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Common Questions

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Please make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so that you can provide us with the necessary paperwork and insurance information. To save time, you can print the New Patient Form, fill it out at home, and bring it to your appointment.

We do set aside certain times during the day for emergency dentists visits. However, if you are having a life threatening emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Silver amalgam fillings eventually need to be replaced. The average life span of a silver filling varies due to its leakage, breakdown or recurrent decay. During your scheduled appointment, we can tell you when they need to be replaced. Replacing your fillings with white filling materials, porcelain inlays, or crowns and veneers can give you the beautiful, long lasting smile you are seeking.
There are many products and methods available to whiten teeth. However, we recommend professional teeth whitening as the best way to improve your smile. Contact our office today at 503-981-5111 to get more information about teeth whitening and to determine if it is right for you.

The chewing surfaces of the back teeth have tiny grooves that form as each tooth develops. This is where most decay occurs in children, because the bristles of a toothbrush can’t get down into the groves to remove the food and bacteria that get trapped there.

We recommend you brush your teeth twice a day and encourage daily flossing. The most effective way to prevent the buildup of plaque is through daily flossing.

Yes, it is important to floss daily because flossing removes plaque between teeth where it is hard for a toothbrush to reach. A major contributing factor to gum disease is caused by not flossing.

We recommend a soft bristled brush for the optimal health of your gums. We also suggest a small headed brush to get around each tooth more thoroughly.

For optimal oral health, we recommend that you find a dentist, get a dental cleaning and exam every six months. An oral exam consists of examining your teeth, removing plaque, potentially taking x-rays, along with a deep tooth cleaning and polish.

Unfortunately, most people that have gum disease are unaware of it. Because gum disease is painless as it begins, it is crucial to schedule regular dental exams. Symptoms of gum disease include consistent bad breath, receding gums, red or bleeding gums, new spaces between teeth, and loose teeth. If you have a concern about gum disease, we recommend you make an appointment as soon as possible by calling 503-981-5111.

Office Hours

Reception hours are from 8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday

Earlier and later hour appointments are available upon request

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phone: 503-981-5111 | fax: 503-982-5059 | email: midvalleyfd@gmail.com