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 [...]
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 [...]
At Timberhill Dental, we love giving back to the community in Corvallis and throughout Oregon-- as well as around the world. For over a decade we’ve been buying back Halloween candy from local kids and making mouthguards to protect high school athletes. Today, we’re going to talk about what we’ve got planned for the coming months, including an exciting fundraiser and our famous Patient Appreciation Swim Party! The 2017 Oregon Dental Conference Last year at The Oregon Dental Conference! In early April, we’ll be attending the Oregon Dental Conference at the Convention Center in Portland. This is an exciting time for us! Our entire staff will be attending and will take continuing education courses in their area of expertise. [...]
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 [...]