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Taking the Mystery Out of Dental Tools

Dental tools used during dentist appointments are often out of sight. It’s common to kick back in the dentist chair with the light shining in the sunglasses we provide and wonder what exactly is going on, which may cause some patients dental anxiety. Dentists in Hillsdale Portland Dr. Tiffany Goldwyn and Dr. Howard Jarvis and…

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Dental Health Tips for Seniors

If you are 50 or older, than you know the basics of taking care of your teeth – what you may not know is that the needs of our teeth change as we age. Dentists in Hillsdale Portland Dr. Tiffany Goldwyn and Dr. Howard Jarvis encourage patients of any age to understand how to best…

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Should Your Child Use a Mouthguard?

Sports for kids and adults of any age are a lot of fun, but what if playing your favorite sport caused you or your child to lose a tooth? SW Portland Dentists Dr. Harold Jarvis and Dr. Tiffany Goldwyn at Southwest Portland Dental encourage their patients to consider using a mouthguard while playing a sport…

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Flossing Teeth Requires No Excuses

Flossing teeth is by far the most important habit when it comes to preserving the health of your smile. Dentists in SW Portland, OR Dr. Howard Jarvis and Dr. Tiffany Goldwyn encourage patients of all ages to floss once each day, either in the morning or at night. Flossing Is More Important Than Brushing? While…

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Ballot Measure 26-15 and the Benefits of Water Fluoridation

As everyone in Portland is probably aware by now, there’s currently a debate brewing in our community about Ballot Measure 26-15. The poll results for Ballot Measure 26-151 will determine whether or not fluoride will be added to our Portland’s water supply. There’s science supporting both sides of the argument, but the most compelling amount…

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A Delicious Diet for Dental Health

With a constant barrage of off-limits food items that are bad for our teeth, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole list of foods that will actually help improve your dental health. One of the best ways to practice preventative dental care, is to eat a low-sugar, high-fiber diet. Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins- both…

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Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Whether from stress, watching your favorite team lose the most important game of the year, or handing the car keys over to your teenage son, people grind their teeth for a variety of reasons. While occasional teeth grinding, clinically referred to as bruxism, does very little harm, regular teeth grinding can cause serious damage to…

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Toothbrushing Mistakes can Lead to Plaque Buildup

For many of Dr. Jarvis and Goldwyn’s patients, brushing has become a habit they don’t even need to think about. After all, spend most of your life practicing something and odds are you’re going become pretty comfortable with how it’s done. However, just because patients have spent years brush doesn’t mean they know how to…

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Healthy Gums Means a Healthy Body

While gum disease occurs less frequently today than in the past, nearly one out of 10 Americans will suffer from the condition by the age of 64. At Southwest Portland Dental, we strive to provide our patients with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and improve their oral health so they can avoid gum…

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