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Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

Don’t let jaw discomfort ruin your fun! If you've been wondering "Why does my jaw hurt?" we have some tips that may help. You shouldn't have to suffer from jaw discomfort any longer. We’re here to help you get back to enjoying the food and activities you love. Are You Stressed? For many people asking the question, “Why does my jaw hurt?” the answer turns out to be a simple one: ...

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5 Ways to Practice Self-Care at the Dentist

Going to the dentist can feel stressful for a lot of people. We believe it's time to change that and we’re here to help. Let's talk about 5 ways to practice self-care at the dentist to help take your visit from stressful to relaxing. 1. Be Comfortable When you get ready for your dental visit, dress with comfort in mind. Imagine your perfect outfit for a cozy day in, reading a book and ...

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3 Features to Look for in an Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes can be game changers for your oral hygiene routine, but shopping for one can feel overwhelming with all the options available. Here are 3 features to look for in an electric toothbrush so you can make sure to get one that checks all the important boxes. 1. A Built-in Timer A built-in timer sounds like a simple feature, but you’ll be surprised by how much it can help ...

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5 Ways to Brush More Effectively

We all want our effort to yield the best results. Developing good dental care habits is important. So is using the best techniques and tools. Here are 5 ways to brush more effectively so you can make the most of your oral hygiene routine. 1. Brush Regularly Dentists recommend brushing your teeth 3 times a day or after each meal because the best way to fight cavities is to keep your teeth free ...

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Best and Worst Valentine’s Day Candies

A heart-shaped box of chocolates from a special someone is hard to refuse, but all that extra sugar on sweet holidays like Valentine's Day can be extra tough on your teeth. Here are the best and worst Valentine's Day candies so you can celebrate all the sweetness of the day without sacrificing anyone’s dental health. Swipe Left on These Sweets While candy probably isn’t ever going to be ...

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When the Tooth Fairy Visits

When a child loses a tooth, the tooth fairy often visits and leaves a small gift for the child. It’s important to be ready when the tooth fairy visits your house. Let’s talk about everything you need to know so you can be prepared for her visit. What is the Tooth Fairy? The tooth fairy is a popular mythological creature who helps inspire children from many countries all over the world to ...

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Best Dental Gadget Gifts

One of the best things about the holidays is making your loved ones smile. This Christmas, give your family the gift of a healthy smile. Here are some of the best dental gadget gifts they’ll be excited to find under the tree. Waterpik Flosser Tool Waterpik flossers are a great investment towards a healthy smile. They utilize a pressurized stream of water, similar to the pressurized water ...

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Can You Banish Your Fear of Misaligned Teeth With Invisalign?

Fear is fun for Halloween, but it’s not fun when it comes to your smile. If you have misaligned teeth, you may be afraid to talk around other people without feeling self-conscious. Suppressing your personality or constantly feeling like you could look better is stressful. Let us help you get rid of your fears for good with Invisalign. Invisalign isn’t just ideal for giving you the stunning ...

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We Love Our Dental Hygienists!

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but we can’t limit our appreciation for our Oregon Smile Care Center dental hygienists to just one month! Especially over the past year and a half, our hygiene team has risked their health to make sure our patients maintain good oral health and, in many cases, good overall health. We intentionally hire hygienists who are caring, respectful, comforting ...

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Get a Reinforced Smile Using Dental Implants

If you have missing and failing teeth, you owe it to yourself to find out more about dental implants. Actually, now is the perfect time to do something about your smile because September is Dental Implant Awareness Month according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). To get started on your reinforced smile, call Oregon Smile Care Center today at (503) 809-4784 to schedule a no-hassle ...

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