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Waiting Rooms: Where Have the Magazines Gone?

May 9, 2020

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People reading magazines in waiting room at the dentist

You may have noticed a few changes as you’ve started returning back to certain offices and businesses. The stack of magazines and the toys for kids have been packed away. These items used to help prevent boredom while you waited for your appointments, but now what? Even though it isn’t customary to see empty tables, your dentist in Portland can tell you about the reasons these items have been taken away and how it may prevent you from getting sick.


Your Guide to Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Until Your Dentist Reopens

April 14, 2020

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man with facial hair using electric toothbrush

Due to COVID-19, businesses all over the country have closed down. Restaurants, concert venues, hair salons, and more have shut their doors to customers. You might be wondering how exactly this virus has affected your dentist’s office. As it stands, your dentist in Portland is effectively closed, only treating patients who call with a dental emergency. Essentially, this means that all non-emergency dental treatments are being postponed until further notice. This includes your regular cleanings. If you’re particularly prone to cavities, you might be worried about your oral health during this time. Fortunately, we have written this guide with a few tips on how to keep your mouth healthy until your dentist opens back up.


How to Eat a Mouth-Healthy Diet This National Nutrition Month

March 3, 2020

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Many of us know how to eat healthy for the sake of our waistlines, but do you know how to eat a mouth-healthy diet? Since March is National Nutrition Month, now seems like as good a time as any to talk about how you can eat in a way that benefits your teeth and gums. Keep reading to learn a few best practices for sticking to a mouth-healthy diet.


It’s Time to Start Using Your 2020 Dental Insurance!

February 24, 2020

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toothbrush and other dental tools resting on calendar

Many people with dental insurance do not use their policy to the full. They might just visit the dentist once a year for a checkup, or perhaps they do not visit their dentist at all unless they experience some oral discomfort. But such individuals are lessening the value they get from their policy, and they are endangering their oral health. That’s why we’re writing this blog post. We are here to give you a few pointers on how you can truly benefit from your dental insurance in 2020.


This Year, Make Oral Health a Priority by Seeing the Dentist Early!

January 24, 2020

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Dental Cleaning

The beginning of a new year is always exciting time. What goals have you set for 2020? Most people don’t even think to make a New Year’s resolution concerning their oral health, but if you’ve been dreaming of a dazzling smile, keeping your teeth and gums healthy should be one of your top priorities. This year, you should aim to establish good dental habits – and scheduling a teeth cleaning in Portland can be an excellent way to start.


Dentist Reveals Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

November 5, 2019

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Diabetes awareness

Diabetes is a very common disease in Washington state and across the US – but do you know just how common? According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans – or more than 9% of the total population – are currently living with diabetes. Although many people do not realize it, diabetes can have a negative impact on a person’s teeth, gums and mouth. November is National Diabetes Month, so there is no better time than now hear from a dentist in Portland about the link between diabetes and oral health.


4 Ways You Can Observe National Dental Hygiene Month

October 10, 2019

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mouthwash being poured

It might seem counterintuitive that October is National Dental Hygiene Month, considering this month is chock full of candy consumption. However, your dentist knows the value of keeping your mouth healthy despite lots of snacking on sweets. The best way to ensure oral hygiene is to schedule a dental checkup in Portland. Other than that, here are 4 ways you can observe National Dental Hygiene Month.


Celebrate National Gum Care Month This September

September 4, 2019

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flossing woman

September is about more than Labor Day and the start of autumn. It’s also National Gum Care Month. Your dentist makes sure to celebrate in style by checking the state of your gums at every appointment. But how are you celebrating? Let’s talk more about how to observe National Gum Care Month by taking care of your gums to prevent needing gum disease treatment in downtown Portland.


What Is Tooth Enamel? Why Is It Important? A Dentist in Downtown Portland Has the Answers

June 24, 2019

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drawing of outside and inside of teeth

Are your teeth sensitive to hot and cold? Do they stay yellow even after teeth whitening treatments? If so, you may have tooth enamel loss. The erosions of your enamel can cause serious problems down the road, including increased sensitivity. But what exactly is enamel? What does it do? A dentist in downtown Portland is here to answer these questions.


Gum Disease Therapy in Downtown Portland Could Prevent Strokes

May 3, 2019

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person receiving dental cleaning

Do your gums bleed after you brush or floss? Do they look red and puffy? Do you have constant bad breath? If so, you may have gum disease. It’s a common condition, but if left untreated, it can lead to other health problems down the road, including a stroke. Since May is National Stroke Awareness Month, your dentist is here to talk about how gum disease therapy in downtown Portland could help prevent you from a having a stroke.


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