Spring Has Sprung!








The time has come at last to put away those winter sweaters because spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest! We couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of a sunnier season and wanted to share just a few reasons why.

We speak for all of us in the Northwest when we say there’s nothing better than seeing the sunshine again. We can’t wait to get back to hiking, boating, BBQing and everything that we love to do outdoors! With the mountains, Columbia Gorge and the coast just a skip and a hop away, you can bet we’ve got a lot of fun in the sun already planned for this season.

If it’s time for your six month cleaning, that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the beautiful scenery while you’re at the dentist! Our new office has lots of windows so you can enjoy the blooming flowers and sunshine all from the comfort of your dental chair. Let us know if you’re overdue for an appointment and we’ll be happy to get you on the schedule.  

Spring is often associated with decluttering and we think everyone could use a fresh start every now and then. Dr. Dave is a big fan of taking lightly used items to Goodwill. For everything else, he believes  a trip to the dump never hurt anyone! Speaking of organization, we’re making it a goal to manage our time more efficiently. Between balancing work, family and a social life, there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Once again, Discovery Dental is the title sponsor for the Washougal Schools Foundation Stride for Education 5K this spring. This is an awesome event as all proceeds benefit our local schools and students! Our team spends the whole day handing out medals as runners cross the finish line. We’re giving away Sonicare toothbrushes and other dental products, so you won’t want to miss it!

Something about the returning sunshine has us thinking about taking a nice vacation. Dr. Tom would like to scuba dive along a tropical reef while Dr. Dave is a total kid at heart – he’s all about going to Disneyland, rain or shine. Let us know if you’re heading anywhere fun for spring break!

We hope you have a wonderful March and we can’t wait to see your smiling faces in the office soon!


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The California Society of Periodontists South Bay Regional Meeting

Dr. Farahmand works closely with the California Society of Periodontology, not only as Editor of the CSP’s newsletter, The Advocate, but also as a regional leader for the society’s South Bay region. Recently, Dr. Farahmand, along with other periodontists in her area as well as periodontal residents from the VA, UCLA, and USC, gathered for the CSP’s South Bay regional meeting.

As with such meetings, the time Dr. Farhamand spent with other professionals in the field of periodontology was used in sharing the latest trends, technologies, and techniques that aid in providing patients with the best possible care. This, of course, is in line with the overall effort of the CSP to “advocate, enhance and promote excellence in the practice of periodontics in California by serving its members and assisting them in their responsibilities to the public.”

The regional meeting was a positive and educational event, and the residents and practitioners alike took away so much in the way of better treating gum disease for patients!

It doesn’t matter when you floss; just do it!

No excuses! Flossing first allows you to brush away dislodged food debris afterward. Brushing first allows you to loosen plaque between the teeth, making it easier to floss more effectively. Try doing both at the same time! (Just kidding; don’t try that at home.)

The important part of flossing is doing it, and doing it right. That means using a fresh strand of dental floss each day (reused floss is gross), and carefully pulling it back and forth between all of the teeth.

Think you can fib your way out of flossing? It turns out, we can tell if you’ve been flossing or not, so don’t try to hide it. We won’t be mad, just as long as you promise to start flossing on a daily basis. It’s for your own good, and ours, since looking at plaque-covered teeth every day is kind of gross for us, too.

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