Month: December 2010

Interpreting Tooth Pain

Symptom #1: Momentary hot or cold sensitivity to foods or drinks. Possible Problem: May not be a problem. You may have experienced some minimal gum recession exposing sensitive portions of your teeth. Or you may be clenching your teeth while you sleep and the following day the teeth are more sensitive. There could also be …

Interpreting Tooth Pain Read More »

Teeth Whitening

Whitening is a bleaching process that gently lightens stained or discolored teeth. Whitening uses a safe and effective gel designed to produce oxygen when in contact with the surface of the teeth. The outer layer of each tooth, called the enamel, contains pores that can hold stains. The whitening process virtually erases stains and brightens …

Teeth Whitening Read More »

Indemnity or UCR Dental Insurance

Indemnity or UCR plans are the most common insurance programs. The initials UCR stands for Usual, Customary and Reasonable. In these programs you may find a dentist of your choice and the dentist is paid on a traditional “fee for service” basis. Monthly premiums are paid to the insurance company by employers. Indemnity plans often …

Indemnity or UCR Dental Insurance Read More »

Capitation or HMO Dental Plans

Capitation plans are another form of managed care. They are also called a Dental Health Maintenance Organization or HMO. Participating dentists are paid a set amount for each person enrolled in the plan, rather than for actual treatment provided and whether they visit the dentist or not. Unfortunately, this type of plan encourages a “significant …

Capitation or HMO Dental Plans Read More »

Home Dental Care Tips

Regular home dental cleaning and hygiene are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile. 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 …

Home Dental Care Tips Read More »

Request Appointment

Request a Consultation

3 color line
  • * All indicated fields must be completed.
    Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Sherwood, OR     503.925.9595
Scroll to Top