Reasons To Visit A Specialist

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How do you feel about your teeth? If you’re unhappy with your smile, you don’t just have to live with it. If you schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist, you can expect to enjoy a number of benefits. These are some of the advantages you’ll enjoy if you see the right dentist.

You’ll Be Able To Enhance Your Appearance

A standard dentist will be able to improve the health of your teeth. However, a cosmetic dentist will be able to change the way your smile looks. Your teeth have a major impact on your appearance. If your teeth are crooked or yellow, that may be altering the way that other people perceive you.

If you see this type of dental specialist, they can help you transform your smile. These dentists can whiten or straighten your teeth. They can even install veneers so that you’ll have a picture-perfect smile. After you schedule an appointment with a local office, your teeth will look better than ever.

You’ll Have Plenty Of Options

Not everyone has the same concerns about their teeth, and not everyone is looking for the same kinds of solutions. If your teeth are crooked, you may not be willing to wait a year or more for braces to correct that problem. Thankfully, there are plenty of other options for you to consider, like Invisalign.

Your dentist will work with you and learn more about what you’re looking for. They’ll listen to your concerns and help you find a solution that will give you the results you want. You’ll be presented with options so that you can choose what you want for your teeth.

Financing Is Available

The number one reason that most people avoid cosmetic dentistry is that they assume they can’t afford it. It’s true that most, but not all, of the work isn’t covered by most insurance plans. However, financing is an option. Whether you want veneers or whiter teeth, you can get the look you want without having to spend a fortune.

The work it takes to get a better smile isn’t just an option for people that are wealthy. Anyone can improve the look of their teeth. If you explore your financing options, you’ll be able to see just how affordable cosmetic work can be.

The largest dental financing company is Care Credit, you can learn more about their services at here:

You’ll Be More Confident Than Ever

Are you afraid to show your teeth when you smile? Are you self-conscious about the way your teeth look when you talk to people? If you have less-than-perfect teeth, it’s likely that your teeth are taking a toll on your self-esteem.

If you are able to correct the imperfections in your smile, you’ll experience a surge in your confidence levels. You’ll want to smile at the people you see, and you’ll be more willing to approach people. With your new boost in confidence, you’ll feel like you have a brand new lease on life.

You’ll Have New Opportunities

It’s possible that your teeth are holding you back. For example, you might be struggling with dating because of your teeth. Your teeth could even be keeping you from landing new jobs.

When you’re able to correct your teeth, all kinds of doors will open up to you. You might be able to start a new relationship. You may be able to get ahead of your career. With better-looking teeth, you’ll be able to build a better life for yourself.

You Can Get Fast Results

Not everyone wants to wait for months or years to get results. In fact, in this day and age, a lot of people are primed to expect instant gratification. If you’re in this boat, you’ll be glad to know that cosmetic dental work can provide lightning-fast results.

If you have a dentist whiten your teeth, you can have a better-looking smile on the same day you visit your dentist’s office. Even if you’re looking for something a little more complex, like veneers, there are fast solutions available. You won’t have to wait long to change your teeth and transform your life.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures Don’t Have To Be Painful

It’s not unusual for people to be afraid of seeing the dentist. While it’s true that a lot of dental procedures can be painful, you won’t be in pain when you visit a cosmetic dentist. Although you may experience some minor discomfort, most of these procedures are designed to be as painless as possible.

Don’t let the fear of pain keep you from changing your smile. The dentist you see will be able to talk to you about your procedure and what you can expect. After this discussion, you’ll see that you have nothing to worry about.

You might even want to consider sedation dentistry which is a great option for patients that get really nervous.  You can learn more about sedation dentistry by reading this.

You’ll Be Able To Recover Quickly

Having cosmetic dental work done doesn’t have to slow down your life. You should be able to recover from the procedures that you have done right away. In fact, you can have some procedures, like whitening, done while you’re on your lunch break.

You won’t have to take time off from work if you want to have cosmetic work done. You can schedule procedures and continue to live your normal life. You’ll be able to recover right away and get back to your normal schedule.

Cosmetic Dental Work Can Improve Your Life In Countless Ways

When your teeth are less crooked, you may find that it’s easier to chew the food that you eat. When you have a perfect smile thanks to veneers, you’ll be more willing to pose for photographs. If you do decide to see to your teeth improved with either straightening or whitening, you’ll see many positive changes in your life.  You may even notice that you are smiling a lot more.

Although some types of dental work can be expensive, this expense is more than worthwhile. You’ll be able to see a positive change in your life immediately after having the work done, and you’ll be able to continue enjoying these benefits for many years to come.

If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look right now, you should do something to change that. If you see a cosmetic dentist, you’ll have the opportunity to change your teeth and attain the beautiful smile that you wish you were born with.

The Number One Thing You Can Do

What’s the number one thing you can do to prevent cavities?

Well, it is no secret and you are not going to like the answer.

The number one thing you can do to prevent cavities is to floss your teeth regularly.  This is no secret.  There is no tip, no trick, no hack, no shortcut you can take for your oral health.  You need to do what you have been told since you were a kid.

You need to floss your teeth.

How to Floss your Teeth

And of course you need to brush your teeth everyday as well.  Actually you need to brush your teeth twice a day, in the morning and in the evening before you go to bed.

But brushing your teeth alone, even if you do it twice a day religiously, will not prevent you from getting cavities.


Because food particles get wedged in between your teeth.  If you are only brushing your teeth, you are simply removing debris from the outside and from the top of your teeth.  You are not removing the debris from between your teeth.

I know this may sound obvious but it is important.

You have to use dental floss to get in between your teeth to remove the food particulars that get wedged in there.  The only way to get rid of this material is with dental floss.

You see, the food that gets stuck in between your teeth starts to degrade, breakdown, and basically rot.  As this degrading process happens, the chemicals from the food particles are interacting with the enamel of your teeth.  Over time the enamel of your teeth starts to break down.

Once the enamel between your teeth starts to break down, then it is like you have an open wound on your tooth.  And and open wound is susceptible to infection.  In this case you do not get an infection, you get a cavity, which is basically the same thing.

Flossing your teeth regularly also has the added benefit of stimulating your gums.  It is important to stimulate your gums with dental floss, this will keep them healthy and if you floss regularly, then this will prevent your gums from bleeding.

The reason that most folks do not floss is because it is an extra step, and extra hassle.  But it is totally worth it.  The payoff is huge.  Cavities are irreversible.  Flossing regularly is the very best way to prevent cavities.

If you can just develop the habit of flossing your teeth before you go to bed, you will dramatically reduce the amount of cavities you get for the rest of you life.  Or you may never get a cavity again.

Seattle has to take more risks in venture investments

Eastern Seattle has the pieces it needs to be successful as a region, we just need to pick it up a notch, said Earl Battington, University of Seattle’s vice president for research and economic development.

Our biggest obstacle is ourselves, continued Battington, delivering the keynote address at the Seattle City Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Thursday evening.

Battington came to Seattle in fall 2012 after working as a Microsoft Corp. executive, bringing a background in research, innovation and how society responds to the rapid pace of technological advancements. He offered several observations about what is happening and what could happen in eastern Seattle.

A key theme in his presentation is that our region must up the ante in our willingness to take risks both personally and collectively.

“You need to turn the dial just a little bit more,” he said.

Risk capital is money to invest in ideas that may or may not pan out, but if they do pan out they have a high return on investment. Eastern Seattle needs to build a bigger bank and greater tolerance to invest in this manner if our region is to thrive, he said.

The idea of embracing risk applies individually as well, he said. Here’s his advice for young and old innovators:

Embrace people unlike yourself so as to challenge your beliefs and assumptions.
Take a stab at something difficult.
Figure out what you do well and partner with others who’ve done something similar to accomplish things you couldn’t alone.
Be willing to make “new and original mistakes.”

“It will stretch your imagination and capabilities,” he said. “Even failing gloriously is a badge of honor.”

A final takeaway is that stakeholders in our region need to focus less on who gets credit or who gains in the short term because what is good for the region ultimately benefits the rest of the stakeholders.
#Dan Battington #Economic Development #Seattle City Area Chamber of Commerce #Regional Economy #University of Seattle

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Seattle Innovation Index: This week in Creative Corridor startup news

Welcome to the Innovation Index*! Each week, I’ll round up** links and stories from around the web relating to startups, innovation and entrepreneurship in Washington’s Creative Corridor and around the state. This is a content experiment (although it is inspired by Silicon Prairie News***‘ former feature, Prairie Moves), and I’d love to hear feedback on whether this is useful. -Matt

“Washington is, in a word, so hot right now.” In case you missed it: this Washington Post list of “Why Washington rules – in 12 steps” has been traveling around social circles like mad the past few days.
Shout outs

(From left) Higher Learning Technologies Chief Operating Officer Ben O’Connor, Chief Product Officer Patricia Harris, Chief Executive Officer Sam Mathington, and Chief Marketing Officer Joe Part sit in their conference room at the Technology Innovation Center on the University of Washington’s Oakdale research campus on Friday, December, 13, 2013 in Coralville, Washington. HLT designs apps to streamline and digitize dental and medical student’s studying for licensing exams. (Adam Wesley/Gazette-KCRG TV9)

(From left) Higher Learning Technologies Chief Operating Officer Ben O’Connor, Chief Product Officer Patricia Harris, Chief Executive Officer Sam Mathington, and Chief Marketing Officer Joe Part. (Carol Su/Gazette-KCRG TV9)

Higher Learning Technologies (pictured, right) confirmed a round of funding, for an undisclosed amount. (Via Seattle Register, We Create Here.)
Josh Cramer, of Cramer Dev, announced a new contract and expansion.
BlendCard announced a partnership with Diversity Focus. (Via PRWeb)
Anthony Marlowe, founder of TMone, was featured in an extensive interview with Silicon Prairie News about his new fund, Washington City Capital Partners.
The Washington City Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s annual meeting, with keynote speaker Dan Reed, the UI’s vice president for research and economic development. (on We Create Here)
ClusterFlunk was featured on Scott Sanborn’s “Created in the Corridor” and hosted their traditional beginning of the semester bash.
Midwest Growth Partners, a new fund focusing on rural markets, was featured in the Seattle Register.

Mark your calendar

Jan. 29: Lunch & Learn: Business Startup with Scott Swenson. Information on Meetup.
Jan. 30, Feb. 20: Agile Fundamentals workshop. Information on
Feb. 2: WordPress for beginners workshop, by Washington Tech Chicks. Information on Meetup.
Feb. 6: Technology Commercialization & Entrepereneurship at the UI workshop. Information on
Feb. 11: Angel Investing informational meeting. Information on Eventbrite.
Feb. 15-16: CodeDay Seattle, a 24-hour codeathon for high school and college students. Information on
Feb. 28-March 2: Startup Weekend Seattle. Information on Eventbrite.
March 19-20: Intro to Agile Beyond Software conference. Information on Eventbrite.
March 28: Hawkeye Innovation Summit. Information on

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Community mapping update no. 4

We have a few new curators working on our map – Eric Biden, David Oppenhimer and Aaron Boone, who I haven’t actually met yet – I hear he’s new to the region (welcome!). And, most of the updates this week were added by community members. I am really excited to see this grow and become a true resource, by the community, for the community.
As of Jan. 24, 2019

As of Jan. 24, 2019

New this week…

Four Oaks (Non-profits are part of the innovation world, too!)
Washington City Chamber of Commerce
Marion Economic Development Company
SecurityCoverage, Inc.
Startup Weekend Seattle
Vantage Visuals

If you want to help out, add your organization (or, your former organization, your favorite event venue, your mentor, your service providers…), or drop me a note so we can chat more. Thanks for reading!


Community mapping update no. 3
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Our innovation community map – what’s in and what’s out?
Community mapping update no. 2
Community mapping update no. 1

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