The Dental Damage Done by Illegal Drugs

Alcohol and tobacco, legal drugs somewhat acceptable in society today, have already been known to be harmful for your teeth and gums. Indeed, many prescription drugs do equal damage. What is not talked about frequently is the destructive nature that illegal drugs have on your oral health. Here is some info that you might like to know. Marijuana As reported... read more »

Make Your Dental Crowns Last a Long Time

Dental crowns are fashioned in a process that makes them very tough. By bringing the substances that will comprise your crown to very high temperatures, workshops can contour the crown, set it and cure it, fashioning a product that will last for multiple years with appropriate care. So how long do dental crowns last? That depends on how well you’re... 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. Mark P. Swensen and Dr. Haslam at North Point Dental Group, LLC to find out which treatment would fit for... 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Differences Between Canker Sores and Cold Sores

You’ve probably heard about cold sores and canker sores, but what do you know about the two? While the two may seem very similar, there are a number of differences between the two. Similarly, do you ever wonder what you can do to avoid canker sores and cold sores—or what you can do to address either type of sore? While... read more »

Dental Restorations for Missing Teeth

At North Point Dental Group, LLC, in Corvallis, Oregon, Dr. Mark Swensen and Dr. Glenn Balkins, offers dental implants for our patients who have lost a tooth. Teeth can be lost due to tooth decay and gum disease, injury or trauma, smoking, and age. When this happens, your teeth can be replaced There are various ways our dentist can replace... read more »

Dental Fillings: Your Post-Procedure Care

If your tooth has experienced damage by decay or injury, we suggest a dental filling to preserve your oral health. At North Point Dental Group, LLC, we offer both composite and silver amalgam fillings. Upon completing the procedure, we ask that you follow proper care instructions to preserve your new filling. - Know how long the filling takes to set:... read more »

What Are Canker Sores?

Have you ever had a small, painful sore in your mouth or base of the gums? This is called a canker sore, or “aphthous ulcer”. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious, they stay inside the mouth, and usually goes away within a few days or weeks. They can show up on the inside of the lips, cheeks, tongue,... read more »