TenderCare Dental provides a highly trained and motivated team in the Portland, OR area to make your dental experience as pleasant as possible. We offer tender, gentle care for all members of your family. Children and the elderly are always welcome here. At TenderCare, our focus is on providing a friendly, welcoming place where you'll always feel comfortable. Whether you're in need of a routine check-up, or more intensive care, call us for an appointment. We want your next experience in the dentist's chair to be relaxing and pain-free.
At your first appointment, your TenderCare Dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam that includes a visual examination, charting of your teeth, periodontal probing, and diagnosis and treatment recommendations to fit your personal needs. In addition, your dentist will order and examine x-rays of your mouth. These digital images will help the staff at Healthy Smiles establish a baseline of your dental health, as well as identify potential problem areas not visible during a visual examination of your teeth. The digital x-rays include a panoramic view and bitewing x-rays that allow your dentist to evaluate and diagnose your unique dental requirements.
Regular dental cleanings are the best investment in your smile. At your initial appointment and regular check-ups every six months, a trusted dental hygienist will gently and thoroughly clean your teeth. Cleanings help prevent cavities, tooth decay, gum disease and other conditions. A regular cleaning includes the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from teeth using ultrasonic and hand instruments. A fluoride treatment will also be applied to maintain the benefits of each dental cleaning.
Cosmetic dental treatments have increased in popularity over the last several years. A bright, beautiful smile can help with self-esteem, confidence and overall appearance. With the latest technologies available, improving your smile has become faster and more affordable. Our cosmetic treatments can improve or correct bites, whiten teeth, change size or shape of teeth, and fill in unattractive gaps between teeth. TenderCare Dental offers a variety of options so that you can decide which cosmetic dental treatments are right for you.
Periodontal disease (also referred to as periodontitis or gum disease) occurs when bacteria gets into the gumline, slowly destroying it and ultimately leading to tooth loss if left untreated. There are often warnings of periodontal disease, including reddening of the gums or bleeding from the gums when brushing your teeth. More serious symptoms include tender or swollen gums, spaces or pus between teeth and the gumline, and receding gums that make your teeth look longer. At TenderCare dental, we can help prevent and treat periodontal disease in order to restore a healthy smile.
Preventative dental care is crucial to your overall good dental health. Our dentists and staff work with each individual patient to answer questions and address needs in order for you to maintain a bright, healthy smile. Preventative dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, fluoride treatment, tooth sealants, mouth guards, TMJ treatment, and individual instruction in at-home dental care.
Our TenderCare dentists and staff maintain high standards of compassion and quality of work, partnering with you for a long-term solution for your dental needs. The restorative dental care procedures offered at TenderCare dental offices include the tooth-colored restorations, CEREC crowns and bridges along with partial and full dentures. We are privileged to work with you in order to restore the natural beauty of your smile.
At TenderCare Dental, our focus regarding teeth straightening services is to enhance your appearance, improve your health, and to make you look beautiful with our very best in orthodontic treatment. Many of our offices offer Invisalign and Six Month Smiles for minor corrections and repositioning of teeth for cosmetic improvements and permanent restorative procedures.
A tooth can become damaged due to a variety of causes. These can range from injury, repeated dental work, a cracked or broken tooth, or decay. Your tooth may sustain root canal injury with no outward visible sign or symptom until pain begins or your dentist discovers it. The overall goal at TenderCare Dental Center is to treat damaged teeth to help you maintain comprehensive dental health. A root canal procedure may become necessary in order to retain as many natural teeth as possible and ensure the health of your smile.
TenderCare dentist and team members strive to help children feel comfortable and have fun as they visit our offices. Our relaxed atmosphere encourages children to enjoy their regular dental visits and allows them to look forward to visiting us as they grow and develop. TenderCare Dental dentists and staff like to see children twice a year for regularly scheduled teeth cleanings and oral exams in order to ensure strong, healthy smiles!
Consider teeth whitening if your smiles has been darkened from age, coffee, tea, or smoking. Teeth whitening can begin in a TenderCare Dental office with a treatment using a curing light and be completed with take-home bleaching procedures and products. Once teeth have been whitened in a TenderCare Dental office, brief touch-ups under the supervision of a TenderCare dentist can help you achieve the bright smile that you desire!
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a partial denture. A thorough evaluation by your TenderCare dentist will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.
We want to give you back your beautiful smile. With full or partial dentures, your smile will be created specifically for you so that you can eat and speak with comfort and convenience. If you've lost some or all of your teeth due to periodontal disease, our TenderCare dentists and staff will create and implement a Full or Partial Denture treatment plan that suits your needs aesthetically and financially.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to never dread the dentist again? That's only one of the many benefits of Portland sedation dentistry at TenderCare Dental. And if it's been a while since your last dental visit, our doctors can correct any resulting damage or decay, usually in just one or two visits. Whether you need a cavity filled, dentures fitted, treatment for sore gums - or even cosmetic procedures to whiten your teeth or fix a chipped tooth - you'll float through it all without the stress or fear you've experienced before.
It is our goal to help you maintain and improve your oral health. To achieve this goal, the dental care that you and your family receive in our office always includes state of the art equipment. Among the newest technologies is a small laser instrument called the DIAGNOdent, which scans your teeth for hidden decay.
We offer the latest in laser technology, available for soft tissue modification. The laser performs minor surgical procedures and eliminates bacteria without anesthesia for greater patient comfort. Laser is a less invasive and quicker healing way to prepare the gums around the teeth for better impression taking when we do crown and bridgework that is sent to outside laboratories.