I would rather Jump Out of a Plane than go to the Dentist

We all know going to the dentist can be scary, but for “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez, she would rather jump out of a plane. Gina Rodriguez freely admits her fear of the dentist during an interview with David Letterman saying, “When I was a kid, I had a dentist that would strap me down… I was […]

Tigard OR Dentist: How You Can Have Better Fitting Dentures

You Can Have Better Fitting Dentures! I am a Dentist in Tigard OR and a frequent question I get from patients who wear dentures is, “How can I have better fitting dentures?”  My answer is almost always, “have you considered dental implants?”  Before dental implants were readily used as a way to replace missing teeth […]

Portland OR Dentist Helps You Navigate The Dental Obstacle Course

Do you want to Navigate The Dental Obstacle Course?  Time, fear and money.  These are the 3 most popular obstacles that keep people from going to the dentist regularly.  I want to address each obstacle and offer some solutions to each  one. This first obstacle is time.  More specifically, the lack of it.  Work, school, […]

The Origins of Fears Related to the Dentist

Fear of the dentist is something Dr. Justin Marostica, a dentist in Tigard, encounters on a daily basis and he wants people to know that it is very common.  So, what are the major sources of fear in the dental environment?   A recent survey of dental fears found that the highest fear ratings were given […]