At Westlake Family Dentistry, we are committed to keeping our patients informed so our shared knowledge gives them the tools to understand and take control of their oral and overall health. Our bi-monthly blog features articles about different oral health topics, from sleeping better to the links between gum disease and different health conditions. We hope the blog topics we share empower you to ask questions and make better all-around health decisions for you and your family. Feel free to share, comment, and join the conversation!
We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Lake Oswego dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Lake Oswego residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, […]Continue Reading »
Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a […]Continue Reading »
A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found […]Continue Reading »
There is a law of nature that states: “function follows form.” This saying means that how something appears determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s perfect for […]Continue Reading »
Life is full of unexpected surprises, and while we’d love for all of them to be smile-inducing, that’s not entirely realistic—and there may be many reasons you hide your smile. If you’re hiding your smile because of one or more missing teeth, we want you to know you’re not alone. In fact, 120 million people […]Continue Reading »
Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be […]Continue Reading »
According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Lake Oswego dentist Dr. Bradley Sievert would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to […]Continue Reading »
Do Whitening Strips Actually Work? Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Lake Oswego. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Sievert wants […]Continue Reading »
These days, people of all ages receive orthodontic treatment, but many of us still associate braces with the awkward and angsty pre-teen and teen years. While some kids are excited about braces because they know some “cool” teenagers who have them, others may worry about how braces might look or feel. Mom and Dad are […]Continue Reading »
If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Lake Oswego children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Westlake Family Dentistry, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so […]Continue Reading »
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