Dental Blog

Our dental practice is dedicated to educating you with the latest tips and tricks to maintain your optimal oral health.

Benefits of Getting Sealants

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Milwaukie Dentist

Dental sealants prevent cavities by providing a barrier against food debris and bacteria that cause plaque and tartar. Sealants are most commonly applied to the back teeth (premolars and molars), which are more at risk of decay because they have deep grooves that a toothbrush cannot reach.


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Why You Should Visit the Dentist Every Six Months

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Teeth Cleaning

Do you visit the dentist every six months? If the answer is yes, congratulations as you are doing the very best thing possible to help maintain good oral health. If you don’t visit the dentist regularly and wait until you experience tooth pain or other discomforts, you are missing a vital trick. Regular six-monthly checkups and cleanings are an essential part of a preventive dental care plan and are the easiest and most cost-effective way to care for your dental health.


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Benefits of Intra-Oral Scanners

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Digital Impressions

Do you cringe at the thought of goopy dental impressions? Conventional dental impressions use a putty-like material in plastic mouth trays, and patients must make sure their teeth remain in precisely the same relation to one another until the impression is set. Even the tiniest movement can render the impression unusable, and the entire procedure must be repeated. We know many people hate this process, finding it uncomfortable at best. For others, it is even worse and especially for those with a strong gag reflex and who can feel as if they are choking on the impression tray and its contents.


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How Sedation Fights Dental Anxiety

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Sedation Fights Dental Anxiety

Do you feel slightly anxious when visiting the dentist, even when you are pretty sure your oral health is just fine? These feelings are perfectly natural and most people, if they are honest, will experience them, but won’t have any severe difficulties in comfortably receiving dental care.


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Benefits of Tooth Bonding

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Milwaukie Dentist

Have you ever wondered about having cosmetic dentistry but don’t want to spend too much time or money on procedures? Dental bonding could be a solution you’d like to consider. It is quicker to complete and less invasive than many other dental treatments and can create subtle yet noticeable improvements to the appearance of your smile.


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The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

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Regular Dental Cleanings

When you visit us here at McLoughlin Dental Care, do you schedule an appointment to see the hygienist? It’s something we strongly recommend for most of our patients.


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What is Laser Dentistry?

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Laser DentistryLaser dentistry utilizes some of the most advanced technology available in dentistry. A dental laser produces a powerful beam of laser light that is highly controllable, and which can be used instead of a dental probe or dental drill. There are all sorts of different ways we can use laser dentistry here in McLoughlin Dental Care as laser dentistry can treat both soft and hard tissues, meaning your gum tissues, your teeth and the bone around your teeth. For example, dental lasers can be used to pinpoint the earliest signs of tooth decay. They are extremely useful for treating gum disease because of the precise nature and sterilizing action of the laser beam. If you suffer from painful canker sores or mouth ulcers, a dental laser can be useful in treating the very earliest symptoms when that first tingling sensation appears.


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Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental ImplantsUnfortunately, many people will face tooth loss or have already lost some of their natural teeth. Tooth loss can occur because of trauma or dental problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. Whatever the reason, it’s important to consider ways to replace missing teeth. Even the loss of a single tooth can affect the remaining natural teeth. Luckily, the good news is that we can often replace missing teeth using dental implants, which are the most advanced and up-to-date dental technology.


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Benefits of Dentures

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DenturesMost people take their teeth for granted and don’t think about how tricky everyday activities such as eating, and speaking are without them. Prematurely losing your adult teeth because of tooth decay, gum disease or trauma is, unfortunately, all too common. Partial or full dentures are removable appliances and are an easy way to replace several missing teeth or even complete arches of teeth.


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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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Emergency DentistMany of us have been in this position, where a severe toothache shows no signs of getting better or have felt a tooth crumble away when we bite into something hard. Dental trauma can be even more upsetting, for example, taking a blow to the mouth that partially or completely knocks out a tooth.


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