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Dental Health

Little girl sitting iin dental chair smiling at Elliott Dentistry in Portland.At Elliott Dentistry we know that a confident smile begins with healthy teeth and gums. Dental health is not only essential for a sparkling smile but also for overall well-being. From preventing cavities to promoting fresh breath, maintaining optimal dental health is crucial for a lifetime of healthy smiles. In this article, we'll explore some practical tips and habits to help you achieve and maintain excellent dental health.

Dental Exam

A dental exam, also known as a dental check-up or dental evaluation, is a routine appointment with a dentist to assess and monitor your oral health. Dental exams are typically recommended every six months for most individuals, although the frequency may vary based on individual oral health needs and risk factors.

Dentistry for Kids

Dentistry for kids, focuses on the oral health needs of infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric dentists specialize in providing comprehensive dental care to young patients, from infancy through adolescence, and are trained to address the unique oral health challenges and developmental milestones that occur during childhood. Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages. As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is a vital component of routine dental examinations aimed at detecting signs of oral cancer or precancerous conditions in the mouth at an early stage when treatment is most effective. Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, gums, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth (palate), inner lining of the cheeks, and throat (pharynx).Cancer screening can be a frightening scenario for some people, but it should not be. The truth is that oral cancer screenings done consistently offer you the opportunity to discover problems early when they can be treated more easily and successfully. If you have questions about our oral cancer screening procedures, then please visit our office so our professional staff can guide you through the procedure.

Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis or teeth cleaning, is a routine dental procedure performed by a dental hygienist or dentist to remove plaque, tartar (hardened plaque), and surface stains from the teeth. Dental cleanings are an essential part of preventive dental care and are typically recommended every six months for most individuals, although the frequency may vary based on individual oral health needs and risk factors.

Periodontal Care and Maintenance

Periodontal care and maintenance are crucial components of oral health aimed at preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease (periodontal disease). Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, leading to gum inflammation, gum recession, tooth loss, and other oral health problems if left untreated.


A nightguard, also known as an occlusal guard, occlusal splint, or nocturnal bite plate, is a removable dental appliance used to protect the teeth and jaws from the harmful effects of teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching during sleep. Bruxism is a common condition characterized by the involuntary grinding, clenching, or gnashing of teeth, which can lead to various dental problems and discomfort, including tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches, and muscle tension.

Sports Guard

Sports guards, also known as mouthguards or athletic mouth protectors, are dental devices worn over the teeth and gums to protect the mouth from injuries during sports and physical activities. They are designed to absorb and dissipate the forces of impact that can occur during contact sports, collisions, falls, and other high-risk activities, reducing the risk of dental injuries such as broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, lip lacerations, and jaw fractures.

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To learn more about our family dentistry services call 971-274-4360, and schedule an appointment now!
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