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620 SE Oak St Suite D Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
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A Checklist for Finding an Excellent Aloha Dentist

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If you are like most people, average care when it comes to your health is just not enough. Finding a truly excellent Aloha dentist takes a little time and research. At Smith Dental, we have put together a checklist of essentials for you to consider when researching dental offices to give you and your family the type of dental care that leaves you smiling.

Experience and reputation – Naturally, an experienced dentist will know how to perform both simple and complex procedures. Other factors such as continuing education and technology should also be part of your interview process. Having an experienced dentist who continually improves their skills with additional training will ...

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The Crucial Role Dentists Play in Identifying Oral Cancer

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It’s tough to see inside your own mouth because it’s small, dark, and has lots of awkward angles. That is why it is so important to maintain regular dental exams and cleanings. You might have something going on that you don’t even know about. Some of the dental conditions that our dentist look for during an exam include cracked teeth, gum recession, periodontal disease, and decay.

Perhaps one of the most important services your experienced family dentist in the 97007 postal area can provide a life-saving oral cancer screening.

How We Diagnose Oral Cancer

Dentists are highly educated in all of the structures of the mouth – teeth, gums, the jaw joints, muscles ...

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We Want to Help You Avoid These Dental Misconceptions

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In a time of fake news, the need to check your resources has never been more important. As with current events, many misleading or flat out wrong advice finds its way into your news feed and inbox on a daily basis. Knowing the truth about dentistry and how to care for your teeth can prevent long-term damage to your teeth, your oral health, and your overall health.

Here are some myths that many people believe, but that could damage your smile.

Myth: If You Are Pregnant, Skip the Dentist

Truth: Your Oral Health Affects Your Unborn Child

Skipping the dentist while you are pregnant can have serious consequences. Pregnancy gingivitis ...

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3 Major Oral Health Consequences of Using Tobacco

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It’s no secret that smoking or using chewing tobacco has serious health consequences. It is, after all, clearly printed directly on the label for everyone to see. Tobacco use has especially negative implications for your oral health, not to mention that tobacco and cigarettes also leave dark stains on the teeth that negatively impact the appearance of your teeth.

Dry Mouth and its Consequences

Tobacco use reduces saliva production, causing uncomfortable dry mouth. Dry mouth is more than an annoyance; it contributes to both periodontal disease and decay. You can combat dry mouth by sipping water throughout the day and rinsing with a mouthwash developed for people who have dry mouth.

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When Teeth Whitening Is the Best Choice

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Often, when people think of cosmetic dentistry, it might seem overwhelming or out of reach. You might be surprised to learn about all of the different types of people who decide to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry in the Forest Grove area.

More and more, regular people are realizing the benefits of cosmetic dentistry in their daily lives. Because of this, we offer a full range of cosmetic options so that everyone has an opportunity to choose to improve their smiles.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Helps Patients 

Cosmetic dentistry benefits are finally recognized with the new definition of oral health, which includes the health and comfort of our smiles as well as how ...

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Is Bad Breath Holding You Back?

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Do you find others backing away from you when you speak? Is your partner less willing to engage in long kissing marathons than they used to be? It might be because you have bad breath. The kind of bad breath caused by gum disease is far more offensive than a lunch that had onions and garlic as part of the plate because it comes from bacteria that collect in the mouth and reproduce rapidly. One of the by-products is a nasty odor that is both offensive and difficult to mask even with the strongest mints and rinses.

Why Do Bacteria Love the Mouth?

Because of the warm, moist environment of the mouth, ...

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New Research Shedding Light on Cavities in Kids

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We’ve heard it for decades: sugar causes cavities. That is true and partially accurate. Bacteria actually cause cavities, but they actually use sugar to fuel reproduction, which is why sugar gets all the blame.

Another aspect to consider is that starchy foods and processed carbohydrates actually quickly convert to sugar in the mouth because of your saliva. Saliva, along with chewing, is the first step in the digestion process.

New research discovers that the bacteria that cause decay are especially destructive when combined with yeast or fungus.

What Can You Do about It?

Dr. Ryan Smith, your Aloha dentist, welcomes children and organizes custom treatment plans based on your child’s needs. Since decay often ...

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