Treat Gum Disease At Home AND Whiten Your Teeth?

By |2019-02-20T17:49:03+00:00August 6th, 2018|

We’ve talked about it before: Gum disease is an epidemic and it’s hurting more than our mouths. Untreated gum disease has now been shown to cause heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, and many other serious health complications. So why does it seem like nobody’s doing anything about it? Well, if you

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body: Understanding The Link Between Oral and Total Health

By |2018-07-20T19:14:33+00:00December 20th, 2017|

If you’re a frequent visitor to our website or dental office, then you’ve heard us say it before: Your mouth is a window to your overall health. The reason we continue to bring this up is because so many people view issues like cavities or gum disease as ailments relating only to the mouth. This

Dental Ozone FAQ

By |2018-07-20T19:17:17+00:00November 14th, 2017|

What is Dental Ozone? Kelly J. Blodgett, DMD is always seeking out new ways to offer his patients the best holistic and preventive dental treatments in Portland. Recently, his commitment to lifelong learning and study has led him to discover a powerful new treatment option: Dental Ozone. Dental Ozone is: Completely natural Biocompatible Non-toxic A

Mercury Fillings & Pregnancy: What Every Woman Needs to Know

By |2018-07-20T19:27:16+00:00October 16th, 2017|

Good dental health is incredibly important during pregnancy. It helps ensure both you and your baby stay safe and healthy. However, an often overlooked aspect of oral health during pregnancy is the mercury inside your silver fillings. The fact is, mercury is toxic to women and their babies– both inside and outside of the womb.

Chronic Headaches? There Might Be a Dental Solution

By |2018-07-20T19:34:14+00:00September 29th, 2017|

Are you suffering from chronic headaches? Have you looked into traditional diagnoses and come up with nothing? The answer could be in your bite! Headaches are often caused by dental bite issues (how your teeth come together) that need to be managed at the source. In this month's post, we’ll go over what causes headaches,

What You Need To Know About Pregnancy Gingivitis

By |2018-07-20T20:34:37+00:00June 28th, 2017|

If you’re pregnant, our team at Blodgett Dental Care wants to offer you big congratulations! This exciting time in your life comes with many new joys and things to think about. As a result, it’s easy to accidentally overlook your oral health and the role that it plays on your pregnancy. Maintaining good dental health

Spring Cleaning: Time to Detox With These Three Healthy Habits

By |2018-07-20T21:17:15+00:00April 26th, 2016|

The clocks have leapt forward and summer is on the horizon. Spring cleaning is the ideal time to make some changes that will improve the quality of your life with a simple detox. Warm weather, pool parties, and vacations combine and make relaxation a priority. Start your summer shape-up now, with these three detox tips

Should You Use a Soft or Hard Toothbrush?

By |2018-07-20T22:04:33+00:00September 9th, 2015|

There are just so many toothbrushes available today. Electrics, hard and soft bristles, deep cleaning brushes, toothbrushes with angled heads, different bristle patterns and designs, ergonomic handles, and too many more for me to list. It can be bewildering trying to choose the right toothbrush. There are just too many options and too many competing

Mouthwash Is Bad For You: 4 Better Alternatives

By |2018-07-20T22:15:09+00:00July 13th, 2015|

Did you know that Listerine was once marketed as a surgical antiseptic and powerful floor cleaner? What you don’t know about mouthwash might surprise you. Especially when it comes to your dental health. Keep reading to learn more about the history of mouthwash, my thoughts on whether or not mouthwash is bad for you, and