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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Avoid These Harmful Dental Myths — Look to Salem, Oregon Dentist

Being a dentist means finding the best ways to give you a beautiful, healthy smile. That can come through treating a cavity, helping ease someone’s fear, or provide quality information about great dental practices. The age of internet helps us become more educated about medical treatments, but it can be a slippery slope. Every once in awhile, I find myself saying, “And where did you read ...

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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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Reducing Anxiety To Improve Your Oral Health

Everyone can follow three steps to maintain their oral health for life: ▸ Brush your teeth twice each day ▸ Floss between your teeth and gums every day ▸ Visit the dentist a few times each year for cleanings and examinations How many of these things are you doing? Most people brush their teeth regularly. Yet, an American Dental Association survey found that less than half of the population ...

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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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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 nearly ...

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