Dentists at Orenco Blog
October 21, 2017
Brushing at least twice per day and flossing at least once is truly the cornerstone of healthy teeth. However, are there other steps you could be taking to improve your oral health? Are there other products that might benefit your teeth and mouth? Your dentist explains the steps you can take to make the most of your home care routine and protect your oral health.
September 23, 2017
Every time you go to the grocery or drug store you pass by the intimidating aisle of teeth whitening products. You’d love to have a brighter smile, but you’re not sure where to begin. There are so many over-the-counter products to choose from and your dentist also offers whitening treatments, but how do you know which treatments are right for you? Your dentist in Hillsboro has some helpful information.
August 6, 2017
There are many patients that avoid seeing their dentist for a variety of reasons, one of the biggest factors being dental phobia. Dental phobia is a real issue for patients and the decline of their oral health. Let’s take a closer look at why patients may be afraid of visiting the dentist and how your dental team can help.
July 11, 2017
The only way to know for sure whether or not you need a dental crown is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Dental crowns are advanced restorations used to repair teeth following significant decay or damage. They fit completely over the top of the tooth to replace the lost structure and renew function. In order to preserve the maximum amount of tooth structure, we’ll only recommend dental crowns when more conservative treatments like tooth colored fillings are inadequate in repairing dental damage. During a treatment consultation, a dentist will examine your smile, capture diagnostic x-rays and images, and help you determine whether or not a dental crown is your best treatment option.
May 6, 2017
Living with tooth loss creates many challenges to your daily life. When even one tooth is missing, you may no longer be able to enjoy your favorite foods because chewing can be difficult. Not to mention, your incomplete smile can make it harder to pronounce certain words correctly and cause your self-esteem to decline. You could choose a traditional option like dentures to replace your missing teeth with your dentist in Hillsboro, or you could invest in your oral health and quality of life with dental implants.
April 14, 2017
Despite many dentists’ efforts to ease (or attempting to totally alleviate) dental pain, a good amount of people still fear the dentist. Dental fear, along with a fear of heights and public speaking, rank among the public’s most common fears! The American population describes dental appointments as an anxiety-producing experience, but your new dentist has cracked the code to relieving dental phobia with sedation dentistry in Hillsboro. Drs. Malinda and Brandon Kearbey understand the long-term effects of ongoing dental fear. Instead of avoiding visiting The Dentists at Orenco Station until you’re suffering from excruciating tooth pain, you can receive the preventive dental care that you need in a calm, relaxed state.
March 17, 2017
Finding the right health care providers is important! You want to work with practitioners that you trust have your best interests in mind and build a relationship with them. The same is true of your dentist, and it’s never been more important than when you have a family to consider. Wouldn’t it be great to find a dentist that could meet the entire family’s needs so you don’t have to drive all over town for dental appointments? Finding an excellent dentist in Hillsboro may be easier than you think. Here’s what The Dentists at Orenco Station have to offer.
February 23, 2017
Did you know that 20 percent of children from the age of 5 to 11 have had at least one decayed tooth? The same goes for 13 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted that by the age of 15, about 60 percent of all adolescents will have had a cavity. Although cavities are generally preventable, the CDC states that they’re the “most common chronic disease of children.” By visiting your dentist in Hillsboro routinely, whether it be either Dr. Brandon or Malinda Kearbey, you can work towards preventing your child from becoming a statistic. (more…)
February 10, 2017
You’ve been trying to whiten your teeth for a while now, but you’re beginning to think your smile is beyond repair. You’ve tried everything – toothpastes, rinses, strips, gels – anything you can get over-the-counter, but nothing seems to work. What’s the best solution to eliminate staining and make your smile gleam brightly? In-office treatments and KöR teeth whitening from The Dentists at Orenco Station will give you the dramatic results you’re looking for, no matter how dim your smile is.
December 19, 2016
Congratulations! With help from The Dentists at Orenco Station, you have rebuilt your healthy and beautiful smile with dental implants. You may know that your implants take the place of both the root and crown of a missing tooth. The implant portion is embedded in your jaw and the attached restoration—a porcelain crown, bridge, partial or full denture—is what shows. Properly cleaning your implant supported teeth replacements is just as important as cleaning your own natural teeth. If you have dental implants, Hillsboro dentists Dr. Brandon Kearbey and Dr. Malinda Kearbey have some advice on how to maintain optimal oral health with proper cleaning.