Questions About What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for You

Modern cosmetic dentistry makes improving your smile simpler than it’s ever been, but you might not know exactly what treatment you need, or how many it might take to achieve the results you wish. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we can design a cosmetic plan that helps you achieve those results as conservatively as possible, which means minimizing the extent of treatment it takes to improve your smile’s appearance. With the help of custom-designed porcelain veneers, achieving that goal is often much simpler, and may only require a single cosmetic treatment. (more…)

Can Bonding Your Tooth Really Fix It’s Damage?

The good thing about most modern cosmetic dental treatments is that they can often do much more than just address your smile’s appearance. Many common blemishes also have some impact on your oral health, and when improving them, our goal is to help preserve or boost your oral health, as well. For example, with cosmetic tooth bonding, we can help improve a variety of different cosmetic issues with a tooth’s appearance in a minimally invasive manner. The bonding can also help hold your tooth structure together and fortify it in some cases of minor tooth damage. (more…)

A Quick Checklist Before Whitening Your Teeth

It’s natural to want your smile to be as attractive and healthy-looking as possible. After all, it’s a major part of your face’s appearance, and how it looks can significantly impact your self-confidence. However, you shouldn’t assume that teeth-whitening is the best way to improve your smile until you’ve sought advice from your dentist. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we can help you determine if teeth-whitening is the right solution for you, and custom-design your treatment to help ensure optimal results. (more…)

3 Things that Happen when You Keep Grinding Your Teeth

Several common things can threaten the health of your teeth without you realizing it. For example, things like chewing on ice or always using your teeth to open things can lead to unexpected tooth damage, or worse. The same is true for grinding your teeth together, which is a common habit for many people. In some cases, teeth-grinding is the result of bruxism, and the few times you might catch yourself doing it are not the only instances when your teeth are forcing themselves against each other. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we can help you determine if you have bruxism, and how to treat it before grinding your teeth leads to more serious concerns. (more…)

Can Fluoride Really Help Strengthen Your Teeth?

One of the most important goals of practicing excellent dental hygiene every and sticking to regular checkup and cleaning appointments with your dentist is to help keep your teeth strong. When healthy, your teeth are the strongest parts of your body, designed to withstand the immense pressure of your bite without any trouble at all. However, this strength relies on many different factors, including the health and integrity of the highly resilient enamel that protects them. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we can help fortify and restore weakened tooth enamel to help ensure that your teeth stay strong, and reduce your risks of developing a more serious concern such as tooth decay. (more…)

Is Gingivitis Something You Should Worry About?

Gingivitis is something that many people are familiar with, even if they have never sought treatment for it. To many of them, however, it can seem like just a minor concern that they may one day have to deal with, or that they know they should address at some point. The problem with gingivitis is that it’s much more serious than it might seem at first, and it only gets worse the longer you neglect to treat it. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we’re dedicated to helping all patients protect their smiles for life, including form the potential worries that can stem from untreated gingivitis. (more…)

Dental Treatments Designed to Boost Your Hygiene

When it comes to taking care of your smile, the importance of practicing good dental hygiene could never be overstated. Every day, you should properly clean your teeth of the bacteria that cling to them, many of which can prove harmful to your teeth and gums if allowed to accumulate. However, caring for your smile is also a team effort, and addition to your dental hygiene routine, a healthy smile also requires regular help from your dentist. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we offer several different treatments and services designed specifically to help you boost the effectiveness of your hygiene efforts. (more…)

3 Ways Replacing Lost Teeth Restores Your Smile

Smile restoration can mean many different things, depending on what your smile needs, exactly. If you’ve experienced tooth loss, for instance, then you’ll need to replace the teeth you’ve lost in order to restore your smile’s health, appearance, and function. While this may seem obvious, the specific ways in which replacing lost teeth restores your smile may not always be. Today, we examine these ways and the importance of addressing your tooth loss as soon as possible. (more…)

When a Dental Crown Is Your Tooth’s Best Option

You have a lot of options when it comes to restoring your smile these days, depending on the specific issue you exhibit with your tooth structure and/or oral structures. For many people, dental crowns have proven the best solution for a wide range of issues, including tooth damage and issues that can affect a smile’s appearance or bite function. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we can customize a variety of dental crowns to help ensure you receive the optimal treatment for your smile concerns. (more…)

What Some People Don’t Realize About Root Canals

If you’ve ever heard of tooth decay and cavities, but haven’t yet experienced them, then the condition might not seem too intensive. Cavities are most commonly associated with tooth fillings, which are highly recognized as a discreet and minimally invasive treatment option. However, the tooth decay that causes them is also the reason behind a much more involved treatment known as root canal therapy, which many patients associate with thoughts of extensive, uncomfortable treatment. At our Redmond, OR, dental office, we can help you save a severely decaying tooth by performing conservative root canal therapy, and by helping you understand the importance of the treatment to your overall oral health. (more…)