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The Whole Tooth Podcast

Dr Lance Timmerman shares in more detail the dental services he offers. Many people scour the web to get a better understanding of dental care and dental services, yet simply reading and looking at photos are not enough. This medium allows people to understand more fully what dental care has to offer.
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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 30, 2016

The ideal sequence is to perform root canal therapy and THEN place a final restoration (normally a crown).  However, life throws us curves, and sometimes a crown is placed and a root canal is needed AFTERWARDS.  What do you do with the hole in the crown?  Can you just plug it?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains....

Jan 29, 2016

When using dental benefits (sometimes called insurance) the out of pocket costs become more important than the total.  If it costs YOU less, is that the better deal? Seattle dentist Dr Lance Timmerman explains how superior treatment (dental implants) can actually be CHEAPER than a dental bridge alternative.

Jan 29, 2016

Some patients have a challenge managing family and health care, so they want to combine both.  Can a patient bring their child to their dental appointment?  Dr Lance Timmerman talks about how it works in HIS office.

Jan 27, 2016

Patients often get confused, and it is understandable when so many dentists can't agree with diagnosing or treating multiple issues.  A common one: why is a teeth cleaning so expensive at one office and virtually nothing at another (insurance pays the entire thing)?

 

Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

 

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Jan 27, 2016

A porcelain veneer smile makeover can change a life.  Is this service limited to certain people, or can ANYONE get one? Dr Lance Timmerman explains....

Jan 26, 2016

Root canal therapy gets a bad rap.  Most patients only hear about them when something goes wrong (or their friend waited too long to fix it).  But what IS a root canal?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Jan 25, 2016

As the population ages and is living longer, they are keeping more of their teeth than in the past, including wisdom teeth.  Does that mean people can/should keep them? Dr Lance Timmerman explains

Jan 25, 2016

It used to be standard to pull premolars when seeking orthodontic (braces) treatment.  Is that still common?  Why?

 

Dr Lance Timmerman in Tukwila explains.

Jan 20, 2016

Black triangles between teeth are not pretty and can be annoying if food is stuck on a routine basis.  Can that be fixed? Dr Lance Timmerman DMD explains...

Jan 20, 2016

Every dental office is different.  The equipment, the skill set, the decorations.... and most importantly, the very first visit.  What is the first visit with Dr Lance Timmerman DMD in Tukwila, WA like?  Is it thorough?  Is it quick?  Is it combined with a cleaning?

Jan 19, 2016

Sometimes it appears that the crooked teeth are on the lower arch only and the upper teeth are fine.  Can braces be put on the lower teeth only?  Dr Lance Timmerman explains.

Jan 13, 2016

It is not unusual to have Invisalign trays (aligners) get lost, or sometimes crack/break.  What to do? When is the best time to move on to the next aligner?  What about the immediately past aligner? Dr Lance Timmerman DMD explains.

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