Freshly Minted

Sink your teeth into a variety of dental-related subjects from our doctors and staff. Our blog offers informative and entertaining reads inspired by patient questions, the latest technology, and amusing anecdotes. We’ll even spotlight topics that align with our mission and culture like sustainability. Learn about the fringe benefits of smiling, find out if flavored sparkling water is bad for your teeth, and get our take on the latest dental research.

Who knew dentistry could be so interesting?

September 17, 2018 | Mint Dental Works

Benefits of Regular Screening for Oral Cancer

Coming in for your six-month check-up allows us to do more than prevent cavities and gum disease. These regular appointments…

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May 21, 2018 | Mint Dental Works

What Makes a Dentist Green?

The Pacific Northwest shines with signs of spring – blooming trees, a long-awaited sun glinting on the Willamette River, and…

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March 30, 2018 | Mint Dental Works

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

If you’re missing one or more teeth, one of today’s best options for replacement is a dental implant. Implants create…

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February 26, 2018 | Mint Dental Works

Top Tricks to Get Kids Flossing

We bet the fact that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month isn’t on your calendar…but maybe it should be. …

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January 31, 2018 | Mint Dental Works

Strategies to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Imagine walking into the dentist office relaxed and confident. You’re sure that there’s a caring team of professionals who’ve created…

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December 13, 2017 | Mint Dental Works

Are Electric Toothbrushes Worth the Money? 

The toothbrush has come a long way in recent decades, but even ancient cultures knew it was important to take…

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November 21, 2017 | Mint Dental Works

Diabetes Affects Your Dental Health 

November is national diabetes month, so we thought now is the perfect time to tell you about the connection between diabetes and oral health. Diabetes is a disease…

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October 17, 2017 | Mint Dental Works

Are Flavored Sparkling Beverages Safe for Your Teeth?

It’s no secret that soda pop is bad for you:  the sugar isn’t good for our teeth, our waistlines, or…

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September 25, 2017 | Dr. Jason McMillan

You’re never fully dressed without a smile!

Little Orphan Annie was onto something when she belted out that old, familiar adage, “you’re never fully dressed without a…

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