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 08, 2023 | Mint Dental Works

Expert Information Regarding the Purpose, Care, and Removal of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth. Do we all get them? Why or why not? If so, do they need to be removed? You…

Read More
December 02, 2020 | Mint Dental Works

Bleeding Gums & Covid-19

Did you know that bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease? While a dental professional should diagnose the exact…

Read More
October 22, 2018 | Mint Dental Works

5 Things at Halloween That are Good for Your Teeth

You might expect your dentist’s life work is to warn all about the dangers of sugar and candy. But let’s be…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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. …

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More