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

February 24, 2020

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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.

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

January 24, 2020

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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.

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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.

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4 Ways You Can Observe National Dental Hygiene Month

October 10, 2019

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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.

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Celebrate National Gum Care Month This September

September 4, 2019

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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.

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

June 24, 2019

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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.

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Gum Disease Therapy in Downtown Portland Could Prevent Strokes

May 3, 2019

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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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How Can You Get an Oral Cancer Screening In Downtown Portland? See a Dentist!

April 16, 2019

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Woman getting a dental examIn the last couple of decades, cancer treatment and early detection efforts have improved greatly. Today, many people wouldn’t dream of neglecting appointments for colonoscopies, mammograms, and prostate exams. But did you know that oral cancer screenings are just as important? Sadly, oral cancer has been on the rise in recent years, even among people without a history of tobacco use. The good news, however, is that the survival rate is 85%-90% with early detection. And getting an oral cancer screening in downtown Portland is as simple as scheduling a dental checkup! Learn more below about this important topic and what you can expect from a screening. It’s information that just might save your life.

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Your Dentist in Downtown Portland Says Make Oral Health a Celebration!

March 6, 2019

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woman smiling sitting dentist chairA recent data set shows that the vast majority of adults in America are suffering from some form of gum disease. As a remedy, dentists around the country highlight different aspects of oral health throughout the year to encourage patients to be more proactive. National Dentist Day is an example of one of the ways to promote excellent oral health, as it’s focus is on preventive care. Read on to learn how visiting your dentist in Downtown Portland can protect your mouth, teeth and gums!

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Do You Need Gum Disease Treatment in Downtown Portland?

February 14, 2019

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Did you know that about half of American adults ages 30 and older have periodontitis? Do you even know what periodontitis is? If not, you’re not alone. In fact, February has been named National Gum Disease Awareness Month to help people become more conscious of this common oral health issue and its effect on your body. Check out this helpful information about this condition, its signs, and gum disease treatment in Downtown Portland. (more…)

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