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Walking to Fight Cancer

This month our office formed a team of walkers who will be participating in the Relay for Life on July 8, 2017 at Keiser’s Chemawa Indian School. Our team name is Smiles for the Cure! Last year was our first time participating in this event and within only 30 days we were able to raise… Read More

Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month

written by Dr. Lane Nebeker, DMD This month is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Oral health is an important issue for us all, so it is critical that we train and educate our children not to neglect good oral hygiene. A lack of proper dental care may affect children’s speech, nutrition, growth and function, social… Read More

Proper Denture Care for Your Healthy Smile

Our dedicated dental team in Salem, Oregon, offers dentures for our patients who have lost teeth and wish to restore their confident, healthy smile. While dentures are custom-made oral appliances created to replace missing teeth, they require proper care and maintenance. Our dentists recommend the following care for your dentures: Denture Care Tips You want to… Read More

Get Your Smile Ready for Summer with a Cleaning

Are your pearly whites ready for the busy, socializing days of summer? At Smiles Dental in Salem, Oregon, our dentists, Drs. Cooper, Nebeker, and Waddell are eager to help you get your smile ready for summer with a professional dental cleaning. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, patients who receive twice yearly professional dental cleanings have improved… Read More

Why Are You Grinding Your Teeth at Night?

If you wake up after a night of teeth grinding in your sleep, you are not alone. Night-time teeth grinding (or bruxism) is unfortunately common for many patients and arises from a variety of cause. According to the U.K. based Bruxism Association, nearly 70% of sleep teeth grinding arises from stress or anxiety and other… Read More

A Mercury-Free Smile

Your smile is important to our Smiles Dental team, in Salem, Oregon. Do you still have old silver fillings in your mouth? If so, you may be pleased to know that our dentists, Dr. Cheryl Cooper, Dr. Theron Nebeker, and Dr. Ken Waddell, offer safe amalgam removal for your healthy smile. Our dedicated dental team are… Read More

Sedation Dentistry Is Helping Patients Overcome Dental Anxiety

At Smiles Dental in Salem, Oregon, our team understands that patients sometimes feel anxiety regarding dental procedures. This is a fairly common phenomenon among patients, and because we want our patients to have the best possible experience during their time with us, we are pleased to offer our patients sedation dentistry to alleviate their dental anxiety…. Read More

Preventing Cavities by Watching These Risk Factors

Watching out for those risk factors that contribute most to cavities can help preserve your healthy smile. This awareness can give you a fighting chance of keeping plaque at bay, so that you can prevent problems before they occur. Sugar – eating healthy foods can work with your saliva by being easy to remove. The… Read More

The Healthy Side of Saliva

When we think of our smiles we don’t typically consider the saliva production in our mouths. But a healthy smile begins with saliva, and not just a healthy set of teeth and gums. This clear, watery liquid is produced by the glands in the mouth, called salivary glands. These glands secrete the liquid that travels… Read More

Oral Health Goes a Long Way with Regular Dental Visits

Oral health begins in the home and ends at your dentist’s office. Together, we will create a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. At-home care involves brushing at least twice a day for two minutes to clear out bacterial debris (plaque), and flossing at least once a day between teeth and gums rids your mouth of trapped… Read More