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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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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