Tooth Extraction: Expectations & Aftercare
Tooth extraction means the dentist removes a tooth from the mouth of a patient. For some adults, it’s necessary to improve the health of the mouth, gums and remaining teeth. The procedure sounds scary but it’s something a dentist in Portland, Oregon might do thousands of times a year. What should you do after the tooth […]
What To Expect At Your First Dentist Appointment
If you’ve moved to the Portland area recently, you’re likely in the market for a new dentist. But visiting a new dentist for the first time can seem daunting or uncomfortable for many. Perhaps you have some negative memories associated with a less-than-stellar dentist from your childhood, or maybe you’re in the roughly 60% of […]
What Are The Risks of Over Whitening Your Teeth?
No one wants a smile showing discolored, dingy, or yellowish teeth. Our smile is the first thing people notice when they meet us. In fact, there is a strong correlation between our self-esteem and having nice looking teeth. Anyone considering teeth whitening their teeth needs to discuss the risks with their dentist. Those risks include […]
Are 6-Month Dental Checkups Necessary?
We talk a lot about dental health here at Tendercare Dental. That’s because it’s something we’re passionate about! We don’t just want to fix dental problems for patients after they occur. We want to partner with our patients to prevent dental problems from developing in the first place. If you’ve ever been under regular dental […]
Best Foods for a Bright Smile
An apple a day can keep the dentist at bay, and it’s not the only dietary choice to keep your smile healthy. Learn the best and worst foods for your teeth.
How much do you know about the oral tools you use every day? Test yourself with this fun tooth trivia that dives into historical facts about dental health, as well as some modern need-to-know information.
How Tough Are Your Teeth?
From hard-as-nails enamel to a powerful bite, your teeth are tough. Here’s what you need to know about your strong smile and how to keep it that way.
Mercury Free Fillings Offer a Better Alternative
Amalgam, or silver, fillings are the traditional treatment for stopping the progression of tooth decay, but mercury-free fillings offer a safer alternative.
All About Sedation Dentistry
Ever experienced anxiety about visiting the dentist? Sedation dentistry may be for you! Find out how sedation dentistry can help ensure a stress-free visit.
3 Tips for Cleaning Braces
When you have braces, proper dental care is more important than ever before. These three tips will help you maintain your best oral health.