Preventive Dental Measures for Everyone

While going to the dentist annually is important, taking care of your teeth everyday is what is going to make the difference. When you perform preventative dentistry, you are essentially being your own dentist. You can avoid mouth and gum disease, enamel wear and cavities by practicing personal dental hygiene on a regular basis. Brushing […]

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Choosing a New Family Dentist

If you’ve moved into a new area or your previous dentist has retired or left the area, you are probably looking for a new dentist. Here are a few suggestions for finding a new family dentist. Consider the neighborhood you are moving to and look for the closest family dentist in the area. If you […]

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Preparing Your Child for a Dental Visit

Children aren’t the only ones trying to avoid going to the dentist. Adults don’t much care for it, either. Many people immediately think of painful procedures, awkward holding-the-mouth-wide-open, and a possibly scary drill somewhere in there. But it doesn’t have to be that way and it won’t be, if you have prepared your child by […]

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What is a Smile Makeover?

Everyone hopes for the bright, beautiful, white smile. A smile makeover can give you the teeth you’ve always wanted. A combination of dental treatments can be used to complete your makeover. Talk to your dentist to decide which treatments you need. Crooked Teeth Crooked teeth cause more than cosmetic problems. They can also cause chewing […]

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Get an Impressive Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Along time ago, if you lost a tooth or your teeth were black, that was that. There was nothing you could do. Now, thanks to new science and technology, we have the wonderful field of cosmetic dentistry. What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Cosmetic dentistry is a series of dental techniques used to improve the physical appearance […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Embellish Your Teeth

If you’re trying to maintain perfect looks, there is one crucial part you can’t overlook: your teeth. Oral hygiene and health play a pivotal role not only in the biological health of the body, but also in its overall appearance. A healthy and fresh looking body attracts positive attention from everyone around you, and a […]

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Losing Baby Teeth

Do you have a child who is losing their baby teeth? Losing a baby tooth is the ultimate sign of a child stepping into the big kid world. To a child, losing their baby teeth is significant and more often even more memorable then learning how to read, write and even ride a bike. If […]

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Most Common Reasons for Tooth Pain

Here at Pacific Family Dental, a Sherwood Dentist, we care about your overall health. Visiting the dentist every six months is an important and easy way to stay up to date with your oral health. Most of your oral care is preventative which means the majority of the health benefits happen with the care you […]

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The History of the Toothbrush

As patients of Drs. Doyel and Aanderud well know, brushing and flossing regularly can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While most dentists didn’t start to regularly advise their patients about the benefits of preventative dental care until after World War II, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss have been around for hundreds of years. […]

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A Healthy Diet is the Key to a Healthy Smile

When viewing the body as a complicated machine, it’s easy to understand how the foods we eat affect our overall health. Fuel the machine with a properly balanced diet, and you provide it the energy needed to get through the day. Fuel your body with foods that don’t offer enough needed vitamins and nutrients, and […]

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