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Why Does My Composite Bonding Keep Chipping?

Are you constantly dealing with chipped composite bonding? If so, you're not alone. Here are some tips to stop the chipping!

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How Long Do Dental Implants Really Last?

Dental implants can be an investment, and knowing what to expect is vital.

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The Difference Between Bonding and Veneers

Which one is right for you? Let's dive into the details.

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Dental Bridges vs. Implants: Which Is Right For You?

Are you missing one or more teeth and looking for a solution to restore your smile? If you are considering dental bridges or implants, this blog is right for you!

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Can Dental Implants Stop Bone Loss? Answering Your Top FAQs

Our experienced dentists answer your top questions about how implants can prevent bone loss in missing tooth gaps. Get the facts you need to make informed implant decisions!

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Does Pineapple Juice Speed Up Wisdom Tooth Recovery?

After you get your wisdom teeth removed, it will take some time to heal and recover, and you’ll experience some bleeding, swelling, and discomfort.

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How Can I Prevent Dry Socket After Wisdom Tooth Surgery? 5 Simple Tips

Dry socket happens when the blood clot that grows over your extraction site becomes dislodged.

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Are Veneers Permanent? Everything You Should Know Before Treatment

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular ways to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry. One common question patients ask is “are veneers permanent?” If you get a set of veneers, do you have to keep them forever?

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Recognizing The Top 5 Signs That You Need a Tooth Filling

If you recognize one or more of the following symptoms, you may need a tooth filling in Portland, and you should come to Five Pines Dental for a consultation with our team.

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What Causes Yellow Teeth? Understanding The 5 Most Common Culprits

In this blog from Five Pines Dental, we’ll go over the five most common factors that can cause yellow and stained teeth. 

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Implants Vs. Dentures – Explaining The Basics (And What’s Right For You)‍

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be wondering if dental implants or dentures are the right choice for you. Visit Five Pines Dental to find out which one may be the best option for you. 

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Ask a Hygienist: Stress and Your Oral Health

Learn about how stress effects your body and why preventative care is especially important when under increased stress.

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Clothing Drive

We're hosting a clothing drive for queer/trans youth through the Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center here in Portland.

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Top 5 Tips For Easing Dental Anxiety – Get The Care You Need Without Fear

At Five Pines Dental, our goal is to provide you with the expert dental care you need for a healthy mouth, even if you have dental anxiety. Our office is a welcoming, judgment-free place, and Dr. Zeller is always willing to make accommodations for anxious patients and offer sedation dentistry.

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Which Clear Aligner Brand Is Right For Me? Explore your Options!

At Five Pines Dental, we offer both Invisalign and Archway, our in-house clear aligner therapy. So what are the differences between the two, and which one is right for you? Find out now.

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How To Clean Invisalign Trays – Everything You Need To Know About Aligner Care

If you’re getting Invisalign in Portland from Dr. Richard Zeller, you may be wondering how to care for your new trays. How can you keep your trays clean and clear, and keep your teeth healthy during treatment? Get all the details you need in this blog from Five Pines Dental.

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Ask a Hygienist: Plaque vs. Calculus

What's the difference between plaque and calculus and why does it matter? Laurena shares insight on each and their relevance to your oral health.

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Can My Teeth Shift After Getting Dental Implants? What You Should Know 

If you’ve recently received a dental implant in Portland, you may be wondering what you can expect as you heal and recover. For example, is it possible for your teeth to shift after you get implants? Is this normal, or should you call your dentist? Find out now in this blog from Five Pines Dental.

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Sustainability Goals for the New Year

Read about our new years resolution and plan to implement more sustainability at Five Pines! Cheers to our planet and a happy and healthy 2022.

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Welcome To Five Pines Dental

Welcome to the new Five Pines blog! Located in downtown Portland, our office is dedicated to surprise-free, friendly, and patient-focused dentistry. As a practicing general dentist for more than a decade, Dr. Z provides excellent care for the whole family.

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"I enjoy being involved with my community. As a dentist, you get to meet a lot of people, and potentially help a lot of people, too.”

– Dr. Zeller

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