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Maximize Your Benefits

We want to remind you that if you have benefits remaining through your insurance provider for 2017, they may go to waste if not used by the end of the year. 2018 is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you use all of your benefits before you lose them! Additionally, if… Read More

Is Your Smile Ready for Summer?

At Smiles Dental in Camas, Washington, our dentists, Dr. Landon King and Dr. Burke Jardine are pleased to get your smile ready for summer with a professional cleaning and checkup. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, or AGD, patients should receive twice yearly professional dental cleanings to improve oral health. These visits complement your… Read More

Don’t Let Bruxism Wear You Down

Do you often wake up with migraines, or pain in your shoulders or your neck? Are your teeth sore in the morning from grinding your teeth while you are sleeping? Night-time teeth grinding (or bruxism) is unfortunately common for many people, and arises from a variety of cause. According to the U.K. based Bruxism Association, nearly… Read More

Mercury-Free Dental Fillings for Your Healthy Smile

How happy are you with your smile? If you are taking good care of your pearly whites, but still sport old silver fillings in your mouth, you may be pleased to know that our Smiles Dental team in Camas, Washington offers safe amalgam removal. We do this for the health and beauty of our patients’… Read More

Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Relieve Your Dental Anxiety

At Smiles Dental in Camas, Washington, we understand that many people feel anxiety over seeing the dentist. This fairly common phenomenon often prevents people from getting treated, which in the long run will make any underlying issues worse. Preventative maintenance by your dentist is vital to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Our… Read More

Don’t Let These Risk Factors Cause You Cavities

How can you protect yourself against the formation of cavities in your healthy smile? Awareness of the various risk factors may help you in your quest too keep your teeth and gums at their healthiest. Being aware of potential problem areas will allow you to give these your oral health the attention  it requires before problems develop…. Read More

Protecting Your Smile with Saliva

To protect your healthy smile, you want to begin with the saliva in your mouth (and yes, that may sound strange!). Many people are not aware that a healthy smile is not only about strong teeth and gums, but the continuous production of saliva as well. This clear, watery liquid is produced by the glands in… Read More

Brighten Your Smile with a Dental Checkup and Cleaning

For a healthy, brighter smile, you will want to focus  attention to your daily oral care. This means looking after your teeth and gums every single day. Brushing your pearly whites at least twice a day for two minutes helps to clear out bacterial debris, and flossing at least once each day between the teeth and… Read More

Gingivitis and Your Oral Health

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the healthy gum tissue in your mouth. If you have ever noticed your gums being tender, red, or swollen, you may have gum disease. Gum disease, or gingivitis, arises when your gums pull away from your teeth after becoming infected or inflamed as a result of the toxins in bacteria left… Read More

Are Your Pearly Whites Hurting?

Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body and is vital to good oral health as it protects the nerve endings in your teeth. Sensitivity arises when the enamel wears down, exposing the microscopic hollow tubes (canals) that run to the dental nerves. If you have worn-down tooth enamel exposing your dentin, even… Read More