The Truth About Dental X-Rays

By |2018-07-20T20:53:24+00:00December 15th, 2016|

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 the same page about their

Is An OTC Night Guard the Best Way to Treat Bruxism?

By |2018-07-20T21:00:09+00:00August 9th, 2016|

Do you often wake up in the morning with a sore jaw or a headache? Do you notice your teeth having “sharp” edges, chips, or even small cracks? If so, you might be one of about 30 million people in the United States who grind their teeth while they sleep! Teeth grinding, a condition medically known

Introducing the Trios 3D Dental Imaging System

By |2018-07-20T21:11:15+00:00June 8th, 2016|

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 I’m also very thoughtful about

How to Tell if You Have Gum Disease and How to Treat It

By |2018-07-20T21:22:37+00:00March 11th, 2016|

Most of us don’t think about our gum health very often. Instead, we worry about cavities, tooth stains, and other more visible dental issues. All of those things are important, but I’ll let you in on a dental secret: you can’t have healthy teeth without healthy gums! In this post, I’ll explain why. I’ll also

My Holistic Approach to Dentistry in Action

By |2018-07-20T21:52:09+00:00December 29th, 2015|

In last week’s post, I introduced you to the concept of treating systems as opposed to symptoms, as well as the importance of thinking about your overall health, not simply your dental health. Today, we’ll be looking at a few examples of my how my holistic-based approach to dentistry helps patients and how it might

Symptoms vs. Systems: My Holistic Approach to Dentistry & Health

By |2018-07-20T21:55:02+00:00December 22nd, 2015|

Recently, I was having lunch (at Nicholas, one of my favorite Portland restaurants with great gluten-free options) with a friend and he asked me, “What about your dental practice today would amaze the dentists you learned from in dental school and during your residency?” The question really made me think. Is it the incredible technological

Can Braces Cause Gum Recession?

By |2018-07-20T21:58:04+00:00November 11th, 2015|

400,000 people in the U.S. develop gum recession from braces every year. That’s 10 percent of all orthodontic patients. As if braces weren’t uncomfortable (and expensive) enough already, many people who have worn them are now stuck choosing between two alternatives: living with painful, sensitive teeth, or getting painful gum surgery to fix the problem.

Dental Science: Laser Treatments for Your Teeth & Gums

By |2018-07-20T22:00:44+00:00October 20th, 2015|

  55 years ago, Dr. Theodore Maiman created something that would change our world forever: The LASER! The first laser, created in 1960 in a research laboratory did not yet have a significant purpose. My how times have changed!! Who could imagine that a bit more than half a century later, everyone in the United

How No-Prep Veneers Improve Your Smile Painlessly

By |2018-07-20T22:07:28+00:00September 1st, 2015|

Patty enjoying her new whiter, brighter smile created using no-prep veneers.  No shots, no drills! Do you ever smile with your mouth closed to avoid showing your teeth? If so, you are not alone!  If you’re unhappy or self-conscious about your smile, we want you to know that you have options! It may help to

What Is Conscious Sedation Dentistry?

By |2018-07-20T22:34:24+00:00November 15th, 2014|

Almost 1 in 3 people are afraid of the dentist, according to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. It’s one of the most common fears out there. The good news is that today’s technology gives you more options than ever for a relaxing, stress-free, easy dental visit. Specifically, conscious sedation dentistry. Conscious sedation is the