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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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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Avoid Oral Surgery With These Dental Health Tips [BLOG]

Our team at the Oregon Smile Care Center love when you pay us a visit, but we understand that going to the dentist isn’t necessarily everyone's favorite thing to do. That’s why, for today’s blog, we’re sharing some oral health tips that can help you avoid dental problems that would require oral surgery. When Is Oral Surgery Necessary? A person might need oral surgery for any number of ...

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Bringing Smiles and Oral Health Back In Salem, OR [PHOTO]

If you’re embarrassed by your smile because of damage, decay, or gum disease, isn’t it time you did something about it? Get your oral health back on track by visiting Dr. Hanson and our highly skilled team at Oregon Smile Care Center in Salem, OR. Just look at today’s before and after photo of one of our satisfied, and more importantly, healthy patients. This is just the kind of ...

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Plan Ahead To Keep Smiling After Halloween

Halloween can be a spooky but fun time of year for kids, but a downright scary one for a kids dentist. We would not want to deny anyone the fun of going trick-or-treating and collecting candy. We remember how much fun that was for us when we were children. However, Dr. Hanson and our team at Oregon Smile Care Center also want you to avoid the problems like tooth decay and cavities that could make ...

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Get Your Kids’ Smiles Ready For School

By now, you may have started your back-to-school shopping. You have been picking out new outfits for your kids along with getting supplies. Paper, pens, folders, notebooks, and backpacks will be in your shopping cart soon if you haven't bought them already. The first day of school is just a few weeks away. It's also a good time to schedule a dental cleaning for yourself and your children. Call ...

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Filling You In About Replacement Fillings

You probably remember that cavity you got five or 10 years ago. It was a little embarrassing, and it gave your mother the kind of "I told you so" moment that you were hoping to avoid. If there was a benefit to having tooth decay, it's that you learned your lesson. Since that day, you have been very deliberate about brushing and flossing your teeth every day. (OK, maybe you don't floss every day, ...

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Hide Your Cavities With Composite Fillings

Cathy is like a lot of people. When she was a teenager she had a cavity, and she got a filling. At the time, her dentist used amalgam fillings, and she accepted that they were the best option she had. But things are different now. Today, many dentist offices, like Oregon Smile Care Center in Salem, OR, offer composite fillings instead. These fillings are as effective as amalgam fillings with one ...

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