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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!

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

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. General Dentist: General, or family dentists, are the...

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

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?

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?

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...

Holy smokes! I got my tooth knocked out. Now what?!

Tooth Knocked Out You have a tooth knocked out. It is in your hand and you are looking at it. What do you do now? Technically speaking, you now have an "avulsed tooth." The definition of avulse is: to pull off or tear away forcibly [Dictionary.com]. 1. Don't touch the...

Dental Chemistry | Just the Basics!

When a person thinks of a doctor, they often think of biology. While it’s true that biology is the major foundation for the medical field, it’s important to remember the roles chemistry play in medicine. Understanding chemistry is a pillar of dental comprehension...

If Teeth Were Characters from “Game of Thrones”

If Jon Snow was a tooth, which one would he be? Let's compare teeth to the characters of HBO's most popular series, "Game of Thrones," and maybe learn something along the way. But first, let's start this post off right... Now on to giving our teeth the names of...

The History of Toothpaste

When you squeeze your strip of toothpaste on to your toothbrush in the morning, you probably aren't concerned with how it all started. We have come a long way since the first oral hygiene pastes were used. It is believed that toothpastes, in some form or another, have...

History of the Modern Toothbrush

Have you ever wondered how the toothbrush you use every day (twice, for two minutes) came to exist? Peole have been practicing oral hygiene for over 5000 years! The earliest styles of toothbrush were made by chewing the end of a stick until it became frayed. The...

What Everyone’s Saying!

It’s amusing to look back at my days a year and a half ago. A "busy day" often meant we saw three people! In September, White Dental Studio expanded our available hours and is now open for the full day on Wednesdays! We are also searching for that perfect someone to...

Back to School: A Dentist’s Best Advice

It's back to school time! For many of us, this is an exciting, stressful, nerve wracking, and fun adventure as summer winds to a close and our children gear up to go back to the classroom. For some of us (my family included), this is the beginning of kindergarten and...

Tough Dental Terms Defined

"What the heck is my dentist talking about?! Sometimes I feel like I need a dental dictionary!"   Recently my wife came across some language related to dentistry which she found intriguing, and that got us thinking: What are some terms we use in dentistry that...

What’s In My Tooth?

As a profession, so many fillings are placed every year that we, as dentists, have nearly become numb to the fact that patients usually don't know what is in their filling with the exception of "it's white" or "it's silver". We are going to review the two most...

Green Your Dental Routine | White Dental Studio

Ooh, that rhymes! Happy Earth Day It's Earth Day! We love Earth Day because it's a great reminder each year that, a) we need to do all we can to preserve our environment starting today and b) we are not alone! It's always so encouraging to see how many people also...

5 Best Dental Tips for Kids

This week wraps up the end of National Children's Dental Health Month and we've spent the month educating parents about ways to improve upon their children's dental health. Today we've collected 5 of our best dental tips for kids that every parent needs to know. So...

What IS Toothpaste?

Ahhhhhhhhhh. I just brushed my teeth and they've never felt fresher....   Not long ago, we shared some basics on home care. Hopefully you found our pearls to pearly whites helpful. When our patients leave from a hygiene visit at White Dental Studio, we give them...

100% Natural Home Care Products

We have explored many environmentally friendly and natural home care products available over the past year and are pleased to offer Tooth and Gum Tonic and Tooth and Gums Paste from The Dental Herb Company at White Dental Studio in Ashland, OR! We continue to offer...

Cosmetic Dentistry in Ashland OR

Cosmetic dentistry can do many things to improve a persons smile from closing gaps in the front teeth, straightening with orthodontia for function & esthetics, to gingival contouring to make the gumline more symmetric or even. As restorations such as fillings and...