Why Patients Are Raving About Our Same-Day Crowns in Bend, OR
added on: November 30, 2022

If you read our blogs, you probably know that Ponderosa Dental Center isn’t shy about investing in innovative tools. Being a trusted Bend restorative dentist, Dr. Josh Prentice knows how much easier it is to take care of your oral health when you’re not overwhelmed with anxiety about pain or… Read More…


How Our Bend, OR Dental Impressions “Gel” Without Messy Gel
added on: November 15, 2022

Being your Bend general dentist, we get the impression that patients aren’t too fond of having dental impressions created of their smile and bite. Why? Because in the past, it involved a process where we would apply a type of gel to the teeth that could be messy and uncomfortable… Read More…


The Scary Sounds of Snoring in Bend
added on: October 30, 2022

Forget about Halloween — any night of the year can be scary when you’re sleeping next to someone who snores. Ask your dentist in Bend; we’ve heard the “snore-rror stories.” Snoring is one of the most significant indicators of something called sleep apnea.  What You Need to Know About Sleep… Read More…


Are There Computer Guided Implants in Bend, OR?
added on: October 23, 2022

The answer to this question is yes! At Ponderosa Dental Center, we love dental implants and the benefits of having a healthier smile. Dr. Joshua Prentice had a passion and love for technology at a young age. He spent time building computers and learning new software programming as a boy…. Read More…


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…


Rest Easy With Sedation Dentistry
added on: July 21, 2022

Does the thought of visiting a dentist for any procedure scare you? Talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry. Depending on the severity of your phobia, you can get sedation for any procedure, from the most uncomplicated ones like teeth cleaning to invasive ones like implants. Dental visits are scary… 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
itero machine close up

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…


Top Tips to Help Clean Bend Invisalign® Aligners
added on: March 23, 2022
invisalign clear aligner

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…


Why You Should Make 2022 the Year of a New You (and Smile)
added on: January 14, 2022
woman with bright smile

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
smiling woman at dentist

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
woman with sore throat

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…


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