News2017-11-02T14:28:23+00:00

Top 5 Worst Foods for Your Mouth

An unhealthy diet can negatively affect your overall health and wellness. But have you ever considered how what you eat can cause problems for your teeth and gums as well? At Timberhill Dental, we believe knowledge is power. We want our patients to be equipped with the information to make the best choices for their health. Today, we’re outlining the top 5 worst foods for your mouth, explaining why they’re dangerous for your dental health and what you should aim to eat instead. First, let’s look at how food affects your dental health When foods get caught in your teeth or sit on the surface of your teeth for too long, they [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Oral Health|0 Comments

Back to School Dental Health Tips for Parents & Kids

It seems like summer just started but before you know it, kids in Corvallis will be heading back to school. Everyone will be getting up early again and settling into new routines – what better time to start (or hopefully reinforce) good dental health habits for your whole family! In this month’s post, we share our best back-to-school dental health tips for parents and kids. Schedule back-to-school checkups and exams If it’s time for your kids’ next checkup and exam, schedule one before school starts. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress, hustle, and bustle of going back to school and miss an important checkup. The last few weeks of summer are [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Oral Health, Preventative Care, Teeth Maintenance|0 Comments

Meet Dr. Kurt Black

How did you become interested in dentistry? From a very young age, I remember my mother telling me I’d be a great dentist. Maybe it was that I liked building and playing with my hands, something in my personality, or maybe she just wanted me to aim high in life. Whatever it was, I’m glad she kept encouraging me. One thing that helped was my pediatric dentist, Dr. Stone. He was so relaxed and friendly, always had a great attitude, and really enjoyed his work. I would dream of what it would be like to be a dentist. Are you from Corvallis originally? I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I received a BA in Geology [...]

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: Timberhill Dental|0 Comments

7 Dental Insurance Myths & the Facts You Need to Know

When a new patient calls the Timberhill Dental office for the first time, they usually ask us a few questions: What is the process for becoming a new patient? When can I come in for my first appointment? Do you accept my insurance? In today’s post, we’re going to talk about dental insurance. It’s more complicated than most people realize. By the time you finish reading this post, we hope you’ll have a better understanding of what dental insurance is, what dental insurance is not, and how Timberhill Dental provides the best dental investment in Corvallis and surrounding areas. Let’s get started. Myth #1: Dental insurance is the same as health insurance Your dental [...]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Dental Care, Preventative Care, Timberhill Dental|0 Comments

6 Dental Care Tips for Seniors: Keep Your Mouth Healthy as You Age!

65 is the new 40! But tell that to your teeth and gums. As you age, you’ll need to pay extra care and attention to maintain great dental health. In today’s blog post, we’re covering some of the most common dental issues seniors need to be aware of. We’ll also give you 6 important tips for caring for your teeth as you age. Keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime! Take a well-rounded approach to your dental care Common senior dental problems What you don’t know can still hurt you, especially when it comes to your dental health. The following dental issues can occur at any age, but are especially [...]

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Oral Health, Preventative Care, Teeth Maintenance|0 Comments

Meet Your Dentist: Dr. James Means, the Newest Member of the Timberhill Dental Family

Dr. Means & Dr. Black, Our Dentists at Timberhill Dental In this month’s post, we’re excited to introduce you to Dr. James Means, a great dentist who joined our team late last year. So many people have already said such nice things about Dr. Means we thought everyone should get to know him better. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Means and his thoughts on Timberhill Dental’s high-tech, high-touch approach to dentistry. Start by telling us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? I grew up in Salem and attended McKay High School where I played baseball and football. Even though you didn’t grow up too far away, how’d you end [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Categories: Dentist, Timberhill Dental|0 Comments

8 Ways Oregon Parents Can Teach Their Kids Healthy Dental Habits

There’s nothing better than seeing your child’s face light up with a big, bright smile. As a parent, you want to protect that smile and set your child up for a healthy, confident future. Part of doing that means teaching good dental habits from the start. Here at Timberhill Dental, we understand from experience that getting your children excited about taking care of their teeth is easier said than done. It’s not impossible though – you just need to get make a plan, have some fun, and stay consistent. In this month’s blog post, we’ve compiled some practical tips and tricks for teaching your kids healthy dental habits. Take a look and give us a call if you [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Dental Care, Dentist, Oral Health, Preventative Care|0 Comments

Why CEREC is the Best Way to Restore Your Teeth in a Single Visit

Our Corvallis dental team has always operated under the belief that everyone deserves a healthy, happy smile. However, even with regular brushing and flossing, this cannot always be achieved naturally. For example, some people are more prone to tooth decay than others, and stained teeth can be caused by genetics. Whether it’s for functional or cosmetic reasons, sooner or later your teeth may need some restorative work in order to stay healthy and look great. When you do, the CEREC system is your best option. In this month’s blog post, we are outlining everything you need to know about CEREC and why this advanced dental restoration technology is the safest, most effective way to restore your teeth. Let’s [...]

By |January 30th, 2018|Categories: Dental Care, Dentist, Oral Health|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy For Your Lifetime

Keeping your teeth healthy is about more than just making sure your smile looks beautiful. Your oral health is integral to your overall health and well-being. Good dental health centers around taking a well-rounded approach to care, both with who you choose as a dentist and how you take care of yourself on a daily basis. In this month’s post we’ll go over what it takes, and what it means, to keep your teeth healthy for life. We’ll also give you strategies to ensure you are doing everything you can to keep yourself – your whole self – healthy. Change How You Think About Dental Health: Your Dental Health is Your Health [...]

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

Many of our patients at Timberhill Dental are interested in improving the cosmetic appearance of their smile. Their teeth may be stained, chipped, or have small but noticeable gaps. Unfortunately, some cosmetic dental treatments have drawbacks: tooth whitening treatments require multiple applications for best results and orthodontic treatments may be too uncomfortable for some patients. Luckily, for many people, there's a great option: porcelain veneers! In today's post, we'll talk more about this cosmetic treatment and why it’s a great choice for many of the patients we see at Timberhill Dental in Corvallis. Dental Technology & Porcelain Veneers Modern dental technology allows us to create ultra-thin porcelain veneers that can be bonded to your natural teeth-- only a minimal [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Dental Care, Dentist|Tags: , |0 Comments