Portland’s Favorite Eats & Their Dental Impact

If you’re a foodie like us, you treasure the diverse dining scene in Portland. Known coast to coast for its impressive culinary delights, our city is a haven for food enthusiasts. Whether it’s the melt-in-your-mouth donuts, lip-smacking barbecue, or farm-fresh veggies, our local Portland dishes influence your dental health. As part of the TenderCare Dental […]

Toothache Relief: Natural Remedies by Our Portland Providers

In the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon, finding solutions to common dental pain concerns is as simple as embracing nature’s bounty. This philosophy extends to the dental field as well. At TenderCare Dental, we champion natural remedies for toothache relief, offering alternative, non-invasive solutions for our patient’s comfort. While nothing can replace the expertise of […]

Why does my breath smell bad when I wear a mask?

Why does my breath smell bad when I wear a mask? You are not alone if you have been wondering to yourself “Why does my breath smell bad when I wear a mask?”.  Many people are realizing that their breath isn’t quite as fresh as it seemed now that they are wearing masks. So why […]

COVID-19 Update

While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Is my bad tooth salvageable?

The prospect of losing a damaged, decayed or otherwise-compromised tooth is quite daunting. Meet with our experienced dentists and we will closely analyze your unique tooth to determine if it can be salvaged or if a replacement is the better course of action.  Let’s take a quick look at what is considered when making a […]

Is Invisalign a better option than braces?

Plenty of people are still under the impression that conventional braces are the only means of straightening crooked teeth.  Thanks to advances in dental technology, Invisalign is now available to move wayward teeth back into place and even correct spacing issues.  Though Invisalign has the potential to cost more than regular braces, its merits are […]

What are the steps for dental implant install?

There is a common misconception that the addition of dental implants is egregiously painful or takes a year to complete.  The truth is the process of osseointegration necessary to add dental implants to the mouth typically takes six months or less.  Furthermore, the installation of dental implants is relatively painless.  Let’s take a quick look […]

The Best and Worst Ways To Get Whiter 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 whiter teeth. Anyone considering whitening their teeth needs to discuss the risks with their dentist. Those risks include sensitivity and […]

What Does Counting Have To Do With My Gums?

What Toothaches Say About Your Oral Hygiene

Let’s say you are experiencing bleeding gums and sensitivity while brushing. While going to the dentist isn’t your favorite activity, the blood on your toothbrush convinces you to stop procrastinating. Gum disease might run in your family, and you don’t want to start wearing dentures before age 50 like some of your older relatives. You […]

What are the differences Between an Endodontist, Orthodontist, Periodontist and Prosthodontist

Tender Care Dental in (With several locations serving the Portland metropolitan area), provides a comprehensive array of dental services. Those services employ the skills of four main dental specialties: the endodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, and prosthodontist.  The differences between those specialties are in their definitions.  Each term combines the suffix “-dontist” meaning “dealing with teeth” with […]