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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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Does Charcoal Toothpaste Really Whiten Teeth?

The charcoal toothpaste craze seems to be everywhere, and it also seems like everyone is using it to finally get the white smile they’ve always dreamed of. But can this messy black stuff that looks like it’s sure to stain teeth actually whiten them? The team at our dental office in McMinnville has the answer. […]

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“How Can I Improve My Smile?”

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? You’re not alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, more than one third of U.S. residents don’t like their smiles. But our dental office in McMinnville has some good news: you don’t need to live with a smile you don’t like! Thanks to advancements in […]

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Is Drinking Wine Bad for Your Teeth?

There’s been a popular belief surrounding red wine and its benefits to heart health floating around for years. We even found an article suggesting that drinking a glass of red wine a day has the same type of benefits as spending an hour at the gym. But we’re not here to debunk or support any […]

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4 Ways to Beat Bad Breath

Bad breath can be caused by any number of things. But it can be embarrassing, and gum or mints only go so far in covering it up. Instead of masking the issue, our dental office in McMinnville has a few tips on how to solve the problem once and for all. The Best Ways to […]

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Give Thanks to Your Teeth

Every November we take an entire Thursday to give thanks, spend time with friends and family, and eat. And eat, and eat. There’s also a tradition of sharing everything that you’re appreciative of. As you go around the dinner table sharing what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving, let our McMinnville dental office give you a […]

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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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