Common Oral Health Problems

Common Oral Health Problems

Odds seem pretty good that if you’re looking for West Linn dental care you may be experiencing some kind of oral health problem. Whether a toothache, bleeding gums, or dry mouth, oral problems can happen to anyone at any age. Unfortunately, many people put off visiting the dentist until a major problem arises or they… Continue Reading

Dental Care Shouldn’t Be Linked To Household Income

Dental Care Shouldn’t Be Linked To Household Income

As a family dentist in West Linn, Dr. Matt Roane remains dedicated to providing patients with the best, most affordable dental care possible. In recent years, a growing amount of research has discovered links between an individual’s oral health and a number of chronic illnesses, including stroke, diabetes, dementia and heart disease. While the links… Continue Reading

Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

Inflammation is a major problem in oral health. It’s most commonly seen in the gum tissue, or gingiva, where lack of proper hygiene leads to a buildup of bacterial colonies, called plaques. These plaques emit a caustic acid that severely irritates gum tissue and causes the swelling, redness, localized warmth, and pain, that are typical… Continue Reading

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