Category Archives: General & Family Dentistry

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 […]


Understanding the importance of root canal therapy for saving the smile

Taking care of the smile is more than just brushing and flossing after every meal. When problems arise, it is essential that patients get the care they need as soon as possible, to keep the issue from becoming more serious—and more expensive. When patients are faced with an infected tooth, they may experience a severe […]


How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

At NW Heights Dental, our practice is here to assist patients with a wide range of oral health care needs. This may include overall education on how to achieve and maintaining a healthy smile. Drs. Keri Smith and David Hiebert of the Portland, OR area encourage patients to ask questions about their smile’s health. How […]


Can Chewing Gum Keep Your Mouth Clean and Healthy?

One question commonly asked at the practice of NW Heights Dental is: Is chewing gum good for my teeth? Drs. Keri Smith and David Hiebert are dental professionals who understand the methods of care that patients can do to keep their smile healthy. In some cases, chewing gum CAN be good for the teeth! However, […]


Dental Bridge Portland OR

Why Should I Choose a Dental Bridge to Replace my Missing Teeth?

Drs. Keri Smith and David Hiebert of NW Heights Dental are professionals available to assist patients in and around the Portland, OR area with their oral health needs. Additionally, they provide restorative solutions for patients facing tooth loss such as dental bridges. What are dental bridges? dental bridges are restorations that are perfect for “bridging […]


Endodontics Portland OR

We’d Like You to Know Some Details about Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy is performed pretty frequently across the country. Millions of people have had at least one and have reaped the benefits of removing inflamed dental pulp and nerves. As advantageous as this endodontic procedure can be, and as many times as it has been performed, there are still misconceptions about the process. Primarily, […]


General Dentistry Portland OR | Offensive Breath? Go on the Defensive!

Offensive Breath? Go on the Defensive!

Did you know that 1 in 3 people have chronic bad breath? This statistic may not help you feel better if you are one of them, but it can at least let you know that your case is not unusual. Many people struggle to regain balance after their breath starts to lean toward the offensive […]


Dental Bridge Portland OR | Should I Get a Dental Bridge?

Should I Get a Dental Bridge?

If a tooth has become severely diseased or injured, it may need to be removed. Tooth loss may result from an accident or severe decay. However this problem occurs, our attention immediately turns to restoration. There is more than one way to replace missing teeth, thanks to dental innovation. Here, we discuss how a dental […]


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