying to job postings that fit your professional goals and career path. You’ve paid for a professionally crafted résumé and spent hours creating custom cover letters. Finally, after what seems like an agonizing wait, you land your first interview. With only days to prepare, you gather and print letters of recommendation, put together your portfolio, and purchase the perfect outfit. You are ready. Or are you? Responding effortlessly to a barrage of ... Read more
Grappling with tooth injuries

What To Do In A Dental Emergency

Last November the world watched in shock during the UFC 193 event as Holly Holm defeated Ronda Rousey with a knockout blow to the face that left her out of the limelight for days. When she finally emerged, it was revealed that she had sustained injuries to her face that had resulted in several unstable teeth. She explained that it could be months before she would even be able to eat an apple. With the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and ... Read more
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Danielle Kleist Honored By WSU

Help us celebrate Dr. Chris Kleist's wife, Danielle, who was recently honored by Washington State University for her service to students. She is truly an amazing woman with great ambitions for the students at WSU. We are so proud of everything she has achieved during her time at WSU! If you missed the news about her award, you can read the article from the Tri-City Herald below. Congratulations Danielle!           Read more
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