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

How Much Does a Filling Cost Without Insurance?

By |2018-07-20T20:56:11+00:00November 28th, 2016|

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 can you do to make

What You Need to Know About Dental Care & Diabetes

By |2017-06-14T19:37:08+00:00November 1st, 2016|

Did you know that as many as 30 million people in the United States may have diabetes? It’s a serious health epidemic and unfortunately, one where the traditional medical establishment is lagging behind. Today we’ll talk a bit about the causes of diabetes, how it can impact dental health (and vice versa) and why at

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

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

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

How to Whiten Teeth with Baking Soda & Other Natural Remedies

By |2018-07-20T22:27:37+00:00January 28th, 2015|

Tea, coffee, berries, and tomato sauce all have two things in common: they taste great, but they can leave unsightly stains on your teeth. Even with regular dental cleanings, it’s hard to stop these stains from accumulating. So how can you get a brighter smile and still enjoy your favorite foods? Many dentists use bleaching

How to Floss (And Do You Brush or Floss First?)

By |2018-07-20T22:30:48+00:00December 29th, 2014|

Flossing is one of the easiest ways to maintain your health.  The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice and flossing once each day.  Both are a part of your daily routine that you can do quickly and effectively.  Flossing and brushing only take a few minutes, yet they have serious beauty and health benefits.

Screening For Oral Cancer: What You Need To Know Now

By |2020-02-05T21:05:55+00:00August 5th, 2014|

Screening for oral cancer Did you know, that close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Of these 42,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years (Approximately 57%). That is 1 person per hour, 24 hours a day. Facts about oral cancer