Category Archives: Preventive Dentistry

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 […]


Cleanings and Prevention Sherwood OR

How Water Could be your Mouth’s Best Friend

There is something special about having a BFF, that friend you know you can count on to hold secrets, hold the door, hold your hand during good times and bad. Just as the heart needs a BFF, so does the mouth. Your teeth and gums need continual care if an oral disease is to be […]


Facts About Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis is so common that studies show half of the population in America over the age of 30 has it. This condition is known in dental circles as the most advanced form of the disease you can get. The reason for this staggering statistic is not hard to grasp. People don’t like to take care […]


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