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What is obstructive sleep apnea, and can your dentist help?

September 15, 2022
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Many patients do not think of their family dentist helping with conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea. But you would be surprised to find out that our team at New Smiles Dental in Sherwood, OR, is pleased to provide an alternative to the dreaded CPAP machine often recommended to patients with this condition. What is …

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Can you whiten porcelain veneers?

August 15, 2022
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Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular aesthetic dental procedures available today. And for a good reason! Veneers give you the opportunity to completely transform your smile, giving you the bright, white teeth you’ve always wanted. But what about those who already have porcelain veneers? Can they whiten their teeth as well? These are …

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Why do I need regular dental x-rays?

July 15, 2022
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Regular dental x-rays are a vital part of maintaining good oral health and preventing the development of cavities and gum disease. Routine dental x-rays allow your dentist to identify any problems in your teeth or gums before they become more serious, which helps you avoid painful and costly treatments in the future. How often do …

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How to address teeth out of alignment

April 15, 2022
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While we appreciate our teeth for all they do, including allowing us to chew and digest food and speak clearly to others, many find that they may be dissatisfied with their smile due to crooked, misshapen, or gapped teeth. The team at New Smiles Dental understands that many patients will hesitate to bring up the …

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What causes gingivitis?

March 15, 2022
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One of the most common dental diseases is that of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of periodontitis, sometimes referred to as gum disease or periodontal disease. This infection can cause the development of swelling, inflammation, and redness of the gum tissues. While this condition is a mild and early stage of periodontal disease, it …

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Are dental implants safe?

February 15, 2022
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Dental implants are a popular choice for patients in the Sherwood, OR area who are looking to replace one or more missing teeth in a permanent manner. These titanium posts are used as tooth root replacements and are effective at addressing a variety of different tooth loss situations. The dentists at New Smiles Dental believe …

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What to do about a toothache

January 15, 2022
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A fact of life is that no matter how much you brush and floss, you may at some point in your lifetime deal with a condition known as a toothache. Toothaches can happen to anyone, and they can be anywhere from mild to severe. By working with a Sherwood, OR area dentist, you can get …

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Dental care during pregnancy

December 15, 2021
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Pregnancy is an exciting, memorable time for women. Their bodies change a lot during this time as they grow a healthy baby. It is definitely not a time to forget routine dental visits, and here’s why: dental health is vital throughout pregnancy, as women may be putting themselves at risk of problems such as low …

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What to expect with dental veneers

November 15, 2021
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Aesthetic issues near the front of the smile are the most noticeable. Chipped, cracked, stained, or gapped teeth can impact the way one looks and how confident they are when they socialize with others. Cosmetic dentistry allows patients the opportunity to address imperfections in the smile, and for those in the Sherwood, OR area with …

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How to repair a tooth with a large area of decay

October 15, 2021
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One of the most common dental problems seen by the team at New Smiles Dental in Sherwood, OR is cavities. Cavities, or dental decay, occur when holes develop into the natural tooth enamel. This is often a result of poor oral hygiene habits. To avoid the development of cavities, patients need to brush their teeth, …

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