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Dental News – Dr Priscilla Shih , a general, family & cosmetic dentist, offers dentistry with cleanings, teeth whitening and implants.

What is Dental Botox®?

As specialists in facial anatomy and esthetics, an increasing number of dentists are taking their skills into the world of Botox®. Often associated just with appearances, Botox® can be equally as therapeutic as cosmetic. Botox® is a purified protein that

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Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

Your West Salem dentist, Dr. Priscilla Shih at Waterloo Heights Dental Center knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health, but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically,

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Lemon Juice – The Good, the Bad, & the Sour

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic (or alkaline). Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What is pH

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The Science of Tooth Decay

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in West Salem has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of

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5 Common Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction?

When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over West Salem,

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The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Headaches in West Salem are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Shih would like

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Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Shih would like everyone in West Salem to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should

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When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us in West Salem have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like

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Choosing the Right Dentist

It’s no secret that West Salem residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. We at Waterloo Heights Dental Center understand that choosing

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Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in West Salem. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to

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