Cosmetic Dental Blog

Porcelain Veneers for Sensitive Teeth: Addressing Concerns and Solutions

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At , we understand the desire for a beautiful smile, but what if you have sensitive teeth? Porcelain veneers can be a fantastic option for cosmetic dental enhancements, but you might be wondering if they’re right for you. The answer is yes! Porcelain veneers can be an excellent solution for those with sensitive teeth, and […]

FAQs: Minimally Invasive Dentistry in Portland

Welcome to the Valley Dental Works information blog, stay with us as we explore the techniques used in minimally invasive dentistry. This approach is designed to preserve your natural teeth and enhance your overall oral health. Through a series of frequently asked questions and answers, we will delve into the treatment techniques, and why patients […]

5 Teeth Whitening Myths You Should Stop Believing In

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A bright, white smile is often associated with good oral hygiene and aesthetic appeal. For anyone after achieving a radiant smile, they tend to believe in myths and misconceptions about teeth whitening. Let’s debunk some common dental myths and explore the facts surrounding teeth whitening in Portland. Myth 1: Teeth Whitening Harms Enamel and Makes […]

Veneers vs. Other Cosmetic Procedures: 9 FAQs

There are many general and cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile. In Portland, porcelain veneers are a popular treatment for patients who want to enhance their smiles. However, depending on your needs and goals, teeth whitening, bonding, and/or orthodontics may be recommended in addition to, or instead of, porcelain veneers. To help you […]

Preview Your Perfect Smile: Trial Smile FAQs

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At Valley Dental Works, we believe that everyone deserves a smile they can truly be proud of. Introducing our transformative Trial Smile experience – an opportunity for you to test-drive your future smile before making any permanent decisions. In this blog, we’ll answer your most pressing questions about Trial Smile at Valley Dental Works. Q: […]

The Price of a Smile: DIY Dentistry vs. Professional Dental Care

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When it comes to achieving a healthy and attractive smile, orthodontic treatments like clear aligners and bonding procedures have gained significant popularity. While advancements in technology have made it tempting to explore the realm of DIY dentistry, it is essential to understand the potential risks and limitations involved. Understanding the importance of choosing professional dentistry […]

Understanding the Distinctions Between Dental Crowns and Veneers

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Dental crowns and veneers are two popular and effective methods used for dental restoration. While both aim to improve the appearance and functionality of teeth, they have distinct differences in terms of their purpose, application, and the dental conditions they address. Understanding these distinctions is crucial for individuals seeking dental treatments tailored to their specific […]

Teeth Whitening: Myths and Facts

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Uncomfortable with yellow teeth? Let’s bust the myths and talk about the facts. Here’s everything you need to know about teeth whitening at home vs. in a dental clinic. Myth #1: Whitening Toothpaste Works the Same as Professional Whitening Treatment Fact: Whitening toothpaste can only lighten your teeth up to one shade brighter. Toothpaste contains […]

Do My Teeth Need Crowns?

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Dental crowns are often necessary to cover and protect damaged and decaying teeth when other reparative methods are not as effective on their own. Specifically, crowns are needed during a variety of dental treatments for: Worn or cracked teeth Significant tooth decay Cavities Root canals Dental bridges Implants The first four involve the need to […]

Care Tips for Porcelain Veneers

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Getting porcelain veneers is just the beginning of your lasting million-dollar smile. Veneers are a permanent dental fixture that can replace and improve stained, gapped, or chipped teeth, so maintenance is of utmost importance. Caring for them properly makes all the difference. Aside from good dental hygiene and oral care, porcelain veneers need to be […]

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