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Understanding the Benefits of Inlays and Onlays

Fillings and crowns aren’t the only way to address gaps in your tooth caused by dental decay and cavities. Learn whether inlays or onlays are best and discover what special benefits they have to offer.

Aug 1st, 2022
How Long Do Veneers Last?

If you’re interested in getting dental veneers, you might be wondering how long this cosmetic dental option lasts. Learn more about the lifespan of dental veneers, and how you can keep your veneers looking great.

Jul 1st, 2022
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Kids?

The loud noises, the unfamiliar space, and the proximity of the work make many children, understandably, anxious about dental work. Explore how sedation dentistry can help make your next trip to our office an easy one.

Jun 1st, 2022
Choosing Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Braces have been around for a long time, and their ubiquitousness among teens and other young people has been the subject of awkward moments and discomfort. Fortunately, the answer to traditional braces is here.

May 1st, 2022
5 Brushing Habits You Should Adopt

Your oral health is more important than you probably realize. If you don't take care of your teeth you run the risk of serious health problems that could impact your entire body. Keep reading to learn what brushing habits you should about to keep yourself.

Apr 1st, 2022
It’s Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Do you snore? Have you discussed it with your dentist? If your answers are yes and no, respectively, know this: Snoring is one of the earliest symptoms of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition, but one that’s often easily treated.

Feb 1st, 2022
3 Keys to Your Child's Oral Health

No matter how cooperative your child may be when learning to brush their teeth, they don’t develop the dexterity to properly brush until after the age of 6. Read on to learn the top three keys to protecting your child's dental health.

Jan 1st, 2022
How Cosmetic Dentistry Isn't Just About Looks

The term “cosmetic dentistry” usually conjures up thoughts of whitening, straightening, or other procedures that enhance your smile. However, some cosmetic procedures offer health benefits as well. Find out more here.

Nov 9th, 2021
Why Invisalign® Might Be Right for You

You’ve heard about Invisalign and probably know some people who’ve used it, but how do you know if it’s the right choice for you? Keep reading to learn more about this revolutionary straightening system so you can make an informed decision.

Oct 4th, 2021
What Kind of a Retainer Do I Need?

You just spent several months wearing braces or aligners to get your teeth into perfectly straight rows, and to keep them that way, you need to wear a retainer — but which type? Here are your choices.

Sep 6th, 2021
How Dentistry Can Treat Your Sleep Apnea

Do you snore? Do you wake up with a headache, sore throat, and mental fogginess? You may have sleep apnea — and your dentist may be the one to help. Here’s why.

Aug 11th, 2021
The Benefits of Digital Dentistry

When you think about dental work, do you imagine multiple appointments, messy impressions, and radiation exposure? If so, you don’t know digital dentistry. Keep reading to find out how advanced technology can change your dental experience.

Jul 7th, 2021
Who Can Benefit From a Mouth Guard

You get one set of adult teeth, and if you lose a tooth, it’s gone for good. Although you can replace it with a prosthetic, it’s better if you protect your teeth with a mouth guard and avoid the pain and hassle. So, who needs a mouth guard?

Apr 1st, 2021
Dental Veneers: The Ultimate Cover-Up

If the only thing standing between you and total confidence is a few imperfections in your smile, you’re in luck. Dental veneers cover up multiple flaws quickly and painlessly. Find out which type of veneer is best for you.

Mar 1st, 2021
Adjusting to Life With Dentures

Getting dentures? You’ve made a great choice! These removable appliances look great and should last for many years, but they do take a little getting used to. Here are a few tips to help you transition.

Feb 2nd, 2021
Do Dental Sealants Really Work?

What do car wax, spray paint, and nail polish have in common? They protect what’s underneath. Wouldn’t it be great if you could put something on your teeth to protect them from cavities? Enter dental sealants — here’s what you need to know.

Jan 1st, 2021
Who's at Risk for Gum Disease?

You see a bit of pink in the sink when you spit after brushing your teeth. Were you a little too rough, or could there be a problem? Find out if you’re at risk for gum disease and what you can do about it.

Dec 10th, 2020
Why Invisalign Is the Best Choice for Your Teen

If you have a teen who needs braces, you’ve probably heard all about Invisalign®. Most teenagers beg for these clear aligners over traditional braces, but are they really the best treatment for your kid?

Nov 10th, 2020
Are These Risk Factors Causing Your Sleep Apnea?

Do you stop breathing at night? It could be happening without you knowing. It’s a serious condition called sleep apnea, and you could be at risk. Find out now before it turns into a real nightmare.

Oct 9th, 2020
Invisalign or Bonding — Which Is Best for You?

Modern cosmetic dentistry offers many options for improving your smile, and it can be a little overwhelming. When choosing between Invisalign® and bonding, the smart choice depends on the problem you’re trying to solve. Here’s what you need to know.

Sep 3rd, 2020
What Is 3-D Imaging?

Technology advances every field from engineering to business to medicine. In dentistry, the latest development in diagnostic technology is 3-D imaging, and it’s revolutionizing the way dentistry is done. Find out what it can do for you.

Aug 11th, 2020
Cosmetic Dentistry and COVID-19: What You Should Know

COVID-19 has robbed us of so many of life’s everyday pleasures and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Even some medical and dental procedures. But that’s changing. Find out the latest news about cosmetic dentistry.

Jul 14th, 2020
If You Have a Couple of Hours You Can Get a Crown

If you need a dental crown but dread the multiple long appointments it takes to get the job done, you’re going to love CEREC®. This new digital procedure allows you to get a permanent crown in just one two-hour visit.

Mar 4th, 2020
Don't Live with TMJ Pain

Do you hear clicking and popping sounds when you yawn? Does your jaw hurt when you chew gum? Feel pain in your temple and ear? Sounds like you may have TMJ disorder. But you don’t have to live with it.

Feb 14th, 2020
5 Super-Cool Facts You Didn't Know About Invisalign™

If you want the benefits of a straight smile without the hassle of metal braces or rubber bands, you’re probably considering clear dental aligners. But not all clear aligners are created equal. Read on to learn five super-cool facts about InvisalignTM.

Jan 1st, 2020
Dental Implants: Why They Have Such a High Satisfaction Rate

Have you thought about replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? If so, you’re in luck! Patients who choose dental implants are highly satisfied with their choice. Read on to learn why dental implants have such a high satisfaction rate.

Oct 23rd, 2019
CEREC® a New Smile Before the New Year

Had you planned on a new smile in 2018, but the year got away from you? Schedule an appointment with my Downtown Portland Dental Practice and you can walk out of my office with a beautiful new grin in a single dental appointment.

Oct 11th, 2019
Clear Braces are the Comfortable Alternative

Clear braces can fix a crooked smile, and also will not take two years to complete treatment. Invisalign® could be the answer if you are a good candidate for invisible braces.

Jun 29th, 2019
Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist Downtown Portland

Because there is no referral system in place for a cosmetic dentist, it is important to do your due diligence before you make an appointment for a cosmetic dentistry evaluation.

May 25th, 2019
Are your Teeth and Gums Making You Afraid to Smile?

As a dentist in Portland, I am amazed at how many people are afraid to show off their smile. When I walk down the streets of Downtown Portland, I have to wonder how many of those people would be flashing their grin if they were proud of their teeth...

Apr 27th, 2019
Is that Hollywood Smile Eluding You?

A beautiful Hollywood Smile is no longer off limits to people like you. Thanks to modern 21st century cosmetic dentistry, you can have a Hollywood Smile. Best of all, it’s more affordable than you think.

Apr 20th, 2019
Cosmetic Dentistry is Good for Oral Health

Cosmetic dentistry should be added to your spring makeover regime. You may be spending hours at the gym and eating right, but if you don’t have a smile, that you are proud or, what’s the point?

Mar 23rd, 2019
Direct or Indirect Veneers What’s the Difference?

My dental practice in Downtown Portland offers Direct or Indirect Veneers for patients with broken or chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, teeth that are badly discolored or teeth that have gaps between them.

Mar 16th, 2019
Bad Breath Is It Ruining Your Personal and Professional Life?

If people are running for the hills when you open your mouth, it could have something to do with your breath. Bad breath is a serious problem that is not only offensive, but could also be a clue that something else is going on with your overall health.

Mar 9th, 2019
Custom Made Mouthguards are The Best of the Three

Custom Made Mouthguards are the best defense against mouth injuries and if you and your family play sports during the spring and summer like my family does, a custom made mouth protector will keep you on the playing field, and out of the emergency room.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Sleep Apnea Can Go Unnoticed Are you Affected?

Sleep apnea affects millions of people around the globe, and with a large percentage of those people not even aware that they are suffering from the disorder, could go unnoticed and become quite serious.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Invisible Braces for Your New Smile in 2018

Invisible braces are the comfortable way to a straighter smile, and if the thought of old school wires and brackets have been keeping you from smiling with your teeth showing, it’s time to call our Downtown Portland Dental Practice.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Tooth

Root canal therapy is one of the biggest fears that most patients have, but in reality, root canal therapy is about as uncomfortable as a simple filling.

Dec 15th, 2018
CEREC® Crowns in Time for the Holidays

CEREC® Crowns are the quick way to a new smile and if you have been saying, “Maybe,” to those holiday parties because of your teeth, call or click and schedule and appointment with Centerport Dental.

Nov 17th, 2018
High Blood Glucose – Oral Health | Portland Dentistry

Diabetes can lead to a host of health problems, but did you know that it can also put you at risk for dental problems? The implications of high blood sugar extend to every part of the body — including teeth and gums.

Sep 29th, 2018
Clear Braces in Less Time with Invisalign®

Thanks to clear braces, you don’t have to resort to old school wires and brackets. With clear braces, you can have a beautiful smile in less time, and best of all, you won’t have to worry about tooth decay.

Sep 14th, 2018
Healthy Teeth and Gums Before Cosmetic Dentistry

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is imperative for both your overall health and your mouth. Healthy teeth and gums are also especially important if you are considering cosmetic dentistry.

Aug 31st, 2018
Baby Boomers and Oral Health Problems Go Hand in Hand

Baby boomers, people born between 1946 and 1964, have a higher risk of gum disease. With different sleep patterns and nutritional needs, it is certainly no surprise that the needs of your mouth are different too.

Aug 24th, 2018
Efficient Scanning – Reduced Radiation | Dr. Ben Wang

Nowadays, patients are becoming increasingly conscious of the harmful effects of radiation on their health. Many of my patients ask me about the safety of the x-ray system that I am using at my downtown Portland dental practice.

Aug 3rd, 2018
Is Chewing and Smoking Tobacco is Bad for Teeth and Gums?

Tobacco products are bad for teeth and gums. Not only esthetically, but health wise as well. It is tough to quit any habit, but especially smoking. However, what some of my patients don’t realize is that smoking can be fatal.

May 11th, 2018
That Nagging Toothache Could Be Serious

That nagging toothache could be the sign of something more serious. Even if you don’t notice anything out of the ordinary on that back molar, something could be lurking under your seemingly healthy silver amalgam filling that could be causing you pain.

Jan 19th, 2018