Getting Your Best Smile in 2022

Your smile says a lot about how you feel, and hiding it due to insecurities and discomfort is no way to live. Make 2022 a year to remember, and give yourself the kind of smile you’ve been dreaming about. Our Bend, OR cosmetic dentists, Dr. Michael Longlet and Dr. Eric Alston, can help! Teeth Whitening […]

Should You Divorce Your Dental Insurance Plan?

The end of the year is a time of scrambling for most folks. For some, it means scrambling for that perfect gift that can’t be found anywhere. For others, it means scrambling to use the remaining benefits in their dental and health plans.  But waiting until the end of the year for needed dental exams […]

An Apple a Day and Then Some: Tips for Cavity Prevention

Did you know that the most common chronic disease in children aged 6 to 11 and adolescents aged 12 to 19 is entirely preventable? And adults can get it too. 9 out of 10 adults over the age of 20 have it.  So what is it?  Well, it’s tooth decay.  And there is no better […]

Dental Solutions for Improving a Gummy Smile

When shared with others, a smile can be a gift, lifting the recipient’s spirits when they are down. Smiling can even improve mental health. When you smile, your brain releases tiny molecules called neuropeptides, which help counteract feelings of stress and anxiety.  We believe everyone should smile for life and appreciate the different smiles every […]

How to Keep Your Teeth: Sports Dentistry Tips for the Athlete

It’s August in Central Oregon. It’s dry. It’s hot. But it is so fun. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound, and one particular favorite (especially by our dentists) is mountain biking. Part of the mountain biking game is avoiding certain natural features – you know – the kind that could have you washing out on that […]

Straight Teeth Last Longer and Here’s Why

In the pursuit of a show-stopping smile, millions of teens and adults get orthodontics each year. Considered a rite of passage for most kids as they enter their teenage years, the cost for orthodontics is an anticipated expense deemed worthwhile for health and long-term happiness, despite the temporary wallet paralysis. But for others, the price […]

Getting to the Root of Headache Disorders at the Dentist’s Office

Headaches happen to everyone; no one is immune. And while the pain associated with them can range from mild to blinding, when they occur frequently, they are a symptom of a headache disorder that can wreak havoc on the sufferer’s quality of life.  Defined as occurring every or nearly every day, millions of Americans suffer […]

8 Signs You May Be Experiencing a Dental Problem

As dentists, we’re pretty fortunate compared with other health care professions, especially where regular care and maintenance are concerned. Unlike family physicians who might see you once each year (if they’re lucky), we get to check in with many of our clients every six months. This helps ensure we can catch and correct any potential […]