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

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