Dentists at Orenco Blog
June 13, 2018
Before you get started with a cosmetic or restorative dentistry plan that includes dental porcelain, you may be thinking, “Isn’t porcelain fragile?” The answer is, “Yes and no.” While a porcelain doll or a porcelain glass may be fragile, a porcelain knife is strong and so are porcelain restorations. The key is using the highest grade porcelain and cementing it into position properly, so the underlying tooth structures provide support and strength. In fact, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and other restorations are just as strong if not stronger than your healthy tooth enamel, and they can be shaded to perfectly match these natural structures.
April 25, 2018
To prevent against tooth decay and gum disease, you maintain your oral hygiene habits at home and visit your dentist in Hillsboro twice a year, but did you know that there may be another threat lingering in your mouth? Over 49,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Unfortunately, those who develop it have a little over a 50% 5-year survival rate. All too often, the cancer goes undetected and undiagnosed until it has reached the advanced stages or metastasized to other areas of your body. To help promote early detection, it is best to learn your risk factors for oral cancer and to undergo a regular screening.
February 10, 2018
Every month, you pay premiums for dental and health insurance to keep your mouth and body healthy. While you may believe that they are one in the same, there are clear differences between the two. Although both cover necessary treatments, you cannot use your dental insurance for medical purposes and vise versa. To use your dental coverage correctly and to maximize its value, your Delta Dental dentist in Hillsboro can help.
January 7, 2018
Do you have multiple dental flaws that you would like to get rid of forever? What if there was a way that you could cover those imperfections the duration of your smile? Now you can! Porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Hillsboro allow patients to change multiple features about their smiles to give them teeth that they are proud to show off! Learn more about you can get this affordable form of cosmetic dental work in this week’s blog post.
December 18, 2017
Every morning you wake up, ready to brush, floss and start your workday. You work hard so you can get home to do all the other chores on your plate. Paying bills, doing laundry, the list goes on. But when was the last time you thought to schedule an appointment with your Delta dental dentist in Hillsboro? 6 months ago? A year? Longer?
Regular visits are an important part of preventive oral care for many reasons. That’s why your dentist in Hillsboro wants to talk about it. Keep reading to learn how regular visits are for more than just cleanings.
November 3, 2017
Legend has it that a great worm, ancient in origin, has lurked in the deep abyss of the mouths of those unfortunate humans who were marked for toothache and decay. A ravenous little creature, he has been believed by some to be the cause of dental maladies. As time as gone on, though, and science has progressed, some overwhelming facts have arisen to suggest another reason for your tooth decay and pain. And your dentist in Hillsboro discusses them in detail.
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.