Cosmetic Dental Blog

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 […]

Options for Dental Sedation

In order to provide our patients with the essential dental care they need without them having a negative experience, we offer a number of sedation options for our patients to choose from that can make the experience as comfortable and as easy as possible.  Your Sedation Options Nitrous Oxide Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, […]

What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Dentistry and General Dentistry?

A few decades back, there were not nearly as many dental fields as there are today. These different types of dentistry can create confusion in potential patients. The better they understand the differences, the easier it will be to have their dental needs met. People are often confused about the difference between general dentistry and […]

What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit with Us

Are you visiting Valley Dental Works for the first time? People often dread going to the dentist even when it’s not their first time, and the first time in particular can be especially daunting. To prepare yourself, it can be helpful to know exactly what to expect. What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit […]

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