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Dental Bridge | NW Heights Dental | Portland OR

What are the advantages of dental bridges?

Drs. Keri Smith and David Hiebert, dentists at NW Heights Dental of Portland, offer patients in and around Portland, OR solutions to improve their smile’s health, beauty, and function. One way in which patients can improve the efficiency of their smile after tooth loss is with the use of dental bridges. What is a dental […]


Porcelain Veneers | MW heights dental | Portland, OR

Preparing the teeth for porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are becoming a popular choice for many patients in the area of Portland, OR. Drs. Keri Smith and David Hiebert of NW Heights Dental of Portland welcome patients into the practice to learn more about whether or not they are a good candidate for veneers. What is a porcelain veneer? The term “veneer” […]


Five ways pregnancy affects your oral health

Pregnancy is such an exciting time for many new moms. The growth of the baby, feeling the baby kick, and getting that “pregnancy glow” can make the entire experience all worth it! However, pregnancy can do a number on one’s oral health and wellness. There are many changes that occur in the body which can […]


What causes wear of natural tooth enamel?

Natural tooth enamel is strong and durable. This is because the teeth are supposed to last a lifetime in the smile. The teeth need to be effective in eating food and breaking it down for proper digestion. However, there are times in which a dentist may notice unexpected wear of natural tooth enamel. Natural tooth […]


Root Canal Therapy

How to prevent root canal infections

Many Portland, OR area patients who hear the words “root canal” associate these words with a painful treatment known as root canal therapy. This treatment, often called endodontic therapy by dentists, does not have to be a serious, invasive procedure. In fact, many of the conditions that lead patients to require treatment such as this […]


Dental Scaling

How scaling and root planing can help combat periodontal disease

At NW Heights Dental of Portland, OR, patients in the community can work with Drs. Keri Smith and David Hiebert to address a wide range of concerns. Our team understands that patients want an attractive smile, and this is why our team educates patients on the dangers of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can become a […]


Tooth Extraction

How to care for the smile after tooth extraction

Having one or more teeth extracted at the dentist sounds scary, but thanks to the team of NW Heights Dental, patients should no longer be intimidated about the removal of teeth. Whether simple or surgical, Drs. Keri Smith and David Hiebert can assist individuals with their needs. Removal of the teeth may be recommended when: […]


Bad breath

What is the quickest way to treat bad breath?

At NW Heights Dental, we want to assist Portland, OR area patients maintain healthy smiles and eliminate problems such as bad breath. However, there are times when patients may need to quickly address bad breath. Perhaps they are going to a wedding and want to make a great first impression, or maybe they’re headed on […]


Why Is a Fluoride Toothpaste Important?

At NW Heights Dental, our team of professionals, including Drs. Keri Smith and David Hiebert, are dedicated to ensuring patients have access to solutions to improve and maintain oral health. This includes educating patients on good dental health habits and services that address a wide range of common dental problems. Many patients ask about the […]



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