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  • Why floss? While a good toothbrush removes a great deal of surface bacteria from your teeth, it just can’t get in between your teeth where bacteria loves to settle and grow. Even though it may seem like your teeth are touching, there is still enough space for bacteria and plaque to [...]

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    There are many reasons why you might not be able to close your jaw. Give us a call at (503) 328-6388 right away if you are having unbearable jaw pain. We might be able to walk you through some steps to alleviate the pain over the phone. We will probably ask you to come in so we can have a look [...]

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    How to Brighten Your Smile

    February 19, 2021

    Do you want a brighter smile? Here are some ways to achieve a glistening grin.  The first step to brighter-looking teeth is prevention. Be sure to brush your teeth with a medium-firm bristled toothbrush for at least two minutes twice a day. Do not apply too much pressure as that can [...]

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    Do you wake up feeling groggy? Frequent headaches? Always feeling sleepy despite getting plenty of sleep? Sore jaw? Loud snoring? Well, these are all signs of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when you do not have an adequate supply of oxygen delivered to your lungs during sleep. Without enough [...]

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    Dental exams. What is being done at them? Why are there so many pictures and code words? What are these people actually doing? If you're like most of the folks in this country, you've been to the dentist at least once in your life. Perhaps you had a toothache, maybe you just wanted your [...]

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