Do you have questions about our dental care in Corvallis, Oregon? If so, we are happy to answer your questions on this common questions page! Our dentists, Dr. Swensen, Dr. Balkins and Dr. Haslam, want you to feel comfortable and educated about your appointment at North Point Dental Group, LLC, and they are delighted to help you by providing this page. If you have further questions, please feel free to give us a call!

Does teeth whitening alter the condition of my teeth?

Our teeth whitening systems do not damage your teeth. The whitening agent is made of carbamide peroxide and it releases hydrogen peroxide when it comes in contact with water. The hydrogen peroxide then whitens the teeth and does not change the structure or condition of your teeth.

Why do teeth become decayed?

Your teeth are attacked by tooth decay when the plaque on your teeth reacts with starchy and sugary substances. When this happens, an acid is produced, the enamel of the tooth is damaged, and the tooth is weakened.

What do I do if I grind my teeth at night?

If you grind your teeth, they become extremely worn down and they are very vulnerable, which could result in fractures. We strongly recommend subtracting any stress factors from your life that might be causing the grinding. If that does not work, you can come into our office and talk to your dentist about a night guard.

How old should my children be when they first visit the dentist?

Generally, we suggest bringing your child into our office between 18 and 24 months. If you bring them in at this time, it can help your children become more comfortable at our practice and it gives you the chance to learn more about helping your children have the best oral health possible. If your children have any dental problems at any time, we ask that you bring them in to see us as soon as possible.

How often should I see my dentist?

Our team strongly recommends coming into our office every six months for a professional dental cleaning and checkup. By doing this, your dentists will be able to deeply clean your teeth, examine your entire oral cavity, and treat any dental problems you might have. These cleanings are also very important because they eliminate the risks associated with gum and periodontal disease.