TMJ and Your Ideal Bite

  Finding your own ideal jaw position can be key to helping your teeth and mouth work the very best. The place that your teeth, joints, and muscles all act together well is called the “ideal bite,” and since this position varies with each person, it is one of the hardest areas for dentists to…

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Communication Key Between Patient and Dentist

While few people look forward to visiting the dentist, there are a few considerations to keep in mind to ensure a successful appointment. Chief among them is the need to communicate with Oregon City dentist Dr. Johnson before your next dental appointment in order to enjoy a safe and productive visit. Patients who have experienced…

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How the Affordable Care Acts Impacts Dental Coverage

Even though the Affordable Care Act – commonly referred to as Obamacare – has been in effect since the beginning of the year, many people still have questions about how the law will impact health insurance benefits. One aspect of the law that hasn’t received much publicity is how the ACA affects dental insurance. To…

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Common Oral Health Problems Every Parent Should Know

Parents must constantly stay on the alert when it comes to protecting their children’s health. While a scraped knee, cough, or fever have fairly noticeable symptoms, children can develop a number of oral health problems that can go unnoticed until it’s too late. A variety of problems can affect a child’s oral health, including, premature…

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The Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

When it comes to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, no one activity does more to prevent tooth decay and gum disease than brushing. Of course, like trying to play tennis with a baseball bat, the right tool can make a big difference when it comes to how successful you’re at any activity,…

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Labor Day Foods To Avoid For Healthy Teeth

Labor day is this weekend, which means there is one last chance for fun with a family BBQ. Most people enjoy this final summer weekend because it involves eating good food and celebrating with the family. But many holiday foods are loaded with sugar. Plus the refreshing beverages such as soda may taste good but…

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Can gum recession be prevented?

Here at Oregon City Dentistry, you rOregon City cosmetic dental of choice we receive many questions from patients about how to properly care for their teeth. Once question in particular is about gum recession, what is it and how can it be prevented. Gum recession is the loss of the soft tissue around the gums…

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Easy Ideas for a Gluten-Free Fourth of July

Food issues have become more prominent over the last few years, including people who have opted to go vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy-free due to lactose intolerance. Family Dentist in Oregon City Dr. Brett Johnson encourages his patients to take the best care of themselves and their teeth, and for you or someone close to you, this…

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The Benefits of Digital X Rays

Receiving x rays at the dentist is to be expected. X rays are important  for a number of reasons. They give dentists vital information about our teeth and gums that is otherwise indeterminable. X rays also help prevent further dental issues, by spotting problems before they get out of hand. Though we all know x…

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