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Combating Smelly Breath in Children and Teens

Any time a child has smelly breath, it could be quite upsetting. Each time a kid is teased for having bad breath, they can start having poor self-esteem or other self perception issues. Preventing bad breath begins with understanding what causes it. Here are some...

Three Reasons Why Flossing is So Important

Have you ever wondered why flossing is so important? Perhaps you’re one of those people who hate to floss, and don’t see the point. Only dentists, supermodels, and neat-freaks floss every day, right? Well, the plain truth is that flossing is important if...

Baby Juice Bottles

Parents who come into my Portland, Oregon pediatric dental practice often tell me, “My baby loves juice and I just cannot take it away, so I water it down.” These parents love their babies and want them to have all the good things in life.  Juice is sweet...

Treating Portland Pulps & Root Canals

“Root canal? Ouch!”  That is what most of my Portland patients tell me, but luckily root canal treatments take away toothaches to make you feel better. Usually dentists prefer to treat infected root canal pulps before they start to hurt because this is the...