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Hindsight is 2020: What We Learned Over The Past Year
added on: April 23, 2021

If we’ve learned anything throughout this pandemic, it’s that being happy and healthy should be at the top of our lists. While we’re sure you’ve spent tons of time Googling various health concerns and symptoms over the past year, we want to shift your focus to something you may not… Read More…


Warning Signs of Oral Cancer
added on: April 12, 2021

Every April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer is one type of cancer that can be difficult to diagnose, especially in the first stages. However, oral cancer can often be treated successfully if it’s caught early. This is why your dentist in McMinnville puts so much emphasis… Read More…


How To Fix A Broken Tooth
added on: March 22, 2021

Our teeth are designed to chew and crunch on some pretty tough things. But even though tooth enamel is one of the strongest materials in the human body, teeth aren’t invincible and can break. In fact, broken teeth are one of the most common dental emergencies. Breaking a tooth can… Read More…


“Why Do I Get Cavities?” 
added on: March 11, 2021

You brush your teeth every morning and before bed each night. Yet when you go to your dental appointments, your dentist in McMinnville still finds cavities. When this happens, you may be asking yourself, “Why do I get cavities even if I take good care of my teeth?”, which can… Read More…


Why Does Your Dentist in McMinnville Take X-Rays?
added on: February 19, 2021

X-Rays are detailed photographs that give an interesting look at our bones and help doctors find breaks. But did you know that x-rays are used for much more than identifying broken bones? In fact, your dentist in McMinnville uses x-rays to see parts of your mouth and teeth that can’t… Read More…


American Heart Health Month & Your Dentist in McMinnville
added on: February 12, 2021
heart health month

American Heart Health Month is celebrated every February and strives to raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease in America, as well as offer tips on how to reduce your risk of heart disease. But why is your dentist in McMinnville talking about heart health? Great question. The truth… Read More…


Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Teeth as Tools
added on: January 27, 2021

We’ve all used our teeth to tear open packaging that’s just too hard to open with our hands. However, your dentist in McMinnville wants to remind you that there are tools designed to specifically help us open pesky packages, and those tools aren’t our teeth. Both children and adults alike… Read More…


Make Dental Care Part of Your 2021 Resolutions
added on: January 15, 2021

New Year’s Resolutions are made each and every January and can range from committing to eating healthier to training to run your first marathon and anything in between. But all resolutions typically have the same underlying notion — to get healthier. This year is no different, and we may actually… Read More…


Can You Whiten Your Teeth Too Much? 
added on: December 28, 2020

There are so many ways to get a whiter smile these days. From over-the-counter whitening strips to a professional whitening treatment from your dentist in McMinnville, getting a bright, white smile is no longer reserved for only celebrities. Usually, we interpret a white smile as a healthy, attractive smile, but… Read More…


Kissing Under The Mistletoe & Oral Health
added on: December 14, 2020

Getting caught kissing under the mistletoe is a long-time holiday tradition that spans centuries. But did you know that this holiday smooch can also lead to some unwanted problems? Of course, kissing anyone can transfer cold or viruses, but your dentist in McMinnville also knows that smooches may also increase… Read More…


How Can You Tell The Difference Between Plaque & Tartar? 
added on: November 20, 2020

There are some key differences between plaque and tartar, and it’s easy for your dentist in McMinnville to tell them apart. However, how different are these two things that sound awfully similar to each other? Well, the truth is, they’re not that different, but they can affect your teeth in… Read More…


New Study Shows Link Between Alzheimer’s & Gum Disease 
added on: November 12, 2020

National Alzheimer’s Disease Month is recognized every November, and this year is no different. More than 5 million Americans are living with this form of dementia and there’s not much known about what causes it or how to prevent it. But your dentist in McMinnville does want to share some… Read More…


5 Things To Eat After a Dental Procedure
added on: October 22, 2020

Most of us know the feeling of a numb mouth all too well. We also know just how difficult it can be to eat or drink while you’re waiting to get your feeling back. Finding comfortable foods can get even more difficult after certain dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth… Read More…


How Facemasks May Affect Oral Health
added on: October 13, 2020

Facemasks are now a common thing in all of our lives. We see them hanging from rearview mirrors as we drive down the road, everyone in the grocery store is masked up, and they’re even starting to become a fashion statement to some. While facemasks are encouraged in public places… Read More…


4 Ways Stress Can Affect Oral Health
added on: September 23, 2020
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While stress can be caused by any number of things, we may all find ourselves more on-edge nowadays than usual, which is totally normal. Many of us have experienced large life changes very quickly, and it may have us feeling overly stressed. But as we all know, stress isn’t good… Read More…


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