Why does my breath smell bad while wearing a mask?

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Why does my breath smell bad while wearing 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 are you so self-aware of your malodorous breath now? Here …

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COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 UPDATE: WE ARE NOW OPEN To Our TenderCare Dental Community: We are happy to announce that we are now open and are scheduling appointments for May. Please call our offices for details.

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Is my bad tooth salvageable?

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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 …

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Is Invisalign a better option than braces?

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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 …

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What are the steps for dental implant install?

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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, …

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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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