3 Dental Treatments That Alleviate Bad Breath

What causes bad breath? Everyone gets bad breath from time to time, but for some, this is a persistent and embarrassing issue that doesn’t go away even after brushing. Typically, this is a result of poor dental health habits, but can also be a sign of other health issues. The most common reasons for bad …

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Are Crowded Teeth a Problem?

What are crowded teeth? Dental crowding happens when teeth have to compete for space in your mouth which results in them growing improperly. This causes teeth to be twisted and misaligned. Typically, this can be due to genetic issues in jaw size, early or late loss of primary teeth, improper eruption of teeth, and other …

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How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?

How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned? If it’s been a while since you’ve visited the dentist to have your teeth cleaned, you may be wondering how often you should have your teeth cleaned. The general rule of thumb is every six months, but that may not be what is best for you. We’ll …

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What Causes Jaw Pain? 

There are a lot of things that can cause your jaw to hurt, so properly diagnosing the cause is very important. The most common cause for jaw pain is clenching or grinding your teeth. However, your jaw may be hurting because of an infected tooth, or a problem with your jaw joint. Each of these …

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If you’re part of the 3-5% of Americans who experience chronic headaches or migraines, you’ve probably been looking for something to give you the relief you need. If you’ve tried every pain medication and home remedy to get rid of your migraines, it may be time to consider trying Botox injections (botulinum toxin). Research shows …

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6 Things To Know About Clear Aligners

Have you ever wanted to straighten your smile? If so, clear aligners may be an option. Long gone are the days of metal braces since the invention of the innovative and transparent solution that is Invisalign. Clear aligners work in the same way braces do, but no one sees metal, they just see your smile!  …

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No Dental Insurance?

  Are you someone with no dental insurance in Tigard? Are you contemplating getting dental insurance, but unsure of where or even if to start? Well, depending on your oral healthcare, no dental insurance may even be worth it! Today, we’ll go over why dental insurance may not be for everyone, factors to consider if …

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3 Tips To Help You Navigate Dental Insurance 

Do you think understanding dental insurance is complicated? That’s because it is complicated! Dental insurance terms can be tricky to understand, and the explanation of benefits (EOB’s) can be even more confusing. This is why it is crucial to have a base understanding on how your insurance works. Here at The Smile Lounge in Tigard, …

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5 Tips To Help You Find The Right Dentist In Tigard

Are you in the market for a new dentist in Tigard? Do you feel overwhelmed by the endless choices available? Finding the right dentist in Tigard takes time because ideally you want to choose a dentist you’ll stick with for life. After all, shopping for a new dentist every year is a hassle so you …

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6 Ways Overcome Dental Anxiety

How To Overcome Dental Anxiety Do you have dental anxiety? If you do, you are not alone. According to an adult dental health survey published in The British Dental Journal, dental anxiety is estimated to affect around 36% of the population. This fear and anxiety can lead to avoidance of dental care, which can lead …

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