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Dental Hygiene

Join Us In Celebrating Our Dental Hygienists!

It’s National Dental Hygiene Month at our McMinnville dental office and dental offices around the country! This celebration is dedicated to all dental hygienists and serves to recognize these valued team members and everything they do to keep our patients healthy. These 31 days are also for promoting the importance of good hygiene for oral […]

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Bad Breath Remedies

At our dental office in McMinnville, we understand how having bad breath can affect our patients’ lives. We’re commonly asked what causes bad breath in the first place, and more importantly, how to make it go away. In this week’s blog we cover a few helpful bad breath remedies that can help freshen breath once […]

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Eat Whole Grains for a Healthy Smile

September is recognized as Whole Grains Month and is a 30-day celebration for all things grainy. These whole grains are beneficial for heart health, overall health, and may even boost oral health too. In this blog, our McMinnville dental office covers some quick facts about whole grains and how it relates to good oral health, […]

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Manual Toothbrush, or Electric Toothbrush? That is the Question…

We all know that we need to brush our teeth everyday to maintain a healthy mouth and smile. But choosing the right tool for the job can be confusing. The hardest choice we used to have was picking the best color. Now we’re bombarded with tons of options ranging from manual to electric, each claiming […]

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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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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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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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Just a Teeth Cleaning? Think Again!

Every six months or so you come into our dental office in McMinnville to have your bi-annual teeth cleaning. This typically means a little bit of gentle scraping to remove plaque buildup, a thorough flossing, and a finishing polish. While one purpose for these hygiene visits is indeed to get your teeth super clean, there […]

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Negative Effects of Nail Biting

Nail biting is a bad habit that often begins early in life as a response to stress or boredom, or sometimes as a subconscious reaction to nervousness. While the habit tends to fade as we get older, it’s estimated that about 30% of people continue to gnaw on their nails into adulthood. At our dental […]

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