Keeping Your Teeth White

Everyone loves a healthy, white smile. Aging, tobacco use, the foods you eat, and your oral health care habits can darken your teeth over time. There are plenty of options on the market for whitening teeth. There are toothpastes and mouthwashes that tout the ability to brighten your smile, and... Read more »

Principles Regarding Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

As soon as your child’s first tooth breaks the gum line, it is visible to the dangers of the world, including dangerous bacteria and harmful acids. As soon as that first erupts, you should begin practicing effective oral hygiene habits including brushing your child’s tooth and keeping potentially harmful substances... Read more »

Including a Fluoride Treatment in Your Dental Checkup Can Help with Cavity Prevention

The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental checkup and cleaning performed twice each year. At Dr. Michael Lemme’s dental office each of these important appointment starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. This will remove all plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth. Once this... Read more »

Care for Your Smile This Summer By Doing These Things

Even though school is out for the summer, that doesn’t mean you can stop caring for your smile. In fact, you need to do your best to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. To help you do so, Dr. Michael Lemme and our dental team have some helpful... Read more »

Is Sleep Apnea in Your Genetic Profile?

Are you at risk for sleep apnea? Even with perfect health, your genetic profile could be playing a role in your development of the disorder. Although sleep apnea occurs while you are sleeping, it can be caused by reasons other than just a blocked airway. Another form of sleep apnea... Read more »

Protect Your Summer Smile with These Important Oral Emergency Tips

Oral accidents are injuries that can occur from out of nowhere and happen in an instant. This can include damage to your teeth caused by foods you eat or activities you are involved in. No matter how amazing your oral health care is, a single bad accident and destroy your... Read more »

Taking Care of the Aligners Straightening Your Smile

If you are wearing clear aligners to straighten your smile, you are not alone. Many of our patients in Oak Harbor, Washington have successfully used the Invisalign® clear aligner system to align their healthy smiles. Dr. Michael Lemme is pleased to offer this alignment system for our patients who straighter... Read more »

Dental Anxiety and Your Smile Health

Do you find yourself feeling nervous when the time comes for your next scheduled dental visit? Well if it makes you feel any better, you are not alone. Dental phobia and dental anxiety are a common occurrence even for our patients. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Lemme and our dental team have... Read more »

You Still Need to Care for Your Smile While Traveling

Vacations and trips can be fun but extremely busy. So busy, in fact, that people forget to clean and care for their smiles. If this is the case for you, Dr. Michael Lemme and our dental team strongly encourage you to change your ways and keep your teeth and gums... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Michael Lemme DDS, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »