Category Archives: Oral Health

Orthodontics at Valley Dental Group!

Dr. Basile, who is known by his patients as “Dr. Joe” provides orthodontic care at Valley Dental Group on Tuesdays! More and more adults are choosing to receive orthodontic care for reasons such as crowding and spacing, uneven bite which … Continue reading

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Stress and Your Oral Health

We would like to share some ways that our bodies may respond to stress from an oral health point of view, and ways to calm our bodies and minds. The habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, usually while  sleeping … Continue reading

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Beating Bad Breath

Bad breath has many causes, such as: Tooth Decay Periodontal (gum) Disease Bacteria growing on the tongue Dry mouth Use of tobacco products Sinus or respiratory infections We can help you find the cause of bad breath and if it’s … Continue reading

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25 years for Dr. Brian Evensen at Valley Dental Group!

Dr. Evensen started practicing dentistry at Valley Dental Group in 1989, and became a partner in 1996.  Dr. Evensen practices general dentistry with emphasis on preventative, restorative, and cosmetic aspects.  He has enjoyed providing lifetime care to many patients over … Continue reading

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Do you wake up with headaches, and sore jaw muscles?

Do you wake up with dull headaches, vise-like pain, or stiff, sore jaw muscles?  If so, you may have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth called bruxism.  Many people are unaware they even do this because it often … Continue reading

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Summer!

Summer is a time for vacations, relaxing with friends and family, and carefree fun.  Here are some tips to make sure that your oral health stays on track for the summer: Think about having a check-up before leaving on summer … Continue reading

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April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Close to 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. When found at early stages of development, oral cancers have an 80 to 90 % survival rate Continue reading

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Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late!

PUTTING OFF DENTAL TREATMENT IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA. Problems may start out small, but could get much bigger.  Possible effects of waiting too long for treatment may include: More pain More complex and lengthier treatment Increased treatment costs due … Continue reading

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Floss Em’ to Keep Em’ !!

Flossing may be more important than brushing. YES, you need to brush twice a day, but if you’re not flossing, you’re missing a lot of debris. Only flossing cleans the sides of the teeth that face neighboring teeth, and even … Continue reading

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3 Tips For Keeping Your Teeth Healthy This Summer

Summer is nearly here. This is the time when we’re out and about, enjoying the weather playing sports, and cooling down with sweet, cold beverages and ice cream. We want to give you a few tips to make sure you … Continue reading

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