Timberhill Dental has been featured on Valley Parent Magazine! Dr. Kurt Black provided his expert advice on pediatric dental health for the article, "Taking Care of Your Children's Teeth". You'll learn how to handle your child's first dental visit, as well as tips to keep your child's teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Click on over to Valley Parent Magazine to read the full article.
Good dental care is just as important after your braces are off as while you’re wearing them. In today’s post we’ll talk about proper post-orthodontic care and what you can do to keep your teeth healthy and straight for the rest of your life. Let’s start by going over a few of the most important reasons to take good care of your new smile. Why Take Care for Your Teeth After Braces? There are a few challenges many people deal with after their braces come off. The two most common are: Their teeth don’t stay straight They see tooth stains and plaque build-up near where the brackets used to be At Timberhill Dental, we help many patients avoid or [...]
Here at Timberhill Dental in Corvallis, we’re what we like to call a high-tech, high-touch dental practice. High-touch is how we connect with our patients and provide spa-like amenities. We want you to actually look forward to the dentist! We’re also committed to using the latest and best high-tech advancements in dental care. By focusing on both high-tech and high-touch approaches to patient care, Dr. Black is able to provide world-class dental care in a truly relaxing environment. In today’s post, we’ll look at the revolutionary dental technology offered at Timberhill Dental. Dental Technology & Dental Care Evolves at An Incredible Pace Recent research shows many children and young people develop dental anxiety as a result of their parent’s [...]
It’s awesome that more young people than ever are being active and taking part in high school sports like football, hockey, and soccer! At Timberhill Dental we care about the overall health and well-being of everyone in the Corvallis area which is why we celebrate what we call Mouthguard Day. In today’s post, we’ll talk a bit about what Mouthguard Day means to us and why it’s so important for young athletes to protect their teeth! Timberhill Dental’s 2016 Mouthguard Day Here at Timberhill Dental, we celebrated another successful Mouthguard Day back in September. Each year, we invite local high school athletes from the Corvallis High School Spartans and the Crescent Valley High School Raiders to our office to have [...]
For 15 years now, Dollar$ Not Decay has been an annual event at Timberhill Dental. Each year, Dr. Black offers Corvallis kids the chance to sell their Halloween candy for $2 per pound! It’s a great deal for kids looking for a little extra pocket money and it helps keep their teeth, mouth, and gums healthy. In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at why Halloween candy is so bad for kids’ teeth, dispel a few common myths, and help you make the best decision for your family’s dental health. What Causes Cavities? Research shows that over 90% of people will suffer from tooth decay at some point in their life. Cavities, of course, are a [...]
Announcing Our 15th Annual Dollar$ Not Decay Event! On November 1, from 3PM- 7PM, bring your Halloween candy to: Kurt Black, DDS PC 2356 NW Professional Dr., Corvallis (click for directions) For more information, call (541) 754-0144. You'll receive $2.00 for every pound of candy you bring!
Do you snore? If you do, you’re not alone! Believe it or not, snoring is common! Over 60% of people snore. Snoring can keep your partner awake at night, but did you know that it also keeps you from getting a good night’s sleep, too! And snoring can be a warning sign of other potentially serious health issues. It boils down to this: If you snore, there’s a problem with your breathing. Sleep apnea and other breathing-related sleep disorders can be very serious. And contrary to popular belief, anyone can be affected. Many people don’t realize this, but over 25% of sleep apnea sufferers are not overweight. In today’s post, we’ll help you understand the health risks associated with frequent snoring [...]
We Love Giving Back! At Timberhill Dental, we’re fortunate to be able to volunteer our time and skills to provide dental care to those who need it. That’s why we traveled to Jamaica back in 2015 to provide free dental care! All told, our team helped nearly 350 people! Dr. Black filled cavities and performed extractions. Our hygienists cleaned teeth and helped the patients we worked with to improve their dental hygiene! We went with a group called 1000 Smiles that sends dental teams to Jamaica and other Caribbean islands. Today we’d like to share with you a few pictures of our service trip: The Timberhill Dental team poses with the new PDX airport carpet as they get ready to [...]
Living with one or more missing teeth, or a partial or full dentures, can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Even more significantly, it can affect your health, causing bite issues, jaw joint problems, and bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants are the best way to avoid these issues and get your smile back. Generally speaking, if you are missing one or more teeth you are likely a candidate for dental implants. While most people have heard of dental implants, many don’t completely understand their benefits. That’s why Dr. Black spends time with each of his patients, answering their questions and making sure they understand their treatment options. Tooth Loss = Bone Loss When a tooth is lost, [...]
February is the perfect time to help students brush up on good oral health habits with these dental health and literacy resources. 71 Reports show that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems. And students who are absent miss critical instruction time—especially in early grades where reading skills are an important focus and the building blocks of future learning. And students who have experienced recent oral health pain are four times more likely to have lower grade point averages than their counterparts who have not. That's why NEA's Read Across America and its sponsor, Renaissance Dental, are celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of good oral [...]