Whitening Toothpaste Helps with Tooth Enamel Stain Prevention

Stains on tooth enamel often result from surface stains penetrating into the tooth. Cutting back on dark foods and beverages as well as abstaining from tobacco use will significantly reduce your chances of stain particles being introduced to your teeth. At the same time, brushing your teeth with a high-quality whitening toothpaste can remove surface stains before they have a... read more »

What Food You Can Eat to Help Your Teeth

Do you work hard to keep your teeth healthy and strong? Do you brush twice every day, floss daily, and visit our team once every six months? While each of these steps is important, there are a few other steps you can take to protect your pearly whites. For instance, did you know that the diet you follow can impact... read more »

Bleeding Gums: What You Should Know

Have you ever heard that bleeding, red, swollen gums are normal and nothing to worry about? Sadly, this is a myth and these issues aren’t normal and should be addressed by a dental professional as soon as possible. Still, do you know what you could do to avoid or treat these issues? Swollen gums are an indicator that something is... read more »

Dental Crowns & Their Uses

What is a dental crown? If one of your teeth is damaged or decayed, Drs. Swensen and Balkins may recommend a dental crown in Corvallis, Oregon. A dental crown, which is tooth shaped, is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. When cemented in place, the dental crown will cover and protect the entire visible... read more »

What Do You Do During a Dental Emergency?

Do you know what you would do during a dental emergency? Do you know what would qualify as a dental emergency? Accidents can happen very quickly and can be incredibly unpleasant experiences. But if you know what to do, you could actually take steps to save your tooth. Many things can constitute a dental emergency. For example, trauma to a... read more »

The Various Causes and Cures for Stained Teeth

With the bevy of over-the-counter whitening options available, having a whitening procedure performed at the dentist’s office may seem a bit redundant. However, the fact remains that it’s actually much easier, quicker, and efficient to get whitening done at the dentist’s office. Over-the-counter whitening systems can be hit-or-miss. Many of the products can be dangerous to your teeth and gums,... read more »

Adventures in Cleaning Your Dentures

Cleaning your dentures doesn’t have to be a full-time job. As long as you take a few precautions with them, they can provide you with a durable, long-lasting set of teeth that can bring you joy and smiles for years to come. Below are a few suggestions to help you keep your oral hygiene at optimum standards: - Never let... read more »

The 5 Halloween Treats Your Dentist Asks You to Avoid

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, but it might not be for your smile. In fact, it could be a very scary holiday for your smile if you’re not careful, especially because of all the sugary treats available. To help you care for your smile and have a tooth-healthy Halloween in Corvallis, Oregon, your dentist, Dr. Glenn D. Balkins,... read more »

Celebrate the Holidays Safely to Encourage Healthy Smiles

Healthy smiles begin with healthy teeth and gums, and as the holidays are fast approaching beginning with Halloween, our North Point Dental Group, LLC team in Corvallis, Oregon is pleased to help you keep your commitment to your family's smile health. Even though they are surrounded by a bounty of candy and sugary goodies, you can still protect their pearly... read more »