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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Think Dentistry is Invasive? Think Again!

A few days a patient came into my Salem, Oregon dental office. It was the first time she had visited a dentist in years. She was a little embarrassed about her smile and needed some dental work. She expected us to tell her that part. What she didn’t expect was the experience. She had built up the dentist as a boogeyman, but she found out that times have changed. Procedures are no longer ...

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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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You Can Change A Gummy Smile If You Want

When someone asks you to say cheese, what do you do? Do you grin from ear-to-ear? Do you smile comfortably? Or do you hesitate, wondering if you should smile naturally or if you should keep your lips firmly pressed together? If the last scenario sounds familiar, is your concern because of your teeth or because your gums? We have services to address problems with your teeth, but we also can change ...

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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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