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6 Bits of Teeth Trivia

#triviatuesday Seal Smile

*Mammals (including humans) get only two sets of teeth – baby and adult teeth. In all other toothed vertebrates, new teeth replace old ones. *Humans aren’t the only ones who can suffer from oral health problems. Since they don’t consume sugar,…

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Ancient Dentistry

Ancient Egyptian Dentistry

*There is evidence that dentistry has been practiced since 7000 BC. *Until the 18th century during the European Age of Enlightenment, cavities and other forms of tooth decay were thought to be caused by a ‘tooth worm.” *The earliest evidence of…

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The Legend of the Tooth Fairy

tooth fairy meme

Ancient Tooth Related Myths The Tooth Fairy as we know it is a relatively recent creation, like other myths, evolved over time. There are traditions, legends and myths dating back millennia with regards to loosing your baby teeth. Early norse…

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Fun Facts About Teeth

Toothbrush talks to toilet paper

Here are some funny (and some weird) dental tidbits that we think you’ll enjoy. The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton.  In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633.00 or in today’s terms $35,700.00. The…

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Earth day: What YOU can do to help

We all know that it’s important to take care of our planet. What many of us aren’t too sure of, however, is what we can do as individuals to help make it better. Below are a few easy tips to…

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Help us help local children!

This month, Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry is involved in three great opportunities to give back to the kids in our community! We hope that you’ll join us in helping others in need and being a part of something bigger. Healthy Beginnings…

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The Importance of Safe Technology

In the age of smartphones and tablets, there’s no question that the pediatric dentistry industry has been touched by the rapid advances in technology we are witnessing every day. The key to adopting this new technology is making sure it’s…

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Meet Terri, our new office manager!

Terri - Office Manager at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry in Bend, Oregon

At the heart of our practice is a team of dental professionals who love working with kids. Building trust and setting a positive tone for each appointment is our highest priority, and it all begins with our lovely ladies in…

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The Truth About Fluoride

Cavities used to be a fact of life. But now that fluoride is readily available, tooth decay has been significantly reduced. Fluoride dramatically decreases a person’s chances of getting cavities by making teeth stronger. It also helps repair the early…

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Get to know Dr. Swan!

Dr Swan Pediatric Dentist Bend, Or | Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry

A big welcome to our newest addition to Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Ashley Swan! Get to know her with a few quick questions. Where are you from? After graduating from dental school at Tufts University in Boston, I practiced in…

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The Wait is Over. Welcome to Our New Website!

A warm welcome to patients and parents from Dr. Steve and Dr. Stephanie and the rest of us at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry!  We are so excited to show you around. Our website has undergone a bit of a  face lift,…

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Now Collecting Donations for KIDS Center!

Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry is proud to support KIDS Center, a child abuse intervention center, by collecting journals for kids in the month of November! We’d like to kick off this great donation drive by sharing some background information on this…

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