Tooth Anatomy (and how to prevent toothaches!)

Tooth Anatomy (and how to prevent toothaches!) The Anatomy of a Tooth Today’s blog post will provide a very basic understanding of the anatomy of your teeth. By understanding how delicate your teeth are, we will be able to illustrate how important early detection and preventive care is to your oral health. Let’s take a

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Beautiful Teeth with Dental Veneers

Beautiful Teeth with Dental Veneers ental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are an amazing option for individuals wanting to improve the aesthetic appearance of their teeth or fix minimal to moderate damage caused by worn enamel or other incidents. Dental veneers are custom-made shells that are designed to match the

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Five Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sexy Smile

Great blog post from American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry When it comes to getting a sparkling white smile, the first step is keeping it healthy. Good oral hygiene is the key to maintaining a sexy smile but it’s also the first step in preventing defects like discoloration, cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to some

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Preventing Teeth Staining

Preventing Teeth Staining After appointments for tooth whitening and countless nights of whitening strips, you may still find yourself struggling with teeth staining. But what exactly causes the staining? Dentists explain that are certain foods and drinks that are prone to staining teeth. To start off, foods and drinks with intense color tend to be

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Why Do My Gums Bleed?

Many people think it is okay for some gum bleeding during brushing or flossing but that is simply not true. Bleeding gums equal unhealthy gums.  Periodontal disease can creep up silently attacking your gums and bone in your mouth. This is especially important with recent studies showing gum disease being linked to systemic diseases like

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Oregon City Dentist on Life-Changing Teeth Whitening

We encounter so many problems each day and carry the resulting stresses with us. There are some things in our lives we can’t change, but must work to view positively and constructively. At the same time, there are other issues we can take into our own hands and resolve, even if that takes a great

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Dental Bonding Can Repair Your Smile

Dental Bonding Can Repair Your Smile All of us would like to show off a perfect smile, but if you have chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, the problem can seem overwhelming. Did you know there may be a simple solution to help you repair these problems and restore a beautiful smile? At our Oregon City

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Tooth loss is no laughing matter. Having missing teeth can affect your self-esteem, nutrition, appearance, and can result in the shifting of your remaining teeth as well as lead to gum disease.  There are several options for missing teeth including dentures, partials dentures and dental implants. Dr. Shimanovsky, like most dentists who practice modern dentistry,

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What is periodontal disease?

You probably know that with proper care, your teeth can last a lifetime. But did you know that decay isn’t your teeth’s only enemy? Periodontal disease, which is caused by bacteria that attack your gums, can result in inflammation, bone loss, and eventually the loss of teeth. Plus, the symptoms of this disease aren’t always

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Vitamin D Linked to Lower Rates of Tooth Decay

Recent study show that vitamin D was associated with an approximately 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay in children in several countries.  However, the U.S. Department of Human Health and Service and the American Dental Association draw no conclusions on the vitamin D evidence as it relates to dental caries. More on

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