The Blog

Just a Dab Will Do When Brushing Your Kids' Teeth

While a child’s baby teeth eventually fall out and are replaced with permanent teeth, they still play an enormously important role in the long-term development of a child’s oral health. Baby teeth act as space holders that help to guide adult teeth into position once they begin to form. Children who lose their baby teeth…

Read More
Southwest Portland Dental Office

Study Finds Ancient Ancestors Had Better Oral Health

While you might assume that people today have significantly better oral health than our ancestors, a new study suggests that isn’t necessarily the case. The Roman-British population from 200 to 400 AD actually appears to have experienced far less gum disease than people do today, according to a new study that examined the skull collection…

Read More

Survey Finds Americans Could Improve Oral Care

Most people practice it twice daily – once before bed and again after getting up in the morning – for an average of one minute and fifty-two seconds. These are just a few of the finding on tooth brushing from the Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey. Nearly 70 percent of Americans brush their…

Read More
family dental care in SW Portland

What’s the Best Way to Brush?

If you don’t know the best way to brush, you’re not likely to receive much help from the experts. Toothpaste and toothbrush manufacturers and dental associations don’t seem to agree on what constitutes the best way to brush, and the advice they provide consumers is “unacceptably inconsistent,” reports the findings of a new study. Researchers…

Read More

What's the Best Way to Brush?

If you don’t know the best way to brush, you’re not likely to receive much help from the experts. Toothpaste and toothbrush manufacturers and dental associations don’t seem to agree on what constitutes the best way to brush, and the advice they provide consumers is “unacceptably inconsistent,” reports the findings of a new study. Researchers…

Read More

How Medications Impact Your Oral Health

If you take any type of medication – whether prescribed or over-the-counter – you’ve probably read through the long list of potential side effects those medications can cause. Some of the most commonly prescribed medications feature a range of side effects that include everything from blood clots to skin discoloration. While most side effects certainly…

Read More

Dementia May Have Links to Poor Oral Health

With the number of seniors suffering the effects of Alzheimer’s in the U.S. continuing to rise, more study has been dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the disease. A recent study conducted by the University of Chicago has predicted that the number of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s will increase by 35 million by 2050,…

Read More

Understanding the Mouth/Body Connection

If you’re like most people, as long you enjoy a bright and white smile and kissable breath, you probably don’t give too much consideration to your oral health. Which is too bad because even if you brush and floss daily, you could be missing some pretty clear signs that point to the state of your…

Read More
dentist in Hillsdale, Portland

Understanding the Causes of Sore Gums

If you suffer from sore, red gums that occasionally bleed after brushing, you may have developed gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease. Millions of Americans deal with gingivitis each year, and a study conducted by the American Dental Association found that 70 percent of all adults will battle the disease at some point in…

Read More

Our Location

Southwest Portland Dental
1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite B
Portland,OR 97239
Ph: 503-244-8112

From the Blog

Call Now
Directions