Saturday, 31 December 2016

The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Lots of people ask their dental professional if there’s a difference between plaque and tartar-and it’s a great question. Both plaque and tartar buildup are common dental problems. Significant plaque buildup can result in tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar is calcified plaque. Arming yourself with the facts can help you be smarter about how you care for your teeth. 

The Facts About Plaque
Plaque is sticky, colorless film containing bacteria that builds up naturally on tooth surfaces and especially along the gum line within four to 12 hours after brushing. Sugars in food and drinks can combine with plaque bacteria to release acids. These acids attack tooth enamel and break it down, which can then create cavities. Plaque bacteria can also contribute to gum disease, like gingivitis. Regular brushing and flossing are your most effective tools in the fight against plaque. If it’s not removed daily, plaque eventually accumulates and hardens into tartar.  

To read the entire article visit OralB.com.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Friday, 30 December 2016

Receding Gums

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about receding gums.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Monday, 26 December 2016

Dental Root Canals

Saving Hopeless Teeth

Missing teeth pose serious threats to your overall dental health. A root canal can save teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected and used to require extraction. A root canal is a procedure that repairs a tooth by removing the pulp chamber and filling the space with a filling material. This is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and beyond the scope of a simple filling. At Perledent Dental Care, we are experienced in root canal therapy. The root canal has acquired an unwarranted reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are actually a manageable form of treatment.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Saturday, 24 December 2016

What to Know About Gingivitis

What Is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease caused by the buildup of plaque bacteria on the tissues that surround the teeth. Plaque, a naturally occurring biofilm containing bacteria, can lead to gingivitis if not removed by daily brushing. 

Who Can Get Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is quite prevalent. But while almost 80% of adults will experience some symptoms of gingivitis, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s inevitable. It’s important to note that occasionally there might be no noticeable pain or apparent signs, leaving people unaware that they have it. That’s another good reason to schedule regular checkups with your dental professional every six months so he or she can identify it and suggest treatment options.

Gingivitis Symptoms
Some symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Chronic gingivitis can lead to periodontitis and chronic bad breath. If these symptoms persist, it's important to talk with your dental professional to determine the best treatment. In the meantime, learn what you can do to protect against gingivitis.

To read the entire article visit OralB.com.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Friday, 23 December 2016

Dental Plaque

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about dental plaque.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Monday, 19 December 2016

Gum Disease Linked to Heart Disease

Gum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even Stroke

Recent medical research has resulted in many doctors reaching a startling conclusion: gum disease, stroke, and heart disease are connected. Since heart disease is usually fatal, it is obvious that treating gum disease is of paramount importance. The American Dental Association estimates that 8 out of 10 Americans have periodontal (gum) disease. If this were any other affliction, such as AIDS or tuberculosis, it would be handled as an epidemic! While most dentists think it is just that, they realize that gum disease will never be labeled as an epidemic because “no one ever dies from it.” The worst is that you lose your teeth. Not pleasant – but certainly not life threatening. But that thought process has changed. 

The American Academy of Periodontology reports: “Studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.” In short, the bacteria that infect your gums, when you suffer from periodontal disease, can migrate into your bloodstream and travel straight to your heart.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Friday, 16 December 2016

Parts of the Tooth

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about about what makes up the tooth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Monday, 12 December 2016

A Natural-Looking Smile with Dentures!

Tired of Economy Dentures?

For some patients, traditional dentures are the best option. With a breakthrough in design and fit, we can furnish a secure denture plate that gives you a beautiful, natural-looking smile! If you are a denture wearer, be sure to ask us about this.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays - continued

#5: Watch out for starchy foods 
These are sneaky because they often get trapped in your teeth. If you choose to indulge in chips and cakes, take extra care when you floss that day to remove all the food particles that can lead to plaque build-up. 

#6: You can still have fun 
So, what can you eat? Lots of stuff! Make lean protein choices, such as lean beef, skinless poultry and fish and vary your diet. Eat whole grains and choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods. The holidays are a great time of year to start thinking about healthier habits. If you do snack, make it a nutritious choice-such as cheese, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables-for your overall health and the health of your teeth.


To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays - continued

#3: Limit your alcohol intake 
’Tis the season for egg nog, Brandy Alexanders and glog! If you choose to imbibe, try to drink water alongside your drinks. And remember: Too much alcohol can dry out your mouth. 

#4: Take it easy on the hard candies 
Some candies are more problematic than others. Hard candies can put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they’ve also been known to cause broken or chipped teeth. (Be careful not to break or chip your teeth when eating nuts as well!) 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays

#1: Timing matters 
Timing matters. While everything is fine in moderation, it helps to eat sweets and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.  

#2: Be picky if it's sticky
When it comes to picking healthy snacks, many people put dried fruit at the top of the list. But many dried fruits are sticky and sticky foods tend to stay on the teeth longer than other types of food. If you find yourself eating a lot of dried fruits such as cranberries, make sure to rinse with water and brush carefully. 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Porcelain Dental Veneers

Smile Makeover Dentist Beaverton OR'Smile Makeovers' in as Little as Two Visits!
Our porcelain veneers may provide the answer for achieving the smile you've always wanted. Veneers are thin, durable sheets of the most state-of-the-art dental ceramic available. They are adhered to natural teeth in a way that makes your teeth appear straight and uniform, creating an inviting smile. In no time, your crooked teeth can look like they've had years of straightening. When applied, veneers can completely conceal a chip or crack, or even redesign a worn or misshapen tooth. The veneer is formed to match the color of the surrounding teeth, so your smile looks completely natural. If you have misshapen teeth, unattractive gaps, or discolorations, ask us if veneers are right for you.


Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

General Dentistry

Oral Hygiene Care Beaverton ORThe Importance of Hygiene Visits
One of the most crucial reasons to visit your dentist regularly is to have your teeth cleaned by a professional hygienist. Even when you take great care to properly brush and floss, some soft and sticky plaque is left behind. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which is even more difficult to remove with your typical toothbrush and floss. Tartar accumulates below the gumline as well as on the surface of your teeth. Unremoved plaque and tartar increase your risk of more serious infection developing within your teeth and gums. Recent research shows a definite link between untreated gum disease and other serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having your teeth cleaned routinely is one of the foremost things you can do to stay healthy!


Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Gum Disease Treatment

Preventive Dentistry Beaverton OR

The Primary Cause of Lost Teeth
You may be unaware you have gum disease until you start losing your teeth. In fact, gum disease accounts for more tooth loss than either decay or trauma. Symptoms include bleeding gums when you brush or floss, and sometimes loose or shifting teeth. If you’ve been told you require gum surgery, you should know that it’s also possible to control gum disease with a variety of non-surgical methods.


Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Children's Dentistry

Children's Dentistry Beaverton OR

We Care About Kids!
Our dentists pull out all the stops to make children of all ages relax and enjoy themselves, so bring the whole family along! You can be confident that your child will receive the most advanced techniques in children's dentistry, delivered with caring, sensitivity, and understanding. We train children in proper dental care habits and teach them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We look forward to meeting them for their first dental visit when they are two years old and seeing them grow year after year.

Our intention is to ensure that this and future generations of children grow up without a fear of the dental office. According to our many appreciative parents, we are doing just that! Our office is an inviting and exciting place that children love to visit. Whether you have a rambunctious five-year-old or a nervous ten-year-old, we are here to help you.


Perledent Dental Care   
Kyle Van, DDS   
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr   
Beaverton, OR 97006   
(503) 533-5539   
NiceSmileNow.com

Monday, 10 October 2016

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry Beaverton OR

Dental Sedation Dentist Beaverton OR
Sedation to Make Your Visit Completely Comfortable
While we work hard to provide a painless experience, some patients still experience anxiety.
If this sounds like you, we offer a number of options that may help. The first is intravenous (IV) sedation. We call this method “twilight” sedation, and it will produce a completely relaxed dental visit with no pain or nervousness. You won't be alert to the treatment being done. With this method, we can often take care of your entire procedure in one visit.

In some cases, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas). This sedation is breathed in through a mask that allows you to draw in the medication and encourages a state of calm. Local anesthetic will be administered in connection with nitrous oxide to stop pain in most cases.

Whatever the means, we want you to feel comfortably relaxed throughout your dental procedure.


Perledent Dental Care  
Kyle Van, DDS  
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr  
Beaverton, OR 97006  
(503) 533-5539  
NiceSmileNow.com

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry Beaverton OR

Don't Hide Your Smile - Remake It!
Dental implants offer the perfect solution for replacing lost teeth. From the front of the mouth, where they can be seen, to the back, where they provide chewing stability, implants can help you regain an inviting and healthy smile. Unlike bridges or removable dentures, which rest on top of your gums, dental implants are secured under your gum line. The “tooth” placed on an implant appears life-like, because it pokes through the gums just like the original did - it's like growing a new tooth! Implants can replace multiple lost teeth. Even people with no teeth can benefit from implants, because they can replace their dentures with teeth that don't shift when they talk and don't need to be removed at night. Because we control the entire process from implant placement to crown fabrication, there's no need to be referred to another office.


Perledent Dental Care 
Kyle Van, DDS 
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr 
Beaverton, OR 97006 
(503) 533-5539 
NiceSmileNow.com

Monday, 3 October 2016

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Beaverton OR

Don't Hide Your Smile - Remake It!
You are amazing, and we want you to express that confidently. So, we emphasize the aesthetic aspect in ALL our work because we understand that when your smile looks great, you feel on top of the world! We use the best combination of preventive care, tooth-colored fillings, and restorative techniques for your ideal dental health. Modern smile transformations are so straightforward (and affordable!) that there's simply no reason why you can't have the inviting, natural-looking smile you've always wanted. Ask us what crowns, bonding, and whitening can do for YOUR smile!


Perledent Dental Care 
Kyle Van, DDS 
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr 
Beaverton, OR 97006 
(503) 533-5539 
NiceSmileNow.com

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Dentists at Perledent Dental Care in Beaverton OR

Dentist, Kyle Van DDS
Kyle Van, DDS
Dr. Van attended the University of Oregon for his undergraduate degree and was one of two students from his class at Northwestern University Dental School to be selected by the faculty to graduate six months early. Since graduation, he has undergone extensive continuing education, with additional training in such topics as moderate IV sedation, wisdom teeth extraction, and dental implants. He most recently attended an advanced composite hands-on course that allows him to provide a more esthetic and conservative way to give his patients more beautiful front-teeth veneers. He is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Northwest Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Study Club, and the Periodontal Study Club at OHSU. Additionally, Dr. Van constantly evaluates emerging dental methods and technologies in order to provide his patients with the best results in the least invasive manner with a high emphasis on comfort.

Kyle and Hai-Lien Van have four beautiful children, and when he's away from the office, Dr. Van enjoys spending time with his family and attending his kids' extracurricular activities, such as taekwondo and swimming.

Meenakshi Dewan, BDS, DDS, FAGE

Dentist, Meenakshi Dewan DDSDr. Dewan grew up in India and earned a dental degree at Manipal University, followed by a master's degree in oral surgery at the National University of Singapore. After arriving in the U.S. and working as a dental assistant in Portland, she obtained her doctor of dental surgery degree at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. She has also achieved fellowship with the Academy of General Education in India. She tries to stay on the cutting edge of new techniques and the latest products in dentistry by attending continuing education courses and conferences. Recent continuing education has included training in oral surgery, endodontics (root canal treatment), implant restoration, and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder. She is also certified in Invisalign™ and conscious sedation (nitrous oxide). Dr. Dewan's work has been included in such publications as the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and she served as the infection control officer at the University of the Pacific in 2010-11. Her professional memberships include the American and Oregon Dental Association and the Washington County Dental Society.

Dr. Dewan likes to practice evidence-based dentistry and believes that “Prevention is better than cure." She enjoys meeting people of various backgrounds and spending time with each patient to develop a personalized oral care plan. Dr. Dewan is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. She and her husband have two young children, and when not spending time with family and friends, she enjoys cooking, shopping, and traveling.

Hyungsup Lee, DMD

Dentist, Hyungsup Lee DMDDr. Lee (aka Dr. Sup) was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He completed his undergraduate studies at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, and received his dental degree at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. Dr. Lee's top priorities are to make sure his patients are receiving optimal treatments and to answer all of their questions. He has taken various continuing education courses regarding cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry in order to preserve natural tooth structure as much as possible while restoring teeth to their healthy and natural conditions. He has also taken numerous courses through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Lee is currently a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, and Korean American Dental Association.

Dr. Lee has been part of various volunteer programs and has provided dental treatments to homeless and underserved people.  He married his college sweetheart, Kwon, and has a petite Maltese who is fluffy and extremely playful. She enjoys cuddling and playing with all kinds of balls. Dr. Lee enjoys off-roading around Mt. Hood, playing golf with his wife, stand-up paddling along the coast, and snowboarding in winter. He is also an avid sports fan and a member of the choir at a local Korean church.

Perledent Dental Care
Kyle Van, DDS
2110 NW Amberbrook Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006
(503) 533-5539
NiceSmileNow.com