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The 7th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back is here!

Trick-or-treaters can bring in their candy to Aspire Dental, located in downtown Portland, and receive $1 per pound of candy. This exciting event is open to all children and their parents in the Portland area. We will be giving away dollars and prize bags, in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. All candy will be donated to deployed U.S. Military troops and the Junior League of Portland’s Gingerbread Jamboree.

In addition to money and a prize bag, kids have the chance to win one of three prize packages for their schools. Special thanks to all of our sponsors for helping to make the event possible!

2018 School Prize Raffle

All participants will earn a raffle ticket for their school, for a chance to win one of these prize packages!

Package 2 - 2 Portland Trail Blazers game tickets, 2 JJ Jump passes, $100 certificate to Saunte Wellness Spa, Saint Cupcake Gift Certificate, Custom Portland Coaster Sets, Aspire Dental Custom Teeth Whitening certificate, 2 bottles of Hip Chicks Wine, Stella & Dot Tote Bag and more!

Package 2 - 2 Portland Trail Blazers game tickets, 2 JJ Jump passes, Saint Cupcake gift certificate, Stella & Dot bracelet cuff, Custom Portland Coaster Sets, Aspire Dental Custom Teeth Whitening certificate, 2 bottles of Hip Chicks Wine and more!

Package 3 - 2 Portland Trail Blazers game tickets, Oaks Park 5 Skater Pass, Stella & Dot necklace, World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry gift certif

Considerations When Caring for Teeth of Older Adults
When caring for teeth at any age, you need to make sure to take care of them properly. Brushing becomes more difficult as we age, which can result in tooth loss or increased tooth decay. Getting a toothbrush with a bigger handle can make this easier as can using an electric toothbrush. Flossing can also be more difficult. To get around this, you may want to consider using handheld flossers as they can get into tight spaces more easily than arthritic fingers.
Dental Concerns When On the Paleo Diet
Going on the Paleo diet can be great for your health. However, it can do a number on your teeth if you are not careful about what you pick to eat. Many people are turning to the Paleo diet for simplicity in their dietary choices. This is a great way of making mealtime easier to figure out. However, if you do not carefully monitor what you eat, you can wind up with oral health problems as a result of your dietary change.

What the Paleo Diet Can Do to Your Teeth

The Paleo includes eating a wide array of meats and produce. You will find yourself eating tons of protein, along with lots of fruits and vegetables. If you are not used to eating a ton of vegetables, and you used to eat dairy, you will likely have a dip in your calcium intake. This can result in weaker bones and teeth. You need to make sure that you eat vegetables that are incredibly high in calcium, such as spinach or kale. This way, you keep up with how much calcium your body needs and don't risk your health by switching the foods you eat.

If your doctor and you believe that your body could benefit from a switch to the Paleo diet, then enjoy the change. Just make sure that you keep up with your body's needs during that time. If you consume too little calcium, you could wind up facing problems with your teeth that could result in increased tooth decay or even tooth loss.

What Can Be Done to Decrease Tooth Sensitivity?
When your teeth become sensitive to heat and cold, it can become incredibly painful. However, it is also something that can be addressed. Many people get sensitive teeth because they have a cavity that needs treatment. Some people also develop tooth sensitivity because they have acid erosion wearing away their enamel. If you want to decrease the sensitivity of your teeth, you should schedule an appointment for an evaluation to help determine the cause and best treatment option.

Something to Smile About!

Aspire Dental | | (503) 221-9439
511 SW 10th Ave, #902. Portland, OR 97205



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