Aloha Dental Center, Dr. Thomas Reedal, DMD

We will commit ourselves to earning your trust as we provide excellent dental care to you and your entire family. We are committed to using our knowledge and experience to bring you quality care.

We will strive to make your dental experience as comfortable and gentle as we can.

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[03/25/13]   When did brushing one's teeth everyday become a regular habit in the United States? Not until after World War II. While mass-produced toothbrushes were available before that time, everyday tooth brushing was not the norm until soldiers in World War II were instructed on daily brushing habits.

[03/22/13]   The first person to mass-produce the toothbrush did so while in jail. William Addis of England drilled holes in an animal bone and glued bristles onto the bone. Addis' company continues today, known as Wisdom Toothbrushes.

[03/19/13]   According to historians, the use of toothbrushes was not widely accepted in America until the early portion of the 20th Century. American soldiers were issued toothbrushes and expected to use them each day.

[03/16/13]   Many dentists handle different types of procedures, such as braces and tooth extraction. We are happy to explain the range of dental services available without being referred to a specialist.

[03/13/13]   Are you aware of the amazing benefits of the apple? Apples are actually a natural remedy to bad breath. Apples have plenty of pectin, which controls food odors. In addition, apples cause the body to produce more saliva, and more salvia usually helps to control the bacteria that lead to bad breath.

[03/10/13]   To help limit the spread of bacteria - and the common cold - in households, it is best for toothbrushes to be stored in individual places. Toothbrushes all stored in the same cup or holder can bump up against one another and transfer germs.

[03/07/13]   While it is typically a good idea to visit a dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning, you should get your teeth cleaned professionally three times a year if you have orthodontics.

[03/04/13]   According to historians, the earliest dentist known by name was Hesi-Re, who lived in Egypt more than 5,000 years ago.

[03/01/13]   Did you know that the average person in the U.S. spends about 39 days brushing their teeth in a lifetime? The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time.

[02/26/13]   Proper oral hygiene affects more than just yourself. 32% of Americans cite bad breath as their #1 complaint about coworkers.

[02/23/13]   One of the most common gum diseases is gingivitis, which is a result of poor oral hygiene. Gingivitis can cause gum irritation, redness, and swelling.

[02/20/13]   Do you ever feel like you could break your tooth just because you bit into a piece of hard candy or a nut? If you have weakened tooth enamel, you could crack it, giving bacteria easy entry to your nerves.

[02/17/13]   Did you know that researchers are working with a relatively unknown plant in Mexico that's much sweeter than table sugar but doesn't contribute to tooth decay and may soon be developed as a sweetener substitute?

[02/14/13]   The world's oldest toothpaste formula, which was used more than 1,500 years before Colgate began marketing its brand in 1873, was discovered on a piece of dusty papyrus found in the basement of a Viennese museum.

[02/11/13]   What was the first type of dental floss made from? Silk. While Dr. Levi Spear Parmly recommended the use of silk floss as early as 1815, it was not until 1882 when un-waxed silk floss became widely available to the public.

[02/08/13]   Did you know that you aren't born with the bacteria that cause tooth decay? Kids actually received that from their parents.

[02/05/13]   In the Dark Ages, there was a belief that replacing a lost tooth with someone else's tooth would cause the lost tooth to grow back. Strangely enough, teeth that were derived from hanged criminals were believed to be the most effective.

[02/02/13]   If there is blood in the sink while you brush, that is a warning signal you should not ignore. While it's possible you simply flossed or brushed incorrectly, bleeding gums also can indicate gum disease. You should call to set up an appointment as soon as possible.

[01/30/13]   Along with being one of the most trusted professions in the United States, dentistry was also rated by a Gallup poll as one of the most interpersonal professions and best in delivery and quality of care.

[01/27/13]   Did you know that the quality of your tooth enamel determines how bright your pearly whites will be? Following proper dental hygiene techniques can help speed along teeth whitening procedures.

[01/24/13]   Do you ever worry that years of drinking soda, coffee and fruit juices have damaged your teeth's enamel? Using enamel-restoring mouthwashes in conjunction with fluoride toothpaste can help.

[01/21/13]   While heading into our office for your regular check-up may not be at the top of your list of fun things to do, it's necessary. A professional cleaning is often the only way to remove hardened plaque from teeth and gums.

[01/18/13]   Studies show people whose diet includes drinks sweetened with sugar are 63 percent more likely to have tooth decay, cavities, tooth loss and other dental issues.

[01/15/13]   One of the main culprits of tooth decay is smoking ci******es. Smoking interrupts the calcium absorption process in your teeth, which can turn your teeth yellow and cause them to decay.

[01/12/13]   Did you know that brushing your teeth after each meal could actually help you lose weight? For some, brushing their teeth is a psychological signal that food time is over and cravings may stop. Now you can do something good for your teeth and your waistline at the same time.

[01/09/13]   Having white teeth starts with proper oral hygiene. When you take proper care of your teeth, you can slow the erosion of tooth enamel. Eroded enamel often appears more yellow and faded.

[01/06/13]   Any unusual or lingering pain in your teeth is a sign of a potentially significant problem. Instead of hoping the pain will go away, see us immediately. In many cases, catching a problem early means a less complicated and costly visit.

[01/03/13]   Is it better to place a cap over the bristles of a toothbrush after each use? Absolutely not. In fact, caps should be avoided on toothbrushes because the caps trap moisture and heat and can create a perfect environment for bacterial growth.

[12/31/12]   While whitening toothpaste is recommended for whitening your teeth slightly, excessive use of whitening toothpaste can damage your tooth enamel and weaken your teeth.

[12/28/12]   Did you know that every person has a unique tongue print? Just like fingerprints, no two people have the same tongue print - that includes identical twins. However, scanning fingerprints is currently preferred to scanning and recording tongue prints.

[12/25/12]   Old superstitions about teeth which have been around for hundreds of years include: people with pointy teeth should not be trusted, overlapping teeth is a sign of one who is "closed-mouthed" and a space between the two front upper incisors is a sign of great wealth.

[12/22/12]   Are you children always running off when it's time to brush their teeth? Since some children are fascinated by gadgets, letting them use an electric toothbrush could make the experience more fun to them.

[12/19/12]   It's always a good idea to put the cap back on your toothpaste so that it doesn't dry up. But don't encase the toothbrush. This will actually encourage the growth of bacteria by trapping moisture.

[12/16/12]   What are a few common superstitions about teeth? That a large space between the teeth is an indication of someone who does not tell the truth while wide front teeth are an indication of someone who is generous.

[12/13/12]   Did you know that severe toothaches can eventual lead to a swollen face? When this happens, make your appointment to see us as soon as possible. In the meantime, an ice pack can help with the swelling.

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3400 SW 187th Ave, Ste 3
Aloha, OR
97003-3105

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
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