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Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Products: Is It Worth the Extra Cost?

Professional Teeth Whitening | Hillsboro OR Dentist

Stained or yellowed teeth can be embarrassing. They may make you reluctant to smile or eat in front of others and can affect your overall self-esteem. Many people turn to teeth whitening products for the remedy.

We are often asked if it's really worth it to opt for the professional teeth whitening offered at our Hillsboro dental office or if you can get the same results from over-the-counter whitening products.

Over-the-Counter Products: So Many Choices, So Many Questions

These days a quick walk down the oral and dental products aisle at your local supermarket or drugstore will reveal a vast array of whitening products available for home use. There are toothpastes, mouthwashes, whitening ...

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Help! My Child Is Afraid of the Dentist!

Children's Dentistry | Hillsboro OR Dentist

Starting good dental habits early is important to your child's oral health. With regular visits to the dentist, your kids will learn how to keep their teeth clean and healthy, how to make good choices when it comes to after-school snacks, and how to be a part of “team healthy teeth.”

Getting your child to go to the dentist willingly isn't always easy. It can be made even more difficult if your child suffers from dental fear or anxiety. Dental anxiety in children can come from many sources. Your child may have had a traumatic experience with another dentist. If they have not had regular dental visits, the unfamiliar noises, dental ...

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Afraid of the Dentist?

Sedation DentistryDental fear and anxiety are common and can be severe. Sometimes, they can even keep you from getting necessary dental care. But a trip to the dentist doesn't have to be scary! At Smith Dental, your Hillsboro dentist, we have a solution to dental anxiety – sedation dentistry!

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a way to calm and relax you in the dentist's chair. Our office has two options to relax you and make your dental experience more pleasant.

Oral conscious sedation is the most common sedation dentistry option. We provide you with a prescription for a mild sedative, which you ...

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Should I Get Dental Implants?

At Smith Dental in Hillsboro, OR, we do our best to preserve your natural teeth, but sometimes a tooth just can't be saved. If the root has died, decay has gotten too extensive for a restoration, or trauma has knocked the tooth loose or broken it, the tooth may have to be extracted.

 

A missing tooth can be devastating to your self-esteem. Everyone wants a nice, healthy smile full of pearly whites, and a gap can make you feel self-conscious when you smile, talk, or eat. It can even make you reluctant to do these things in front of other people. There are other concerns, as well. Over time, bone mass ...

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Does Smith Dental Accept the Oregon Health Plan?

Dental BlogWe understand how important it is to have dental care that fits your life, and a big part of that is finding a dentist who accepts your insurance plan. No one wants the hassle of submitting their dental bills to their insurance company and fighting with them for coverage. That's why we take care of billing your insurance and advocating for services when we feel they are in the best interest of your and your family's oral health.

We receive many calls inquiring about dental insurance and, specifically, which plans we accept. While it would be impossible to list every insurance ...

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Does Preventive Dental Care Really Matter?

Preventive care is the cornerstone of good oral health, and it is a top priority at our Hillsboro dental office. With good dental habits at home that include daily brushing and flossing and regular check ups and cleanings with your Dr. Smith, you can prevent painful and costly dental procedures and keep your teeth healthy and beautiful.

Preventive CareProper brushing and flossing techniques can greatly improve the health of your mouth and prevent decay and tartar build up. If you're unsure whether you are using the correct brushing and flossing techniques, we will be happy to ...

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Should I Get Dental Veneers?

Everyone wants a bright, even smile, but unfortunately, not everyone was born with one. Even if you were lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, over time, teeth can get stained, chipped, or just become shortened through excessive wear.

If your smile isn't all you wish, veneers are a possible solution to your less than perfect smile. Veneers can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic problems including discolored teeth; worn down, chipped or broken teeth; misaligned or unevenly shaped teeth; and gaps between the teeth.What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are very thin shells that are custom fitted just for you and bonded to the front of your ...

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