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How can salivary diagnostics help fight gum disease?

Salivary Diagnostics Offer New Hope for Gum Disease Treatment

One of the most destructive diseases of the gum and bone that supports the teeth is gum disease. Gum disease is initiated by bacteria, yeast, and viruses that live in the mouth or are acquired through salvia from someone else. So how can modern advances in dentistry help to diagnose ...
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Our Discovery Dental team at Highlands Day 2017

It Was Happily Ever After at Highlands Day 2017!

The summer officially ended in Issaquah with all the storybook characters from everyone’s favorite classic tales coming to life at Highlands Day 2017 organized by the Highlands Council. This year’s Medieval theme attracted thousands of neighbors, newcomers, and local businesses to enjoy live entertainment, hearty fare, and medieval fun. As a proud ...
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Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea

If You Snore You May Have Sleep Apnea!

There is nothing that feels better than getting a good night’s sleep.  Are you someone who doesn't remember what that feels like? Do you snore or lie next to someone that has a chronic snoring problem?  Did you know that someone sharing a bed with a snorer loses on average ...
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Bite disease can cause premature tooth loss

Bite Disease: Your Teeth Are Not Just There Just For Looks!

Your teeth are one of the most unique substances in your body. They are one of the hardest natural materials known to man and are resistant to penetration by most substances and are resistant to many diseases. However, when the teeth don't fit together properly, the inefficient use of the chewing ...
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Are cavities preventable? Find out how to protect your teeth from cavities.

How Can You Protect Your Teeth From Cavities?

Many parents expect their children to acquire cavities as they grow older, and often are surprised when children leave the dental office without the need for fillings. Are cavities really an unavoidable part of childhood? The answer lies in the underlying cause of cavities. Find out what you can do ...
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Are your gums healthy or might you have gum disease?

Gum Disease: A Common Condition with Serious Consequences

More than 75% of Americans have some form of periodontal disease (also called gum disease). Are you one of them? Maybe you're not sure. Find out how to recognize the symptoms and why this condition should not be treated lightly. Do I Have Gum Disease? Periodontal disease is one of the most ...
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Oral systemic health is about taking a holistic approach to dentistry.

Oral Systemic Health Dentistry Goes Beyond Teeth for Total Wellness

A trip to the dentist typically involves fillings, cleanings, and other routine services. But today, progressive dentists are spending more time learning and informing patients how dentistry and overall heath are directly connected. For example, when patients are experiencing gum disease, their chances of serious health risks dramatically increases. This ...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Are you familiar with this deadly disease? According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), an estimated 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer EVERY YEAR and 9,000 U.S. citizens will die from this horrifying disease. Oral cancer's mortality rate isn't ...
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Spring is just around the corner - could your dental health routine use a refresh?

How to “Spring Clean” Your Dental Health Routine

Warmer weather, budding trees...signs of spring are all around us! The first few glimpses of spring-like weather may send us into a spring cleaning frenzy around our homes and yards. Before you grab your bucket, squeegee, and mop, take a moment to think about your dental health routine. Could it ...
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sleep apnea is a big deal

Sleep Apnea: Is It a Big Deal?

Sleep apnea contributes to 450,000 death per year. So, yes! It is a big deal if you don't undergo the proper channels to treat this deadly disease. If you believe you or a loved one have sleep apnea, you're not alone. In America, sleep apnea affects more than 12 million people ...
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Patient Testimonials

DrVanama a great dentist!

DrVanama a great dentist! She is professional, warm and very thorough. She also has massage chairs, warm blankets and TV's so it is a more relaxed experience. I would reccommend her to anyone.

Sue Skelton

5.0
2016-03-05T06:29:59+00:00

Sue Skelton

DrVanama a great dentist! She is professional, warm and very thorough. She also has massage chairs, warm blankets and TV's so it is a more relaxed experience. I would reccommend her to anyone.

We are very glad to have her in our area

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Vanama. We began with her when she was first getting started in the Highlands. She has always taken very good care of both of us and has continued to make us feel comfortable and at ease in her office. She and her staff always have a welcoming attitude! We have recommended her to several of our friends. We are very glad to have her in our area.

Elizabeth Watkins

5.0
2016-03-05T06:29:23+00:00

Elizabeth Watkins

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Vanama. We began with her when she was first getting started in the Highlands. She has always taken very good care of both of us and has continued to make us feel comfortable and at ease in her office. She and her staff always have a welcoming attitude! We have recommended her to several of our friends. We are very glad to have her in our area.

I constantly refer patients to her

My family has been coming to Dr. Vanama for over 8 years. I constantly refer patients to her. Her staff always remember us, and my kids love her. Dr. Vanama is very attentive to your comfort and she had definitely earned our loyalty.

Kathryn Campbell

5.0
2016-03-05T06:28:00+00:00

Kathryn Campbell

My family has been coming to Dr. Vanama for over 8 years. I constantly refer patients to her. Her staff always remember us, and my kids love her. Dr. Vanama is very attentive to your comfort and she had definitely earned our loyalty.

My best dental experience ever!!

Right from the start, I knew this was the office for me! All of the staff members were warm, caring, and highly skilled. Dr. Vanama really took the time to identify my concerns and problems, which made me feel confident in the treatment that I was receiving. My best dental experience ever!! Thanks 🙂

Pratyusha Naidu

5.0
2016-03-05T06:27:12+00:00

Pratyusha Naidu

Right from the start, I knew this was the office for me! All of the staff members were warm, caring, and highly skilled. Dr. Vanama really took the time to identify my concerns and problems, which made me feel confident in the treatment that I was receiving. My best dental experience ever!! Thanks 🙂

Vanama and her team provide the best possible care

Always a great experience, Dr. Vanama has a very calming manner and Joelle is a killer hygienist, (in a good way!) My family and I look forward to our visits because we know how important good oral health is to our futures and that Dr. Vanama and her team provide the best possible care. I would and have recommended this office to friends and family.

Ed Wilhelme

5.0
2016-03-29T14:55:23+00:00

Ed Wilhelme

Always a great experience, Dr. Vanama has a very calming manner and Joelle is a killer hygienist, (in a good way!) My family and I look forward to our visits because we know how important good oral health is to our futures and that Dr. Vanama and her team provide the best possible care. I would and have recommended this office to friends and family.

She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful

I have been seeing Dr. Vanama for my dental needs for several years. She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful. When it is necessary to refer me to a specialist, she has the specialist come to her office for the convenience of the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Vanama.

Susan Draughon

5.0
2016-03-29T14:56:06+00:00

Susan Draughon

I have been seeing Dr. Vanama for my dental needs for several years. She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful. When it is necessary to refer me to a specialist, she has the specialist come to her office for the convenience of the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Vanama.

I have much confidence in her as a dentist

I have been a patient of Dr. Vanama for several years during which my experiences have been very positive. She is very approachable in regard to questions and finding the best course of treatment. I have much confidence in her as a dentist. Thank you.

Nicholas Moe

5.0
2016-03-29T14:56:41+00:00

Nicholas Moe

I have been a patient of Dr. Vanama for several years during which my experiences have been very positive. She is very approachable in regard to questions and finding the best course of treatment. I have much confidence in her as a dentist. Thank you.

Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable

Every time I go to Discovery Dental I am completely satisfied with their services. Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable. This is the first time I have ever had any dental work done and Dr. Vanama was very helpful throughout the entire process. I have never had a bad experience! I look forward to every visit

Alyason Mitchell

5.0
2016-03-29T14:58:17+00:00

Alyason Mitchell

Every time I go to Discovery Dental I am completely satisfied with their services. Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable. This is the first time I have ever had any dental work done and Dr. Vanama was very helpful throughout the entire process. I have never had a bad experience! I look forward to every visit
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