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The basis of sound dental care is routine cleaning and maintenance. We customize cleanings on the basis of your periodontal, (gums and bone), health. We utilize medicated gels along with prescription mouth rinses in problem areas if necessary. Ultrasonic scalers are sometimes used to make the procedure more comfortable and effective as well.

Sealants should be used as part of a child's total preventive dental care. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars (back teeth). Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in these surfaces. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces to prevent decay. Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. It is an easy three-step process: We clean the tooth with a special toothpaste. A special cleansing liquid, on a tiny piece of cotton, is rubbed gently on the tooth and is washed off. Finally, the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield. One sealant application can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked regularly, and reapplied if they are no longer in place.

Children and adults at high risk of dental decay may benefit from using additional fluoride products, including dietary supplements (for children who do not have adequate levels of fluoride in their drinking water), mouth rinses, and professionally applied gels and varnishes.

 

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The Smile Studio
1503 3rd Street
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone :: 503-842-2386
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Welcome
We are here because you are. We want you to have an experience that is compassionate, unique, and effective in meeting your health needs. Our mission is to brighten your smile.
Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM :: Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM :: Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM :: Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM :: Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM :: Friday
Closed :: Saturday
Closed :: Sunday
Testimonials
"You definitely go above and beyond in the customer service dept.  I have never been treated this good in a dentist office."

- Cathy W.

"From childhood and the ugly experiences  I suffered, it was nearly impossible to get me to a dentist by free will.  Circumstances brought me to Dr. Lee Long and the experience has brought me around.  His compassion and expertise along with lack of judgmental posturing has made me not only a patient, but a fan also.  No pain, no problem."

-Gary Q.
The Smile Studio
1503 3rd Street Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-2386