The Facts About Stained Teeth

Have you noticed that after enjoying certain drinks, your mouth could be tinted the same color as the beverage? Luckily, this is generally a temporary status, but did you know that some drinks can lead to permanent stains? This can be especially problematic since most people strive to maintain a white, beautiful smile. To enjoy… Read more »

Let Us Brighten Your Smile For Summer

Your teeth are made of several layers that each have their own role to play. Did you know that the color of your teeth is actually not determined by the external layer of enamel, but an interior layer of dentin? Dentin can vary greatly in shade because of many factors, including a person’s age, genetic… Read more »

Applying Dental Sealants to Your Child’s Back Teeth to Prevent Cavities

All of your children’s primary teeth will have been replaced by their permanent set of adult teeth at some point in mid-adolescence. It’s somewhat common biting surface of your child’s back teeth to have natural deep pits and fissures. This is originally an evolutionary holdover from a time in human history when our ancestors survived… Read more »

Can Dental Bonding Improve Your Smile?

The dental team of Dr. Jade Cherrington, DDS at Rimrock Dental Redmond, Oregon is happy to offer dental bonding for our patients. What is dental bonding? Dental bonding is when a tooth-colored composite resin is applied onto a damaged tooth–whether it is chipped, fractured, discolored or decayed—to repair the tooth. Dental bonding is easily done and is an economical fix,… Read more »

What You Can Do to Ease a Toothache

Even when you practice proper oral hygiene, dental emergencies may arise from time to time. It is important that you know what to do to care for your tooth to ease pain and swelling. With any dental emergency, go to the dentist as soon as possible. Ignoring a dental issue can increase the risk of… Read more »

The History of Nitrous Oxide and Modern Dentistry

If you’ve experience dental anxiety, you may be familiar with the calming effects of nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas). Over the last few centuries, nitrous oxide has had a prominent impact on the development of modern dentistry. Nitrous oxide was discovered in 1793 by English scientist and clergyman Joseph Priestley, the first known… Read more »

Dealing With Bad Breath: Mints vs Mouthwash

As you know, many of our favorite foods can lead to bad breath. This is at least one reason that millions of Americans use breath mints or other fresheners daily. However, while mints can be useful, they only offer a temporary solution. This isn’t a problem if your bad breath–properly known as halitosis–is caused by… Read more »

What to do About a Tongue Injury

It’s not unheard of for a hard fall or blow to the face to injure your tongue or cause you to bite down on it very hard. If the injury to your lip is severe you should consider going to the emergency room. You can use lukewarm salt water to rinse away any blood or… Read more »

5 Ways to Wreck Your Teeth in the Office

Your smile is more fragile than you think it is, which is why our team recommends caring for your chompers on a regular basis. But did you know that there are habits found at the office that can slowly but surely destroy your smile? Well, it’s true, and some of those habits are: Using your… Read more »

What Kind Of Dentures Do I Need?

If you have several missing teeth, then you may be looking into restoring them with a denture. This natural-looking restoration renews your bite, appearance, and ability to chew and speak well, but there are several different types of dentures which each have different benefits. We will help you pick a denture designed to fulfill your… Read more »