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We are dedicated to giving our patients the knowledge they need to take care of their oral health. We hope you find new dental topics to learn about and if you have an idea you’d like us to write about, just leave a comment!
What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Whitening

What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Whitening

Sparkling teeth can instantly make smiles more beautiful and memorable. That is why a lot of people decide to have teeth whitening done. The treatment is so incredibly safe (when completed with the guidance of a dental professional!) that it is now considered a...

How Your Toothbrush Could Be Harming Your Teeth

How Your Toothbrush Could Be Harming Your Teeth

Did you know that even the best toothbrush can damage your teeth? When used improperly, toothbrushes can cause abrasions to the gums and teeth. What may be even more surprising is that  people most at risk are those who are extra diligent about their oral care...

The Importance of Family Dental Care

The Importance of Family Dental Care

Have you heard of family dental care? Simply put, it’s like one-stop dentistry for the whole family. A qualified family dentist is equipped to handle the needs of everyone’s teeth in your household, from teething infants up to adults and seniors. Going to one is a...

Help! My Tooth is Dying

Help! My Tooth is Dying

You may not think of teeth as living things, but viable and healthy teeth are alive. You see, the inside of a tooth contains nerves, blood vessels and soft pulp. When the tissues and nerves inside a tooth are damaged and blood supply to the tooth is lost, that’s the...

Caring for Your Gums

Caring for Your Gums

When people think of oral health, most automatically think of the teeth. But a beautiful smile not only depends on clean teeth, but also on healthy gums. What are Gums and Gum Lines? The gums are connective tissues that surround the necks of teeth. The gum line is the...

How to Keep Your Teeth Amazing

How to Keep Your Teeth Amazing

While genetic makeup certainly plays a role in your dental health, the way you take care of your teeth creates a much bigger impact on your pearly whites. And amazing teeth can often be achieved by simple, good oral hygiene. Here are the best practices in improving...

How Dental Tools Have Evolved

How Dental Tools Have Evolved

It wasn’t so long ago that all dentists were using traditional x-ray methods to look at the inside of your mouth. Now, the shift has been towards digital imaging, which produces 80% less radiation. Every year or so, we discover new dental technology that makes life so...

Are You In Need of Emergency Dental Care?

Are You In Need of Emergency Dental Care?

Toothaches are common and you’ve probably experienced one before. Most kinds of toothaches are minor and can be tolerated until the next dental appointment. Sometimes the pain is severe and can be your body’s way of telling you that something needs to be attended to...

How To Support Your Local Dentist During COVID-19

How To Support Your Local Dentist During COVID-19

“The dentist will see you now.” As more and more dental offices open up across the United States, the question many concerned patients are asking is if it’s safe enough for them to schedule a visit. The answer is yes.  When the pandemic started, many dentists closed...

Bringing Your Kids to the Dentist for the First Time

Bringing Your Kids to the Dentist for the First Time

Many parents are confused about the age their kids should be for their first dentist appointment. Should it be when most of their child’s teeth have come in or when they first encounter a dental problem? The American Dental Association says neither and recommends that...

Coronavirus Updates for White Dental Studio

Coronavirus Updates for White Dental Studio

April 30, 2020: We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening with a soft start the week of May 4, 2020! Here is a letter to our patients. Dear Valued Patient: We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot...

Do I Really Need X-Rays?

Do I Really Need X-Rays?

At White Dental Studio, we feel blessed to have an amazing group of patients who are health conscious. In the tight knit community of Ashland, there are many people who work very hard to take care of their mind, body and spirit. In fact, we see patients from all over...

Guinness World Records: Dental Edition

Guinness World Records: Dental Edition

Yes, it's that time of year when we must become reflective on our lives and, in turn, be thankful for our blessings. Last year we wrote a post titled, "The 5 Developments I'm Thankful for in Modern Dentistry," but this year I think we might have it beat. Why? Because...

I Have A Toothache! Help!

I Have A Toothache! Help!

I don’t think I’ve known a patient who’s said, “I’m really glad this started hurting when it did. I was already in your parking lot and you happened to have time available!” Rarely does a toothache start at a convenient time. Fortunately, dentists typically...

Dr. White Answers FAQs

Dr. White Answers FAQs

Here are the 5 most popular questions Dr. White gets asked weekly at White Dental Studio in Ashland, OR. If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask us! Our goal is to empower our patients by educating them well. If I have cavities, why don't they hurt?...

Toothpaste Roulette

Toothpaste Roulette

My sister sent me a note recently asking about toothpaste. She saw our recent Facebook post showing a typical “wall of toothpaste” from a local grocery store. She asks, “I’ve often wondered which paste is best to choose, and since there are so many, I almost always...

Living in Fear of the Dead …Tooth

Living in Fear of the Dead …Tooth

Unlike everyone's favorite film (or TV show) du jour, teeth that lose their vitality don't come back. Teeth, more accurately the pulp inside the tooth which carries nutrients and nerve fibers to communicate sensation, "die" for a number of reasons. This month, I'd...

Why is Tooth Enamel So Important?

Why is Tooth Enamel So Important?

Put simply, enamel is your tooth’s protective shell. It’s very strong, incredibly smooth, and beautifully white. Enamel’s strength keeps your tooth from cracking, fracturing and breaking during the everyday things we put our teeth through. Its strength comes from very...

The Different Types of Dentists

The Different Types of Dentists

There are so many different types of dentists and dental specialists. Plus, they have super confusing names! Here is a description of each type of dental specialist and a little bit about their specific profession. Different Types of Dentists General Dentist: General,...

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