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Top 8 Factors That May Be Increasing Your Risk of Gum Disease

March 11, 2021

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Man covers his mouth after learning about gum disease risk factors

Gum disease is an incredibly common oral health condition. In fact, some studies report that about 70-80% of the US population suffers from some level of it! Thankfully, great oral hygiene and dental care are usually enough to keep it at bay. However, certain genetic predispositions, health conditions, and daily habits could be putting you at a higher risk of gum disease? If you have one of these eight common gum disease risk factors, make sure to see your dentist regularly to keep your gums healthy.


Should You Go to the ER If You Have a Dental Emergency?

February 1, 2021

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Man experiencing a toothache

Have you been experiencing a dental emergency? As common as they are, they are still incredibly stressful, and it can be difficult to know what to do, especially when you are enduring a lot of pain. Even though you may think that the emergency room is the best place to go, this isn’t always the case when it comes to urgent oral care. Continue reading to learn where you should go for treatment for dental emergencies.


5 Benefits of Scheduling a Dental Checkup Early

January 11, 2021

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Appointment with dentist in Enterprise on calendar. With the holidays behind you, life is about to get pretty busy again. Although your schedule might fill up quickly, make sure a trip to your dentist in Enterprise is at the top of your priority list. The American Dental Association recommends having a cleaning and checkup at least twice a year. Although you have all year to schedule an appointment, there are 5 benefits of having a dental checkup early in the year.


5 Stocking Stuffers Your Child (and Their Dentist) Will Love

December 7, 2020

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A mother helping her daughter pull treats out of a Christmas stocking.

Though most people focus on finding the perfect gift to put under the tree, finding the perfect stocking stuffers are just as important! You want your kids to have items they love, but you also don’t want to damage their teeth before their next appointment with their dentist in Wallowa County. Below, you will find a list of fun, smile-friendly stocking stuffers for the holiday season that your child will love!


4 Tips for Caring for Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 3, 2020

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Thanksgiving dinner

Americans all over the country are looking forward to Thanksgiving Day. Whether you’re meeting up with extended family to catch up or just having a quality dinner with your kids, you are probably looking forward to some of your favorite dishes. However, this delicious holiday isn’t usually so great for your smile. Thankfully, your dentist in Enterprise is here to help. Continue reading to learn some tips for caring for your smile this Thanksgiving.


3 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year

October 27, 2020

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Woman smiling at dentist appointment

If you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, then you can enjoy benefits like 80% off minor procedures and 50% off major treatments. However, few patients truly understand the fine print of their dental plan, which means their coverage often lapses before they’ve had the chance to fully utilize it. To prevent this from happening to you, read on for three tips from a dentist in Wallowa County.


6 Important Questions to Ask Your Dentist

September 17, 2020

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Patient at dentist in Wallowa County

In addition to having your teeth professionally cleaned and having your regular checkup, there is an educational aspect to your dental visits as well. The person that you can get the best advice on your oral health is your dentist, so this is a good time to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about bettering yourself and your smile. Instead of letting your dentist in Wallowa County ask all of the questions, here are some that you should be asking.


Does Tooth Sensitivity Count as a Dental Emergency?

August 3, 2020

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woman experiencing tooth sensitivity after eating ice cream

Have you ever said no to some delicious ice cream or a fresh cup of hot coffee because you know it will send a searing pain through your mouth? If so, you’ve most likely experienced tooth sensitivity. While this sensation is definitely uncomfortable, you might be wondering whether it counts as a dental emergency. Keep reading below as we discuss the causes of sensitive teeth, whether you’ll need urgent dental care, and how the problem can be treated.


4 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are So Popular

July 30, 2020

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man in dress shirt and tie smiling after seeing dentist in Enterprise

About 3 million adults in the U.S. currently have at least one dental implant, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. That number is only expected to grow as time goes on. If you’re suffering from tooth loss, odds are that you’ve at least considered getting dental implants to rebuild your smile. After all, most dentists regard them as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. But why exactly have they become so popular? A dentist in Enterprise examines four of the reasons below.


The Right Way to Keep Your Hands Clean in COVID-19

June 17, 2020

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Wallowa County dentist washes their hands in COVID-19

Excellent hand hygiene has long been promoted by mothers around the world as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep away sicknesses like the common cold and the flu. While social distancing is the best way to stay safe in the COVID-19 pandemic, regularly washing your hands is also essential to protecting yourself and your loved ones. Are you using the proper techniques to prevent spreading infectious particles with your hands? Your Wallowa County dentist shares a few simple tips to keep in mind throughout the pandemic.

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