If Detected Early, a Small Cavity Might Be Repaired by a Filling

Unfortunately, there are still times when even the most diligent and effective oral hygiene routine isn’t sufficient to prevent a cavity from forming on one of your teeth. With early detection, Dr. Bryan and Dr. Davis might be able to repair a small cavity with a simple filling. After examining the tooth to assess the severity of the problem, the... read more »

Statistics About Tooth Loss

Tooth loss is a leading cause of advanced dental problems. If you want to keep a healthy mouth, read on to learn all about tooth loss and how you can prevent it. Loss of teeth is a major global problem. Research from the World Health Organization suggests that, globally, about 30 percent of people aged 65 to 74 have no... read more »

Common Questions About Oral Emergencies

At any given time, an oral emergency can arise. Whether from the result of accumulated damage over time, or an oral accident or injury, oral emergencies often depend upon quick thinking and timely treatments to ensure that an ideal recovery is possible. Listed below are some common questions about oral emergencies: How can you save your smile after an oral... read more »

Flossing Is Important For Your Oral Health

Chances are that the person reading this has been told during a dental check-up that they need to floss more often. This isn’t too shocking, as over 80% of dental patients confess to their dentist they do not practice regular flossing. We at Northwest Dental Associates are sure that you have heard how important flossing is to the health of... read more »

The Best Chewing Gum for Your Chompers

Whether you believe it or not, chewing gum can be threatening to your smile, especially gum that is loaded with sugar. So, it’s important to keep your teeth in mind when purchasing gum at the store. If you want the best and healthiest chewing gum in Medford, Oregon, then you need to choose a product that: -Is sugarless: As you... read more »

Cosmetic Veneers and Perfect Smiles

If you watched the Hollywood Academy Awards this year, you may have noticed something about all the smiling actors. They all have flawless, gleaming teeth. If you’ve ever wanted a smile as beautiful as theirs, and your teeth aren’t naturally perfect, then you might want to consider getting dental veneers. Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that can repair... read more »

A Chipped or Damaged Crown Needs Timely Care

Dr. Bryan and Dr. Davis designed and installed your dental crown to effectively restore the presence and function of a severely compromised tooth. While it is made from very durable materials, it is possible for a blow to the face or other oral accident to chip, fracture or damage your crown. This is even more likely to happen if you play... read more »

The Facts About Coffee and Your Teeth

Coffee is an extremely popular beverage, but did you know that it’s also responsible for many stained teeth? Coffee can get stuck to your enamel, making it extremely difficult to remove with your toothbrush. Fortunately, there are a few things you can consider doing if you’re interested in enjoying your coffee and keeping your teeth white. For instance, you could... read more »

Dental X-Ray Facts

Dental X-rays are a diagnostic tool used to help our dentists detect any decay, infection, or other issues that are not visible with the naked eye. Dr. Bryan and Dr. Davis may decide to take dental X-rays at your regular dental exam. How often they take X-rays is based on your age, oral health, risk for disease, and any signs or... read more »