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Going To The Dentist When Pregnant

When you’re pregnant, everything changes. Even your teeth! You don’t lose calcium or teeth when pregnant. But the extra progesterone and estrogen in your body can alter the way your gum tissue interacts with plaque. (And cravings can alter the way you feel about Dairy...

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Happy Friday from Dr. Gemmell, Dr. Holland and staff!

Happy Friday from Dr. Gemmell, Dr. Holland and staff!       WE LOOK FORWARD TO BRIGHTENING YOUR SMILE Make An Appointment Distinctive Dentistry: Robert Gemmell DMD 1775 River RoadEugene, OR 97404 Phone: (541) 689-1287 Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am–5:00 pm Sat -...

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Fight Against ENAMEL Cruelty

Please join the fight against ENAMEL CRUELTY!     Click below to schedule an appointment! WE LOOK FORWARD TO BRIGHTENING YOUR SMILE Make An Appointment Distinctive Dentistry: Robert Gemmell DMD 1775 River RoadEugene, OR 97404 Phone: (541) 689-1287 Hours: Mon -...

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How do our teeth develop?

How do our teeth develop?   Just in the first few days of forming in our mothers as embryos we have teeth! Teeth, our nervous system and spine all form together in a tissue called ectoderm; it’s on the first three tissues formed after fertilization. Our baby teeth...

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My gum has grown away from the tooth. Why does this happen?

My gum has grown away from the tooth. Why does this happen?   Over aggressive brushing, teeth clenching/grinding and old age can lead to gum recession. As dentists, we recommend patient use a ‘soft’ bristled brush or an electric tooth brush. Some patients aggressively...

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Do you need a root canal for every crown?

Do you need a root canal for every crown?   The short answer is no, not all crowned teeth require root canals. At the core center of each of our teeth is the nerve or the pulp. The nerve not only reacts to hot, cold and traumatic stimuli but it also has a blood supply...

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