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Preventive Dentistry Portland, OR

Are You Ready To Start LOVING Your Visits To The Dentist?

At Blodgett Dental Care, our holistic dental exams and treatments are built on our belief in a synergistic approach to holistic dental care. Every system in our body is connected. We recognize and value how oral health affects your whole body and vice versa. Respect for your whole wellness allows us to provide the best long-term solutions that are consistent with the level of health you want to achieve.

When you visit Blodgett Dental Care for a preventive, holistic dental exam, we’ll work together to maximize your health and diagnose and eliminate the cause of your health issues.

“Staff is friendly and compassionate. Dr. Kelley Blodgett took time to explain things in a courteous and informative manner. Just in the first intake visit Dr. Kelley buffed away the stains on my two front teeth for a more “spicy” smile. I loved it!”

Rachel G.

What to expect at your holistic dental exam?

Your Goals

At Blodgett Dental Care, we focus on YOU! We’ll get to know you and work to understand your health goals. We listen and offer solutions that can help you meet your goals! Some things you may consider before coming in:

What level of oral health do you feel that you currently have? Do you want to improve it? What would you be willing to change to gain that improvement?
On a scale of 1-10, what score would you give your smile? (10 being best) Would you like to improve your score?
What experience do you wish you could have at the dentist? Please let us know so that we can serve your specific preferences.

Your Medical & Health History

It should come as no surprise that you mouth is an integral part of your body. The same blood that flows throughout your body also travels through your mouth. If your mouth harbors infection, those disease-causing bacteria will travel to a multitude of locations where they can affect, and even cause, disease.

If your goal is to be at your optimal level of health, we need to understand your general health. Your willingness to share your health history with us will help us to best understand how we can serve your needs. Then we can help you reach your pinnacle of health!

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Decay Risk Assessment

We’ll examine to see if you are at-risk for developing cavities. We do this by assessing:

  • The quality and frequency of your diet
  • The nature of the bacteria that live on your teeth
  • The prevalence of acid in your mouth– including GERD, chronic sipping on acidic or sugary drinks

If we do find any areas of concern, we’ll discuss how to reduce your risk of decay and provide solutions.

Gum Disease Evaluation

Nearly 50% of Americans have some form of gum disease! But there is good news: Most cases of gum disease can be reversed! Our preventive holistic dental exams include a gum disease evaluation designed by Dr. Blodgett where he will:

  • Determine your genetic risk of gum disease
  • Investigate the presence of infectious bacteria under your gums
  • Assess your body’s antioxidant levels
  • Use cutting-edge x-ray technology to examine bone and tooth structures

By identifying gum disease early, your treatments can be completely non-invasive. However, if left untreated, gum disease can cause damage leading to intense pain and tooth loss.

Bite Function Analysis

Did you know that a misaligned body can lead to a misaligned bite? If your bite is off even just by a little bit, it can result in:

  • Bone loss
  • Headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Migraines
  • Stiff neck
  • Poor sleep quality
  • And many other physiological problems.

We work with other Portland holistic health professionals, including, physicians, chiropractors, massage therapists and naturopaths. Together, we can help you establish and maintain overall wellness.

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VELscope Oral Cancer Screenings

Non-invasive, high-tech, oral cancer screening in seconds!

As part of your regular dental check-up, Dr. Blodgett will use the VELscope, a revolutionary device to evaluate your tongue and gums for signs of oral cancer.

The VELscope Handpiece emits a safe blue light which excites the tissue beneath and at the surface and causes it to fluoresce. By utilizing special optical filters, Dr. Blodgett is able to immediately view the different fluorescence responses of healthy vs. abnormal oral tissue. The VELscope’s fluorescence technology is the best way to identify cancerous and precancerous tissues.

Early detection is the key to positive outcomes!

Antioxidant Palm Scan

Antioxidants help prevent disease by:

  • Protecting oral tissues from gum disease
  • Contributing to good general overall health

If your antioxidant levels are too low, we can recommend supplements that are guaranteed to improve your levels and will help you prevent disease!

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High Tech Digital X-Rays

Modern, digital 2D and 3D X-rays allow us to:

  • Visualize oral and surrounding structures in the greatest detail possible
  • Develop the best understanding of the current health of your teeth and bone structure
  • Monitor changes in tooth and bone structure over time, helping us catch problems early!
  • Use a very safe amount of radiation. We follow the “ALARA” principle (As Low As is Reasonably Achievable).

“Dr. Blodgett and his team are exceptional at what they do. Their combination of high tech and great customer service is a welcome change from past experiences. I highly recommend their practice!”

Ayumi T.

Our SE Portland Office

  • 522 SE Belmont Street – Portland, OR 97214

  • (503) 285-3620

  • Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
    Wednesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
    Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Blodgett Dental Care has a conveniently located SE Portland dentist office and is open Monday-Thursday! Click for Directions.

Request Your Appointment Today

We’re ready to help you achieve amazing health!

Call (503) 285-3620 or contact Dr. Blodgett online to learn more about our approach to holistic preventive dental exams and whole body health.

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