Cosmetic Dental Blog

Women’s Health Fair

Published on November 2, 2010 by

Earlier this fall Valley Dental Works participated in one of Clackamas County’s yearly staples, the Providence Women’s Health Fair. This event is anticipated by many. We loved seeing mothers and daughters of various ages participating and enjoying the day together. Each year speakers come and teach about a variety of topics at a luncheon and […]

2nd Annual Candy Buy Back

Published on November 1, 2010 by

Halloween has come and gone. But the candy is still around. What to do with the extras? Bring it to our 2nd Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back this Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:00-4:00 p.m. Here are some fun scenes from last year: Kids bring any candy they would like to sell. Dr. Stafford weighs it. […]

Get the Candy Out of the House

Published on October 28, 2010 by

It’s that time of year again when bands of costumed children arrive at your door looking for sugary treats. A couple of days of candy binging is not likely to cause serious problems for any of them, or their teeth. But the huge amounts of candy that are currently collected in neighborhoods like ours can […]

Valley Dental Works Hits Denver

Published on October 26, 2010 by

We went for work, but found time to play.

Killer Sleep

Published on October 14, 2010 by

Did you know that there is a serious health threat that is largely undiagnosed and can be easily screened by a dentist? It is called sleep apnea and is a form of sleep disordered breathing that affects approximately 5% of the population. That percentage is much higher if you are a male over 50, overweight, […]

Killer Sleep

Published on October 7, 2010 by

Did you know that there is serious health threat that is largely undiagnosed and can be easily screened by a dentist? It is called sleep apnea and is a form of sleep disordered breathing that affects approximately 5% of the population. That percentage is much higher if you are a male over 50, overweight, and […]

Trick or Treat?

Published on October 2, 2010 by

The annual costumed candy gathering is over. So now what to do with the mountains of decay inducing sweet stuff in the house? Not to worry. We have a plan for you. We are buying back the candy for $1/ pound on Wednesday, November 3 from 2-4 pm at our office, Valley Dental Works, in […]

The Secret to Saving $$ on Your Dental Bills

Published on September 29, 2010 by

The secret is simple—regular preventive maintenance visits. In general, people who want to keep their teeth all of their life will spend less money if they follow their dentist’s recommended maintenance interval than if they only make appointments when they have symptoms. This may seem counter intuitive, but I can support this from my own […]

Is there Hazardous Waste in your Mouth?

Published on September 16, 2010 by

A 2006 survey revealed that 72% of the respondents were not aware that mercury was a main component of dental amalgam fillings. Here are some facts you should know: -The content of what we in the dental profession call “silver amalgam” is approximately 50% mercury. -All amalgam fillings emit mercury vapor throughout their life. The […]

Conquering Dental Anxiety

Published on September 2, 2010 by

Last time I discussed the prevalence of dental phobia and reassured you that if you have dental anxiety you are not alone. I pointed out that avoiding the dentist just leads to greater problems and more anxiety. So what is a more productive way to deal with your fear of the dentist? 1. Don’t wait […]

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