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Cavity Prevention Tip Of The Day

Tuesday, May 5th
Straight out of the hygiene center, Dr. Rafoth gives some advice for how to neutralize your risk for tooth decay. Chris Rafoth is the owner of Lyons Creek Dental Care, providing medical dentistry, dental implants, and facial esthetics since 1998 for Shoreline and greater Seattle areas, as well as communities in King and Snohomish counties. Any questions or comments? Contact him at chris@lyonscreekdentalcare.com today! [ Read More ]

The Patient’s Medical Health Is Very Important In Our Dental Treatment

Monday, February 23rd
What we are doing in dentistry today is vastly different from the care patients received 30 years ago. Technology is always going to change. But the biggest changes aren’t necessarily about computing or 3D or nanorobots. One of the most significant changes in dentistry is the attention we dentists pay to the medical health of our patients. An assessment of our patients starts with taking vital statistics (blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen concentration, temperature). We review medical conditions and medications being taken. Then we do an assessment of the head and neck before we enter the mouth for a dental… [ Read More ]

Stanwood WA Dentist, Dr. Rafoth, Addresses Negative Article About Dentists

Monday, October 27th
My wife showed me an article the other day. It’s called "Your dentist may be ripping you off. Here’s how to avoid that.” I read it, and had a ton of opinions about the site, the author, and the quality of the journalism(?) that went beyond the topic. But I took a breath, and focused on the content so I could give my readers and patients actual facts about the issues presented. There are a few statements in the article that actually have merit. You likely don’t need all your fillings ripped out. You should be careful of bait-and-switch offers… [ Read More ]