Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What should I do if I have bad breath?

Q: How often should I brush and floss?

Q: Are amalgam (silver) fillings safe?

Q: How often should I have a dental exam and cleaning?

Q: How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

Q: Why is it important to use dental floss?

Q: How can cosmetic dentistry help improve the appearance of my smile?

Q: What are porcelain veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Q: What can I do about stained or discolored teeth?

Q: What are my options if I have missing teeth?

Q: What can be done about old, unattractive, or discolored fillings?

Q: What does heart disease and other medical conditions have to do with periodontal (gum) disease?

Q: When are sealants recommended?

Q: What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?

Q: Why straighten teeth?

Q: Do you accept my insurance?

Q: I am a new patient. Can I get my teeth cleaned on my first visit?

Q: I am very nervous in a dental office. What kind of relaxation techniques or sedation to you have?

Q: If I have a cavity, how long can I wait to get it fixed, even if it doesn’t hurt?

Q: What if I have a dental emergency after hours or over the weekend? Can I still get a hold of someone?

Q: What is the difference between DMD and DDS?

Q: Looking for low cost/no cost dental treatment in Oregon?


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