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Dental X-Rays, Who Needs ‘Em? (You Do!)
added on: June 25, 2019
woman getting dental x-rays

If you see your dentist in McMinnville regularly, then you’ve probably had a dental x-ray or two taken in your life. The reason we rely on x-rays so heavily is that they’re absolutely a crucial part of creating a custom treatment plan that’s going to address your dental issues and… Read More…

Your Smile Loves Calcium. Do You?
added on: May 8, 2019
foods containing calcium

We all know the old advertising slogan – “Milk. It does a body good.” This is mainly in part because it’s rich in calcium, a nutrient that’s vital to helping your teeth and bones stay strong enough to last a lifetime. At our McMinnville dental office, we always want you… Read More…

Smile Whitening Options
added on: April 17, 2019
Woman in dental chair receiving teeth whitening treatment

Have you ever wished that your teeth were whiter? We understand. We all want a bright, white smile that we’re happy to show off to the world. But many things can cause tooth discoloration — from your daily cup of coffee to your nightcap glass of red wine, or delicious tomato sauce to yummy berries. What can you do to take your teeth from dull to white? Our dental office in McMinnville is here to help.

The Signs of Oral Cancer
added on: April 8, 2019
Dental hygienist holding cancer awareness ribbon

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and at our dental office in McMinnville, we know just how serious and scary oral cancer can be. To do our part to help raise awareness, we’re here to share facts, signs, and risk factors of oral cancer with our patients and neighbors.

Do I Have Bruxism?
added on: March 25, 2019
Man grinding teeth

Bruxism is just a medical term for grinding or clenching your teeth, usually while you’re asleep. That’s what makes teeth grinding hazardous to your oral and overall health, because there’s a good chance you don’t even know you’re doing it! Our dental office in McMinnville is here to help you learn more about bruxism and the damage it can do to your smile.

Healthy Foods. Healthy Smile. Healthy Body. Healthy Life.
added on: March 12, 2019
National nutrition month

We always like to take a moment this time of year to dedicate a special blog to eating healthy in honor of National Nutrition Month. Ask anyone of our team members at our dental office in McMinnville, and they’re going to tell you how important it is to make sure you’re only putting good foods into your body.

How To Prevent Bad Breath
added on: February 19, 2019
Goofy couple making faces

Everyone has experienced a bout of bad breath at least once in their life. Whether it was caused by a particularly potent meal, your daily cup of morning coffee, or maybe something unknown, bad breath is something that goes beyond embarrassment.

What Can You Do to Make a Toothache Go Away?
added on: February 5, 2019
Woman with a toothache

There’s nothing quite like the discomfort of a toothache, and yet, there’s actually an entire day dedicated to them. February 9th is recognized as National Toothache Day, and in honor of this strange holiday, our dental office in McMinnville is sharing some of the best ways you can make an annoying and painful toothache go away.

Do You Really Need to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
added on: January 22, 2019
X-ray of wisdom teeth

Many of us will develop our wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, at some point in our lives. Most commonly they start to show themselves in our teens but can make an appearance later in life… or perhaps never at all.

3 Commonly Asked Questions About Dentistry
added on: January 8, 2019
Frequently asked questions

Our dental office in McMinnville is not only dedicated to providing compassionate, comfortable dentistry for our patients, we’re also committed to educating our community on the ins and outs of dental care. That’s why we love when our patients ask us questions related to their oral health.

How to Get Better Oral Health in 2019
added on: December 17, 2018
Family photo standing in field smiling

As 2018 comes to an end and we’re starting to think about all of the good things waiting for us next year, it’s common to set resolutions in order to help make 2019 the best year ever. Our dental office in McMinnville wants to remind our neighbors and patients that making resolutions for better oral health can be a great place to start.

To Pull or Not to Pull: Is a Tooth Extraction Your Only Option?
added on: December 7, 2018
Man in dental chair with toothache

Tooth pain is a pain like no other, and when you have it you’re willing to do just about anything to get rid of it. This includes perhaps not thinking twice when your dentist recommends extracting the tooth that’s causing you pain.

The 8 Worst Habits for Teeth
added on: November 21, 2018
Lemons and ice cubes

Seeing your dentist in McMinnville twice a year is one of the best ways you can protect your smile and keep your mouth healthy. Pair those visits with a good oral hygiene routine at home and your oral health is pretty well protected.

Top Tips to Stop Smoking
added on: November 6, 2018
Man smoking

Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things some people ever have to do. But the health benefits of kicking the habit sooner rather than later are worth the effort. This November, the American Cancer Society is sponsoring the Great American Smokeout to help provide smokers with tools and tips to help them stop smoking for good.

All About Cosmetic Dentistry
added on: October 18, 2018
Woman hiding smile with turtleneck shirt

We want you to be proud enough of your smile to show it off to the world. After all, it should make you feel confident, proud, and happy. But we understand that not everyone is born with a naturally straight, white smile. We also know that accidents, age, and some habits can change your grin over time.

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