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January 26th, 2017 | Dental Advice | No comments

What Does It Mean to Be a Holistic Dentist?

Just this week, a person came into my Portland dental office and asked, “How can you consider yourself a ‘biological dentist’ if you use titanium implants?” In her opinion, using a foreign material (even if it is biologically compatible with a person’s body) like titanium in dental procedures meant that...

January 11th, 2017 | Dental Advice | No comments

Is Fluoride The Answer to Remineralizing Teeth?

This morning I received an excellent question from a potential patient who lives 150 miles from Blodgett Dental Care, my Portland dental practice. She was told by her current dentist that, “You have demineralization of your teeth. You need fluoride.” In my estimation, there are at least two things wrong...

The Truth About Dental X-Rays

As a holistic dentist in Portland, I work closely with patients who care about their dental health and overall whole body health. I appreciate it when my patients do their research and ask questions about the care they receive. When I address patients’ questions, it helps us to get on...

November 28th, 2016 | Dental Advice, Oral Care | 1 Comment

How Much Does a Filling Cost Without Insurance?

Tooth pain? Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods? Those are all warning signs that you might have a cavity — a.k.a. tooth decay. There’s just one challenge: you don’t have dental insurance. Don’t worry! You’re not alone! About 34% of Americans don’t either. So how much will you have to pay? And what...

June 8th, 2016 | Dental Technology | No comments

Introducing the Trios 3D Dental Imaging System

As one of Portland’s most progressive and forward-thinking dentists, I’m always trying to make use of the best dental technologies available to help my patients. For example, I was the first dentist in Portland to the offer alternative gum disease treatments like Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Therapy, LANAP, and LAPIP!. But...

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