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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 […]

Gum Disease – More Than Just Gums

November 13th, 2017

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true: your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Shih at Waterloo Heights should know. We’ve seen mouths from all […]

What Are Essential Oils?

September 27th, 2017

Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients that you can customize for almost any oral hygiene need. As with any DIY dental treatment, do your research and be cautious. Not all oils are safe to ingest and some may hurt you if applied […]

What is Dental Botox®?

September 13th, 2017

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 irons out wrinkles by attaching to a muscle and preventing it from contracting. (Muscle contracting […]

How Dental Night Guards Can Help You

August 13th, 2017

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in West Salem during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their […]

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

July 27th, 2017

Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. We know you love […]

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 […]

Baby Dentistry: Teething and Other Joys

May 27th, 2017

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth so soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important today and to set the stage for a lifetime of health. Let’s talk about those tiny teeth: teething and how to take care […]

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

May 13th, 2017

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true! It can be disorienting and frustrating to watch your health change with age, but you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just a part of the game. On the contrary, your oral health […]

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