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My child may be teething and has some bluish dark spots on his/her gums and running fever-is this normal?

February 26th, 2016

My child may be teething and has some bluish dark spots on his/her gums and running fever - is this normal?
These are called eruptions cyst or eruption hematoma. These bumps very in size, shape, and color. Typically eruption cysts run its course from days to weeks and no treatment is necessary and it resolves by itself. Child may run fever for several days, act fussy, and refuse to eat regular food causing dehydration. Child needs to replenish fluids and nutrients due to running fever for several days. Offer child as much ice cream, popsicles, cold jello, ice cubes, ice water as child wants. It will help to numb the sore areas in child’s mouth and make it more likely that the child may attempt any other food. Watch for any sign and symptoms of flue or cold that may be occurring at the same time as the eruption cysts. Always consult with your dentist or medical provider if you are uncertain if child has flue or cold as secondary infection and stay on the safe side.
Our dental team is dedicated to helping you maintain your oral health and your beautiful smile for many years to come. We look forward to getting to know you and your family. Please contact us at 503.710.9839 or by e-mail at info@adroitdental.com to learn more about the dental care we provide and to schedule an appointment. You can also always stop by and meet us in person at 5493 Amy Street, West Linn, OR 97068. We look forward seeing you soon!

Cracked Teeth – Why?

July 27th, 2015

Cracked Teeth – Why?
One of the common problems we see as dentists is cracked teeth. Any tooth can fracture; just like pavement can crack driving a truck over enough times, but the most common reason is from the weaknesses caused by drilling and filling teeth. Large amalgam fillings are like a lump of soft metal in a crystal glass, slowly creeping and expanding over the years until the tooth cracks apart.
Other reasons could include but not limited to previous root canalled teeth that did not receive proper timely coronal restoration (dental crown) to prevent leakage and/or breakage; clenching or grinding habits; sports injury; or simply tooth decay.


What can be done to prevent it?
Consult your dentist for treatment options best suited for your specific situation. Recommended treatment could include but not limited to: dental crowns, dental veneers, and/or occlusal guard (night guard).
And, always remember to see your dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings.
If you have a concern or a question regarding your teeth please contact us at www.adroitdental.com for more information and to schedule your consultation.

Smile More and Frown Less or Spend Less Energy

December 22nd, 2014


Many things can make a person frown. Anger, depression, stress, tiredness, or frustration just to name a few. The truth is that many people do not even know they frown and often do not see reasons to smile more. Did you know it takes more facial muscles to frown than to smile, so you maybe spending more energy frowning?
If you find yourself in the frowning camp more frequently than in the smiling camp consider the following now and start reducing future wrinkles on your face and make your body feeling happier and even save energy while doing it.

• Frown affects your face. Muscles around the eyes and between the brows are affected the most.
• You smile more when you are happy and remain happy when you continue to smile. When you smile, you feel and look happy.
• It is more difficult to frown than to smile. This is because, you use more muscles to frown and far less muscles to smile.
• You look and feel attractive when you smile and the more you smile, the more attractive you look and feel. The more you frown, the less attractive you become.
• Friend are like magnet to a smiling face. When you smile more you are seen as being friendly by people and they would want to get close to you. But, when you have the habit of frowning you are sure to have less or no friend at all.
• A frowning face is like a turn off for so many people. It is like a barrier. It is like you telling them to stay off. So, they obey.
• Some people when you look at them they look older than their age. This could be because they cultivate the habit of frowning early in life or for a very long time. Yes, people get old fast when they frown a lot. But, when you cultivate the habit of smiling, you look younger and feel younger.
• When you frown excessively, you are sure to invite frown lines and wrinkles on your face especially the forehead. If you must prevent frown lines and wrinkles, then you must stop frowning.

Trigger that smile on your face by being happy more often. You can simply try to do the things you know that make you happy more often. This could be playing sports more often, or spending more time with friends who make you smile more often, or dressing up to work every day, or if you are like me watching a good comedy or hitting a bucket of golf balls at the range also works well.

Dental Benefits and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

November 19th, 2014

Dear Adroit Family Dental Patients: Happy Upcoming Holidays! Please note following office closures we have in the month of November, December and January due to the Holiday Season and staff and providers taking time off to be with their families and loved ones. We hope you will enjoy the holiday with your family and friends.
For any dental emergencies you can still call us at 503.710.9839 and Dr. Smirnoff will return your call at first available opportunity.
The days are: November 27th, November 28th, December 17, December 22, December 24, December 25, December 31, January 1, and January 2nd.
P.S. Please do not forget to brush and floss before bed time every night and if you have not scheduled with us yet to utilize your dental insurance benefits and/or your Health Savings Account(s) please call us at 503.710.9839 as our November and December schedule is filling up quickly. Our office phone number is 503.710.9839.

Thank you,

Adroit Family Dental

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