Smile Ballard's Blog

Water > Sports Drinks

Lets be honest, being outside during a Seattle summer is one of the best places to be, and with all these new outdoor activities it’s easy to skip the water and grab a sugary sports drink instead.  Sports drinks advertise their product as healthy, filled with electrolytes, and definitely keep quiet about how much sugar […]

The Interview

  Lyndsay has been one of our hygienists for almost four years. We decided it’d be fun to ask her some questions so we can get to know her. Here we go! Okay Lyndsay, tell us a little about yourself? I am 27, I have a corgi and I am engaged to be married in […]

The Secrets Behind Making Your Age Just a Number

You don’t feel your age, so why should you look your age? Ask almost anyone over the age of 40 to tell you what people guess their age to be. On average, it’s seven to 10 years younger than their actual, biological age. Do you know what that means? Our sense of age is changing. […]

5 Myths About Root Canals

Just hearing the words “root canal” can be enough to make most people cringe. The mental image of a root canal patient holding a grossly swollen jaw while groaning with pain has been perpetuated by movies, television, and cartoons. But is that the true picture of modern-day root canal treatment? Here are five commonly believed […]

The Top 3 Surprising Reasons Why Straight Teeth Matter

Are you considering straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment? You have good reason to invest in yourself! A recent study revealed that almost 80% of patients who completed orthodontic treatment felt that teeth straightening was one of the most life-changing decisions that they ever made. For most teens and adults, the primary motivation to correct […]