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Fill the Canoe School Supply Drive 2019

  For the past 7 years, Johns Family Dentistry have proudly partnered with Red Canoe Credit Union and Puyallup – Communities In Schools, to collect school supplies for all 32 schools in the Puyallup School District. For every pound that is donated, Red Canoe Credit Union will match on the dollar!   We believe that […]

What Your Tongue Can Tell You About Your Health

Healthy Tongue For clues about problems in your mouth, stick out your tongue and look in the mirror. A healthy tongue should be pink and covered with small nodules (papillae). Any deviation from your tongue’s normal appearance, or any pain, may be cause for concern.   If your tongue has a white coating or white […]

How to manage your teen’s dental habits?

How to Manage Your Teen’s Dental Habits? Raising a teen comes with its own set of challenges: first crushes, mood swings, identity crises are all part of the package. The one thing that does not get sufficient attention, however, is their dental hygiene. Among the different changes that puberty marks, is the first full set […]

Do you have a stubborn friend/family member that refuses to see the dentist?

Of course you do! We all do. Working within a dental practice we hear patients on a regular basis express their concerns for a relative or a friend that simply just refuses to see the dentist. Whether it is because of fear, finances or principals it can be extremely frustrating. What did it take to […]

Dental Care during Pregnancy

Why is dental care in pregnancy important? During pregnancy, you are more likely to have problems with your teeth or gums. If you have an infection in your teeth or gums, the chance of your baby being premature (born early) or having low birth weight may be slightly higher than if your teeth and gums […]

I need a crown? And not the kind to wear on my head….

Since crowns are one of the more common restorations that people need on their teeth, most dentist are regularly asked the question, “Do I really need a crown.” It is a completely fair question because even with insurance, crowns may cost you hundreds of dollars at a time. The reason they are recommended frequently is […]

Common Dental Emergencies

Most people know what to do when an emergency arises. However, many patients don’t know what to do when they’re eating their favorite food and a tooth breaks. Most people don’t know how to handle a cracked, fractured, or even knocked-out tooth. For this reason, Johns Family Dentistry wants to help patients stay prepared in […]

Stress in the Workplace

Everyone who ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming – and harmful both physical and emotional health. Stress is a common cause of health problems […]

Christmas…a time of giving.

Christmas is one of the happiest holidays. During this season, people often are more generous. Families gather to help neighbors; donations are made to people in need. The practice of giving is not a recent innovation – it began on the first Christmas when Jesus was born. Everyone in the story had something to give. […]

Annual Turkey Donation Drive

The meaning of the word Puyallup, is generous people. We are lucky to practice dentistry and live in a community of such generous people, as the people of Puyallup. This year we celebrate our 10th annual “Turkey Drop!” For a decade, the amazing patients of Johns Family Dentistry have graciously donated turkeys to help families […]