Discover Your Dream Smile with Dental Floss

  Is your oral hygiene operating at the levels that you desire? If you weren't aware, there are numerous tricks and tips you can use to improve your smile with simple cleaning habits including brushing and flossing. In order to ensure you are adequately cleaning your entire mouth, make sure you’re cleaning between teeth with functional dental floss. In order... read more »

How to Prevent Enamel Erosion and Cavities

Enamel erosion probably isn’t a dental issue you hear of often, but you probably hear of cavities frequently. Unfortunately, these two issues can go hand in hand. Enamel erosion is the process of acid eroding and weakening the tooth enamel. When the enamel is weak, it allows bacteria to attack and create a cavity. As you may have already guessed,... read more »

Dental Veneers and Why They Are Needed

If you are ready to show off the best version of your smile this fall season, enhance your smile with dental veneers. Dental veneers are a tremendously popular cosmetic dentistry treatment widely known for their ability to transform average smiles into dental masterpieces. With dental veneers, small, thin shells are placed atop the fronts of teeth to alter their look... read more »

What Are the Benefits to Chewing Sugarless Gum?

Did you know that harmful acids can begin damaging your teeth as soon as they come into contact with them? The problem with brushing right away after meals is that your teeth may be extra sensitive at that time and your toothpaste and toothbrush may be too abrasive to your teeth. Instead, opt for a product that can reduce the... read more »

What to Watch Out for if You Suspect One of Your Fillings Is Going Bad

Here at Portland Dental our team of dentists commonly use fillings to repair small to modest sized cavities. Even though a filling is intended to last for a long time, it’s not unheard for the pervasive activity of bacteria to weaken the cement and cause a filling to slowly go bad. Generally, the older and larger a filling is, the... read more »