Dental Technology

At Waterloo Heights, we believe knowledge is power. The more you know, the better you are equipped to make good decisions and small changes that can make big impacts for not just your oral health, but your overall health and well-being. We place a strong emphasis on education to give our patients the tools they need to be healthy and live their best lives. Follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health.

Is it Time to Straighten?

December 13th, 2017

When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential […]

Dental Inlays & Onlays

July 13th, 2017

Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a tooth will not heal itself and you need to take care of it immediately. Depending on how bad the damage is and where it is located, your dentist will likely recommend an inlay, onlay, or a […]

Dental Crowns 101

June 27th, 2017

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what a crown is—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life—they do everything from begin your digestion to make a great first impression—and you deserve a beautiful, fully functioning set. If your teeth need a boost in any way, or […]

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

April 27th, 2017

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth (and your life) by the time you are finally mature and supposedly “wise” wisdom teeth are simply molars in the far back of your mouth. Whether or not these molars cause you problems is anyone’s guess, but if you’re experiencing some specific pain in your […]

Cosmetic Dentistry – A Beautiful Smile is a Powerful Thing

March 13th, 2017

There is a law of nature that “function follows form.” It’s a saying that means that how something looks actually determines how it works. For example, you may own many screwdrivers of different sizes and shapes (form) to loosen all different kinds of screws (function). Think of a watering can with a long spout that’s […]

Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

July 27th, 2016

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, oxygen. The Power of Ozone in Dentistry Oxygen is essential for your cellular health and […]

Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

May 27th, 2015

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in West Salem should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Waterloo Heights […]

Six Month Smiles – Treatment for a Lifetime of Smiles

December 13th, 2014

Nobody wants to wear braces for several years. If you didn’t get them during adolescence, then it’s probably not high on your list of things to do as an adult. And yet, crooked teeth and displeasing smiles don’t go away on their own. Luckily, Waterloo Heights Dental Center has the perfect compromise: Six Month Smiles. By […]

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

January 27th, 2014

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and many more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a […]

Forget About Traditional Braces

May 27th, 2013

It’s no secret that regular old braces carry a certain stigma. The brackets, wires, and small, colored bands are clunky and painful, and most people shudder at the thought of having to get them. However, the dentistry of today is very different and Dr. Shih has options for you that are less-invasive, nearly invisible, more […]

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