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Prevent the Flu with These 5 Tips

‘Tis the season of sniffles and coughs, body aches and congestion. It’s officially the time of year when the flu can make for a miserable few days. But it doesn’t have to take its toll on you or your family. Our dental office in McMinnville is here to help you prevent the flu this season […]

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There’s No Need to Fear Root Canals

A root canal tends to create a lot of apprehension and fear in many patients. After all, the treatment has had plenty of bad things said about it in the past, and its inaccurate reputation of being scary and incredibly painful has stuck with it throughout the years. However, the team at our dental office […]

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Safest Halloween Treats for Braces

This Halloween season is just like any other — packed with costume preparations, decorating with ghosts and pumpkins, and preparing for a night of trick-or-treating. At our dental office in McMinnville, we love all the fun that Halloween brings to our patients and neighbors. But as you may have guessed, we do have some insight […]

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Are Your Work Habits Hurting Your Oral Health?

Whether you work a typical 9 – 5, Monday through Friday job, or your schedule typically varies, the truth is Americans spend quite a bit of time at work each week. No matter what your job responsibilities are, several of the most common workplace habits can affect almost every type of occupation. Some of these […]

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4 Possible Explanations to Your Tooth Pain

Most of us will experience the unpleasant sensation of tooth pain at least once in our lives. And as anyone who has had a toothache before will tell you, it’s pretty unbearable. Tooth pain is unlike any other kind of pain. It can come on suddenly and sometimes it seems as if nothing can help […]

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What You Need to Know About Probiotics & Your Oral Health

Probiotic use is typically associated with digestive health and even as a “good bacteria” replacement after a round of antibiotics. But can probiotics also be beneficial for oral health? At our dental office in McMinnville, we’ve been hearing about some research that may show a positive correlation between certain probiotics and healthier mouths. In this […]

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Just a Teeth Cleaning? Think Again!

Every six months or so you come into our dental office in McMinnville to have your bi-annual teeth cleaning. This typically means a little bit of gentle scraping to remove plaque buildup, a thorough flossing, and a finishing polish. While one purpose for these hygiene visits is indeed to get your teeth super clean, there […]

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Exercise & Oral Health

We all know that we should exercise regularly to keep our bodies healthy. At our dental office in McMinnville, we also know that exercising can be beneficial for our smiles. However, just like too much exercise or improper form can lead to injuries or trouble with overall health, we also know that exercise may actually […]

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“What’s My Dentist Mean When Talking About Occlusion?”

During your appointments at our McMinnville dental office, you may have heard your dental team talk about “occlusion”, and you may have thought to yourself, “What are they talking about?” Basically, occlusion is just a dentist’s way of describing the way your top teeth come in contact with your bottom teeth when your mouth is […]

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What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health

Have you been feeling a little off or just not yourself? When you’re not your best, you might be able to figure out why by simply sticking out your tongue. When you visit my dental office in McMinnville, we’re always on the lookout for any bumps or discolorations, just like your primary care doctor. Here […]

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