Dentist in Portland OR: Summer Dental Needs For Your Family

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Are you curious about Summer Dental Needs For Your Family?  Today is the last day of school for my 3 kids, and they are excited. I’m excited, too, even though it doesn’t typically start feeling like summer here in Portland, Oregon, until after Independence Day. There are a lot of activities that are made for summer vacations like camping, hiking, boating and swimming. There are a couple of dental procedures that are perfect for summer vacations as well. The two that come to mind are getting started with orthodontics and having wisdom teeth removed.

Don't forget about the dental needs of your family this summer.
Don’t forget about the dental needs of your family this summer.

It usually takes a couple of longer visits when getting started with orthodontics or teeth straightening, so summer is a great time to get started to avoid having to miss school or work. There are several options available, but the two most traditional options are traditional braces that involve metal brackets and wires, and Invisalign, which uses clear aligners. A quick evaluation is all that is necessary to determine if you are a candidate and which method would work best for you.

Summer is a great time to start Orthodontic treatment or Invisalign.
Summer is a great time to start Orthodontic treatment or Invisalign.

Nobody likes to have wisdom teeth extracted, especially if it means missing school or work. For this reason, many of our patients elect to have wisdom teeth removed during the summer. The procedure generally takes about an hour or so, and after a couple days of lying around the house to recover you can resume all the normal summer activities.

An ideal time to take out wisdom teeth is during the summer.
An ideal time to take out wisdom teeth is during the summer.

If you are thinking about getting your teeth straightened or having your wisdom teeth removed this summer, call our NW Portland TenderCare Dental office today at 503-629-8005 for free consultation.

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