The Best and Worst Ways To Get Whiter Teeth

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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 …

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What Does Counting Have To Do With My Gums?

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Tooth Extraction: Expectations & Aftercare

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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 …

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What To Expect At Your First Dentist Appointment

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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 …

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What Are The Risks of Over Whitening Your Teeth?

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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 …

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Are 6-Month Dental Checkups Necessary?

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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 …

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Best Foods for a Bright Smile

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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.

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Tooth Trivia

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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.

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How Tough Are Your Teeth?

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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.

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