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Happy New Year! Here Are Some Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 12, 2024

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A new year is upon us again, and it represents a chance to start fresh, improve ourselves, and kick old bad habits. While going to the gym regularly, quitting smoking, and spending more time with the kids are all excellent New Year’s resolutions, these first few months are a perfect time to get back on track with your oral hygiene. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions that your smile will love.

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4 Famous Holiday Drinks That Are Hard on Teeth

December 15, 2023

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Friends toasting with red wine

Now that it’s mid-December, the holiday season is in full swing. You’re likely already prepared for parties, family get-togethers, and acts of gift-giving. Still, choose your beverage wisely during these festivities. There are several holiday drinks that can harm teeth. If you aren’t careful, your grin might develop health or cosmetic issues. Luckily, your local Hillsboro dentist has details on the matter. Here are some holiday drinks you should go easy on in the coming weeks.

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How to Appreciate Your Teeth on Thanksgiving

November 16, 2023

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A family gathered together for a Thanksgiving meal

As Thanksgiving gets closer, you’ll likely take up the holiday spirit. Maybe you’re already giving thanks for friends, family, and other blessings. Still, don’t forget about your oral health during this time. There are many ways to appreciate teeth on Thanksgiving. By taking up such practices, you’ll honor your smile for everything it does in your life. Luckily, your Hillsboro dentist knows a few good ones for this Turkey Day. Read on to learn four oral care tips that show the Thanksgiving spirit!

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3 Vital Oral Habits for Dental Hygiene Month

October 2, 2023

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A pretty lady brushing her teeth in front of a mirror

Now that it’s October, you’re likely thinking about Halloween. That’s only natural – these 31 days are considered a “spooky season” for a reason! Still, you’d do well to consider oral care as well. October is also Dental Hygiene Month! As such, it’s a time to remember how to keep your mouth healthy. Luckily, your Hillsboro dentist can help you do just that. Here are three crucial oral care habits that’ll protect your smile this month.

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How to: Fix a Gap Between My Front Teeth

September 7, 2023

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Gap between the front teeth

Do you have a noticeable space between the front teeth? This is called a “diastema.” Fortunately, it isn’t usually harmful and doesn’t generally require any treatment. However, lots of people are self-conscious if their teeth don’t completely come together in the front. Continue reading to learn more about diastemas, why they occur, and what you can do to correct their appearance if that’s something you want to do.

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Dental Implants: Don’t Let Embarrassment Hold You Back!

August 15, 2023

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Background of a woman in a white shirt touching her jaw while holding a model of a dental implant in the foreground

No one wants to feel like their imperfections are the most noticeable thing about them, and this can be especially true for those who have lost one or more teeth. After all, our eyes are trained to recognize faces, and large gaps in someone’s smile are certainly easy to spot! Fortunately, dental implants can replace missing teeth so that you can live your life without feeling so worried or self-conscious about your tooth loss.

Many patients avoid appointments, though, if they’re feeling too self-conscious about their oral health to get the help they need. If you haven’t pursued treatment because you worry about how you might be perceived, keep reading to learn 3 great reasons why you shouldn’t let that hold you back!

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3 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Enhance Your Summer Smile

July 6, 2023

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Woman smiling outdoors in the sun

Chances are you have a little more leeway to relax during summertime. Your flexible schedule means more time to get those annual doctors’ appointments out of the way, so what better time to see your dentist than now? Here are 3 ways cosmetic dentistry can enhance your summer smile and bring back your confidence.

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3 Styles of Cosmetic Dentistry that Can Make You Look Younger

June 3, 2023

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Senior with a youthful smile

A large part of dentistry is focused on dealing with specific oral health conditions as they arise, or on making sure that your teeth are healthy enough that you don’t have to worry about them. Cosmetic dentistry, however, has a different goal—making your smile as beautiful as possible!

For example, you may have noticed that your teeth have started to look a little bit different as you’ve gotten older. If you want to turn back the clock a little bit on your smile, there are cosmetic treatments out there that should be able to help you. If you’re curious, here are a few examples.

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How to Battle Tooth Discoloration and Achieve Your Brightest Smile

March 1, 2021

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A woman smiling as the dentist determines her tooth color

Does your smile seem to get a bit darker or more yellow every year? If so, you aren’t alone. There are many different causes for tooth discoloration that range from age to diet and habits. Luckily, there are quite a few ways to whiten your teeth including budget-friendly options or cosmetic dentistry treatments. Here are 4 ways to whiten your teeth and achieve your whitest smile.

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4 Dental Issues That Can be Treated with Cosmetic Bonding

November 3, 2020

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Man smiling with straight, white teeth

If you have minor chips or cracks in your teeth, it can put a damper on your mood and your smile. As video chatting becomes part of our new normal, our visual appearances have increased in importance. If you need help getting a bright, white smile, cosmetic dental treatments in Hillsboro may help. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which your dentist etches the tooth and applies a conditioning fluid that helps the composite resin stick to it. Composite resin is a tooth-colored biocompatible material made from fine ceramic particles and dental plastic. The resin is bonded to a tooth using UV light and then it is shaped and polished to look like the surrounding teeth. Keep reading to learn about a few common issues that can be treated with composite resin bonding.

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