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The Importance of Senior Dental Care

By Dental Designs | Jan 20, 2017

As your dentist in Vancouver, Washington, Dr. Lance Heppler wants all of his patients to know that you can’t enjoy quality overall health without also enjoying quality oral health. Just as a cut on your finger can allow bacteria to enter the blood stream, infections caused by gum disease can also spread throughout the body.…

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Six Natural Cold Remedies that Can Help You Quickly Recover

By Dental Designs | Dec 27, 2016

Now that the winter weather has firmly set in over your favorite Vancouver dental office, it’s time to prepare for the return of cold and flu season. Considering that every common cold causes working adults to lose an average of 8.7 work hours (5.9 hours of on-the-job loss and 2.8 hours of absenteeism), according to…

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Lowering Your Child's Risk of Peanut Allergies

By Dental Designs | Nov 15, 2016

It’s never easy when parents try to decide when the best time is to start feeding their child solid foods. A child’s diet can depend on a variety of factors that range from oral health development to concerns over potential allergies. While your Vancouver dentist recommends speaking with your pediatrician before starting a child on…

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How Tiny Bubbles Can Help Clean Your Teeth

By Dental Designs | Mar 20, 2016

As your Vancouver dental care provider, our staff at Dental Designs recommends that patients visit our Vancouver dental care clinic once every six months for cleanings to help reduce the risk of dental decay and disease. While brushing and flossing remain excellent daily habits that help eliminate plaque – a harmful oral bacteria – from…

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Antibiotics After Implant May Not Be Needed

By Dental Designs | Nov 15, 2015

  At Dental Designs Vancouver, your cosmetic dentist in Vancouver, Dr. Lance Heppler, utilizes the latest dental tools and techniques so he can provide his patients with the best dental care possible. Staying at the forefront of the dental industry means following the latest breakthroughs and study results to determine what’s the best type of…

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A Brief Tutorial of Gingivitis

By Dental Designs | Jun 26, 2015

Gingivitis! Anytime we hear the suffix -itis (which means inflammation) we all probably cringe a little bit, right? After all, it means that something is wrong. With gingivitis, it means something is “wrong” with your gums– they are irritated and inflamed. However, there’s a positive spin to this dastardly -itis: it is a message. Gingivitis is a…

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Your Seasonal Smile

By Dental Designs | Apr 30, 2015

Washingtonians know there’s more to our produce than apples. Your Vancouver WA dentist is a connoisseur of a wide variety fresh and local fruits and vegetables, and there’s a good reason: diet is a critical element in dental health.  No matter how good your oral hygiene, if you aren’t eating right for your mouth– your…

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Possible Cure for Sensitive Teeth

By Dental Designs | Jan 27, 2015

Pain from sensitive teeth can make a big impact on your life, making eating and drinking a chore rather than a pleasure. In some cases, a simple glass of cold water can be so painful that patients with sensitive teeth report going thirsty! Now a possible cure for sensitive teeth is in the works, and…

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The Truth About Allergies and Tooth Pain

By Dental Designs | Jun 16, 2014

As late spring and summer bring forth flowering plants and blooms galore, many people are suffering from seasonal hay fever and allergies. From itchy eyes to running noses and uncontrollable sneezing, many sufferers across Washington and Oregon know the pains of this seasonal dilemma. It turns out that allergies also can also affect your dental…

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