Thursday, June 13, 2019

Meet Alice, Our Head Assistant Clinic Coordinator

We are so lucky to have Alice as part of our wonderful team. She has been with Dr. Clark for a very long time. She knows our clients well and adds to our "at home" environment that we strive to have in our office. 

We invite you to share our New Patient special with friends and family. Bring them on board and give them the great experience you are accustomed to having in our office.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The correlation between gum disease and heart disease is real. When your gums cannot act as a defense against bacteria, your heart can be affected. 

Keep your mouth clean and your heart happy!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dental Cleaning Appoint Today = Fast and Furious Brushing & Flossing

Is this you? Enthusiastic brushing and flossing right before your dental appointment are appreciated by us (clean mouths are nice) but you are robbing yourself of the long-term benefits of a healthy, clean mouth when you are not consistent in your own oral health care habits.

How can you improve your daily oral hygiene this month?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Oscar Performance at the Dental Office?

We would much rather you tell us you are struggling with brushing and flossing every day instead of trying to "convince" us otherwise. Your teeth and gums will always tell the truth. Just embrace what needs to improve in your life, and let us be part of your future success story!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time for a New Toothbrush?

When was the last time you replaced your toothbrush? Toothpaste tubes remind us they need to be replaced because they run out, but sometimes we hang on to our toothbrushes way too long!

The American Dental Association recommends replacing toothbrushes every 3-4 months, or immediately after an illness. We've met some patients who hang onto their favorite toothbrush like a security blanket. When the bristles are misshapen, frayed or missing, it is well beyond time to upgrade. 

If you are looking for a replacement, may we suggest the Oral-B Genius toothbrush that we carry in our office? The options and perks with this toothbrush are endless. 

Drop on by to pick a new toothbrush up today! You won't regret it.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Oral Cancer Warning Signs

Watching your mouth for early warning signs is the best line of defense. If you notice a sore in your mouth that does not heal or causes discomfort or tenderness please call us immediately. Time is always of the essence. 

There are a number of ideas and technologies that screeners may add to the visual and tactile screening. The most common is a blue light which helps them distinguish some tissue changes that may not be different enough from the surrounding tissue for a screener to notice. NOT ALL OF THE TISSUE CHANGES THESE LIGHTS WILL FIND ARE CANCER, and the vast majority of discoveries with a tissue autofluorescence blue light are benign. While these lights are not specific to finding cancer, they can be a useful additional tool for the examiner. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Oral Cancer Screening is Critical

Front of the mouth oral cancers, usually related to tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption or a genetic predisposition in a small number of cases, often produce visible pre-cancerous tissue changes that can be seen with the naked eye. 

In the very rear of the mouth known as the oropharynx, cancer can occur related to tobacco, use but now more frequently it is caused by the HPV16 virus, one that is commonly associated with cervical and other cancers. Therefore, do not think that because you are a non-smoker that you should skip these important screenings. 

Oropharyngeal cancers occur frequently in the tonsils and at the base of the tongue where it begins to curve down into the throat. Both these areas are hard to visualize, and early cancers in these areas do not often produce surface changes that a screener can see. 

Because of this, a good screening will incorporate verbal questions about symptomology that an individual might experience, but be unaware that it is an early warning sign for the development of a cancer in this region.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Factors that may increase risk
Research has identified a number of factors that may contribute to the development of oral cancer. Historically, those at an especially high risk of developing oral cancer have been heavy drinkers and smokers older than age 50, but today the cancer also is occurring more frequently in younger, nonsmoking people. The sexually transmitted human papillomavirus 16 (HPV) is related to the increasing incidence of oropharyngeal cancer (most commonly involving tonsillar tissue, including the base of tongue) in that younger population. HPV caused oropharyngeal cancer may present with one or more of the following persistent (longer than two-three weeks) signs and symptoms:
  • a painless lump or swelling felt in the neck
  • sore throat, difficulty swallowing, or pain when swallowing
  • swelling of the tonsillar areas at the back of the mouth
Be aware of the symptoms and risk factors of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Early detection and treatment may well be the key to a complete recovery.
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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Don't miss our newsletter for April!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Gum Disease is Preventable!

Gum disease is no laughing matter. There are many ways we can help you with tooth loss, but the best course of action is the early implementation of a solid oral health care routine. 

Make this habit a priority in your life and in the lives of your family members. There is truth in the proverb "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pinhole Surgical Rejuvenation Testimonial

Pinhole surgical technique is a very successful procedure that has revolutionized gum recession treatment. 

We have spotlighted our employee, Linda, this month in our newsletter and on social media. She also took a moment to share her experience with the Pinhole procedure. 

We want you to have the same success that Linda experienced. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. Do not wait any longer to give yourself the smile you desire.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Treatment

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a fantastic, easy procedure that helps correct the effects of gum recession. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March eNewsletter is Here!

Enjoy this month's newsletter. 
Call us to schedule your 
semi-annual cleaning. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Make a Date With Your Mouth Today!

Make a date with your mouth every six months. Unless something important is scheduled on the calendar, it is not going to happen. Don't put off your semi-annual cleanings. First of all, we miss you too much when you do that, but even more importantly, your mouth needs a little support. 

We ask a lot of our mouths each day. Keeping up on our semi-annual exams helps prevent dental issues that can become painful, expensive and even life-threatening.

What do you say? Will you make a date with your mouth twice this year? Come on, you know you love visiting our fun dental team! 

Call to schedule today!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Coloring Contest - National Children's Dental Health Month

Download, print, and color this fun page in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month. Bring it by our office for a free toy from our treasure chest.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

February is National Children Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association produces materials that make teaching oral hygiene care simple for you and your children. 

We've attached a fun tracking chart for you to use. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Staff Highlight

Each month this year we will be highlighting one of our great staff members. This month we are highlighting Heather Austin, our new office manager. 

Learn a little more about Heather: 

I grew up in Lebanon, but moved to Bend back in 2008. Now as a Mother of 2, I’ve moved back home to be closer to family. We enjoy everything outdoors, live music, crafting and making memories with friends and family. I come with a history of dental assisting and front office experience and am very excited I stumbled across this position and have joined this family of great co-workers. 

Welcome Heather, we love having you as part of our team!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

You Do Not Need to Lose Your Teeth!

Do you get nervous before a medical visit? Listen to Ted as he shares his experience in our dental office. He was a great candidate for our gum rejuvenation procedure and had great success.

We'd love to sit down with you for a free consultation about our revolutionary gum rejuvenation procedure. You do not need to lose your teeth!

Learn more on our website:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Hesitant About the Dentist?

If you are like Mary, you may have some trepidation about going to the dentist. You certainly are not alone in that category.

Dr. Clark has gone to great lengths to fine-tune his dental practice and procedures so that you will have very little to no pain during your visit. He encourages you to be honest and open about your fears so that our team can help you every step along the way.

Of course, hearing this from us is perhaps not as powerful as hearing it from our patients. This short video from one of our great patients, Mary, discusses just how she felt after coming to our dental office.

What are you waiting for? Give us a call!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Why Choose Our Dental Office?

Here are a few reasons why you should choose our dental office:

Comprehensive Treatment Plans

Dr. Clark and his team work hard to ensure all patients enjoy a stress-free visit and receive the treatment they need in a timely manner. We maintain patient-friendly office hours and will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan on your very first visit. Whether you need to replace missing teeth, get fillings, or straighten your teeth, you can count on Dr. Clark to prepare a custom treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns and at an affordable price. Let us help you maintain optimal oral health with advanced dental treatments that deliver consistent results!

Patient-Oriented Practice

Become a member of our family and enjoy a completely personalized experience. We offer convenient patient financing plans to ensure the cost of dental care fits within your budget. Our office is equipped with advanced dental technologies that allow us to detect cavities early, replace missing teeth with ease, and deliver painless injections. Everything is designed with our patient’s needs in mind.

Family Like Atmosphere

We strive to create a welcoming environment that is relaxing and peaceful. However, don't take our word for it, listen to the testimonial one of our fantastic patients shared about his experience in our dental office.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January Newsletter from Dr. Dennis W. Clark

We hope this year has started off well for each of you!