Can I Still Play Sports While Wearing Dental Braces?

Summer is approaching and with it comes a plethora of outdoor activities, including sports. If you wear dental braces, there are certain precautions you should take. Conventional dental braces can poke and scratch at the inside of your mouth. They can also sustain damage during sports or direct contact activities. But that doesn’t mean you… Read more »

Dental Care During Pregnancy

February was National Children’s Dental Health Month. You’ve probably read tons of articles and information focusing on kids’ dental health and care. But did you know that good dental health starts in the womb? A mother’s dental health is a pretty accurate predictor of the newborn’s oral health. A study published in the Journal of… Read more »

Great Smile Equals Great Life

Orthodontics and Invisalign: Great Smile Equals Great Life Everybody wants to look good and feel their best. It’s a common fact that having a great smile has an enormous impact on an increased confidence level. A higher confidence surely impacts on your business and personal success which is a key component to your happiness. We… Read more »

Proper Oral Care

5 Elements of Proper Oral Care This new year, do you want to keep your teeth and gums the way they currently are, or are you looking for a solution to improve your overall oral health? At the Smile Institute, we welcome all new patients to come and visit us for regular dental cleaning and… Read more »

Tips for Night-time Oral Care

Tips for Night-time Oral Care: Don’t Forget to Brush! You’ve probably heard that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss, but did you know you need to take care of your teeth at night, too? Brushing and flossing daily/nightly removes plaque while it’s still soft so that it won’t harden… Read more »

Fall weather and sensitive teeth

Fall weather and sensitive teeth With the change in weather, you may notice that your teeth are more sensitive. They may be sensitive to the cold air, or you may notice sensitivity when you are enjoying a nice hot cup of apple cider. This can be caused by a few different things. If you have… Read more »

Injuries that Can Occur from River Rafting

Injuries that Can Occur from River Rafting As an extreme watersport, river rafting can be the cause of dental emergencies as well as other injuries. If you want to enjoy river rafting but are concerned about your dental health, here are some things you should know. River Rafting at Eugene Eugene boasts three prominent rivers… Read more »

When Should Parents Get Orthodontics for Children?

When Should Parents Get Orthodontics for Children In the United States and Canada alone, almost 4 million people ages 18 and younger are wearing some form of corrective dental treatment, such as braces or retainers. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, most maligned bites are minor and do not need any form of… Read more »

Ways Dentists can Reduce Waste in Office

Ways Dentists can Reduce Waste in Office There are many aspects of a dental office that can lead to a significant source of waste and ultimately pollute our environment. While certain measures are in place to protect from biological hazards, there are other ways that dentists, like Smile Institute, can help reduce the amount of… Read more »