Rose City Dental Blog

11 Early Signs of Gum Disease

Posted by John Lee - August 31, 2016 - Uncategorized

When you think about oral health, you most likely focus on the way your teeth look and feel. However, your teeth rely on healthy, tight gums for support. When your gums become diseased, it can lead to a host of other issues. In fact, advanced periodontal disease has been linked to a number of health […]

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3 Ways Stress Affects Your Oral Health

Posted by John Lee - June 15, 2016 - Uncategorized

Everyone feels stress from time to time. You might feel anxious when you arrive late to an important work meeting. You may feel bothered when your roommate asks for money when he or she hasn't paid rent yet. Or you could feel agitated when your parents expect you to host the next family reunion. While […]

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A Patient’s Guide to Dental X-rays

Posted by John Lee - May 16, 2016 - Uncategorized

Many routine dental appointments begin much the same. A hygienist guides you from the waiting room back into the main office.  From there, you may go to an X-ray room. Once in the room, you take a seat and the hygienist places a specialized apron on your lap and chest. The hygienist may place foam […]

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What Type of Floss Should You Use?

Posted by John Lee - April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized

Flosses come from multiple brands, and they come in various configurations. Some have the traditional thread-like form, while others look like a thumb-sized slingshot. Because you have so many options to choose from, you might wonder which flossing product works best for your needs. Do some brands or configurations work better than others? Below, you'll […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Need an Extraction as an Adult

Posted by John Lee - March 14, 2016 - Uncategorized

As a child, you expected to lose teeth. Your parents and other authority figures told you that it would happen as part of growing up. They also told you that once you grew your permanent set of teeth, you would have to depend on that set for the rest of your life. True, you will […]

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Do You Need to See a Dentist While You Earn a Foreign Degree?

Posted by John Lee - February 24, 2016 - Uncategorized

Like many 21st-century students, you’ve chosen to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree at a foreign school. You’re excited to explore the world and learn more about your chosen field in a different country. However, amid the excitement, you might realize that you don’t know how you’ll manage your dental health in this new country. […]

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Upcoming Nuptials? Don’t Forget These Three Dental Steps

Posted by John Lee - February 10, 2016 - Uncategorized

On your wedding day, you expect a few mishaps. A bridesmaid may spill punch or wine all over her dress before the photographer has finished with pictures. One of the guests at the wedding dinner may say something that offends the other side of your family. However, amidst all these mishaps, you expect one thing […]

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Your Guide to Oral Hygiene During Pregnancy

Posted by John Lee - January 26, 2016 - Uncategorized

Congratulations! With your new bundle of joy on his or her way, you have a few things to do before the big arrival day. Did you include your dental hygiene on the list? Many times women will forget dental appointments during pregnancy. However, pregnant women need dental care now more than ever due to hormone […]

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3 Ways to Prepare for a Child’s Dental Emergency

Posted by John Lee - January 11, 2016 - Uncategorized

As a loving parent, you do everything you can to keep your children safe, comfortable, and happy. You insist that your children wear mouth guards when they play sports. You teach them to how to properly brush and floss. And you find new ways to make trips to the dentist’s office fun and rewarding. But […]

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt in Cold Weather?

Posted by John Lee - January 1, 2016 - Uncategorized

Between the rain and wind and the ice and snow, Portland can feel a bit dreary and cold during the winter months. Though you do your best to bundle up, your teeth can’t help but chatter whenever you go outside. Even worse, whenever you inhale through your mouth, you feel a sharp twinge of pain […]

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