How to Make the Most of Smile Whitening from Your Dentist in Bend, OR
added on: March 19, 2024

One of the easiest ways to revamp a dull smile is to brighten your teeth with smile whitening from Ponderosa Dental Center in Bend. There’s a reason why so many patients are turning to Dr. Prentice for help with cosmetically improving how you look for a special occasion or for… 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…


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 talk with you about the benefits of having a radiant, healthy smile. It’s more than just a simple cosmetic asset it’s a reflection of your overall well-being. At the very core of keeping your smile healthy, is a comprehensive dental exam from Ponderosa… 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…


What Is Included in a Smile Makeover?  
added on: October 6, 2023

Ponderosa Dental Center doesn’t want patients to live with a smile they’re unhappy with. This not only affects your self-consciousness in social situations, it can have a long-term impact on an individual’s confidence levels. That’s why we’ve designed the Smile Makeover, which can transform a stained, damaged, or simply dull… 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…


Exploring Sedation Options for Pain-Free Dental Procedures in Bend, OR
added on: August 3, 2023

Are you one of those people who feel anxious at the thought of visiting the dentist? You’re not alone. The fear and discomfort associated with dental procedures can be overwhelming for anyone, at any age — leading to missed appointments and neglected oral health. But what if we told you… Read More…


Four Questions About Porcelain Veneers
added on: July 12, 2023

When you visit a dentist in the Bend area to address some concerns you have about your oral health, you might find your head spinning a bit as you are presented with a range of treatment options. Modern dentistry makes many different types of treatment possible, which is a great… 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…


Sedation Dentistry is a Powerful Tool
added on: June 20, 2023

At Ponderosa Dental Center, we love providing dental care to our many patients – and we are proud of the positive impact we have had on the oral health of countless people throughout Central Oregon.  With that said, we understand that not all of our patients are as excited about… Read More…


Overjet Artificial Intelligence Improves the Patient Experience
added on: June 6, 2023

You can’t go far in the news today without coming across a mention of artificial intelligence. It seems that there is no area of the market as a whole that hasn’t been touched by AI, and dentistry is no different. With the availability of Overjet, a powerful AI platform that… Read More…

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How Trial Smiles Put Our Patients At Ease
added on: May 22, 2023

Making a change to your smile is a big commitment. Your smile is a huge part of your appearance, and even relatively modest changes will have a big impact on how you look to others. If you have been wanting to make changes to your smile but are nervous about… 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…


Get Life-Changing Computer-Guided Dental Implants From our Bend Dental Office
added on: April 7, 2023

Are you missing a tooth or teeth? Do they make you feel so self-conscious when you smile or talk that you’d rather just hide away from the world? That’s no way to live, and Dr. Benjamin De Graff and the team at Ponderosa Dental Center know you deserve better — it’s… Read More…


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