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Cosmetic Dental Fillings Offer a More Natural Smile

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 30, 2010

For years, dentists have been seeking tooth-filling materials that look more natural and last well in the mouth. Each year, new dental materials and cosmetic techniques are developed that enables us to provide patients with cosmetic dental treatment options that look better and last longer. Today’s composite fillings are a blend of plastic and glass…

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Cosmetic Dental Fillings: The Back Teeth

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 30, 2010

Dentists have been using strong silver amalgam fillings to treat cavities in patients’ less visible back teeth for a hundred years. Despite the fact that they last a long time, they are completely unnatural in appearance. Since teeth are translucent, the dark color of the silver fillings will show through and give the teeth a…

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Quit The Cavity OF The Year Club

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 30, 2010

Does it feel like you belong to the “Cavity Of The Year Club”? Every check-up finds a new cavity or two? I see patients who are trying hard with their brushing and flossing, but become discouraged. They just can’t seem to prevent new cavities from occurring. New research is pointing towards a factor that may…

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Closing Front Tooth Gaps

By Newberg Family Dental | Jul 30, 2010

One of the common dentistry cosmetic requests that dentists hear is “What can you do to fill the gaps on my front teeth?” Gaps between upper front teeth (called diastemas) can be caused by teeth that are normal, but smaller than average, misshapen teeth or misalignments. With the newer dental materials and techniques, it is…

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Anchor That Loose Denture

By Newberg Family Dental | May 25, 2010

Some denture-wearers are blessed with dentures that are easily worn due to an ample amount of ridge to support the dentures. Others have lost most of the ridges that support the dentures and fight a daily battle to function with loose, uncomfortable dentures. Imagine if your denture could snap into place, resist coming loose when…

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Should You Consider Tooth Whitening?

By Newberg Family Dental | May 25, 2010

Most of my patients tell me that they would like to have whiter teeth and a brighter smile. So let’s explore what options are available. As a person ages, the teeth often become darker due to staining by foods (coffee, tea, or red wine), tobacco or bacterial pigments. Tetracycline antibiotics can also cause a gray…

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Take The "Bite" Out Of Gum Disease

By Newberg Family Dental | May 25, 2010

Dental researchers have known that gum disease is aggravated by poor home care (lack of brushing and flossing adequately) and smoking. New research has shown heavy bite forces are even more damaging, and can cause an increase in destruction to the bone and gums that support the teeth. Simply put, our bite is a lot…

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A Beautiful Smile Is Priceless

By Newberg Family Dental | Apr 30, 2010

Did you know that the first impressions we make on those we meet are greatly influenced by our smiles? And the appearance of our smile will also shape our self esteem and confidence. The beauty of our smile is influenced by the shape, color and size of our teeth. Stained, cracked, overlapped teeth, cavities, gaps between the teeth, and…

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Helping Your Kids Grow Up Healthy

By Newberg Family Dental | Feb 16, 2010

Every day I see kids with lots of dental problems. Most of the problems are totally preventable … with some help from you, the parent! Most kids under age 8 or 9 do not have the dexterity to do a good job brushing or flossing. I have found in 30 years of watching kids grow…

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