Since 2006, Dr. Jeremy Archibald has provided his Gresham dental patients with comfortable, personalized dental care.
Are you visiting Jeremy Archibald Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to find a new Gresham dental care provider for ongoing oral health and maintenance? We’re very happy to assist you and would like to thank you in advance for choosing us.
A healthy, great-looking smile can dramatically improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. If you have a smile that requires repair, Gresham dentist, Dr. Archibald, can provide the advanced dental treatment needed to restore your smile back to health.
Do you hide your teeth when you smile because of a missing tooth? Whatever the reason for gap in your smile, a missing tooth can create significant changes in your mouth and with your general health and appearance.
A healthy body requires having a healthy mouth. Patients with tooth decay and gum disease have a much higher risk for developing a range of chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer.
At our family dentistry in Gresham, Dr. Archibald specializes in providing advanced oral, dental health treatments for patients of all ages that range from a child's first appointment and exam all the way to senior dental care.
Contact our office today to schedule your next comprehensive dental exam with the Gresham oral health professionals at Jeremy Archibald Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to experience for yourself the difference a great-looking smile can make.
Talk With Our Team
Do you have problems chewing your food? Do you avoid smiling around friends, family and coworkers? Do you have teeth that are broken or painful? Are you anxious about receiving dental treatment because of past dental experiences or have financial concerns about the cost of treatment? During your next visit to our family dental office in Gresham, make sure to discuss these concerns with Dr. Archibald and his awesome team. Sharing your dental concerns will help us provide the dental care you deserve more effectively.
During your next appointment, make sure to mention any concerns you may have about your oral health, including:
- Discomfort experienced when eating or drinking
- Spontaneous tooth pain or any other type of oral discomfort
- Chipped, worn and broken teeth
- Persistent bad breath that doesn’t go away, even after brushing
- Chronic dry mouth or feeling constantly thirsty
- Teeth that move or feel loose
- Dentures that don’t comfortably fit
- Bleeding from the gums, especially when brushing and flossing
- Oral sores or lesions that haven’t healed
- Changes in color or consistency of any part of your mouth
Anything that happens to your oral health that seems unusual or abnormal, we want to hear about it during your next visit to our family dental office in Gresham. The more we know, the better care we can provide so you can continue to enjoy a healthy and attractive smile.
3 Steps Towards Maintaining a Healthy Smile
Studies have found that a person’s smile is one of the primary features others notice, especially with first impressions. Maintaining a healthy smile is achievable by all. By taking just three simple steps, you can achieve a smile that you will have confidence in showing.
Step 1.) Brush twice a day. Brushing is your MVP when it comes to enjoying a healthy, great-looking smile. It’s a habit most people have performed daily since childhood, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they get it right. For the best results that will make your smile truly shine, you need to brush for at least 2 minutes in the morning and again at night, taking care to remove plaque from all tooth surfaces. Consider purchasing a mechanical tooth brush and use an ADA approved toothpaste containing fluoride. Desensitizing toothpastes are effective at reducing brushing associated tooth discomfort.
Step 2.) Floss daily, yes really! If brushing is the MVP, then flossing is the ever-trusty sidekick in
the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing works to remove food particles and harmful bacteria that linger in the mouth, in areas where a toothbrush cannot reach: between your teeth and below the gum line. These areas comprise over 33 percent of your total mouth. That means you fail to clean about a third of your mouth every time you decide not to floss. If that wasn’t convincing enough, consider that the most common place for cavities to form is actually between your teeth. Additionally, gingivitis/periodontal disease that occurs with inadequate plaque removal can create chronic inflammation that is unhealthy, not just for our mouth, but our general health as well. Do your smile a favor and take the time to floss thoroughly every day.
Step 3.) Schedule regular exams and cleanings at our family dental office in Gresham. While brushing and flossing contribute with keeping your smile looking its best each day, regular professional cleanings allow our gentle and thorough hygienist to help you clean areas that are harder to reach and remove tenacious deposits (calculus/tartar) from your teeth that brushing and flossing can’t. Regular exams provide Dr. Archibald the chance to spot any signs of dental disease early, while treatment options are often less invasive and less expensive to treat. Dr. Archibald can also discuss aesthetic improvements to place teeth in their proper positions, change the color of dark teeth or improve the appearance of discolored, worn and broken teeth. Make the time to commit to these three steps and you’ll enjoy the healthy and attractive smile you deserve.