The reason dentists like potatoes is because they are so “filling” ba-dum ching. Lame joke, I know. But seriously, the wiser our patients are about what they eat, the easier it will be to care for their teeth. It doesn’t have to be potatoes, but the mouth does request that we take a good look … Continue reading “Why do clackamas dentists like potatoes?”
Category: Oral Health
The tea and teeth question
What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course. Joking aside, a common concern for Gladstone patients can be stained teeth. We are Dr. Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS of Brookside Dental. Today, let’s talk a little bit about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages including tea. … Continue reading “The tea and teeth question”
Keeping bones strong in clackamas
There is a connection that links osteoporosis and oral health. If you are a woman, you have probably heard about the high rate of osteoporosis in America and the state of Oregon is no exception. Osteoporosis can often progress without any outward symptoms. However, there may be clues in a person’s mouth that indicate compromised … Continue reading “Keeping bones strong in clackamas”
Bad breath treatment at brookside dental
Do you suspect that you have bad breath? I’m Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS of Brookside Dental, a full-service dental office in Clackamas, Oregon. I help our dental patients diagnose and overcome this unpleasant and potentially embarrassing condition. Halitosis is caused by the bacteria that live on and around your teeth, gums and … Continue reading “Bad breath treatment at brookside dental”
Brookside dental guide to healthy tooth enamel
Here at Brookside Dental, we want your teeth to last a lifetime! Tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body, but it is non-renewable so it is vital to not neglect or abuse our teeth. Daily teeth and gum care is the best way to protect tooth enamel. Even though every Portland … Continue reading “Brookside dental guide to healthy tooth enamel”
6 easy ways to eat like a dentist in clackamas
There is nothing that influences your smile as much as your eating habits in Clackamas, Oregon. Develop good eating habits and your Portland dentist will smile down on you too. Patients in Gladstone, Gresham, and Oregon City would do well to follow the example of a dentist in what and how they eat. 1. Rinse … Continue reading “6 easy ways to eat like a dentist in clackamas”
Ouch! are your teeth sensitive in clackamas?
For those of you in the Portland area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Brookside Dental is here for you. Dr. Brian Westover DMD and Robert Kowal DDS has been treating this common trouble since 2011. The first line of defense against tooth … Continue reading “Ouch! are your teeth sensitive in clackamas?”
Avoid tooth loss in clackamas
Do you know the most common cause of tooth loss among Portland adults? The answer is gum disease. While this may be startling to Portland, Gladstone, and Gresham residents, there is a bright side: Gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages. Regular check-ups with your Clackamas dentist are … Continue reading “Avoid tooth loss in clackamas”
Does my gresham dentist treat bad breath?
When my Gresham dental patients ask me if mouthwash cures bad breath, I tell them that treating bad breath with a mouthwash is like drenching yourself with cologne instead of taking a shower. Mouthwash is only a temporary mask for odor caused by poor oral hygiene, tongue bacteria, or digestive problems. The best-selling mouthwashes in … Continue reading “Does my gresham dentist treat bad breath?”
Have your dessert, clackamas!
Your Portland dentist knows that it’s too much to ask that you never indulge in sugary treats, but he or she will tell you that eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. This helps to rinse food particles … Continue reading “Have your dessert, clackamas!”