What Could Be Causing Your Bad Breath?

Bad breath has many causes, and today our Northwest Dental Associates team in Medford, Oregon, is happy to share three common causes and how you can overcome them to give you a stellar smile and fresher breath. Teeth and Tongue Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria that build up into a sticky film called plaque. Plaque coats your... read more »

More Than Brushing: Dental Health Care

There is more to taking care of your smile than brushing your teeth. Let’s look at some more habits your teeth need you to develop.   Flossing: The daily companion to brushing, this oral hygiene habit can be difficult to adhere to. However, it is vital to your dental health. Use a single filament floss that has the ADA Seal... read more »

Strong Tooth Enamel Is Very Important for Maintaining Good Oral Health

Dental Caries, dental attrition, and tooth decay complications can start out causing minor discomfort. As time goes by they can lead to more severe symptoms including tooth loss, gum disease, toothaches, and increased potential for a developing a dangerous dental abscess. If you have problems with maintaining good oral hygiene or you drink acidic beverages on a regular basis, it... read more »

Canker Sores and How to Treat Them

Canker sores are those small, shallow lesions that form on the soft tissues inside your mouth. Here are some important facts about canker sores, their causes, and how to treat them: -Canker sores differ from cold sores, which develop on the surface of your lips. Canker sores only form on the insides of the mouth – whether under your tongue,... read more »

Oral Health Care 101: Dental Bonding

One of the most effective forms of cosmetic dentistry is dental bonding. Dental bonding treatments are safe and effective procedures that use porcelain and resin materials to conceal and cover up ailments on teeth. Furthermore, damage from numerous sources can also be repaired with dental bonds. If you're simply looking to upgrade the look of your teeth, dental bonds are... read more »

Oral Health Wonders: Plaque Buildup Treatments and Prevention

Are you aware of the risks involved with plaque buildup that is left untreated on your teeth and gums? In order to effectively keep your smile safe, it is important to remove the thin layer of debris and bacteria that often lies on your teeth and gums. If plaque goes untreated, it can eventually harden into tartar, which will be... read more »

Fun Facts About Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Have you ever wondered why baby bottle tooth decay so prevalent? Baby bottle tooth decay in young children occurs far more frequently than it should. The main culprit accountable for the elevated number of cases is sugar. Sugar actively wears down tooth enamel and generates harmful acids capable of causing dental erosion. In many instances, the sugars that affect your... read more »

Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants

If you have a missing tooth, then we have exciting news for you! No longer do you have to feel ashamed or embarrassed of your smile. Our quality team here at Northwest Dental Associates in Medford, Oregon is proud to provide you with some exciting information on dental implants and how they can restore your smile. Dental implants are a... read more »

Overcoming Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Are you aware that there is a multitude of ways to ease any pain and discomfort you may feel when going to the dentist? Did you know there are pills that can help chase your worries and fears away? Overcoming dental anxiety with sedation dentistry is possible with the following treatments: - Oral Sedation: Oral sedation is used with pills... read more »

Why Is Flossing Necessary?

Why is flossing necessary? Dental floss is an extremely vital part of your oral health care daily regimen, as it cleans the areas between teeth that brushing cannot reach. If for any reason your flossing habits are inadequate and cannot be altered, try switching to an alternative interdental cleaner such as a water flosser. For a list of optimum tips... read more »