Aging and Oral Health: Part I

By East Portland Dentistry | Jul 31, 2017

At East Portland Dentistry, we think it’s a sure bet that our patients don’t want to wind up putting their teeth in a cup before bed. Thus, Dr. Joy Arend your choice for family dentist in East Portland, is delighted to get the word out that edentulism, the condition of being toothless, has declined since…

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

By East Portland Dentistry | Jun 30, 2017

Visit the Dentist Long before the Tooth Fairy Visits In all likelihood, one of your child’s first words will not be dentist. The arrival of your child’s first tooth, however, means it’s time to visit a dentist in Portland OR. In accordance with the American Dental Association, the American Pediatric Dentistry Association, and the American…

Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Ruin Another Night’s Rest

By East Portland Dentistry | Dec 19, 2016

If you suffer from nightly snoring, you may get whacked on the head with your partner’s pillow whenever your chorus of snores reaches a crescendo. While this scenario might seem slightly comical (unless you’re the one doing the whacking), nightly snoring is no laughing matter to Dr. Joy at East Portland Dentistry. Snoring is often a sign…

Gum Control

By East Portland Dentistry | Mar 21, 2016

When a stick of chewing gum loses its flavor or texture, we simply discard it. Yet, when our gums no longer function properly, the solution isn’t so simple. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, leads to tooth loss and has been linked to bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. The dentists and hygienists at East…

Free Dental Sealants For Kids From Your Portland Dentist

By East Portland Dentistry | Jan 21, 2016

In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month and our desire to give back to our community, we are providing: FREE DENTAL SEALANTS!! For Children Ages 6-15 Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2016 From 9am to 12pm by appointment only. Let Dr. Arend, your premier Portland dentist, seal the grooves in your child’s teeth to help fight…

Planting Implants

By East Portland Dentistry | Jun 8, 2015

People love to plant. We plant trees and flowers, fruits and vegetables. We even plant our feet when we firmly wish to stand our ground. Planting yields life and vitality. At East Portland Dentistry, implants are an advanced dental technique that essentially “plant” teeth. Dental implants restore the natural beauty of a full set of…

Demystifying Insurance: Part 2

By East Portland Dentistry | Mar 5, 2015

Demystifying Insurance: A Two-Part Guide Part Two: A Full Understanding Insurance is perplexing, but the dentists and staff at East Portland Dentistry are committed tomaking sure that patients understand the benefits and the limitations of their policies. Dental insurance does not cover all procedures and may not cover the entire cost of dental treatment. As most dental…

Demystifying Insurance: Part 1

By East Portland Dentistry | Mar 5, 2015

Demystifying Insurance Part One: Basic Terminology UCR: The maximum allowable amount that will be covered by the plan. UCR stands for”usual,” “customary,” and “reasonable.” Annual Maximums: The largest amount that a dental plan will pay annually. Preferred Providers: Dentists who have a contract with the insurance plan. Pre-existing Conditions: Conditions that existed prior to enrollment…

Preventing Tooth Erosion

By East Portland Dentistry | Feb 23, 2015

At East Portland Dentistry, we believe that knowledgeable patients will make healthy oral hygiene choices, so we would like to inform our patients about tooth erosion, an irreversible process that may lead to tooth removal. The primary cause of tooth erosion is acid. Acidic chemicals in foods and drinks weaken the tooth’s enamel and leave…