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January 3, 2017

Gresham Dentists Discusses the Value of Fluoride Treatments for Adults

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Dr John Featherstone, Dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry is promoting an approach that involves measuring a person’s risk for tooth decay. This focusing on carries prevention helps to reduce tooth decay in high risk patients. Dr. Wendell Evans from the University of Sydney has released a study that found that giving adults fluoride reduced the need for fillings by 30 to 50 percent.

October 3, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses How What You Eat Will Cause Your Teeth to Stain

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There are a lot of foods we eat and drink that discolor our teeth. These include berries, coffee, tea, red wine, soda, beets, sports drinks, grapes and lemons. Coffee, tea  and red wine for example contain tannins that can contribute to staining and discoloration.  Also many on the list are acidic which can erode the enamel of teeth. So you want to minimize your teeth’s exposure to acidic foods. The acid will eat away at your teeth so make sure you’re brushing twice a day, flossing and using fluoride which strengthens the enamel against these foods.

Gresham Dentist Discusses How What You Eat Will Cause Your Teeth to Stain

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 12:07 pm

There are a lot of foods we eat and drink that discolor our teeth. These include berries, coffee, tea, red wine, soda, beets, sports drinks, grapes and lemons. Coffee, tea  and red wine for example contain tannins that can contribute to staining and discoloration.  Also many on the list are acidic which can erode the enamel of teeth. So you want to minimize your teeth’s exposure to acidic foods. The acid will eat away at your teeth so make sure you’re brushing twice a day, flossing and using fluoride which strengthens the enamel against these foods.

March 7, 2016

Gresham Dentist Shares How Sore Mouth, Bleeding Gums May Be Symptoms Of Stress

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 12:44 pm

In its list of 10 symptoms of overstress, Prevention Magazine reports that a sore mouth or jaw, and bleeding gums may be two such symptoms. “A sore jaw can be a sign of teeth grinding, which usually occurs during sleep and can be worsened by stress, says Matthew Messina, DDS, a consumer advisor to the American Dental Association,” Prevention Magazine reports. Meanwhile, “stressed-out people have a higher risk of periodontal disease,” according to a Brazilian meta-analysis. Past president of the American Academy of Periodontology Dr. Preston Miller says to “protect your mouth by exercising and sleeping more, which will help lower stress

February 5, 2016

Gresham Dentist Shares Orthodontic Cartoon

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 10:29 pm

tooth comicThough humorous, when a tooth is lost prematurely the tooth beside it will start to shift. So call us at 503 665 9737 to learn about replacing a missing tooth or having your teeth straightened.

January 19, 2016

Gresham Dentist Shares Keys to Maintaining Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 12:07 pm

Five steps people should take in order to improve and maintain their oral health. “According to a list of prices posted by the American Dental Association, fillings average more than $100 while crowns top $1,000,” although dentists “say those expensive trips could be avoided if only we would do a better job caring for our teeth. The steps recommended include brushing for two minutes twice a day, using a soft-bristle brush, using correct brushing technique, and flossing at least once per day “to prevent an ugly, painful, time-consuming, and likely expensive alternative.”

The magazine Dental Asia  reports that “maintaining healthy teeth and gums essentially comes down to prevention, regular dental check-ups, and knowing what to watch for.” Dental Asia also goes on to report that proper oral hygiene includes brushing twice per day for at least two minutes, flossing daily, eating a healthy diet low in sugar, and avoiding tobacco use.

December 17, 2015

Gresham Dentist Shares Article on Frequency of Adult Caries

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 4:27 pm

TIME (5/13, Sifferlin) reports that a new study from the NIH and CDC found that 91 percent of US adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have had dental caries in permanent teeth as of 2011-2012, and among 65-year-olds, 96 percent have tooth decay. TIME adds that more than a quarter of adults ages 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay, while “Hispanic and black adults had more untreated cavities compared with white and Asian adults ages 20 to 64,” with black adults at a rate of 42 percent. The study also found that “American adults ages 20 to 39 were twice as likely to have all their teeth, compared with adults ages 40 to 64.”

So give us a call at 503 665 9737 so we can exame your teeth.

Harry D Chambers DDS

November 24, 2015

Gresham Dentist Shares How More Adults are Having Orthodontics

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 5:23 pm

Vastly Improved” Dental Technology Driving Adults To Seek Orthodontic Work.

Seattle Magazine (5/14, Brassaw) reports that “Vastly improved dental technology, from nearly invisible tooth-straightening options to drill-free laser fillings and 3-D scanning, is driving adults to the dentist and orthodontist—voluntarily—in droves.” In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists says that more than one million US adults are currently undergoing orthodontic work. The article reports that patients’ options “are light years beyond the tinsel teeth or headgear of yesteryear,” however, adult orthodontic work will likely still take longer than pediatric.

October 26, 2015

Gresham Dentist Shares about Tooth Sensitivity

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 1:55 pm

Citing ADA spokesperson Dr. Matt Messina extensively, TIME (5/21) reports on why people suffer from tooth sensitivity. Citing Dr. Messina, TIME reports that short-lived cold-induced pain may not be cause for alarm, “but if the pain is persistent and confined to a specific tooth or area of your mouth,” it may be an indicator of a micro-crack, a degraded filling, or a cavity, all of which require a dentist’s attention. If a person has sensitivities to cold, hot and biting pressure “we could also be talking about some sort of infection in the tooth,” Dr. Messina said. Sensitivity may be the result of issues with the gums, as “brushing too forcefully, chewing tobacco or allowing the buildup of plaque can all cause your gums to “run away” from your teeth, resulting in temperature sensitivity, Messina says.” Dr. Messina also said, “The solutions are often simple, but only if we address the problem early.”

 

October 5, 2015

Gresham Dentist Shares about Tooth Sensitivity

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 11:35 am

Citing ADA spokesperson Dr. Matt Messina extensively, TIME (5/21) reports on why people suffer from tooth sensitivity. Citing Dr. Messina, TIME reports that short-lived cold-induced pain may not be cause for alarm, “but if the pain is persistent and confined to a specific tooth or area of your mouth,” it may be an indicator of a micro-crack, a degraded filling, or a cavity, all of which require a dentist’s attention. If a person has sensitivities to cold, hot and biting pressure “we could also be talking about some sort of infection in the tooth,” Dr. Messina said. Sensitivity may be the result of issues with the gums, as “brushing too forcefully, chewing tobacco or allowing the buildup of plaque can all cause your gums to “run away” from your teeth, resulting in temperature sensitivity, Messina says.” Dr. Messina also said, “The solutions are often simple, but only if we address the problem early.”

 

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