Last updated 23 hours ago
At Sleep Dentistry of Portland, our experienced and friendly dental team is here to provide you with the advice and assistance you need to enjoy a healthy smile for life. Dr. Haymore, DMD is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. After completing his undergraduate and pre-dental studies at Utah State University, Dr. Haymore went on to earn his DMD at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry in Portland. Dr. Haymore then completed his General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center. During this time, he received training and experience in dental surgery and restorative dentistry, working with patients with extensive medical histories and special medical considerations. Today, Dr. Haymore is part of the general dentistry team at Sleep Dentistry of Portland. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, and enjoys working together with his patients to build long-term relationships that result in healthy, happy, and confident smiles.
You can learn more about the entire team at Sleep Dentistry of Portland by clicking through the extensive information on our website. We are dedicated to providing friendly, gentle, and informative dental care to promote patient education and comfort. Call us today at (503) 465-4054 to schedule your exam!
Last updated 7 days ago
Gum disease is a progressive dental condition that affects the tissues protecting and holding your teeth in place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly half of all adults who are 30 or older are affected by some form of gum disease. Although this statistic is concerning, there is good news: gum disease can be prevented through simple everyday lifestyle changes. Talk to your Portland dentist if you’d like more information about the prevention or treatment of gum disease.
Brush and Floss
One of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent gum disease is to maintain good daily oral hygiene habits. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to remove plaque from your teeth. Always use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle strokes—a medium- or hard-bristled toothbrush can abrade the gums. If you choose to follow brushing with mouthwash, choose a product that does not contain alcohol. Alcohol-based mouthwashes can cause your mouth to dry out, promoting rather than hindering the accumulation of plaque. If you aren’t sure whether you are brushing and flossing properly, ask your dentist for a demonstration during your next visit.
Visit the Dentist
Even if you brush and floss every day, some plaque accumulation will occur. It’s important to visit your dentist regularly for an exam and cleaning. A dental cleaning will remove plaque that has hardened into tartar, which can no longer be removed by brushing and flossing at home. If you haven’t been to your dentist in some time, he may recommend a more extensive cleaning procedure, called scaling and root planning. This procedure addresses plaque accumulation below the gum line; you will be given an anesthetic and may request a sedative to ensure you feel comfortable during this cleaning procedure.
Is it time for your next regular dental exam and cleaning? Call Sleep Dentistry of Portland at (503) 465-4054 to find out more about our comprehensive preventive, general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services, including sedation options for nervous patients. You can find more important information about your dental health on our blog.
Last updated 14 days ago
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