Dentistry in the Time of Covid-19

By East Portland Dentistry | Jul 22, 2020

Our world has dramatically changed. Covid-19 has upended much of the normal routine that once helped define our everyday lives. We now quarantine, wear masks, and socially distance ourselves from others. We have no idea how long this virus will continue to wreak havoc, and many of us remain uncertain about what activities are safe…

COVID-19 Letter from East Portland Dentistry

By East Portland Dentistry | May 1, 2020

Dear Patients, We hope this post finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your…

Dental Visits Safe and Important for Pregnant Women

By East Portland Dentistry | Feb 27, 2020

For most women, visiting an east Portland dentist may not top their to-do lists during pregnancy. After all, nine months even isn’t enough time plan and prepare to welcome a new life into the world. To-do lists may seem never-ending: OB/GYN appointments, exercise classes, and nursery organization all take time and energy to organize and…

From a Straight Face to a Sensational Smile

By East Portland Dentistry | Feb 20, 2019

Smiles enchant, enliven, and encourage us. They, intrigue, inspire, and invigorate us. And certainly, smiles radiate joy. Some of us, however, refrain from smiling, not because we’re unhappy, but because we’re self-conscious. We hesitate to smile because we don’t have bright, pearly whites to flash. Discolored teeth may render us straight-faced, making us appear joyless.…

Avoid The Grind: What You Need to Know About Bruxism

By East Portland Dentistry | Nov 5, 2018

Baristas grind coffee beans. Butchers grind beef. Motivated students put their noses to the grindstone. What we don’t want to grind is our teeth. For patients looking for family dental care in East Portland, Dr. Joy Arend is the premiere dentist in the Portland metropolitan area for children and adults who grind their teeth. Teeth…

On Guard! How Wearing a Mouthguard Helps to Protect Your Smile

By East Portland Dentistry | Apr 19, 2018

If you’re an NBA fan (Go Trail Blazers!), no doubt you’ve seen professional basketball players wearing (and perhaps hurling) mouthguards. At East Portland Dentistry, we applaud athletes who protect their teeth and jaws from injury, and we encourage all athletes to wear – not throw – a mouthguard. But what if you’re not a pro…

Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy After Retirement

By East Portland Dentistry | Jan 26, 2018

Dr. Joy Arend and the dental staff at East Portland Dentistry want to help educate our patients on the best ways to maintain and improve their oral health. As a large portion of the American population continues to move toward retirement – soon those aged 65 or above outnumber youngsters below age five – we…

Aging & Oral Health: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Working When You Retire

By East Portland Dentistry | Oct 23, 2017

As a provider of family dental care in East Portland, Dr. Joy Arend and her dental staff routinely offer our patients the knowledge needed maintain and improve their oral health. As a significant portion of the U.S. population continues moving closer to retirement, those 65 and older will soon outnumber youngsters five and younger. So…

Don’t Let Your Remaining Dental Benefits Go to Waste

By East Portland Dentistry | Sep 30, 2017

When it comes to using their dental benefits, millions of people leave money provided by their insurer unspent. Only 2.8 percent of people enrolled in a PPO dental plan reach or exceed their plan’s annual maximum benefits each year, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. Many people enrolled in Flexible Spending Accounts –…