Thursday, 30 March 2017

How Tooth Whitening Works

Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about teeth whitening in their video on 'How Tooth Whitening Works.'


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

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Fix Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

What’s So Bad About Losing a Tooth?

Is it a big problem to lose a tooth? Believe it or not, yes! Losing even a single tooth can cause your other teeth to shift and move around, which is not good. Missing teeth affect your ability to chew and to absorb nutrients from your food. Because it’s difficult to chew with missing teeth, you may begin favoring softer foods and more carbohydrates, which can cause you to gain weight. Other bad things can happen; your speech can be affected. The gaps in your teeth may cause your face to change shape, creating a "sunken" appearance that can make you look much older than you really are. As soon as a tooth comes out, bone loss begins in the jaw, contributing to that “aged” appearance. Dental implants can replace one tooth or many and are the best way to treat a missing tooth (or missing teeth). Designed to blend with your remaining teeth, they look so natural that even a dentist has to look hard to tell the difference.

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

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Diet, Food Choices and Healthy Gums

Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by the ADA 

Can food or drink choices help a person have healthier gums?

Japanese researchers studied a group of nearly 950 adults to determine whether consuming dairy products with lactic acid like milk, yogurt and cheese, had a lower risk for gum disease.

Participants' periodontal health was evaluated through two measurements - periodontal pocket depth and clinical attachment loss of gum tissue. Researchers found that participants who consumed 55 grams or more each day of yogurt or lactic acid drinks had significantly lower instance of periodontal disease. They found that consuming milk or cheese was not as beneficial to periodontal health.

Researchers theorize that the probiotic effect of Lactobacillus bacteria could be related to healthier gums. Another Japanese study showed that adults who drank green tea might also lead to healthier gums, because its antioxidants have anti - inflammatory properties.

To read the entire article visit Colgate.com.

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

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Pregnancy and Newborn Oral Health

Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about 'Pregnancy and Newborn Oral Health.'


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

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Get a Smile Makeover with Teeth Whitening!

Teeth Whitening - Dazzling Results!

You can achieve brighter teeth in two weeks or less! Whiter teeth appear healthier, and are easier to acquire than most people believe. The only way to truly get your teeth their whitest is by using a professionally directed bleaching process. Our dentists offer custom whitening trays made in our own lab. After the initial in-office procedure, we'll provide you with supplies and instructions to safely complete the treatment at home. Results are visible within 1 - 14 days.

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

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Get Wise About Wisdom Teeth

Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about wisdom teeth in their video titled 'Get Wise About Wisdom Teeth.'


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

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Dental Tooth Extractions

In-House Tooth Extractions

If a tooth suffers from substantial injury or infection, of if third molars have become impacted, extraction is the solution to the problem. At Perledent Dental Care, we do most extractions in our office, so you will not be inconvenienced with a referral to another office. Our understanding manner will make you feel at ease in our care for this treatment, and we provide moderate IV sedation to make sure you receive the best experience possible.

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

Monday, 6 March 2017

Travel Tips for Your Teeth: Emergencies

In Case of Emergency...
Have your dentist’s contact info handy in your cell phone or keep a business card in your wallet. “If you think you need to talk to somebody, you probably do,” Dr. Messina says. In fact, more dental emergencies can be resolved over the phone than you might think (especially if you keep up regular visits). “As a patient, it’s hard to know the difference between something that needs to be treated right away and something that can wait until you get home,” he says. “That’s what we are here for.”

In Case of Emergency Overseas...
If you are out of the country and absolutely in need of a dentist, Dr. Messina recommends getting in touch with the local consulate or U.S. embassy. “While talking to the concierge at the hotel is OK, ask the consulate and their employees for a recommendation,” he says. “It’s an independent recommendation and not someone who may be driving business because of a contract or to a relative.”

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

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Dental Implants

Implant-Supported Dentures - No More Messy Denture Adhesives!

We offer a better solution to dentures that slip, slide, and tilt. With the use of just a few dental implants to support the dentures, your teeth will be “locked” into place. Yet they easily snap off for cleaning. No more irritating and messy adhesives to try your patience. Ask us if you can benefit from this innovative solution!

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

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Custom Mouth-guards

Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to say about custom mouth-guards.


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