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!
There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty […]Continue Reading »
Most folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Lake Oswego dentist Dr. Bradley Sievert has just shown you an X-ray with the dreaded third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we […]Continue Reading »
Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true: your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Bradley Sievert at Westlake Family Dentistry should know. We’ve seen mouths […]Continue Reading »
A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise. However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each […]Continue Reading »
Headaches in Lake Oswego are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Sievert would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding. At Westlake Family Dentistry, we […]Continue Reading »
The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats […]Continue Reading »
Good News for Grown-Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown-up lifestyle? Westlake […]Continue Reading »
There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Dr. Sievert in Lake Oswego is an […]Continue Reading »
Ah, vacation. The sun, the sand, the… gauze in your mouth? Dental work and recovery might not be your preferred use of your precious vacation days, but some people are packing their bags and heading to exotic locations for dental work in hopes of saving money. As medical education and technology improve all around the […]Continue Reading »
Is Sedation Safe for Kids? Sedation dentistry for clients of all ages has steadily gained popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness reducing anxiety during dental treatments. Children’s dentists – who train for two or three additional years to learn safe sedation techniques – may suggest sedation for children who have difficulty staying still, […]Continue Reading »
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