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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year from all of us at Fisher Jones Family Dentistry. We wanted to confirm that we are not changing our name. We have only just moved our sign off of our old building next to Pacific Avenue and replaced on the west facing wall of our current building. We had to make room […]

Movember 2014

It is once again our favorite time of year…moustache growing season is upon us!  At Fisher Jones Family Dentistry, we have made it an annual tradition to grow out our ‘staches to raise awareness for men’s health.  Last year I wrote a detailed blog talking about the statistics behind our motivation.  Click here to see that blog. […]

Why Should I Brush My Dog’s Teeth?

Brushing your dog’s teeth isn’t just about fresh breath, but hey, isn’t that reason enough? Although most people aren’t aware of it, periodontal, or gum disease, is a common and serious problem in dogs. Yet brushing your dog’s teeth can prevent it! Veterinarians estimate that 85 percent of dogs over 5 years of age suffer […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a summary

Hey there Dr. Matt here, here is an update on Obstructive Sleep Apnea. First off Dentists cannot diagnose OSA but Physicians can. Second Physicians cannot make mouth appliances to treat OSA. Having said that, here is a current summary. OSA affects approximately 20% of the US adults. 90% of whom are undiagnosed. There is a […]

Does Red Wine Prevent Tooth Decay?

Dr. Jim here! A recent study conducted at Pavia University in Italy suggests that, indeed, red wine can help prevent tooth decay. the study used wine that had its alcohol removed so that they could verify the antibacterial of properties of wine without the influence of ethanol. The study involved using extracted teeth, saliva, the […]


Dr. Matt here, XYLITOL. What is it? Xylitol is not new it has been around forever. It is in animal and plant metabolism. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, a low-calorie carbohydrate made from birch bark, fibrous vegetables and fruit. Xylitol has no known toxic levels (in humans) and was approved by the FDA in 1963. […]

Platelet-rich Plasma for better healing

  Dr. Garrett here!  I recently added a very exciting new treatment to procedures that involve the grafting of bone and/or tissue.  It is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP for short) and it is a revolutionary way to improve healing in areas undergoing surgery. Our blood is composed of many cells that perform numerous functions throughout […]

Dental Nutrition Summary

Dr. Matt here, A well-balanced diet along with adequate amounts of vitamin C is important for good oral tissue health. Calcium is important as well for bone growth and maintenance (this includes the teeth), as well as muscle and nerve control, and blood clotting. (Note that after a person’s late 20’s, bone growth stops and […]

An epidemic of tooth decay in children

Dr. Garrett here!  Earlier this month USA Today published an article titled: “Young Kid’s Tooth Decay Hits Epidemic Proportions.” It was a very well written article discussing the various factors that are causing children across the country to have such high rates of dental cavities.  Here in Thurston County, we have above average rates of […]

Coenzyme Q10 and its Role in the Reducing Periodontal Disease

  Dr. Jim here! Current research from the Mayo Clinic is suggesting that Conenzyme Q10 may aid in helping us battle periodontal disease. Coenzyme Q10, also known as Ubiquenol, is a fat soluble vitamin like substancefound in nearly every cell in the human body.  CoQ10 is found in many dietary substances, including organ meats like liver, […]