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What Can Dental Implants Do For Your Smile?

Have you ever seen a nature program about lizards? Many of them can regrow their tails if they are cut off or bitten off. What does this have to do with dentistry? Keep reading. People can't really regrow limbs, but we can regrow other parts of our bodies. Our hair grows back (well, for most of us) after we get a haircut. Our fingernails regrow after we trim them. But one thing that ...

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Snoring And Sleep Apnea Quiz

Sleep apnea can interfere with your ability to get the healthy, restful sleep that you need. Loud snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, so this sleep disorder can disrupt other people who are trying to sleep as well. What do you know about sleep apnea? Take our quiz to find out, then call us if you think we may be able to help. Loading Snoring and Sleep Apnea var QuizWorks = ...

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Periodontal Treatment May Not Require Surgery

In a perfect world, no one would develop gum disease. Everyone would do what they need to do to maintain their oral health. As much as we love living in the United States, it isn't perfect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proved that with a recent study of gum disease. The study found that 47.2 percent of adults over 30 in the United States have periodontal disease. That's ...

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Do Your Teeth Deserve Better Than Silver?

You had cavities several years ago, and you did what you needed to do at the time to protect your teeth. You got amalgam fillings. From a practical standpoint, there is nothing wrong with these silver-colored fillings. They can and do protect your teeth against new decay. That's all well and good. But they also may make you more self-conscious about your smile. After all, your filling is ...

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Use Veneers To Get Your Photo-Ready Smile

"You oughta be in pictures." OK, maybe you don't have aspirations of starring in a big studio movie or having your name on a theater marquee. But there may be something that celebrity actors have that you would like to have too — the "Hollywood Smile." No matter what you would like to change about your smile, it's possible thanks to veneers. If you live in or near Salem, OR, then we ...

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How To Handle Your Next Dental Emergency

Oftentimes, when an emergency comes to pass, the process of getting to the doctor’s office is a whirling dervish of confusion and hurrying around. Very few people have a plan for an emergency when it is very easy to formulate that plan because there is really only one step: be prepared! Make sure you have somebody who can take you to get your emergency taken care of quickly if you can’t ...

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Easing Your TMJ Pain

Many people are aware of the condition where the jaw joint directly in front of your ear begins to have complications that lead to pain and other problems. But few people know how this pain is caused, how it is fixed, or just how debilitating this condition can be for the person who is suffering from it. In fact, you probably didn’t know that a main cause for this grinding your teeth, largely ...

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Fill In Your Smile With Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are two procedures that we take great pride in performing at Oregon Smile Care Center. When your smile is in bad shape, sometimes you’ll need to have some work done to return your smile to its former greatness. Sometimes it may be filling a gap left by missing teeth, or sometimes it may be protecting a tooth that is suffering from decay. Whatever the case may be, we ...

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The Invisalign Advantage: Building A Better Life For Your Teen

If you are a parent in Salem, OR, and your teen needs to have orthodontic work done to improve their smile as they move toward adulthood, you are inevitably choosing the orthodontic option your child is going to have to live with for over a year. This can be a lot of pressure because you have no idea how this choice will affect them socially. The ideal choice should be something that straightens ...

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Hospitality: Sinking Your Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a condition that people suffer from in Salem, OR, and all around the world. It is the reason that many people let their oral health fall into disrepair. The fear generated when a person with dental anxiety makes a trip to the dentist often results in a doctor using sedation to deal with the anxiety by simply putting you in a state of complete relaxation. At Oregon Smile Care ...

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