At Eastside Dental Clinic, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than simply treating them. For family dental care, please call 503-665-2177!
Cleanings, Exams, and Oral Cancer Screenings
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up twice a year. A routine appointment will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums and oral tissue. We also provide an oral cancer screening for our patients.
Dentistry for Kids
We understand the importance of Dentistry For Kids. In fact a professional dental care is a crucial part of your child’s oral health. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor your child’s dental development.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral found in all water and many of our foods and beverages. It is cost-effective in fighting tooth decay. Every day, our teeth lose and gain minerals through the processes of demineralization and remineralization. Professional fluoride treatment allows us to supplement the process of remineralization and prevent potential decay. It can even reverse minor instances of decay.
Discover how fluoride treatment can help prevent decay for you and your family.
A dental sealant is a conservative plastic shield that is typically placed in the occlusal (biting) surface of permanent molars. Both molars, and premolars possess deep grooves and fissures that are difficult to clean. In fact, some of these grooves are so narrow they cannot be penetrated by the bristles of a toothbrush.
Read more about how sealant can protect your teeth.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States due to infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and may bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease can be effectively treated if it is caught early enough. The goal is to return your gums to a pink healthy state.
Learn more about caring for your gums.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is the most common periodontal procedure we provide to treat and prevent gum disease. During scaling and root planing, also known as “deep cleaning,” we remove plaque and calculus (calcified plaque) deposits from tooth surfaces, both above and below the gums.
Learn more about scaling and root planing.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) or have extensive crowns, bridges or dental implants, we may recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth while they are sleeping. A custom fabricated night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear and protects dental restorations.
Bruxism refers to excessive jaw clenching or teeth grinding, an issue that affects roughly 30-40 million Americans. Many people are unaware of their bruxism because it usually occurs at night or unconsciously during the day.
TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction) is characterized by the misalignment or dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which causes severe pain to the joints, the jawbone, and the surrounding muscles.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about our family dentistry services call (503) 665-2177, and schedule an appointment today!