“How Can I Make My Smile Look Better?”
added on: April 19, 2021

This is one of the most common questions your dentist in Bend gets on a daily basis, and it’s one of the most important questions you can ask if you’re unhappy with your smile. Even though many patients think that cosmetic dentistry is only reserved for celebrities or the rich… Read More…


How to Tell If You Have Gingivitis
added on: March 29, 2021

Nearly 50% of Americans over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. You may also hear your dentist in Bend refer to gum disease as gingivitis. So what’s the difference between gum disease and gingivitis, and how can you tell if you… Read More…


What You Eat Matters to Your Teeth
added on: March 16, 2021

Your dentist in Bend is a key part of your healthcare team, and while we’re dedicated to protecting teeth, we know that there’s a strong connection between oral health and overall health. In fact, when we talk about good oral health, we need to look beyond the bathroom sink and… Read More…


Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Eat Sweets?
added on: February 24, 2021

It’s no secret that your dentist in Bend isn’t a big fan of sugar. After all, this sweet ingredient can feed mouth bacteria and increase the risk of decay. But what does it mean when your teeth hurt while enjoying the occasional sweet treat? This type of tooth discomfort is… Read More…


Pandemic Stress & Oral Health Problems
added on: February 15, 2021
stressed man with mask

As we head into the one-year mark of this pandemic, there are still several unknowns. But one thing has remained constant the whole time — stress levels are high, and rightfully so. Stress isn’t the best thing for health, especially at times like these. Prolonged periods of high stress can… Read More…


Is My Mask Causing Bad Breath?  
added on: January 28, 2021

If wearing your mask has caused you to change the way you breathe, you’re not alone. Most of us are still getting used to wearing masks day after day, hour after hour, and many of us may have felt the need to adjust from breathing out of noses to breathing… Read More…


Make 2021 The Year You Finally Get Your Ideal Smile 
added on: January 21, 2021

It’s easy to put off taking care of yourself. After all, we all know what it’s like when work, life, family, and other obligations get in the way. However, we’ve just turned the calendar on a new year, and it’s tradition to set some resolutions for yourself now for the… Read More…


Common Causes of Tooth Pain
added on: December 29, 2020

A dull and achy throb. A sharp zinging pain. A swollen face and unbearable agony. These are some common ways our patients have described a toothache. Even though nobody ever wants to experience a toothache, your dentist in Bend knows that, unfortunately, they happen to just about everyone at least… Read More…


Stop Tooth Staining in its Tracks
added on: December 17, 2020

Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh? Or maybe you hide your smile in photos because you’re embarrassed by the color of your teeth. Tooth discoloration and tooth staining are some of the main reasons people go out of their way to avoid showing their teeth. While… Read More…


What Your Dentist Can Tell Just From Looking at Your Teeth
added on: November 24, 2020

Your dentist in Bend will often ask you things about your overall health as well as your habits, and with good reason. But there are times when patients aren’t comfortable sharing some aspects of their life with their dental team and instead try to keep these things a secret. However,… Read More…


Do Diabetics Need Additional Dental Care? 
added on: November 16, 2020

Every time you visit your dentist in Bend you will most likely review your health history and discuss any changes that may have happened since your last appointment. This is an important part of making sure you get the best dental care, but why? Your dentist needs to know what… Read More…


Why is Dental Care So Important?
added on: October 27, 2020

We all know that good dental care helps protect teeth against cavities. But did you know that maintaining good oral health can also help protect overall health? In fact, research continues to show us that dental care is key to a healthy body. Join your dentist in Bend as we… Read More…


National Dental Hygiene Month
added on: October 16, 2020

One of the most important parts of your regular dental visits is the time you spend with your dental hygienist. After all, these caring and invaluable team members provide preventive dentistry to each and every patient which helps keep their friends and neighbors healthy. So it only makes sense that… Read More…


Chemotherapy & Oral Health
added on: September 28, 2020

Cancer and chemo are two C-words that can create a lot of fear, and rightfully so. Cancer as a whole is an incredibly common disease. In fact, nearly 1.8 million Americans will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year alone, and over 600,000 will die. But thanks to… Read More…


Why is My Smile So Gummy?
added on: September 21, 2020

Our gums are an important part of our oral health. After all, they help hold our teeth in place and protect the tooth roots. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we want to see them when we smile, no matter how important they are. Nonetheless, there are some people whose gums… Read More…


What Causes Tooth Loss? 
added on: August 28, 2020

When we’re little, losing our teeth can be an exciting thing. After all, we get a visit from the tooth fairy, a few extra bucks under our pillows, and there’s really nothing cuter than a child missing their two front teeth. But as we get older, missing teeth isn’t so… Read More…


Should You Be Scared to Get a Root Canal? 
added on: August 19, 2020

You’ve been told that you need what’s often referred to as the worst dental treatment out there — a root canal. Those two words can make any dental patient retreat in fear, and we understand why. However, while you may be feeling uneasy or flat out scared, it may help… Read More…


What Causes Tooth Discoloration? 
added on: July 29, 2020

We all want to have a bright, white smile. But thanks to both internal and external factors, our teeth can transform from their once brilliant appearance to a dull, discolored look. In this week’s blog, your dentist in Bend explores some of the things, both within our control and out… Read More…


Why Are My Gums Receding?
added on: July 21, 2020

When it comes to your oral health, it’s no surprise that your dentist in Bend puts so much importance on taking proper care of your teeth. But did you know that your gums are another crucial aspect to overall oral health? In fact, our gums are just as important to… Read More…


Why is Staying Hydrated So Important?
added on: June 30, 2020
drinking a glass of water

As we enter the hot summer months, it’s more important than ever to keep our bodies properly hydrated. After all, a well-hydrated body helps organs function properly, can improve sleep, and may even protect against infections. But as your dentist in Bend knows, drinking enough water isn’t just good for… Read More…


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