Oct 5, 2011


USA topDentists Selection Bellevue WA

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Brookside Dental, Bellevue, WA, is pleased to announce that Bellevue Cosmetic Dentists, Dr Cynthia Pauley and Dr Brian Cave, were informed September 29, 2011, that they had been selected by a vote of their peer dentists in the Seattle, WA, area for inclusion in the 2012 list of TopDentistsTM. USA Top Dentists immediately placed their professional listings on the usatopdentists.com website.

Dr Cynthia Pauley was selected by her peers for TopDentistsTM inclusion for the second year consecutively. She also was selected by her peers for this award and inclusion in the 2011 list of USA top dentists. This is the first time for Dr Brian Cave to receive this award and its associated inclusion in the list of TopDentistsTM.


The award listings for Dr Pauley and Dr Cave also will be available in a future issue of the Seattle Met Magazine. Inclusion in TopDentistsTM is considered a highly significant honor for these two Bellevue Dentists because it is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey of hundreds of general dentists and specialist dentists throughout the area of Seattle, Washington. These general dentists and dentists in all specialty dentistry groups give “votes” in the Top Dentists survey based on the abilities of other dentists and specialists. Additionally, inclusion in TopDentistsTM is considered a significant achievement award because these top dentist listings cannot be purchased and no payment is required for this award listing.

For additional information about methods and procedures in cosmetic dentistry and how you can benefit from them as a patient at Brookside Dental, please visit our website at http://www.brooksidedental.com or contact either Dr Pauley or Dr Cave via email at info@brooksidedental.com. We have also discussed this award on our Brookside Dental Blog.and included a press release about the Top Dentist award.

Aug 8, 2011


Tooth Loss and Periodontal Disease Potentially Linked to Breast Cancer

Bellevue Dentist saw an interesting article discussing the possible link between breast cancer and tooth loss as reported on the Dental News and Technology Blog by Dr Marty Jablow. I am reprinting his article without editing as written in his blog article. I found this interesting because of the apparent extremely high likely hood to develop breast cancer when women have missing teeth and periodontal disease. According to Dr Jablow’s blog post, whose information source was the British Dental Health Foundation, the study suggests that women may be over 11 times more likely to have breast cancer if they have periodontal disease and missing teeth. Bellevue Cosmetic Dentist has discussed the association of periodontal disease to stroke and heart disease in another blog. Because of the relationship between periodontal disease and other diseases, I thought the possible link to breast cancer was extremely important and should be presented in this blog.

The study (1), carried out by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden on over three thousand patients, showed that out of the 41 people who developed breast cancer those who had gum disease and loss of teeth were 11 times more likely to develop cancer.

As this appears to be the first study presenting such findings, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter, believes more needs to be done in order to confirm the results.

Dr Carter said: "If future studies can also testify to the link between missing teeth and breast cancer, more has to be done to raise public awareness on the issue. The British Dental Health Foundation has a history of campaigning for better oral health, and the findings presented in the study indicate another clear link between your general and oral health."

Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in dental plaque. As the disease gets worse the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out. In fact, more teeth are lost through periodontal disease than through tooth decay.

In the past several findings have been released to support the notion infections in the mouth can affect other areas of your general health. In people who have gum disease, it is thought that bacteria from the mouth can get into the blood stream and affect the heart, causing a higher risk of heart disease. The same principles affect those with diabetes, as people with the condition are more likely to pick up infections. People with gum disease are also thought to be at a higher risk of strokes, chest infections, and pregnant women are seven times more likely to have a premature baby with a low birth weight.

As gum disease develops painlessly, there aren't many ways in which you can detect problems evolving. Look out for inflamed gums causing them to be red, swollen and bleed easily, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, bad breath, loose teeth and regular mouth infections. With only a few of these symptoms visible, Dr Carter recommends a safe course of action if you start showing any signs of gum disease.

Dr Carter said: "The best way to prevent and treat gum disease is to ensure you remove all the plaque from between your teeth by brushing for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. You also need to clean in between your teeth at least once a day with interdental brushes or dental floss as this is the area where gum disease starts. Regular visits to the dentist can also help to identify early signs of gum disease."

(1) Söder, B, Yakob, M, Meurman, J, Andersson, L, Klinge, B, Söder, P, 8 October 2010, 'Periodontal disease may associate with breast cancer', Karolinska Institute, Sweden. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the association between periodontal (gum) disease and the prevalence of breast cancer in 3273 randomly selected subjects aged 30-40. Breast cancer incidence was registered from 1985 to 2001 according to the WHO International Classification of Diseases criteria. At baseline, 1676 individuals also underwent a clinical oral examination (Group A) whereas 1597 subjects were not clinically examined but were registered (Group B). The associations between breast cancer, periodontal disease, and missing molars were determined using multiple logistic regression models with several background variables and known risk factors for cancer.

Jul 14, 2011



Bellevue Dentists, Dr Brian Cave and Dr Cynthia Pauley, since being featured in Seattle Met Magazine, have been very busy doing many new things at Brookside Dental, Bellevue, WA. They have remodeled all of the eight dental operatories with new equipment, new fixtures and furniture. Additionally, they put in new modern stations for all of the new dental equipment. We will have some photos of all the new features to post shortly and most likely a video showing the new dentistry features. The patients have indicated how comfortable and modern the redone dentistry operatories are at our Bellevue Cosmetic Dentist facility. We will continue to add features that have a positive effect for our patients both in terms of their comfort and better technology to deliver excellent state of the art dentistry.


The reception area will have some minor changes in the near future with new carpet and new overstuffed chairs to replace the ones currently in this area for patient comfort. In a future blog post, we will discuss our new digital x-ray system that has been installed in all of the eight dentistry operatories. Also, we will be discussing our new cancer detection equipment, the Velscope VX. In the future, we also will discuss in detail our launch of Invisalign clear braces without any metal for aligning and straightening teeth, which will replace the use of Hawley Appliances which we have used successfully many years to cosmetically move teeth at our Bellevue Cosmetic Dentist office.

Jan 24, 2011

Brookside Dental-Dentists Bellevue, WA


New video discusses some of the various dentistry treatments that are available at Brookside Dental, Bellevue, WA. Both Dr Cynthia Pauley and Dr Brian Cave are excellent dentists that each have several years of restorative and cosmetic dentistry experience.

For additional information about the dentists visit our newly completed website at http://www.brooksidedental.com

Jan 18, 2011

Dr Cynthia Pauley Selected to UsatopDentists

Dr Cynthia Pauley, a Bellevue WA family and cosmetic dentist has recently been listed as one of the Top Dentist for 2010-2011 by USAtopdentists website. In a letter received by topDentists to Dr Cindy, it was stated, "We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected by a vote of your peers to be included in the 2011 list of topDentists. The listings from your area will appear online immediately [2010] at www.usatopdentists.com and will [also] appear on www.seattlemet.com during 2011." This is the website for popular Seattle Met Magazine.

In the letter to Dr Cindy it stated, "Because topDentists is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which hundreds of dentists and specialists throughout the Seattle area cast thousands of "votes" on the abilities of other dentists and specialists, and because listings cannot be purchased (and no payment is required to be listed), inclusion in topDentists is considered a singular honor."

This information may also be seen on our other blog at Brookside Dental, Bellevue, WA.