Preventative Care

Learn about preventative dental care at the best dentist Portland OR has. Regularly scheduled visits to Southwest Portland Dental are essential!


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Oral Examination

From the front desk to the dental chair, Dr. Goldwyn and her skilled and caring staff work in unison to provide you with a positive overall dental experience. You can expect a unique blend of state-of-the-art dentistry and gentle, personalized care.

Regular checkups and x-rays are fundamental for optimal oral health. We recommend that each patient visit our office every six months. For those with specialized treatment needs, visits may be scheduled more frequently as needed.

Professional Dental Hygiene

Regularly scheduled visits to Southwest Portland Dental are an essential part of your dental health, preventing gum disease and keeping your smile healthy and bright!

Daily brushing and flossing help remove dental plaque and calculus. However, there will always be stubborn spots that are difficult to reach and respond better to professional cleaning. Frequent teeth cleaning by our registered dental hygienists ensures that your teeth and gums receive the care and attention they need for prime health over time.


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At-Home Dental Hygiene

Periodontal disease effects three out of four adults over the age of 35 at some time in their lives. Thorough teeth brushing and flossing practices are the best ways to prevent cavities and periodontal disease.

Proper brushing and flossing techniques are essential to oral health. The professionals at Southwest Portland Dental provide patients with recommendations and instructions for the most effect at-home dental hygiene.

Tooth Sealants

Food particles and plaque collect in the grooves of your teeth that often cannot be reached by regular brushing and flossing. In these cases, sealants can be applied, effectively sealing the deep grooves and protecting tooth enamel from plaque and resulting decay.

As one of the best dentists Portland, Dr. Goldwyn can provide this simple procedure in one visit, in which a tooth-colored acrylic coating is painted onto the surface of the tooth. Generally, sealants take only a few minutes to apply, wear well under ordinary circumstances, and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.


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Periodontal Disease & Scaling and Root Planing

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or periodontitis, occurs when the bone and gums around teeth become infected. Gums can become irritated as a result of the bacteria found in plaque, at times turning red, swelling and bleeding easily. If the condition remains untreated, the gums separate from the teeth, causing spaces (also known as “pockets”) to develop between the teeth and the gums along the gumline. The result is the deterioration of gum tissue and jawbone, leading to tooth loss.

Scaling and root planing is a common treatment for periodontal disease. This method allows Dr. Goldwyn and a registered dental hygienist to provide a deeper cleaning between the compromised teeth and gums, preventing the progression of the disease.