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4 Reasons Seniors Should Monitor Their Dental Health

Our oral health is a direct contributor to our overall health, whether we are young or old. As we age, our dental needs change. For older adults, medications and chronic diseases can have a large impact on our overall dental health, causing issues such as teeth decay or gum disease. It is just as important...

What is Gingivitis? How Do I Prevent It?

What is Gingivitis: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, otherwise known as gingiva. It is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease in its basic form. Gingivitis occurs when food and plaque gets trapped between the gum line and the teeth, in an area called the sulcus. The leading indicator of this disease is gum bleeding...

Investing in Patient Experience with Digital Dentistry

We know that there are many dentists to choose from in the Vancouver, WA area, and we have been proud that so many of our patients regularly choose our team to care for their dental health. One of the reasons our patients have chosen to trust Dr. Bowyer and the rest of our office has…

How to Manage Pain from Invisalign Braces

Braces are an incredibly common orthodontic procedure, with an estimated 4.5 million Americans currently wearing braces according to the American Association of Orthodontics. 4 out of 5 of those patients wearing braces are adolescents, which is typically the recommended age for correcting teeth alignment. However, with the rising cost of orthodontia, many American’s go into…

Getting The Most From Your Dental Insurance Benefits

The end of the year is fast approaching, and for many dental insurance customers this means that annual benefits may be expiring. This year has brought about many changes for families in the Vancouver, WA area; from the closure of our favorite restaurants, work & education taking place at home and general uncertainty about the…

Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?

Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?Veneers are a popular option for people who are wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth. Porcelain veneers are less prone to staining than natural teeth, and are also more durable material, meaning that veneers can be a healthy part of your long term dental care. Veneers change your smile…

How to Pay for Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

The practice of cosmetic dentistry covers all procedures intended to improve the appearance of the patient’s teeth, bite or gums. While often cosmetic procedures are purely meant improve the appearance of your smile, there are some cosmetic procedures that have additional functional benefits, such as crowns, dental implants or Invisalign braces. Regardless of the procedure’s…

Do’s & Don’ts Before Your Dental Cleaning

Do’s & Don’ts Before Your Dental Cleaning Do you get nervous before your dental cleanings? Are you worried about what your dentist will think of your dental hygiene habits? At Dr. Bowyer’s office, we want to help you be as comfortable as possible for your regular dental cleanings as well as get the best care…

6 Signs You Need To See the Dentist

6 Signs You Need to See the Dentist This year has brought many new challenges, including decisions about how to balance our dental health with the new risks of COVID-19. One of the things that we’ve heard many patients ponder is when they should seek dental treatment and care vs when they should simply step…

5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Will Improve Your Life

Cosmetic Dentistry includes a number of dentistry procedures that are intended to improve the appearance of people’s smiles. However, unlike a number of cosmetic medical procedures that have no health benefits (and in fact could have negative side effects), cosmetic dental procedures are often beneficial for the patients dental health in addition to appearance. Below…

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