Posts by Keri Smith:

Cosmetic Dentistry Portland OR

Modern Dentistry Serves Your Needs with Ease

Unless you’re a dentist (and maybe even if you are), we don’t presume that you spend much time thinking about how far we’ve come in our understanding of oral health and how to maintain it. It’s not as though humankind didn’t have the desire to know these things; there simply wasn’t a way to learn […]


Tips for Managing That Grinding Habit | NW Heights Dental

Tips for Managing That Grinding Habit

You may not realize how much your dentist can tell by looking at your teeth. Often, habits like bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching) are discovered by accident. When we ask “do you grind your teeth?” we are often met with surprise. If we were to ask you this question, what would you say? We presume […]


Skipping Out on Dental Cleanings Could Cost You | NW Heights Dental

Skipping Out on Dental Cleanings Could Cost You

Technically, you clean your teeth every day. Every time brush-bristles comes into contact with enamel, the goal is to remove debris and the sticky biofilm that can cause cavities and gum disease. Because most people are pretty good about brushing, the need for professional dental cleanings is sometimes questioned. If you have caught yourself wondering […]


Teeth Whitening Portland OR

Want Whiter Teeth but Worried about Sensitivity? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Teeth whitening procedures are performed just about every day in dental offices across the country. There is something special about having a radiant smile. If you have noticed that your teeth are dull and yellow, you may understand exactly what we mean. Teeth that are bright and shiny make a bold statement. They improve confidence […]


Tooth-Colored Fillings Portland OR

Out with the Old, In with the New: The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

There is an old saying that everything old becomes new again. It’s true that we see certain trends circle around every few decades or so. Glittery eyeshadow, for example, or bushy mustaches and beards. Some of what goes out of style stays out of style, and it should. Not many people lament for their old […]


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