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Are You In Need of Emergency Dental Care?

Are You In Need of Emergency Dental Care?

Tooth aches and pains are common and you’ve probably experienced one at least once. Most kinds of toothaches are minor and can be tolerated until the next dental appointment, but sometimes the pain is severe and can be your body’s way of telling you that something...

Why Being An Environmentally Friendly Dentist is Important

Why Being An Environmentally Friendly Dentist is Important

When you think about pollution prevention and which businesses contribute to environmental waste, dental practices might not be the first one to come to mind. But when you do reflect deeply on it, the constant waste that dental offices produce each day do add up. For...

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,...

What Are You Looking For in a Dentist?

What Are You Looking For in a Dentist?

I try very hard to ask the question of every new patient I see early on in our first visit. My favorite answer is that a friend or neighbor recommended you. Isn't that amazing? I make choices off recommendations all the time - who to meet with about technology, which...

Dental Insurance: Understanding Your Maximum

Dental Insurance: Understanding Your Maximum

The world of dental insurance is very different from that of medical insurance. If you’re lucky enough to be one of the few people that understand everything about the medical insurance world, you may still be very surprised to find out that dental insurance works in...

It’s Elemental | Why Are Dental Crowns Made of Gold?

It’s Elemental | Why Are Dental Crowns Made of Gold?

Why aren't dental crowns made of silver? I was recently asked by my brother-in-law, with a strong background in metals and engineering, why dental crowns are made of gold rather than silver since silver has a natural antibacterial quality (shout out to you, Lake!)....

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

What's the deal with baby teeth? Why is it necessary to have two sets of teeth when one set of teeth seems like it would do the job? Well, baby teeth act as place holders for adult teeth. As a child's jaw grows, baby teeth help to keep the jaw structured and prepped...

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