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Good Nutrition Equals a Healthy Mouth
added on: March 18, 2020
Wark Dental Group in McMinnville

It’s no secret that we care about our neighbors and are committed to helping them have the healthiest smiles possible. But there are several things that go into getting a healthy grin beyond simply brushing and flossing alone. The truth is, one of the biggest factors directly related to good… Read More…


Why You Should Always Brush Your Tongue
added on: February 18, 2020
father and son brushing teeth

Your dentist in McMinnville may spend a lot of time talking about the health of your teeth and the best way to take care of them. After all, dentists are responsible for doing everything they can to make sure your pearly whites stay strong for a lifetime. But there’s another… Read More…


Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
added on: February 6, 2020
smiling woman

If you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, you may be considering cosmetic dentistry. But as your dentist in McMinnville knows, cosmetic dentistry is really just a broad term that actually describes a variety of dental treatments that can enhance the appearance of your smile. Knowing what options are… Read More…


Where’s Your Tongue Supposed to Rest in Your Mouth?
added on: January 29, 2020
Wark Dental Group in McMinnville

Have you ever heard of something called tongue posture? How about tongue positioning? Chances are you probably haven’t, but it’s a very real thing that can cause some very real problems if done incorrectly. In this week’s blog, your dentist in McMinnville covers what tongue posture is, why it’s important… Read More…


Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?
added on: January 17, 2020
Wark Dental Group in McMinnville

Nearly 40 million American adults have sensitive teeth, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. It’s a very common problem that can keep people from enjoying the hot and cold foods they love. Your dentist in McMinnville understands how frustrating and painful having sensitive teeth can be. But what causes… Read More…


The Dangers of DIY Smile Whitening
added on: December 20, 2019
smiling girl

If you’ve surfed the internet at all over the last few years, chances are you’ve seen claims of how certain DIY smile whitening treatments can transform your teeth. While we understand how tempting it can be to try these easy and affordable trends to get a brighter, whiter smile, your… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Denture Care
added on: December 11, 2019
lab tech with denture

Tooth loss is, unfortunately, incredibly common. In fact, more than 36 million Americans don’t have any natural teeth. For these people, dentures can be an excellent solution. Dentures not only replace teeth, they can also help restore confidence and the lives of those who get them. However, your dentist in… Read More…


Surprising Things About Spit
added on: November 25, 2019
dental saliva instrument

When we think of spit, we may automatically think about how gross it is, especially when someone spits in public. But what would you say if we told you that spit is actually something pretty incredible? Join your dentist in McMinnville as we talk about some of the surprising facts… Read More…


The Oral Health & Diabetes Connection
added on: November 5, 2019
world diabetes day

When you start seeing a new dentist in McMinnville, one of the first things you’ll probably have to do is fill out a medical history form. But why? In short, your dentist needs to know what may be affecting your overall health and, in turn, your oral health. Diabetes is… Read More…


Have No Fear at Your Dentist This Year
added on: October 21, 2019
young woman sitting in dental chair

Two things: (1) It’s hard to believe that we’re closing out 2019 already. What happened to the rest of this year? (2) How is it already time for ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and all things Halloween?  How do you and your family welcome fall and closeout October? Do you take in… Read More…


5 Ways to Say “No Way!” to Sugar Cravings
added on: October 8, 2019
bowl of chocolates

This is the time of year when sugary sweets and candy seem to be lurking around every turn of the grocery or pharmacy aisles. There are so many ooey, gooey, colorful, delicious treats we want to eat. But as we all know, your dentist in McMinnville will tell you to… Read More…


Why a Healthy Mouth Means a Healthy Body
added on: September 23, 2019
wellness concept

In this latest blog, we’re going to talk a little bit about the big connection between your oral and overall health. What’s going on inside your mouth is almost like a snapshot of what’s going on in the rest of your body.  Let’s take a look at what clues your… Read More…


4 Steps to Take if Your Dental Filling Falls Out
added on: September 11, 2019
woman gets dental filling

One of the most common restorative treatments your dentist in McMinnville uses is fillings. Whether they’re specially crafted for you out of an amalgam (metal) or composite material, we want them to stand the test of time. If your bite isn’t right, then there’s a good chance your filling or… Read More…


How Does Vaping Affect Oral Health?
added on: August 20, 2019
e-cig

By now you’ve probably heard of the relatively recent rise in the popularity of vaping as an alternative to traditional smoking. You’ve probably heard that this new craze isn’t as safe as you may have originally thought. New research suggests that vaping has a direct correlation to an increased risk… Read More…


Oral Health Risks for Seniors
added on: August 9, 2019
seniors take selfie

As we get closer to Senior Citizens Day on August 21st, our dental office in McMinnville wanted to dedicate a blog to some of our most treasured and favorite patients — our seniors and their families. Today, we’ll focus on some of the most common oral health risks that tend… Read More…


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