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Different Types of Sedation Dentistry

When some people think about going to the dentist they’re immediately hit with a wave of nervousness and anxiety. The truth is, it’s quite common to be afraid of the dentist as between 30 and 40 million people report dental fear. At our dental office in McMinnville, we want everyone to know that there are […]

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Oral Health for Men

The team at our dental office in McMinnville encourages all of our patients to see us for a checkup twice a year. But research shows that the American male population doesn’t typically tend to follow that rule of thumb. So this month, in honor of Men’s Health Month, we want to help men understand why […]

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Doing This for 4 Minutes Every Day Can Keep You Healthy

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Dedicating four of those minutes to brushing your teeth will not only help protect your smile and keep your breath fresh, but it can also protect your overall health. While brushing your teeth may seem like a pretty simple task, there are a few tips our dental office […]

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Are Allergies to Blame for Dental Problems?

At our dental office in McMinnville, we know that there are a lot of things that can affect oral health — from genetics to tobacco use, to not brushing enough to eating too much sugar. But can your allergies actually be one of those things that puts you at increased risk for more cavities? The […]

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“Why Do I Need to Have Dental X-Rays Taken?”

When we typically think of x-rays, we may immediately think of a huge machine that’s checking for a broken bone. Dental x-rays are a little bit different. They’re an important part of diagnosing disease or other problems. In fact, at our dental office in McMinnville, we use dental x-rays as a crucial aspect to our […]

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Oral Cancer Risks, Signs, and Prevention

Every year, we dedicate one of our April blogs to help do our part for Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer may not be talked about as much as other forms of the disease, but it’s still a very serious form of cancer that affects thousands of Americans every year. This April, our dental office […]

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What Does a Dream About Losing Your Teeth Really Mean?

While dreaming about losing your teeth can certainly scare anyone into thinking their pearly whites are at risk of falling out, that’s probably not the case. At our dental office in McMinnville, we understand how unsettling it can be to imagine a sudden loss of your teeth, so we’re here to help and try to […]

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Is Drinking Green Beer on St. Patrick’s Day Bad for Teeth?

St. Patrick’s Day is often celebrated by wearing a bunch of green, maybe going to a parade, and oftentimes, drinking beer. Sometimes bars and restaurants even go the extra mile by dyeing their beer green to enhance the festive feeling. While the team at our dental office in McMinnville is all for enjoying the day […]

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Can Oral Health Affect Your Heart?

February is recognized as American Heart Health Month and is designed to raise awareness of the widespread problem of heart disease in the United States. While this is certainly a valuable promotion, what does it have to do with our McMinnville dental office? We’re glad you asked. Join us as we do our part in […]

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6 Things That Increase Your Risk of Cavities

When we think of things that cause cavities, we typically imagine a diet packed full of sugary sweet treats. But our dental office in McMinnville wants you to know that eating a lot of sugar isn’t the only thing that increases your risk of developing cavities. In fact, there are plenty of things out there […]

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