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3 reasons why I love being a dental assistant at Huntington Bay Dental!

1) MEETING NEW PEOPLE–  A dental assistant has the opportunity to meet and work with lots of different people in the form of patients.  It is so much fun meeting each and every person who walks through the door.

2) ALWAYS LEARNING – I learn something new every day with each patient I meet! Just
this alone helps me to grow as a dental assistant and a person.  With every patient there is something new and exciting to learn.  No two days are the same and it consistently will keep you on your toes ready to learn more.

3) HELPING OUR PATIENTS–  As a dental assistant, there is nothing better than seeing a patient leave the office with a new smile. When a patient smiles confidently and is proud to show off their teeth, it makes my day knowing that I helped to get them there. A dental office is not everyone’s favorite place and my job of making them feel comfortable can help to make their experience better- hopefully helping to eliminate any fear associated with being in the office.

Flossing Yes or No

Despite the recent NY Times article regarding flossing and not being scientifically proven to improve oral health; the dental hygienists here at Huntington Bay Dental, with combined experience of over 40 years, categorically object. The Huntington Bay Dental hygienists can attest to the fact that flossing is key in maintaining optimum oral health.  Patients that we have… Continue Reading

How many acidic foods and drinks do you consume a day?

How many acidic foods and drinks do you consume a day? pH Level/Caries/Tooth Wear and Acid Erosion Acid erosion occurs when acids from foods and drinks soften the surface of the tooth. The enamel can slowly wear away. Over time it can lead to irreversible damage to teeth. Laboratory experiments indicate that tooth enamel can… Continue Reading

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016

As Halloween approached, we are surrounded by candy wherever we go. Children and adults tend to indulge in more candy than usual. Plain chocolate is best, it dissolves in your mouth rapidly and therefore does not have time to stick to your teeth.  Avoid candy that is chewy, sticky or sour. These types of candies… Continue Reading

Kois Center Graduate

Kois Center Graduate

3/29/16: Dr. Figari is now a Kois Center Graduate. What does this mean? She has been taking courses in Seattle over the course of 5 years. Read more about the Kois Center! Read more …   Continue Reading

Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling

Pinterest and google searches have made more and more patients aware of oil pulling.  Many of our patients have come into our office in recent months and asked about it.  There is a buzz going around our area about OIL PULLING.  So what your dentist think? Oil pulling dates back to ancient Ayurvedic medicine and was… Continue Reading

We Want to Make You HAPPY About Your Smile

We Want to Make You HAPPY About Your Smile

At Huntington Bay Dental, we want you to be happy about your smile. There is research that shows that smiling more can have numerous positive impacts on your life. Smiling makes you look younger, more attractive and is associated with being trustworthy. Smiling also has the power to boost your mood and improve your overall… Continue Reading

“Do a Good Deed” Scholarship Contest Winners

“Do a Good Deed” Scholarship Contest Winners

(February 2014) To encourage good deeds and random acts of kindness, we asked high school students to submit a short video of themselves doing a good deed for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship. The response was HUGE! We’re delighted to announce that our “Do a Good Deed” Scholarship Contest was a huge success!… Continue Reading