You would never consider running a red light on a busy Clackamas street or crossing over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway, but you might be doing some everyday things that are a real danger to your oral health. I’m Dr. Brian Westover DMD, a dentist serving the Oregon City and Gladstone … Continue reading “Stay Out Of The Dental Danger Zone”
Category: Family Dentistry
Are you getting your dose of d?
Most Portland people know that vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones, but many of us fail to get adequate amounts. Today’s article is a friendly reminder to our patients – especially expectant mothers – about the importance of vitamin D. Here is a sampling of vitamin D findings from around the web: … Continue reading “Are you getting your dose of d?”
Dr. Robert Kowal DDS knows when a simple problem can become serious
Today in the Clackamas family dentist blog we are going to discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be cause by cold sores, gum disease, … Continue reading “Dr. Robert Kowal DDS knows when a simple problem can become serious”
Teeth: What have they done for you lately?
Welcome to the Portland dental blog! Today we are going to explore the secret life of our teeth. The shape of each tooth gives a clue to what it does. The incisors, or your front teeth, are sharp. They need to be because their job is to cut food and their curvature helps move food … Continue reading “Teeth: What have they done for you lately?”
The brookside dental guide to dental x-rays
Don’t know a periapical from a bitewing? Today’s dental blog takes a look at dental x-rays. Panoramic If you have ever stood in a huge camera apparatus and struggled to stay motionless while an automated camera made one slow pass around your head, then you have had a panoramic x-ray taken of your mouth. These … Continue reading “The brookside dental guide to dental x-rays”
The future of tooth decay in clackamas
Dental patients in the Portland area may wonder what would happen if they didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. The answer isn’t pretty. A common result of untreated cavities are abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection near the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This collection … Continue reading “The future of tooth decay in clackamas”
What’s on your dental wish list?
A cosmetic dental consultation is informative and enjoyable. As the patient, you’ll have the opportunity to describe your goals and expectations. If this is your first visit to the practice, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with our dentist and other members of the treatment team. Successful cosmetic dentistry consultations help us provide the highest … Continue reading “What’s on your dental wish list?”
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?”
A standard of excellence in clackamas
Brookside Dental provides local dentistry to the residents of Clackamas and the greater Portland area. If you are looking for a trusted dentist, we invite you to consider Brookside Dental. Dr. Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS has been keeping smiles healthy and beautiful since 2011. We offer full-service dentistry for every member of … Continue reading “A standard of excellence in clackamas”
You won’t be out cold (unless you want to be!)
Does your heart start pounding at the mere thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you drive by a dental practice? Many Clackamas residents who have improved their smile with cosmetic dentistry or underwent extensive restoration services chose to use sedation. Though the terms “sleep dentistry” and “oral conscious sedation” … Continue reading “You won’t be out cold (unless you want to be!)”