Is malocclusion causing your headache?

Do you suffer with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and Oregon City chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose. Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a fairly common problem with dental patients yet generally goes undetected. Nature intended the … Continue reading “Is malocclusion causing your headache?”

At brookside dental we treat you like family

At Brookside Dental, our Clackamas patients are treated like family. We are Dr. Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS and our relationship with our patients is paramount. You know what puts a smile on our faces? When we use advanced cosmetic dentistry to create a dazzling smile makeover for one of my patients. Brookside Dental we guarantee you quality … Continue reading “At brookside dental we treat you like family”

Teeth whitening at your clackamas dentist

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile in Clackamas. It is quick, competitively-priced, and non-invasive. Though some Portland cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all. If you have looked into teeth whitening in Gresham, you probably already know the basics. The one thing … Continue reading “Teeth whitening at your clackamas dentist”

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Mini implants may be right for you

We are Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS of Brookside Dental in Clackamas. Today’s topic is mini dental implants, sometimes called “immediate implants.” Though they are not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the Clackamas area to improve smiles. Like their larger diameter counterparts, mini implants … Continue reading “Mini implants may be right for you”

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Common myths about cosmetic dentistry

Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile Many so-called Portland cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Gresham dental procedures such as tooth replacement prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking. Myth #2: A Oregon City Dental Bridge is the Only Way to … Continue reading “Common myths about cosmetic dentistry”

Getting ready for a dental implant in clackamas, oregon

Dr. Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS at Brookside Dental in Clackamas, Oregon believes every patient deserves a stunning smile whether it takes emergency dentistry, restorative dentistry, or dental implants. Today’s post will address the preparation needed for dental implants. Consider calling 503-905-3380 today for your own personal consultation and to receive one-on-one information … Continue reading “Getting ready for a dental implant in clackamas, oregon”

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Behind the scenes: dental crown fabrication

Today’s post looks at the complex process required to construct a dental crown. Dental crowns can be constructed with metal, ceramic (porcelain), plastics, or varying combinations of these. We will describe the process used to create a porcelain crown, though the steps are similar to those used for other materials. Modern porcelain crowns are a … Continue reading “Behind the scenes: dental crown fabrication”