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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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How Often Should I have a Dental Exam and Cleaning?

By Newberg Family Dental | Oct 10, 2009

You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. At these visits, your teeth are cleaned and checked for…

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How Often Should I Brush and Floss?

By Newberg Family Dental | Nov 3, 2008

Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. Plaque is a film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that sticks to the teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque convert certain food particles into acids that cause tooth decay. Also, if plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). If plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone, causing periodontal (gum) disease.

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