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 […]

Your Dentist is the First Line of Defense Against Airway & Sleep Issues

Getting a good night’s sleep is about more than simply feeling refreshed in the morning and eliminating the need for that second cup of coffee. From memory, concentration, and depression issues, to weight gain, high blood pressure, and a greater risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, the lack of uninterrupted sleep […]

Fear-free Dentistry: Creating Positive Experiences for Life

Our experiences transform our perception of many of the things we encounter in life. Positive experiences at the dentist’s office in our youth shape our perception of going to the dentist as an adult. Dental anxiety or dental phobia is prevalent, estimated to affect 13%-24% of people around the world. While some people have anxiety […]

The Science of Dentistry and Why You Should Care

We’ve heard a lot recently about the impact science can make on decisions. And when it comes to health and wellness, particularly in dentistry, science is the gold standard. When something is backed by science, results are better understood, and therefore decisions are made based on evidence.  Think about it. You go to the dentist, […]