Why You’ll Be Impressed by iTero® Digital Impressions
added on: September 21, 2022

Dr. Joshua Prentice uses a high-tech tool called the iTero® Digital Scanning System to take impressions of your teeth in a more comfortable and less stressful way. (More convenient and accurate is always good too!) Please don’t dismiss this technology until you’ve tried it for yourself. Here’s why: Traditional is… Read More…


Hide Your Teeth’s Imperfections Behind Durable Porcelain Veneers
added on: August 26, 2022

If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your teeth, you should learn more about porcelain veneers. Veneers hide dental imperfections behind super-thin porcelain overlays. Dr. Joshua Prentice at Ponderosa Dental Center can tell you if porcelain veneers are right for you. Cosmetic dentistry in Bend,… Read More…


Learn More About Full Mouth Restorations at Ponderosa Dental Center
added on: August 25, 2022

Dr. Joshua Prentice at Ponderosa Dental Center in Bend, Oregon wants to do everything he can to improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Some people think of dentists as the people who fill an occasional cavity or two. Dr. Prentice is that and much more! He… Read More…


Check Out The New Invisalign® SmileView™ Simulator
added on: August 19, 2022

Do you dream of having a straighter smile? You’re not alone. Some people just can’t put on a smile, especially in public, because their teeth aren’t straight. While there are multiple ways to correct your smile, clear aligners have proved effective over the years. They help you straighten or realign… Read More…


Porcelain Veneers Versus Bonding
added on: August 3, 2022

Cosmetic dentistry may be an option to improve your appearance, conceal a disconcerting chip or gap in your teeth, or whiten discolored, damaged, or stained teeth. You may get the smile of your dreams with various cosmetic treatments. Dental veneers and dental bonding are two of the most prevalent treatments… Read More…


Ready to Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
added on: July 22, 2022

Is your wedding around the corner? Are you going for a job interview? Do you need to boost your self-esteem? Or are you preparing for a photo session? All these are special occasions that may warrant you to have the best smile. Whatever your reason for improving your smile, there… Read More…


3 Simple Steps to a Smile Trial
added on: June 23, 2022

Did you know that a smile is the first thing that attracts people to you? A perfect smile plays an essential role in how people perceive you. However, more than a third of individuals in America are not happy with their smiles.  Well, if you are one of those who… Read More…


How a Smile Makeover Can Change Your Life
added on: June 21, 2022

Have you been hiding your smile from others because you are embarrassed about the condition of your teeth? At Ponderosa Dental Center in Bend, OR, we can help you feel more confident, so you can smile openly, laugh without inhibitions, and enjoy life to the fullest! Learn how a Smile… 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…


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…


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…


Does Vaping Cause The Same Oral Health Problems As Cigarettes? 
added on: July 27, 2021

You might think that vaping is a safe alternative to smoking — and you wouldn’t be alone. Many former smokers, and even never-smokers, are turning to electronic cigarettes as a safer smoking option. But just how much safer is vaping than cigarettes? As it turns out, not much safer at… Read More…


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