Gift Yourself and Your Loved Ones With a Healthier Smile

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups and cleanings supports your daily oral hygiene efforts by taking... read more »

The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to offer. Dentures replace missing teeth... read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems, catching problems in their early... read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing tooth’s chewing action. Over time,... read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have living cells it can’t grow... read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account your family history. We will... read more »

Making the Most out of Detecting Symptoms of Gum Disease

Did you know that gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, comes with several noticeable features that can alert you to its presence? Gum disease is a gum tissue infection that typically progresses over a period of several years. Rather than waiting for extensive damage to occur, set forth proactive prevention and treatment plans to help limit the effects of... read more »

Dental Habits that Result in Sensitive Teeth

Do you have tooth sensitivity? There could be many causes for your discomfort, including cavities, gum disease, old dental fillings, tooth enamel loss and tooth fracture that exposes dentin. Many patients aren’t aware of everyday practices such as tooth brushing and tooth grinding that result in sensitive teeth. If you are aggressive when brushing your teeth or use a poor... read more »

Mouth Jewelry Can be Dangerous to Your Oral Health

Did you know that mouth jewelry can be very dangerous to your teeth and overall oral health? Mouth jewelry can damage your teeth and lead to painful consequences that can be avoided. In fact, many people struggle with the damage that has been caused by oral jewelry. Our dentist, Dr. Haslam with College Hill Dental Group in Corvallis, Oregon, cares... read more »

Plaque Prevention for Content Smiles

Building up your oral health care repertoire includes making sure you're aware of all aspects of your oral health care that could potentially be doing damage to your smile. One particularly harmful one is due to plaque. If plaque is not contained, it can severely break down your oral health and lead to tooth decay, gum disease and several other... read more »