Are You Looking for Whiter, Brighter Teeth?

Daily brushing and flossing are essential to keeping your smile healthy and your teeth looking their best. At Dr. Shur Dental located in Lynnwood, Washington, Dr. Lyudmila Shur has been helping patients achieve healthier smiles for almost a decade, and has seen firsthand that the number one change our patients seem to desire for their… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Crown

Having a one or more chips on a tooth, whether it’s noticeable in your smile or simply on the biting surface of one of your back teeth can have some serious implications. Beyond simply marring your appearance or impeding your ability to chew food, the chipped enamel also invites tooth decay. This is especially troublesome… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Nightly Brushing

Usually, it’s fairly easy to brush your teeth as a part of your morning routine, but did you know that many people forget to brush their teeth right before they go to bed? As you can probably guess, this can lead to a number of negative consequences. If you don’t brush at night, your mouth… Read more »

Extracting a Severely Decayed Tooth Before Replacing it with a Bridge

A large cavity or area of tooth decay is always a cause for concern. Left unchecked the decay can spread deep into the tooth, effectively damaging or killing the root of the tooth. When this happens, Dr. usually has to extract the tooth before replacing it with a bridge. A bridge is basically a false… Read more »

What Toothpaste Should I use for my Child?

Do you take your oral health seriously? Do you brush for two minutes every day twice a day? Do you make a point of flossing? Do you help your children brush every day? If you do, you probably understand that brushing your children’s teeth may not be the easiest thing—but please don’t be discouraged. Helping… Read more »

The Importance of Taking Your Baby to the Dentist

As parents, we all want the best for our kids. You take your new baby in for all kinds of regular checkups with a pediatrician in order to ensure good health and development. The same should go for the dentist, once your baby has teeth to take care of, at least. Here is why taking… Read more »

Dealing with a Bridge that is Damaged

When Dr. fitted your bridge it was intended to be very durable and last for many years. At the same time, it’s not unheard of for a blow to the face or hard fall to damage part of a bridge as well as one of both of the abutments anchoring it to your jawbone. If… Read more »

How to Assess Your Risk of TMJ

If your jaw has a tendency to lock, pop and cause you headaches, you may have an issue with your temporomandibular joints—the joints that attach your lower jaw to your skull. We as a medical community have yet to determine a direct cause of TMJ. If you visit and schedule an appointment with Dr. ,… Read more »

The Various Materials Used to Fill a Cavity

A cavity is a small area of tooth decay that can often be repaired by your dentist by applying filling. This is common procedure for the dentists at that involves removing the decayed material, before filling it with a substance that is not subject to tooth decay. The location of the cavity and the primary… Read more »

Are Veneers Right for You

Is your smile perfect? Do you have a discolored or cracked tooth? Are you struggling with spaces in your teeth? Are you ever embarrassed by the imperfections in your smile? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, did you know that Americans pay over a billion dollars every year on whitening’s alone? Of course, if… Read more »