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At Pleasant Valley Dental, we are passionate about continuing education so we can ensure we’re providing the best dental care possible. But what good is our knowledge if we don’t share it with our patients and our community? If you’re interested in learning more and taking your health into your own hands, follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health—from facts about crowns, bridges, and dentures (oh my), to oral-systemic health, to the history of the toothbrush!

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Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less?  As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

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Posted June 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services

Adult Dentistry: It’s Never Too Late for Dental Care

Good News for Grown-Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be tough to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown-up lifestyle?  Pleasant […]

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Posted May 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental News

DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

If you are looking for a dentist in Vernon, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50.  Either way, you’re probably wondering what the […]

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Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services

TMJ: The Root of Your Pain

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a really long name… so let’s call it TMJ.  That sounds more familiar—you’ve probably heard it before. Maybe some lingering pain in your chewing muscles and bones even have you wondering if you have it.  TMJ dysfunction is sometimes called TMD, TMJD, or TMJ Syndrome, especially if there seem to be […]

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Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?

Pleasant Valley Dental believes that natural beauty comes first. Our priority is for you to feel comfortable in your smile, and nothing should hold you back from laughing and grinning each day. Many different dental treatments can bring you this lifelong confidence.  But we also know that the right makeup can enhance your natural beauty. […]

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Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care

A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this – you have come to see Vernon dentists at Pleasant Valley Dental for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then tell you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been brushing […]

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Posted March 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care

Baby Dentistry: Teething & Other Joys

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t that important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important, both in the present and to set the stage for a lifetime of health. Today Pleasant Valley Dental would like to talk about […]

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