Philip R. Howard, DDS Family Dental Practice

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Our team of dental professionals in West Seattle is dedicated to delivering clinical excellence and making your comfort our top priority. Philip R. Howard, D.D.S., along with his team of qualified, experienced staff are trained in using the latest dental techniques to deliver prevention-based, non-invasive dental care. We want to make you smile, and we'll do whatever it takes to make sure you feel good about the treatments you receive at our practice.

A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.
Call us (206) 938-1777

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Fatty fish like salmon and Atlantic mackerel are one of the few good food sources of vitamin D. Vitamin D is critical for oral health since it allows your body to absorb and use calcium, a nutrient that protects your teeth and gums from disease. The vitamin D found in salmon makes it easier for your teeth and bones to get the full power of calcium from the foods you're eating.

Gum disease also is known as periodontal disease, and is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Gum disease one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because it is virtually pain free, many patients do not know they have the disease.

Your child should visit the dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with cleanings to keep teeth their strongest. Tooth sealants are also recommended because they "seal" the deep grooves in your child’s teeth, preventing decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas. Sealants last for several years, but will be monitored at your regular checkups.

Using a good mouthwash will not only keep your breath fresh, it can help keep harmful bacteria at bay. Use a mouthwash that kills bacteria. A number of brands on the market do just that.

A root canal treatment involves one to three visits. During treatment, your general dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in problems with the nerves of the teeth) removes the affected tissue. Next, the tissue will be removed and the interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental composite. If your tooth has extensive decay, your doctor may suggest placing a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from breaking. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime

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Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. These teeth usually appear in late teens or early twenties but may become impacted (fail to erupt) due to lack of room in the jaw or angle of entry.

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4520 42nd Ave SW, Ste 23
Seattle, WA
98116

Opening Hours

Tuesday 7am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 2pm
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