Dental Clinic Offering Family Dental Services, Family Dentistry

Our dental clinic was designed with a whole family approach.  We offer dental services for all ages because at different stages of one’s life, their dental needs change. We see children as soon as their first tooth erupts, and we have patients who are senior citizens.  All having different needs. 

We do recommend that children see the dentist as soon as their baby teeth start to come in.  There are risks associated with baby’s first teeth coming in.  Risks of decay and or discoloration that could have negative effects as the child gets older. We as dentists like to keep a close watch on children in the early stages of development.

Dental Sealants Can Reduce Cavity Risk in Children by up to 80%

We offer the dental sealant treatment and we also recommend that our young patients have this procedure to insure good oral health.  There is no pain associated with this treatment and it only take a few minutes to administer the dental sealant treatment. They go a long way in preventing cavities.

For this very easy procedure we will use a tooth colored coating that is an acrylic.  The material seals deep into all the groves of the teeth it is applied to.  The most common treatment is to the molars were the most chewing takes place, thus protecting the tooth enamel.  It acts as a barrier that protects young teeth from plaque and harmful bacteria.  Dental sealants will last for several years before they start to wear down. 

Mouth Guard – Custom Fit Relieves Pressure from Grinding Teeth

Studies have shown that people who grind their teeth, mostly while they sleep, are wearing down their teeth about 80% more than those that don’t. The causes for this issue can be linked to stress, crooked teeth or an uneven bite. 

There is an easy fix to this condition.  We at TruDentistry of Tigard can custom fit you with a mouth guard.  This is just a matter of obtaining an impression of your teeth and gum line.  Once we have the impression, our dental lab will structure the mouth guard to fit your mouth perfectly. The custom fit guard is manufactured with a soft, pliable material that fits over the teeth of one jaw which then acts as a soft barrier when the top and bottom teeth touch.  This relieves the pressure from the teeth grinding together which will greatly reduce the harm that clenching, and grinding will do to your teeth.

Oral Cancer Screening – VELScope VX Gives Dentists a Clear View of Oral Health

Oral cancer seems to be most prevalent in patients 62 and older and it seems to affect men more than women.  Screening for oral cancer is routine in our dental office. It is a simple scan that takes no more than 2 minutes.

We use an instrument called VELScope VX.  This is a blue light device that when activated in your mouth, stirs up molecules that emit light of their own. The contrasting lights enhance the value between normal and abnormal tissue.  The VELScope VX gives us dentists a very clear evaluation of the mouths over-all health.  

Dental Bridges – The Perfect Solution for Missing Teeth

Our teeth support each other.  However, when we have a missing tooth, the teeth surrounding the missing one can suffer greatly by the loss of support.  A dental bridge is designed to fill in were the missing tooth is and by doing so, begin to support the other teeth as well.  

There are many different kinds of material used to make a dental bridge. Some materials will show a metal line at the gum line, and some bridges are made of materials that are not the strongest on the market. At Trudentistry, we use only the very best materials when making dental bridges. The strongest material used by dental labs is zirconia.  Not only is zirconia strong, it is also a material that makes color matching easy.

It is really important if you have lost a tooth, to fill the gap as soon as possible before other teeth have a chance of shifting.  And if you do need a bridge, make sure your dentist uses the best material to avoid more problems down the road.

Family Dental Care – Visit Our Family Dental Clinic

Our family dental clinic is here for the entire family, from those who are just starting out in life to those that have lived a lifetime.  We offer dental services for the needs of all generations.    

Family dental care along with updated, state of the art dental equipment, and the very best in dental materials is who we are.  Our dental clinic family is here for your family.

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