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Tooth removal

The do’s and don’ts following the removal of a tooth or teeth

Tooth removal, or “tooth extraction,” is a common procedure performed at New Smiles Dental. Our practice, located in Sherwood, Oregon, provides both simple and surgical removal of natural teeth for patients when necessary. There are many reasons why a patient may be in a position to have teeth removed. Removal may be done to: Remove […]


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The basics of a healthy smile!

Your smile is the first impression you give to others. When you flash your smile, does it give you a sense of confidence or embarrassment? Patients who take good care of their smile and avoid problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay can greatly enhance the appearance of the smile, as well as health. […]


How do bottles and pacifiers impact a child’s smile?

At New Smiles Dental, our professionals provide Sherwood, Oregon families with a wide range of dental services. In addition to helping patients combat periodontal disease, cavities, and other problems that can impact the smile, we also educate parents on how to care for their child’s teeth. Many parents are concerned about their child’s oral health […]


Bad breath 101: What causes bad breath and how can a dentist treat it?

A dental condition that can be the source of great embarrassment is that of bad breath. Also known as halitosis, bad breath can affect one’s oral health, self-confidence, and personal relationships—especially with their significant others. However, by finding the cause of one’s bad breath, treatment can be simple and patients can eliminate bad breath once […]


Tooth Extraction

How should I prepare for surgical tooth extraction?

Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Ashley Bennett of New Smiles Dental in Sherwood, OR provide solutions for patients in and around the area, including dental extractions. There are two types of extraction that are performed in our practice, including simple extraction and surgical extraction. Simple extraction is done when the natural tooth is above […]


Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)

What Are the Effects of Bruxism?

While natural tooth enamel of adult teeth is thick and strong, it can also be damaged by a number of different elements. For example, sugars and acids on the teeth can eat away at natural tooth enamel and cause cavities to form. Additionally, patients who clench and grind their teeth at night may also experience […]


When are porcelain veneers right for me?

Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Ashley Bennett of New Smiles Dental help Sherwood, OR area patients with their dental needs. Not only does this include their dental health, but cosmetic enhancements. Patients interested in improving the appearance of their smile may want to ask our team about porcelain veneers. Understanding porcelain veneers Porcelain veneers […]


Do I Need to Wear a Nightguard?

At New Smiles Dental, we know that dental health extends beyond cleanings and fillings. Our team understands that other conditions and issues may exist that impact one’s oral health and wellness, including clenching and grinding that can occur while patients sleep. This condition, medically known as “bruxism,” can be harmful to the teeth. It can […]


Restoring Gum Tissue Following Late Stage Periodontal Disease

When patients have been diagnosed with conditions such as periodontal disease, they are often educated by their dental team regarding the consequences of not treating this problem as soon as possible. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition that starts in the soft tissues but then spreads not only through the smile, but through the body […]



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