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Dr. Keavin G. Mcintosh, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Keavin G Mcintosh DMD is a top Dentist in Puyallup, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Keavin G Mcintosh DMD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Keavin G Mcintosh DMD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Keavin G Mcintosh DMD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Puyallup, WA, Dr. Keavin G Mcintosh DMD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Keavin G. Mcintosh, DMD
  • Puyallup, WA
  • Accepting new patients

Should you brush receding gums?

Yes, please brush your gums and teeth 3 times a day with a soft bristle toothbrush. Circular motion, not a hard scrub. Scrub tile, toilets and bathtubs, brush your teeth.

How often can you whiten your teeth with trays?

Typically, we recommend only using the trays 1 time per day if you are doing an over-the-counter product (although I do not recommend, yet many do and have some results, but more READ MORE
Typically, we recommend only using the trays 1 time per day if you are doing an over-the-counter product (although I do not recommend, yet many do and have some results, but more money than a professional). Please get your teeth cleaned and checked at a dental office before, during, and regularly.

Can you use whitening strips on bonded teeth?

Yes, you can. They have no effect on the bonded teeth though, so you are throwing your money away. If you want to do the most effective whitening, see your dentist for a custom READ MORE
Yes, you can. They have no effect on the bonded teeth though, so you are throwing your money away. If you want to do the most effective whitening, see your dentist for a custom tray. The over-the-counter products or online ordering is not worth it, sorry.

What can a dentist do about sensitive teeth?

Make sure you see a dentist twice a year to get your teeth cleaned. There are a few options for sensitive teeth, bonding, MI paste, desensitization materials, etc. Try a sensitive READ MORE
Make sure you see a dentist twice a year to get your teeth cleaned. There are a few options for sensitive teeth, bonding, MI paste, desensitization materials, etc. Try a sensitive toothpaste, crest or Colgate, brush on, do not rinse it off, just spit out the extra. Most effective this way. See a general dentist for a cleaning, it is valuable!

Can you brush away a cavity?

So many people have asked this question. Unfortunately, no, you cannot. It needs to be fixed with a filling to get rid of the decay process that has started in the tooth.   READ MORE
So many people have asked this question. Unfortunately, no, you cannot. It needs to be fixed with a filling to get rid of the decay process that has started in the tooth.  

Can I wait a month to fill a cavity?

Usually, yes. Please take the advice of your dentist, though. Some cavities have already waited months before being diagnosed. Ask the advice from the dentist who diagnosed it, READ MORE
Usually, yes. Please take the advice of your dentist, though. Some cavities have already waited months before being diagnosed. Ask the advice from the dentist who diagnosed it, or is going to do the filling.

What happens if you ignore wisdom teeth pain?

The pain can intensify and the infection continues to grow. It is often an infection that is causing the pain. This bacteria, then travels to other areas of the body. What I am READ MORE
The pain can intensify and the infection continues to grow. It is often an infection that is causing the pain. This bacteria, then travels to other areas of the body. What I am saying is do not ignore it. Go get it taken care of soon.

What is the best mouthwash to use after a tooth extraction?

Chlorhexidine, a prescription mouth rinse, only if prescribed by the doctor. Call the office who removed your tooth. We often recommend no mouth rinse for at least 3 days.

How bad is it to fall asleep without brushing your teeth?

You will survive and so will your teeth. Unfortunately, bacteria in your mouth love for you to do this. It will lead to decay and gum disease if this becomes a habit. The longer READ MORE
You will survive and so will your teeth. Unfortunately, bacteria in your mouth love for you to do this. It will lead to decay and gum disease if this becomes a habit. The longer the bacteria have to sit on your teeth, the more damage they do. I do not recommend this become a regular occurrence. It is easy to brush for 2 minutes, just do it!! 
Best of luck to you!   

What happens if you don't fix chipped teeth?

They can be fine for a while, but broken things eventually break more. I recommend to get it evaluated and checked at your 6 month cleaning appointment for sure. It is often easier READ MORE
They can be fine for a while, but broken things eventually break more. I recommend to get it evaluated and checked at your 6 month cleaning appointment for sure. It is often easier to take care of the small things when they are small. 

Can you eat with removable partial denture?

Yes, you can. It is different, yet better than nothing.

Is it bad to skip brushing your teeth one night?

You will survive. Unfortunately, it just allows bacteria to continue to build and create a higher acidic environment. At least rinse with water, use your finger to scrub your teeth READ MORE
You will survive. Unfortunately, it just allows bacteria to continue to build and create a higher acidic environment. At least rinse with water, use your finger to scrub your teeth a little, then get back to the toothbrush.

Can I eat peanut butter after tooth extraction?

Yes, you can eat peanut butter. Better if it is creamy. Don't want food chunks in the extraction site. Call the office where you got it extracted.

What does an exposed nerve in a tooth feel like?

The feeling can be different for people. It can be extremely sensitive to air, temperature change. Crying pain. Go to a dentist and get an X-ray asap.

Should I be able to floss under my implant?

Yes, like a natural tooth. It may feel skinnier though.

How successful are dental bone grafts?

They are very reliable. I have had many patients have bone grafting procedures done. I use a trained oral surgeon, and one that is not part of a chain dental group.

Can a bottom tooth make a top tooth hurt?

Malocclusion happens. Yes, but the pain is usually from what is going between the teeth that causes the problem. Go to a general dentist, get an X-ray and check for a fractured READ MORE
Malocclusion happens. Yes, but the pain is usually from what is going between the teeth that causes the problem. Go to a general dentist, get an X-ray and check for a fractured tooth.

Are you awake during dental implant surgery?

It can be either way. Our patients have said being awake was no problem at all. Many choose to be under general anesthesia though. It is an easier procedure than you think. Choose READ MORE
It can be either way. Our patients have said being awake was no problem at all. Many choose to be under general anesthesia though. It is an easier procedure than you think. Choose a great oral surgeon and you will be fine.  

Why do my gums bleed around my crown?

Typically, it is plaque that is getting left around the crown. Make sure and brush 3 times a day and floss 1 time a day. Go see your dentist and get a teeth cleaning, bring it READ MORE
Typically, it is plaque that is getting left around the crown. Make sure and brush 3 times a day and floss 1 time a day. Go see your dentist and get a teeth cleaning, bring it up and let them evaluate and see if there is any other concern there.  

Can a night guard shift your teeth?

No, night guards are not strong enough nor have the forces to shift teeth. It is made by taking an impression of your teeth, and yes, your teeth shift daily, so, once it is seated READ MORE
No, night guards are not strong enough nor have the forces to shift teeth. It is made by taking an impression of your teeth, and yes, your teeth shift daily, so, once it is seated it will or may feel tight. If you leave it out for a while, it will feel tight again. Night guards are a great thing for bruxers, clenchers, and stress movements.