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Harry Chambers Blog

January 3, 2017

Gresham Dentists Discusses the Value of Fluoride Treatments for Adults

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 11:43 am

Dr John Featherstone, Dean of the UCSF School of Dentistry is promoting an approach that involves measuring a person’s risk for tooth decay. This focusing on carries prevention helps to reduce tooth decay in high risk patients. Dr. Wendell Evans from the University of Sydney has released a study that found that giving adults fluoride reduced the need for fillings by 30 to 50 percent.

October 3, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses How What You Eat Will Cause Your Teeth to Stain

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 12:12 pm

There are a lot of foods we eat and drink that discolor our teeth. These include berries, coffee, tea, red wine, soda, beets, sports drinks, grapes and lemons. Coffee, tea  and red wine for example contain tannins that can contribute to staining and discoloration.  Also many on the list are acidic which can erode the enamel of teeth. So you want to minimize your teeth’s exposure to acidic foods. The acid will eat away at your teeth so make sure you’re brushing twice a day, flossing and using fluoride which strengthens the enamel against these foods.

Gresham Dentist Discusses How What You Eat Will Cause Your Teeth to Stain

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 12:07 pm

There are a lot of foods we eat and drink that discolor our teeth. These include berries, coffee, tea, red wine, soda, beets, sports drinks, grapes and lemons. Coffee, tea  and red wine for example contain tannins that can contribute to staining and discoloration.  Also many on the list are acidic which can erode the enamel of teeth. So you want to minimize your teeth’s exposure to acidic foods. The acid will eat away at your teeth so make sure you’re brushing twice a day, flossing and using fluoride which strengthens the enamel against these foods.

August 16, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part V, Materials Used

Filed under: Cold Sores,Cosmetic Dentistry,crowns in one day,same day crowns — drchambers @ 2:42 pm

The most common material used is made of porcelain and called emax. This is the same material that my lab had been using on the crowns I sent them to make since 2007. Because I had good results with emax before, I was confident in the strength and aesthetic appearance of the crowns I would be making when I started making crowns in one day. Sometimes I also use a material called enamic. It has a porcelain core infused with resin that has some advantages in certain situations.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Harry D Chambers DDS

June 7, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part IV, Advantages

As the patient your visit is usually a little longer. But you don’t have to wear a temporary for one to two weeks. And you don’t have to come back for a second visit which saves you from having to get numb again.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737

Harry D Chambers DDS

May 22, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part III, How it Works

Filed under: Cerec Crowns,crowns in one day,One day crowns,same day crowns — drchambers @ 9:27 am

As a dentist I prepare the tooth like I always have. However instead of taking an impression of the tooth and then placing a temporary on it, I take digital pictures of the prepared tooth.  Then on a computer I design the new crown. The computer then sends directions to a milling machine which mills out your new crown here in the office.  It is then bonded to your tooth and you are done.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737                                                                            Harry D Chambers DDS

April 6, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part II, History

Filed under: Cerec Crowns,crowns in one day,same day crowns — drchambers @ 9:16 pm

In my practice over 95% of the crowns I do are in one visit. I use the equipment made by a company called Cerec. They introduced the idea over 30 years ago.  I remember going to a seminar in the 80’s about their system and thinking that they had a great idea.  But what they showed me needed a lot of work. Well they have improved their product and four years ago I bought their equipment. It is really neat and I can get a better fitting crown with this system than my lab can make.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737                                                                            Harry D Chambers DDS

March 23, 2016

Gresham Dentist Discusses Same Day Crowns Part I

Filed under: Cerec Crowns,crowns in one day,same day crowns — drchambers @ 8:31 pm

You may have noticed some adds on TV about same day crowns and bridges. I have been doing these for over four years with my patients and will be sharing with you about these one visit crowns.

If you need a crown please give me a call at 503 665 9737                                                                             Harry D Chambers DDS

March 7, 2016

Gresham Dentist Shares How Sore Mouth, Bleeding Gums May Be Symptoms Of Stress

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 12:44 pm

In its list of 10 symptoms of overstress, Prevention Magazine reports that a sore mouth or jaw, and bleeding gums may be two such symptoms. “A sore jaw can be a sign of teeth grinding, which usually occurs during sleep and can be worsened by stress, says Matthew Messina, DDS, a consumer advisor to the American Dental Association,” Prevention Magazine reports. Meanwhile, “stressed-out people have a higher risk of periodontal disease,” according to a Brazilian meta-analysis. Past president of the American Academy of Periodontology Dr. Preston Miller says to “protect your mouth by exercising and sleeping more, which will help lower stress

February 5, 2016

Gresham Dentist Shares Orthodontic Cartoon

Filed under: Uncategorized — drchambers @ 10:29 pm

tooth comicThough humorous, when a tooth is lost prematurely the tooth beside it will start to shift. So call us at 503 665 9737 to learn about replacing a missing tooth or having your teeth straightened.

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