Need a Dental Crown? Your Bend Dentist Does Them Same-Day!
added on: May 16, 2022
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Do you have a tooth or multiple teeth that are broken or badly deteriorated? You’ll want to schedule an appointment at our dental office in Bend because we can improve your smile with incredible CEREC same-day crowns or dental restorations. CEREC crowns are computer-aided and only take a few hours… Read More…


Say Hello to iTero: For a Better, More Comfortable Dental Experience
added on: May 5, 2022
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When you come to Ponderosa Dental Center and meet with your Bend dentist Dr. Joshua Prentice, you will be impressed with our state-of-the-art technology: we just know it. One of the ways we provide a more comfortable, innovative dental experience is by using an exciting piece of technology known as… Read More…


5 Top Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Invisalign® Experience
added on: April 13, 2022
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At Ponderosa Dental Center, your trusted Bend dentist, Dr. Joshua Prentice, and team all know how important it is to have a healthy smile you can be confident to share with your fellow Oregonians or wherever the world takes you. One way to take your teeth to next-level perfection is… Read More…


The Many Benefits of a Full Mouth Restoration in Bend
added on: April 11, 2022
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Do the words “full mouth restoration” give you just a touch of dental anxiety? While it may sound a bit intimidating, rest assured that your Bend dentist Dr. Josh Prentice will show you all of the benefits of restoring your smile to improve its appearance and overall function. You’ll be… Read More…


Top Tips to Help Clean Bend Invisalign® Aligners
added on: March 23, 2022
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Choosing to undergo Invisalign® treatment is undoubtedly an exciting and super rewarding time in life – no matter if you’re a teen or an adult. With the help of BPA-free, clear aligners that are customized to fit your mouth comfortably, you can have a straighter, healthier smile in no time… Read More…


Smile Troubles? Let’s Invisalign® Them
added on: March 7, 2022

Do you know what is one of the most requested, most life-changing services we offer? It’s hands down Invisalign® in Bend.  Patients of all ages are coming into the office for a chat about how these clear aligners can help them achieve a straighter, healthier smile. What is Invisalign®? By… Read More…


What Are Minimal Prep Veneers?
added on: February 24, 2022
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At Ponderosa Dental Center, your Bend cosmetic dentist, Dr. Joshua Prentice has a variety of options to offer. That’s why we bring you the possibilities of both traditional porcelain veneers and minimal prep veneers for our patients. But what’s the difference between the two, and are there added benefits of… Read More…


Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?
added on: February 8, 2022
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No matter what’s imperfect about your teeth, including wear and stains, there’s a good chance porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Bend can fix it all. Have you been interested in veneers? Are you considering a cosmetic makeover for your smile? Then you’re in the right place at Ponderosa… Read More…


Get Your Bend Cosmetic Dentistry Trial Smile Sneak Peek
added on: January 31, 2022
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Are you making 2022 the year you finally do what you want to when it comes to enhancing your smile? There’s no time and no place better than Bend to get your smile makeover from a trusted, talented professional like Dr. Joshua Prentice. We know that when you turn to… Read More…


Why You Should Make 2022 the Year of a New You (and Smile)
added on: January 14, 2022
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We can say it time and time again, but your Bend dentist is the best to remind you that your smile or your teeth are one of the first things people will notice about you — from Zoom meetings to first in-person impressions. Let’s make 2022 the year you put… Read More…


Is It Really Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
added on: December 30, 2021
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Are you missing a tooth or maybe multiple teeth? You’re not alone! Your dentist in Bend and the American College of Prosthodontists say that more than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and about 120 million people are missing at least one tooth. How does it happen? Why… Read More…


Home Remedies and Treatments for Tonsil Stones
added on: December 21, 2021
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Have you ever heard of tonsil stones? Your Bend dentist thought it might be a good idea to shed some light on this often overlooked health issue. Let’s talk a little about what exactly it means to have tonsil stones and how you can help yourself at home should they… Read More…


4 Ways to Straighten Your Smile
added on: November 30, 2021

Did you know that crooked teeth can affect more than just your appearance? Teeth that are overlapped or crooked can affect your bite, make it difficult to properly clean your teeth, and even cause problems with digestion. But there’s good news — you don’t have to live with a crooked… Read More…


How Quitting Smoking Can Improve Dental Health
added on: November 17, 2021

Smoking can be harmful to many parts of your body, including your teeth. It increases the likelihood of tooth discoloration, cavities, and oral cancer, among other things, so it’s no surprise that quitting smoking can improve oral health. If you currently smoke but are interested in quitting, let your dentist… Read More…


Are Cavities Contagious? 
added on: October 29, 2021

The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold. Of course, we all know how easy it is to catch a cold, but can you also catch cavities? Sounds pretty far-fetched. But guess what your dentist in Bend knows? Catching a cavity… Read More…


Does Dental Insurance Reset Every Year?
added on: October 20, 2021

Dental insurance can be a good thing to have, but the benefits don’t last forever. If you have dental insurance, there’s a chance that it’s going to expire at the end of the year. Unfortunately, many people let their benefits sit unused. However, there are several good reasons why you… Read More…


What To Do After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out
added on: September 30, 2021

Once your wisdom teeth have been removed, it’s important to take good care of your mouth during recovery to minimize pain and speed up healing time. Even though wisdom teeth removal is usually a pretty straightforward procedure, it can still cause some pain and discomfort as you heal from the… Read More…


“Do I Have Gum Disease?” 
added on: September 16, 2021

Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and can cause some unwanted side effects, such as your gums pulling away from the teeth. This can lead to deep pockets between your teeth and gums. Gum disease also makes your teeth more susceptible to tooth decay, and, if left… Read More…


How Can I Get a Whiter Smile? 
added on: August 26, 2021

If you want to know how to get whiter teeth, you’ve come to the right place! Thanks to advancements in whitening technology, your dentist in Bend offers several ways for you to whiten your teeth and give you back that gorgeous smile! Read on to find out which methods will… Read More…


Got Bad Breath? Here’s What You Need to Know
added on: August 5, 2021

What’s the best way to freshen your breath? We’re glad you asked! August 6th is recognized as National Fresh Breath Day, and your dentist in Bend wants to take a closer look at what you can do to get that minty freshness all day long, as well as what may… Read More…


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