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Preventive Dental Care and Teeth Cleaning in Portland, Oregon

We're fans of conservative, minimally-invasive cleaning treatments and know you will be, too!

Dental ExaminationYour teeth are as clean as possible when you leave Hillside Dental at Bethany because we use ultra-sonic cleaners to remove plaque and tartar in addition to traditional, manual cleaning techniques.

Your teeth and gums are given the 5-star treatment in our commitment to preventive dental care and the following techniques are employed:

Gum disease - and why you don't want it!

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is the primary reason for tooth loss in adults! It can be avoided through preventive dental care by taking care of your teeth on a daily basis. The early stages of periodontal disease are not apparent to the patient. Just as high blood pressure is the "silent killer" that can sneak up on you, gum disease can strike when you least expect it. It's a quiet, bacterial infection that attacks the gums and bone surrounding the teeth.

Some facts you should know about gum disease:

Several warning signs of gum disease can signal a problem:

We'll teach you the DIY of preventive dental care

Our goal is to minimize the occurrence of your treatment needs, we feel it's important to educate our patients about the most effective types of preventive dental care.

Self-care is preventive care!

We know that most people would like to avoid a dental visit at any cost! That's why we encourage our patients to fully understand the benefits of preventive dental care so they can take charge of their own dental health. With proper brushing and flossing on a daily basis (we'll teach you the "dos and don'ts"), you can prevent unnecessary problems from developing in the future and keep your visits to a minimum.

If you are looking for a dentist that is knowledgeable in preventive dental care, and believes in educating you in best practices for strong teeth and gums, then please contact Hillside Dental at Bethany; your dentist for a lifetime.