Keeping Your Smile Healthy While Wearing Braces

At Rainier Dental Center in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta and our dedicated team are happy to provide oral care for our patients straightening their smile with braces. Taking care of your teeth and gums is important to a healthy smile, and if you are currently in braces, you will want to go the extra mile… Read more »

The Best Way to Properly Clean Your Tongue

Many people, including denture wearers find that cleaning their tongue in their daily oral hygiene routine helps to maintain good oral health and improve chronic bad breath. Your tongue has a lot of rough surfaces that can harbor bacteria, and by giving your tongue a thorough cleaning at least once a day you can help… Read more »

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

In an emergency, regardless of whether someone is hurt or a building is on fire, time is of the essence. The same is true for a dental emergency. It is crucial to get to a dentist as soon as possible. Here are some things you can do in the meantime to help ensure a positive… Read more »

For Those with Dental Anxiety

There are many people who experience anxiety when they visit a dental office. The thought of sitting in a dental chair may make them nervous, or even afraid. Some people will avoid going to the dentist unless there is no other choice. Are you one of these people? Set your fears aside! At our dental… Read more »

Are You Ignoring Wisdom Teeth Problems?

Long ago when our ancestors were roaming the earth trying to survive, they needed the third molars to help chew the kinds of food they ate. Our diets have since evolved, making these third molars, or wisdom teeth, as they are commonly known, superfluous. Today our jaws are smaller than theirs were back then, and… Read more »

Advanced Gum Disease Can Be Resolved With Gingival Flap Surgery

An ineffective oral hygiene routine can lead to an excessive amount of tartar buildup at the gum line. Tartar at the gum line is the most common cause of gum disease. If gum disease is not resolved early, the infection and subsequent inflammation can cause your gums to recede from your teeth creating pockets of… Read more »


It’s that time of year again when insurance benefits will be lost. In some cases insurance benefits will be forfeited if plan requirements are not met by year’s end. In addition we want to remind all patients that regular periodontal examination and cleaning of teeth is very important for overall good health. Please call to make an appointment… Read more »

Caring for Your Smile This Holiday Season

As you gather around your friends and family this holiday season, it’s important that you take good care of your smile. The most important things you can do for your smile are keeping up with your oral hygiene routine and attending your six month dental checkups. These two things keep your smile in tip-top shape… Read more »

All About a Sinus Augmentation

At , we provide a sinus augmentation procedure that restores bone structure to the jaw. When you visit our office for this surgery, you will benefit from a stronger, healthier jaw bone and will be able to receive dental implants that restore the teeth missing from your smile. Reasons For A Sinus Augmentation Jaw bone… Read more »

The Reasons for Pulling a Tooth

There are many reasons for pulling a tooth, and I know it might seem a little scary, but you can trust that it’s for the best. Generally, our dentist does everything can to avoid tooth extraction, but if you’ve already scheduled your tooth extraction appointment, you can trust that this is the only option for… Read more »