Building a Foundation for Your Smile With Plaque Prevention

Taking care of your smile includes making sure that you're always minimizing risks associated with gum disease and tooth decay. One of the most common risks of damage to your tooth enamel exists due to plaque buildup in your mouth. Although plaque buildup is only a sticky film that lingers in your mouth, it can use bacteria to convert substances... read more »

The Basics of a TMJ Disorder

10 million people in our nation alone have been diagnosed with TMJ Disorder. Its central feature is jaw pain. Other specifics may include an aching pain inside and around the ear, facial pain, trouble chewing, and the locking of the jaw. You may also have a popping noise while you work on your jaw joints, but if there is no... read more »

Correct Dental Damage with CEREC Dental Crowns

Did you know that there is an oral health care treatment that can protect your teeth down to the gum line? Not only will it improve the look of a tooth, it can even provide protection from future ailments and accidents that may arise. They are known as CEREC dental crowns. A CEREC dental crown treatment is a tooth restoration... read more »

Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry

Did you know, there is more than one treatment you can choose from to make your smile shine? Well, it’s true! The best way to find out which one is right for you is to talk to your doctor, Dr. Glenn D. Balkins, Mark P. Swensen and Dr. Haslam at North Point Dental Group, LLC to find out which treatment... read more »

Dental Care 101: Your Toothbrush

Taking care of your toothbrush is a vital part of your oral hygiene. Without effective tools, your toothbrush time will be significantly less effective, which may result in tooth decay or other problems. A toothbrush only lasts for about 3-4 months, even if the bristles look fine. Bacteria grow on toothbrushes, and after 3-4 months, it’s time for a new... read more »

The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are great restorations that can help you and your smile in many ways; however, they can also be confusing and even a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t know much about them. So, if you’re nervous about your dentists, Dr. Swensen or Dr. Balkins, restoring your oral health with a dental filling in Corvallis, Oregon, our dental team... read more »

Dental Care 101: Sugarless Chewing Gum

Defend your teeth against dental erosion, and complement your oral health care with sugarless gum. As unrealistic as it seems, sugarless gum can indeed be used to help make your teeth safer and cleaner. However, the reasons for its benefits are not entirely and correctly known by most people. For a deeper understanding on what sugarless gum can do for... read more »

Wearing Your New Dentures

There are different methods of restoring missing teeth. While dental implants are popular, not everyone is a good candidate for them. If that is case for you, you will want to talk with Doctors Mark P. Swensen, Glenn D. Balkins, and Ben W. Haslam about dentures. There are two basic types of dentures: complete, and partial. Complete dentures are used... read more »

Save Your Smile with Dental Veneer Therapy

Are you ready for the wonderful weather that is slowly coming our way? With the summer season about to be full blown, being outside will be more desirable than ever. Save your smile with dental veneer therapy and improve your smile for the rest of the year and many more years to come. Dental veneers work by applying a thin... read more »