Friday, June 17, 2022

Aside from personal customer referrals, customer online reviews are one of the best ways you can help your friends and neighbors find us in their Google searches. 

Would you please take a moment to scan this QR code and leave us a great review?  We love that you are part of our family and want to help your friends and loved ones find experienced, professional dental services. 

You are the reason we do what we do, and why we love it!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June is Oral Health Care Month


The American Dental Association's website introduces June as Oral Health Care month. 

School may be out for summer, but your child’s best teacher is working year-round: You!

Leading by example — especially when it comes to establishing healthy habits like brushingcleaning between your teeth and seeing your dentist — can make a big difference in the health and happiness of your entire family.

That’s why we are celebrating Oral Health Month: Share More Time, Share More Smiles with Colgate this June. Here are two ways you can join in and make a difference:

  1. Watch, read, play and share the resources below with your entire family. Their smiles will thank you!
  2. Share your smile! Snap a photo of you and your family taking care of your teeth. (We'd love to see you brushing together, flossing as a family and making your regular dental visits a special day.) Then, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ using #TimetoSmile. Colgate will donate $1 (up to $40,000) to Give Kids A Smile, a program of the ADA Foundation that provides dental health care to underserved children. Camera shy? Liking or sharing other people's posts counts too!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Oral Cancer Rates on the Rise - Especially in Young People

Oral Cancer rates are increasing year after year. Alarmingly this cancer is no longer isolated to smokers and drinkers. There is an alarming increase in the cases of young people.

If you are concerned about a sore or white patch in your mouth that won't heal please contact us immediately. Early intervention saves lives!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. If you have any signs or symptoms, please do not delay.

Call today to schedule your semi-annual cleaning which includes regular cancer screenings: 541-451-1440

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

March 2022 Newsletter

Hello to all of our wonderful patients. In case you missed our March Newsletter, we are posting it here for your convenience. 

We have a new financing option that might allow you to get the dental work done that you want to this year. We'd love to give your more information about this flexible finance plan. 

We love patient referrals. We have a New Patient Special running right now and would you to share this information with your friends and family. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

10 Possible Reasons for Tooth Sensitivity


Here are 10 possible reasons why your teeth might be giving you pain, and when to see a doctor.

Tooth sensitivity is caused by worn tooth enamel or exposed nerves in your teeth. When you eat or drink something with an extremely low or high temperature, you may feel a sudden, sharp flash of pain.

Gums are the layer of pink tissue that cover bone and surround the root of the tooth to help protect the nerve endings of your teeth. As you age, gum tissue often begins to wear , causing gum recession.

This recession leaves the roots of your teeth exposed, as well as leaving you more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth infections. If your teeth are suddenly more sensitive than they used to be, gum recession could be the culprit.

It’s estimated that at least 12 percentTrusted Source of people have some form of “dentin hypersensitivity” that causes them discomfort when they eat. This kind of sensitivity can be caused by eating a highly acidic diet, brushing your teeth too hard, and other factors.

As a result, the enamel that coats and protects your teeth begins to wear away and is not replaced. This can lead to sharp, stabbing pain that sends shivers up your spine when you bite into certain foods.

Tooth decay, also referred to as a cavity, might be the reason why your teeth have suddenly started bothering you. Tooth decay can linger on the sides or tops of your tooth enamel without being noticed for some time.

Once the decay begins to progress toward an infection, you may startexperiencing pain in your tooth.

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, affects more than 47 percent of adults over the age of 30Trusted Source. Gum disease is called gingivitis in its early stages, and some people don’t even know that they have it. Sensitive teeth and gums can be a sign of escalating gum disease

You may not be surprised to learn that a cracked tooth or crown can cause tooth pain and sensitivity. But there are cases when you may have a tooth cracked ever so slightly, so that it causes pain but is nearly impossible to see.

One symptom of a sinus infection is pain in your teeth and in your jaw. As your sinuses become inflamed and filled with pressure from the infection, they can compress the nerve endings of your teeth.

Grinding your teeth and clenching your jaws can lead to chronic tooth sensitivity, as you wear away at the enamel on your teeth.

While many people clench or grind their teeth from time to time, high-stress circumstances or poor sleep can lead to you increasing this habit without you realizing it, resulting in tooth pain that seems mysterious.

Recent fillings or tooth work involving drilling can temporarily make the nerve endings of your teeth more sensitive. Sensitivity from a tooth filling procedure may last up to two weeks.

Using whitening strips, bleaching gels, or having an in-office teeth-whitening procedure can put you at a higher riskTrusted Source of tooth sensitivity. Pain in your teeth that’s caused by teeth bleaching is often temporary and will usually subside if you stop using whitening products.

If your teeth have become sensitive when they never were before, make an appointment with your dentist. They may be able to recommend a simple treatment, such as a sensitivity-reducing toothpaste.

Your dentist will also be able to tell if you need a corrective procedure, such as a filling or a tooth extraction, to relieve your pain.

Some symptoms should never be ignored. See your dentist right away, or contact another health professional, if you experience the following:

  • toothache that lasts for more than 48 hours
  • throbbing or sharp, aching pain that doesn’t subside
  • migraine or thunderclap headache that extends to your teeth
  • fever that seems to coincide with your toothache

There are myriad reasons why you might feel a sudden pain in your teeth. Most of them are connected to the natural erosion of your gums or tooth enamel.

If you’ve developed hypersensitive teeth seemingly overnight, you should speak with your dentist. While it’s not usually considered a dental emergency, teeth that are causing you pain should be examined by a dentist to rule out some of the more serious causes.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

The American Dental Association has a great Fact or Fiction quiz to educate you about tooth sensitivity issues. This little quiz takes just a few minutes but might help you understand a little bit more about this pesky condition that plagues so many. 

To take this quiz click here

If you are one of the millions of other people that suffer from tooth sensitivity we can help. Call to schedule your appointment today and Dr. Clark will let you know which solutions will help you find the relief you desire.