Lake Oswego Dentistry Blog

General & Cosmetic Dentist Serving Lake Oswego, West Linn & Nearby Portland, Oregon

4 Dental Hygiene Tips for a Healthy Smile

October 10, 2019
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At Contemporary Dental Health, routine cleanings can go a long way towards achieving healthy teeth and gums. However, good oral hygiene doesn’t start and stop with your dental visits. Follow the tips below to establish a complete at-home dental care routine that can help keep tooth decay, cavities, and other problems at bay. 1. Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day Brushing your teeth is a crucial step in your oral hygiene routine. You probably know that you should brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. But you may not be familiar with every element of proper brushing technique, including: Using a soft-bristled toothbrush Placing your toothbrush… Read Full Post

Now Accepting Delta Dental Premier Insurance by Moda

October 01, 2019
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At Contemporary Dental Health, we are committed to providing exceptional, comprehensive dental care to individuals and their families across Oregon. To help fulfill that vision, we are now accepting patients enrolled in the Delta Dental Premier plan through Moda, Inc and the Delta Dental Association. If you are interested in learning more about insurance coverage and paying for dental services, please view our payment and financing information. Dental Services Covered Under Delta Dental Premier Regular dental visits help keep your teeth and gums healthy. During your initial appointment, experienced dentist Dr. Keith Ogawa will likely examine your mouth… Read Full Post

Is It Safe to Whiten Your Teeth?

August 29, 2019
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As someone dealing with stains or discoloration, you may be interested in teeth whitening to brighten your smile. Naturally, you want to know if it’s possible to achieve a lighter shade without damaging your enamel or irritating your gums. The good news is that a professional whitening treatment, performed in-office or with customized at-home whitening trays, is a safe, comfortable, and effective way to achieve the results you want. However, when it comes to other methods, such as DIY options and over-the-counter products, the answer is not as straightforward. Keep reading to learn about the safety of several different teeth whitening approaches. DIY… Read Full Post
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How Much Do Veneers Cost?

June 03, 2019
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You want a stunning smile that gives you the confidence to express yourself. Porcelain veneers are an effective way to achieve that goal because they can make your teeth look whiter, straighter, and better-proportioned. Due to the popularity of this cosmetic dentistry service, patients frequently ask us, “How much do porcelain veneers cost?” Veneers are not a one-size-fits-all treatment, meaning the price varies significantly between patients. It’s difficult to provide you with a cost estimate without meeting with you in person to evaluate your specific case. Dr. Keith Ogawa will happily discuss the amount that you can expect to pay for porcelain veneers… Read Full Post

How Long is the Dental Crown Process?

April 22, 2019
Tooth crowns protect teeth when they need it the most. These state-of-the-art restorations provide a way for dentists to save a tooth threatened by decay or damage. You may wonder what the process involves if you think you need a dental crown or if you've been told you need one. In general, it will take roughly 2-3 dentistry visits over a few weeks to complete the crown process. Read below for more information about that process. The Consultation The very first step is to consult experienced dentist Dr. Keith Ogawa. He determines whether you need a crown based on the symptom or tooth damage you have developed. In… Read Full Post

Welcome to Our New Dental Website

February 19, 2019
At Contemporary Dental Health, we believe that everyone deserves individualized, gentle dental care. We want you to rely on us for all of your dentistry needs. First and foremost, we pride ourselves on our welcoming, judgment-free environment. Our staff members genuinely care about you and your oral health. We want you to have a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. At the head of our professional, compassionate team is Dr. Keith Ogawa. He is an experienced, LVI-trained dentist with over 25 years of experience. His incredible familiarity with both cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry services allows him to achieve unparalleled results for his patients. Dr. Ogawa’s primary goal is… Read Full Post