How to Combat Dental Anxiety
added on: May 22, 2024

Dental anxiety is more common than you think. Studies show that this type of anxiety may be found in over 35% of the population! Next time you feel uneasy about scheduling an appointment with your dentist, rest assured that they’ve likely had plenty of experience reassuring nervous patients. Instead of… Read More…


Should I Use a Mouthwash?
added on: May 9, 2024

With so many mouthwashes available at your local drugstore, it may feel overwhelming trying to choose the right one. Many people are left wondering if they even need to use a mouthwash at all. The purpose of a good oral rinse is not only to make your breath minty fresh… Read More…


Is Sedation Dentistry the Right Choice for You?
added on: April 23, 2024

Sedation dentistry provides an anxiety-free experience for many patients who suffer from dental-related stress or sensitive nerves. Sedative methods are designed to help the patient relax and make the appointment as comfortable as possible. Patients may consider sedation dentistry for a variety of reasons, including situations where multiple treatments are… Read More…


Explore Affordable Payment Options for Quality Dental Care
added on: April 12, 2024

Dr. De Graff and his team believe that dental care shouldn’t require that a patient goes into debt. That’s why Ponderosa Dental Center provides its patients with multiple options for affordable care! The Ponderosa Dental Center Membership Club was designed to ensure that you and your family have the quality… Read More…


3 Tips for Living a Healthier, Longer Life with Sleep Apnea Treatment in Bend, OR
added on: March 9, 2024

It’s easy to see that sleep apnea in Bend (and across the U.S.) is becoming a topic that’s more talked about rather than looked over! We’re thrilled that this potentially deadly disease is something more people are aware of or at least talking about. At Ponderosa Dental Center, Dr. Joshua… Read More…


5 Lifestyle Choices for Longer-Lasting Whiter Teeth Teeth whitening in Bend
added on: February 14, 2024

Teeth whitening in Bend is one of the best ways to fix your teeth when you want to make a good impression — from first to long-lasting. You can have a sparkling smile with the help of some sensible lifestyle choices and maybe a teeth whitening treatment at Ponderosa Dental… Read More…


Get With the Rou’Teen’: A Day in Your Teenager’s Life with Clear Aligners
added on: February 6, 2024

One day, they love you, and 24 hours later, they’re vowing to never speak to you again. Adolescent life can be tricky enough, so why add to the stress with metal braces? More teenagers choose clear aligners in Bend to fix their smile without it totally ruining their style. Dr…. Read More…


The Revolutionary Convenience of Same-Day Crowns in Bend, OR
added on: January 15, 2024

A revolutionary dental innovation has reshaped how individuals approach Bend restorative dentistry: same-day crowns. As the demand for efficient and effective dental solutions grows, the emergence of same-day crowns has transformed our patient experience, offering unparalleled convenience and efficiency at Ponderosa Dental Center. Forget what you already know or might… Read More…


Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers Explained: Choosing the Right Solution for Your Smile
added on: January 5, 2024

One of the things we love most as your cosmetic dentist in Bend is watching what happens when someone transforms their smile. There’s no denying that a healthy, radiant smile can be a game-changer, boosting your confidence and leaving a lasting impression. However, achieving that perfect smile might require some dental… Read More…


Unveiling the Secrets of a Comprehensive Dental Exam: Your Key to a Healthy Smile
added on: December 16, 2023

As your Bend dentist, we want to discuss the benefits of having a radiant, healthy smile. It’s more than just a simple cosmetic asset; it reflects your overall well-being. A comprehensive dental exam from Ponderosa Dental Center with Dr. Joshua Prentice is at the core of keeping your smile healthy…. Read More…


The Ultimate Guide to Straightening Your Smile with Clear Aligners
added on: December 7, 2023

When your smile looks good, you feel it, and everyone notices. Sometimes, you need a little help to make it perfect. Lucky for you, our dental office in Bend has a discreet and effective way to straighten your teeth using clear aligners that have emerged as a true game-changer in… Read More…


What is Full Mouth Restoration?
added on: November 15, 2023

Full mouth restoration may be for you if you have multiple missing, broken, or otherwise damaged teeth. This functional smile makeover enables a patient to renew both the functionality and aesthetics of their smile. A full restoration process can include addressing the underlying gum tissue, bone loss, and creating a… Read More…


How to Find a Qualified Cosmetic Dentist
added on: November 4, 2023

In a world where everyone claims to be the “best” at what they do — how can you know for sure? Undoubtedly, you want the best cosmetic dentist in Bend to work on your smile. While it may take a bit of homework and research on the patient’s end, it’s… Read More…


How Do I Know If I’m a Candidate for Dental Implants?
added on: October 20, 2023

The decision to restore teeth through the dental implant procedure is no small decision, though it’s one that many patients successfully make each year. Dental implants represent the second-best option for healthy, natural teeth. Millions of Americans struggle with missing teeth, which is why the team at Ponderosa Dental Center… Read More…


How Quickly Will Invisalign Straighten My Teeth? 
added on: September 14, 2023

Invisalign is a discrete method for fixing crooked or crowded teeth, as well as for patients dealing with gapped teeth or an open bite. The clear aligners are nearly invisible and can be a solution for those wanting to avoid the more obvious traditional braces route. While Invisalign doesn’t work… Read More…


The Benefits of the iTero 
added on: September 1, 2023

One of the many tools used by Ponderosa Dental Center to better serve our patients is the handheld iTero scanner. The intraoral scanner was first introduced in 2007 and enables providers to capture a digital image of a patient’s teeth and gums. The resulting 3D scans are especially helpful for treatments… Read More…


Understanding Sleep Apnea: Unraveling the Connection to Overall Health
added on: August 18, 2023

In today’s fast-paced world, sleep is often neglected, with many people failing to recognize its significant impact on overall health. One condition that can disrupt the quality of sleep and pose serious health risks is sleep apnea. Your dentist in Bend, OR at Ponderosa Dental Center is committed to shedding… Read More…


Cosmetic Dentistry – It’s the Quality That Counts
added on: July 5, 2023

It’s easy to understand the appeal of cosmetic dentistry. If you have been harboring some reservations about the way your smile looks – leading you to smile less when around other people – you are likely excited about the prospect of making some changes.  As you look around the Bend… Read More…


A Smile Makeover Can Be a Life-Changing Experience
added on: May 8, 2023

How do you feel about your smile? If you are like countless other people, you might have some reservations about how your smile looks when you show it off in public. Fortunately, changes to your smile are easy to achieve when you work with the professional team at Ponderosa Dental… Read More…


Fix Your Smile in One Office Visit With Custom Same-Day Crowns in Bend
added on: April 20, 2023

Not all restorative dentists in Bend, OR are created equal. Just ask the team at Ponderosa Dental Center about Dr. Benjamin De Graff. His love for technology and innovative dentistry has revolutionized how patients get new crowns, not to mention implant dentistry in Bend.  How? Because we’re one of a… Read More…


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