Month: November 2019

Learn Why Your Tooth Hurts (and Treat It)

Dealing with a toothache is never fun, but for most us, it’s necessary at some point in our lives. In many cases, it may just be a relatively minor issue, such as sensitivity from biting down on something too hard. In many other cases, however, toothaches are consistent because they’re caused by something more serious…. Read more »

Tips to Caring for Your Dental Implants

There are many reasons why it’s important to mimic your healthy tooth structure as closely as possible when designing your tooth replacement option. For example, the more realistic your restoration looks, the greater its value will be to your smile’s overall appearance. The more accurately it conforms to your healthy teeth’s shape and contours, the… Read more »

A Likely Reason Behind Your Chronic Jaw Pain

Unless you’ve dealt with jaw pain before, you might not ever think about it. Unlike toothaches, an aching jaw isn’t a symptom of the most common dental issues, like tooth decay or gum disease. Therefore, if you do develop chronic jaw pain, you might not automatically know what could be causing it, or how you… Read more »

Tips on How to Lower Your Risks of Tooth Loss

As often as it occurs, it’s understandable why many people think they’re bound to lose one or more teeth as they get older. However, in many cases, they aren’t; tooth loss is most often the result of a dental issues, like gum disease, that could have been prevented or treated before the tooth was lost…. Read more »

When Your Gums Need Cleaning

Most people recognize that routine cleaning is an important part of good dental health care. That includes cleaning your teeth at home by brushing them at least twice every day, and flossing them at least once. It also includes professionally cleaning your teeth at our Redmond, OR, dental office at least twice a year to… Read more »

When Tooth Loss Is Unexpected

For many people, losing a tooth is the result of an untreated dental concern, like gum disease. They may not have expected to lose the tooth by the time sought treatment, but the fact that they have severe gum disease likely isn’t a surprise. However, many patients experience tooth loss as the result of a… Read more »

Clarifying Some Things About Tooth Extraction

Being told that you need to extract a tooth can be disconcerting in a few different ways. For example, it means losing the tooth for good and dealing with the impacts of the loss. Also, depending on the reason why, you may also feel disheartened that your oral health has gotten to the point of… Read more »

How Does a Same-Day Dental Crown Work?

Today’s dental restorations come in so many different variations that there’s a solution for virtually any dental concern you may have. For many patients, though, dental crowns remain one of the most popular restorations. The right crown can provide a durable and lifelike solution for issues ranging from serious cosmetic blemishes to serious structural damage,… Read more »

Does Your Tooth Really Need Root Canal Treatment?

When you think of treating a cavity, you might automatically think of a tooth filling. As the go-to solution for treating mild to moderate tooth decay (which causes cavities to form), tooth fillings are one of the most common solutions. However, tooth decay means different things to different people, and its severity can range from… Read more »

3 Important Truths About Dental Implants

Even before you experienced tooth loss, you may have been familiar with dental implants. As the only prosthetic dental option to replace the roots of your lost teeth, dental implants stand apart as one of the most lifelike smile restorations. Because of that unique ability, dental implants are an increasingly more popular solution for rebuilding… Read more »