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

Why Having a Great Dentist Matters

Finding a great dentist in Oregon may not seem difficult. After all, a dentist is a dentist, right? Wrong! The truth is, not all dentists are created equal. If you want to maintain a healthy smile for years to come, there are important skills and knowledge your dentist should have. Equally important is a dentist who genuinely cares about your health and provides a personalized approach. Keep reading for a guide on how to identify a great dentist. You’ll learn what constitutes a “great dentist,” important questions to ask when evaluating a dentist, and why having a highly trained dentist is vital to your health. The Importance of Choosing a Great Dentist The first step in understanding how to [...]

By |October 24th, 2017|Categories: Dental Care, Dentist, Timberhill Dental|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dollar$ Not Decay 2017

Announcing Our 16th 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 $2.00 for every pound of candy you bring! Dr. Means & Dr. Black get ready for Dollar$ Not Decay 2017! Dr. Black shows off the haul from Dollar$ Not Decay 2016! This will be our 16th year holding the Dollar$ Not Decay event here at Timberhill Dental. Over the past 15 years we have collected of 8,457 pounds of candy and donated that same amount to various local charities! Thanks to everyone in the community for participating in our event which [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Oral Health, Preventative Care, Teeth Maintenance|0 Comments

9 Tips For Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth

Special care and attention needs to be given to the health of your child’s teeth and gums. Promoting proper dental health during those vital development years will make all the difference down the road. You’ll set your child up to develop healthy dental habits and lower the risk of major dental issues later in life. Many parents have questions about the best way to care for their child’s teeth and gums. Some of the most common questions include: What age should I start brushing my child’s teeth? When should I take my child to the dentist? Why do I need to take care of baby teeth if they’re just going to fall out? In today’s post, we’ll provide our [...]

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: Dental Care, Timberhill Dental|1 Comment

What is TMJ?

Do you have unexplained jaw or facial pain? Constant headaches? Trouble chewing? You may be suffering from an often overlooked condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. Characterized by pain and limited movement in the jaw and surrounding muscles, the temporomandibular joint disorder can be a painful and debilitating condition. Fortunately, TMJ disorder can be managed and treated. We’ve outlined what you need to know about the condition below so you can properly diagnose and seek out treatment from your dentist. What are Temporomandibular Joints? Your temporomandibular joints are located on the base of the skull in front of the ear structure on both sides and connect the lower jaw to the upper jaw. These joints work in [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Dental Care, Dentist, Timberhill Dental|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Brushing, Flossing, and Other Home Care Tips

Do you visit the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning? If so, great job! Part of keeping your teeth looking bright and feeling healthy is scheduling regular dental check-ups. But it’s not the only part. It’s important to make a concentrated effort to maintain your dental health throughout the year. This means developing an effective day-to-day dental care routine. In this blog post, we’ll share our best tips for taking great care of your teeth at home. Do your best to stay on track with your brushing, flossing, and other oral care. Then, visit Timberhill Dental for your cleanings twice a year. Brushing Your Teeth Taking care of your teeth at home starts with brushing at least twice [...]

Your Guide to Stained Teeth & Tooth Whitening

Do you wish your teeth were whiter? Do you avoid smiling because of stained teeth? Do you brush and floss regularly but still have teeth that are a little darker than you’d like? Are you worried that your stained teeth may actually be unhealthy? In today’s article, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about stained teeth and tooth whitening. We’ll answer a few of the questions we hear from our patients at Timberhill Dental and we’ll even clear up some common myths about stained teeth. Let’s get started. Are Teeth Naturally White? This is probably the most common question people have about stained teeth. Many celebrities have dazzling snowy white teeth. But the truth is that the [...]

How To Deal With Dental Anxiety

Does visiting the dentist make you feel a little nervous? Does just the thought of reclining in a dentist’s chair make your heart beat faster? You are not alone. Dental anxiety is very common experience, even for adults. Studies estimate up to 15% of Americans experience dental anxiety -- that’s over 40 million people! The unfortunate reality is many people will allow their fear of dentists to prevent them from seeking much needed dental care. It doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to overcome dental anxiety. Let’s take a look at the causes of dental anxiety, strategies to overcome it, and why it’s so important to do so. Causes of Dental Anxiety Dental anxiety can happen [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|Categories: Timberhill Dental|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Understanding The Gum Disease Epidemic

Gum disease is reaching epidemic proportions throughout the country. Recent studies show that nearly 50% of people have some degree of gum disease-- that’s over 64 million adults in the United States alone. In today’s post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions patients at Timberhill Dental have about gum disease, as well as share some little-known facts about gum disease and how it can affect your whole body health. Let’s get started. What Exactly Is Gum Disease? Perhaps the biggest danger when it comes to gum disease is a simple lack of information. Most people are familiar with cavities but a surprising number of people don’t know anything at all about gum disease! So, let’s answer the [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Timberhill Dental|Tags: , , |0 Comments