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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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Your Proactive Dental Care Team In Salem, OR [VIDEO]

You deserve a dentist who takes a proactive approach to your oral health. That’s what you’ll find with us at Oregon Smile Care Center in Salem, OR. Today, we’re sharing a video testimonial from one of our satisfied patients, Joseph. He has a history of oral health problems, particularly issues with his gum health. Take a quick listen to Joseph explain other reasons why he chose Dr. Hanson ...

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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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Brush Up On Oral Health This Spring! [Blog Collection]

March 20 is World Oral Health Day, so we think it’s the perfect time to brush up (pun intended!) on gum disease prevention! We’ve compiled some of our best blogs on the subject so you don’t have to waste valuable time doing online research. Blog #1 is all about gum disease risk factors. You might be surprised to learn the sort of things that increase your risk of periodontal infection. Read ...

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Invisalign: Straight Teeth…And Better Health? [Video]

Did you know that there are advantages to having straight teeth that go beyond appearance? It’s true! Today, we’d like to share Sue’s story with you. Sue had braces before and was fairly satisfied with her smile. But over the years, her teeth had shifted a bit, yet she never pursued orthodontics again. That is, until Dr. Hanson explained the health benefits of straight teeth, like helping ...

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2 Serious Dental Problems Tied to Your Health — About How You Can Avoid Them

A trip to your Salem, OR, dentist is important, but it can’t save your life, right? I wouldn’t be so sure about that. As a dentist, it’s my goal to give you healthy teeth that will also allow you to live the life you want. I’m not here to alarm you about the smallest cavity, but the truth is that bad oral health can negatively affect your overall health. Today I want to cover 2 dental ...

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Celebrate National Flossing Day: Fight Gum Disease [infographic]

National Flossing Day is the day after Thanksgiving. It's a great time to remind our patients what they should do to prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems. Your efforts should include a professional cleaning at our dentist office in Salem, OR. In addition to preventive dentistry, we also offer non-surgical periodontal treatments in our office. Call or contact us online ...

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Is Diabetes Contributing To Your Gum Disease?

Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States, and Oregon is not immune from this trend. In 1996, 4 percent of Oregonians reported that they had been diagnosed with diabetes. In 2015, that number had risen to 9 percent, according to data from America's Health Rankings. This is down slightly from a peak of 9.9 percent in 2013, but the overall trend for the past 20 years is that more people ...

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Your Final Dental Quiz For May

It's final exam time! Well, not really, but we have created a quiz based on the blogs published earlier this month. Take the quiz to test your knowledge about the services offered at Oregon Smile Care Center. And don't worry, we aren't grading the results, and we will give you the right answers at the end. Who knows? You just might learn something. Loading The Final Dental Quiz For May // ...

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Get To Know The Gum Disease Risk Factors

Dentists are concerned about gum disease. Various studies give different results, but at the low end, experts estimate that half of American adults have some form of periodontal disease. That's too many, especially when you consider the basic steps for preventing this condition. Most people can keep gum disease at bay by brushing twice each day, flossing every day, and visiting the dentist for ...

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