Eugene S. Mumford, DDS

Family dentist Eugene Mumford, DDS, practices a full scope of general dentistry that enriches your health and focuses on providing a relaxing environment.

Implant-supported dentures have many benefits, and one of them is comfort. Dentures can be uncomfortable when worn for too long or if they start to not fit properly as the jaw changes shape over time, but implant-supported dentures are fixed to your jaw, creating a comfortable, long-lasting fit.

Dental implants are a solution for replacing missing teeth and are made up of an implant secured to the jaw, an abutment, and a crown. #dentalimplants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even a full arch of missing teeth by securing dentures.

[06/24/20]   While many snacks have sugars that can hurt your smile, there are still snack options that are good for you! Lean proteins, cheese, fruits, veggies, and nuts are great choices. What are your favorite snacks?

Once a dental implant is placed, the metal implant is not visible when placed in the jawbone, and the only portion that should be visible is the implant crown, which will be designed to fit with the rest of your natural teeth.

It’s important to incorporate movement into your daily routine, whether it’s a brisk walk or a 5K run. What’s your favorite way to exercise?

Shout out to the wonderful best friends that are there for us no matter what! Today is National Best Friend Day, and it’s a perfect opportunity to tell your friends how much you care about them.

Canker sores are small ulcers that commonly develop on the inner lining of your cheeks and lips, and they can be caused by foods you eat, infection, stress, and mouth injury. Typically, these go away within a couple weeks, but if you have a sore that lasts longer than that, this may be a sign of more a serious health problem.

Some primates have the same number of teeth as humans, but they aren’t the only ones. Giraffes also have 32 permanent teeth!

What skills have you been learning lately? Share with us and leave your learning resource recommendations in the comments!

While not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, everyone should have them evaluated before making that decision. Everyone’s wisdom teeth come in differently, and a professional evaluation will help create the right treatment plan for each patient.

Osseointegration is when bone fuses with an artificial implant, and it is the natural process used to secure dental implants to the jaw. Over several months, the implant is anchored to the bone, creating a strong foundation for the restoration much like a tooth root.

Many of our routines have changed lately, but it’s important to stick with a regular brushing routine to keep your smile healthy. Be sure to brush for 3 minutes 2 times per day!

When flossing, you should floss once every day, but the time of day is less important. What’s important is reinforcing the habit of flossing daily to help remove plaque between our teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease and decay.

Your posture can affect more than how you appear to other people. It can even prevent jaw pain before you experience it.

Is an electric or manual toothbrush better? Both types of toothbrushes can be effective ways to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Whatever toothbrush you use it is important to use proper technique, brushing for two minutes and cleaning all surface areas.

[04/09/20]   Is Fruit-Infused Water Good for You? Infusing water with fruit is a great way to add flavor to your water without adding a whole lot of sugar. However, be careful of citrus fruit because the acid can wear away tooth enamel.

Do you use an electric toothbrush or a manual one? Sound off in the comments below!

Have you been trying any new recipes lately? Share your favorites in the comments, and let’s get a recipe swap going!

Sparkling water is better for your teeth than sugary drinks, but they can be slightly more acidic than plain water. Check the ingredients in your sparkling water to make sure there isn’t any added sugar or acidic ingredients and avoid sipping throughout the day to keep your smile healthy.

While vitamin C can help keep your gums healthy, the acidity of citrus can gradually erode the enamel on your teeth if you eat or drink too much. After eating an orange or drinking grapefruit juice, drink a glass of water to help wash away any residue to reduce your teeth's exposure.

During times like these, it's important to rest and take care of ourselves. What does your self-care routine look like?

What are you reading these days? Keep the recommendations coming and share with us in the comments!

Have you been working on any projects while sheltering in place? Whether it's a large renovation or a smaller DIY project, we want to see what you've been working on! Share with us in the comments, and let us know if you have recommendations for anyone looking to start a new project.

Flossing allows you to clean the surfaces between your teeth that can collect food particles and bacteria, reducing your risk of decay and gum disease. It may seem unimportant because brushing your teeth cleans a lot of your teeth and gums, but that leaving that little bit of space alone can cause dental health problems down the road.

With many of our daily routines changing as we shelter in place, it's important to keep up with your daily dental hygiene routine. Keeping your smile healthy helps with overall health!

What TV shows have you been watching to help pass the time? Share your recommendations in the comments!

Not everyone’s wisdom teeth need to be removed, but the only way to know for sure is to have a professional exam. Each person’s teeth and dental health are different, and that is taken into account when making recommendations on treatment.

Paul Revere is known for riding to Lexington to warn the town of the British invasion, but did you know he also practiced a certain degree of dentistry? Revere was a silversmith, and he used those skills to occasionally replace missing teeth using wire and false teeth.

Yes, you could be at higher risk of certain dental health problems based on your family’s health history, but that doesn’t guarantee you will have those same conditions. Many people still have some level of risk for dental health issues regardless of their genetics, so it is important to take care of your smile!

The tannins in coffee can cause staining over time, and there are a few ways you can prevent this at home. You can take a sip of water after a few sips of coffee or drink a glass of water finishing a cup of coffee. Drinking coffee through a straw can help prevent contact with your teeth as well.

Of course, regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings help keep your teeth healthy and bright, so if you haven’t scheduled your next appointment, contact our office today!

The first dental bridge restorations are thought to be done by the Etruscans around 700 BCE. Metal bands were used to help secure the prosthesis to the surrounding natural teeth, much like how today’s dental bridges require the support of natural teeth to replace one that is missing.

Quiz time! Who created the first dental bridges and when were they created?

Once dental implants have been placed, it’s important to take care of them during the healing process to make sure they are not rejected. Be sure to follow the post-operation instructions you receive and keep the site of the implants clean, and this will help them heal properly.

Some of the early signs of gum disease are swollen, red gums, bleeding gums, bad breath, and loose teeth. These are not the only signs of gum disease, so if you notice any changes to your smile, contact our office today.

Both dental bridges and implants are used to replace missing teeth, but they have different prerequisites for placement. Dental bridges require shaping the surrounding teeth to support the bridge while dental implant placement does not affect the surrounding teeth, Both can be used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple.

Knowing what is right for each patient is based on their individual needs, so to learn more, contact our office!

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19163 Jensen Way NE
Poulsbo, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
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