Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC
(503) 673-9097





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Kooning Family Dentistry

We offer comprehensive dental services for the entire family. Our staff, along with Christopher Kooning, DMD are here to educate, offer tips and to oversee your oral health, offering preventive care, dental restorations, and cosmetic dentistry. Your oral health is important to everything we do, how we express ourselves, what we eat, and how we communicate. We want your mouth to show the best part of you, your smile.








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Kooning Family Dentistry

We offer comprehensive dental services for the entire family. Our staff, along with Christopher Kooning, DMD are here to educate, offer tips and to oversee your oral health, offering preventive care, dental restorations, and cosmetic dentistry. Your oral health is important to everything we do, how we express ourselves, what we eat, and how we communicate. We want your mouth to show the best part of you, your smile.








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(503) 673-9097
(503) 675-3503

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4.9
36












15962 Boones Ferry RdSuite 105
Lake Oswego
OR
97035


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How Computers and Video Games Cam Damage Your Teeth
Posted on 11/25/2018 by Kooning Family Dentistry
Computer and video games are a major pastime for many people. Unfortunately, this sometimes comes at the expense of the oral health. These are some of the ways that your computer and video game usage might be affecting your teeth. Poor Food ChoicesIf you spend hours in front of the computer or TV screen each day, you will likely have less time to prepare healthy, nutritious meals. This may have you grabbing foods that are less than ideal for your teeth. Foods that are high in sugar or simple carbohydrates are common selections, and you may not get the necessary allotment of fruits and vegetables. This gives your mouth plenty of time to create harmful acids that can destroy the enamel and attack your gums. Neglecting Your Oral HealthWhen your life becomes consumed by computers, video games, and other technology, there is a chance that your oral health and other personal hygiene activities will take a back seat in your life. This isn't strictly an issue when it comes to technology – any time that an activity becomes all-consuming, your oral health may be in jeopardy. If you choose to play video or computer games, make sure you are spending the necessary time on caring for your mouth. Chewing on Non-Food ItemsConsider all of the items around your desk – pens, pencils, highlighters, and other office supplies. For people living with an oral fixation, it may be tempting to chew on one of these items while your mind is occupied on your game. You might not even notice that you're doing it, but damage can occur to your teeth. With time, small fractures may develop on the teeth, and they will progress until you break a tooth or filling. To keep your teeth healthy if you use the computer and video games frequently, oral hygiene needs to be a priority. Give our office a call today to set up your next appointment....
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How Do You Floss Around a Bridge?
Posted on 11/15/2018 by Kooning Family Dentistry
Daily flossing is an important part of any oral hygiene routine, and that doesn't change when you have a bridge. However, you may need to change how you approach flossing with these types of restorations. How to Floss Around Your Dental BridgeA bridge consists of at least three crowns that are attached together, and it is then cemented between at least two supporting teeth. The false tooth sits between the two anchors, and floss can be used as normal at these ends of the bridge. The contacts between the anchors and the neighboring teeth are not fused, so floss can slip between them without issue. The false tooth in the center of the tooth is fused to the end pieces, so floss cannot fit in between. Instead, you'll want to floss under the bridge, and this can be achieved with a floss threader. A floss threader uses the same concept as a needle and thread, with the floss threaded into the tool. Then, the threader and floss can be guided between the gums and bridge before flossing the space like normal. The Importance of FlossingSome people believe that because a bridge is an artificial restoration, dental care is not required. This simply isn't true, as you'll still need to ensure the gums and supporting structures remain healthy. Bacteria can easily accumulate under the bridge, and those bacteria produce acids that attack the gums and remaining teeth. Gum disease can advance quickly, leaving you with red and inflamed gums, and research has found that the disease is connected to overall health issues like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. If you have a dental bridge, regular dental appointments are also important to ensure your mouth and appliance stay healthy. Give us a call today to set up your next dental cleaning....
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We Need to Know if Flossing is Something That Causes You Pain
Posted on 10/20/2018 by Kooning Family Dentistry
Whenever there is pain in your mouth you should let us know and pain from flossing is no different. If your gums are tender or inflamed and you see blood in the floss' string, this could indicate you suffer from gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to gingivitis or periodontal disease, which in turn can result in tooth loss. When we do an oral examination, we can see if your gums are healthy. If you suffer from gum disease, sometimes the gums bleed, even when slightly poked with our instruments. What to Do if Gums Hurt When FlossingBrushing and flossing are two of the most important things you can do for your oral health. Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush will clean your teeth and get rid of all the food particle buildup through the day or night. Flossing is crucial to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Those smaller particles caught in the crevices between your teeth are hard to reach with a toothbrush, even an electric one and that is why we strongly urge you to floss at least once daily. Flossing shouldn't hurt, though some patients tend to do it too vigorously, which can irritate the gums. However, it is important to note that if your gums bleed or are painful when flossing, you should let us know as soon as possible. The sooner we treat you, if you have gum disease, the better we can prevent the condition from developing into a more severe problem that could lead to tooth loss. Sometimes, pieces of food get stuck and getting them out with floss can hurt. However, if you are flossing correctly, without applying too much force, flossing should not cause you pain. We need to know if flossing is something that causes you pain, so please let us know....
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All Posts:

How Computers and Video Games Cam Damage Your Teeth
11/25/2018
How Do You Floss Around a Bridge?
11/15/2018
We Need to Know if Flossing is Something That Causes You Pain
10/20/2018
What Can Happen to Your Mouth if You Opt to Chew on Ice Cubes?
10/10/2018
Ways of Protecting Your Teeth During Your Sleep
9/20/2018
Ways of Responding When a Tooth Suddenly Starts to Hurt
9/10/2018
What is Being Tongue-Tied?
8/23/2018
What is Dental Debridement?
8/13/2018
Different Types of Dental Cracks
7/20/2018
Is a Bridge the Best Restorative Option for One Missing Tooth?
7/10/2018
The Effects Stress Can Have on Your Oral Health
6/20/2018
The Dangers of Not Getting Regular Dental Care
6/10/2018
How to Care for New Dental Bonding
5/20/2018
How Headaches and Bruxism Are Related
5/10/2018
Traveling and Toothcare - What You Need to Know
4/20/2018
The Danger of Forgetting Your Daily Flossing
4/10/2018
Which is More Effective, an Air Flosser or a Water Flosser?
3/25/2018
Where is the Safest Place to Store Your Toothbrush?
3/15/2018
Getting More Water Into Your Diet
2/23/2018
Ways of Adding Seaweed Into Your Daily Diet
2/15/2018
Winter Allergies That Can Affect Your Teeth
1/25/2018
Symptoms Your Dental Abscess is Spreading
1/15/2018
Why You Need to Have a Healthy Mouth Before Replacement Surgery
12/23/2017
What Winter's Cold Can Do to Sensitive Teeth
12/13/2017
When to Replace an Old Filling
11/27/2017
When Chewing Hurts, We Need To Know About It
11/17/2017
Treating Dry Socket
10/27/2017
Top Three Causes of Dental Cracks
10/17/2017
Managing Pain of an Erupting Tooth When You Get Older
9/30/2017
Managing Pain Following a Filling
9/20/2017
Can Wearing a Mouth Guard Reduce Mouth Pain?
8/25/2017
Daily Ways of Whitening Your Teeth
8/17/2017
What You Can Do to Protect Dental Crowns
7/30/2017
What Summer Heat Means for Your Teeth
7/23/2017
Why Your Dentist May Use a Laser for Your Gums
6/30/2017
Why You Want to Avoid Orange Lipstick if You Want a Whiter Smile
6/20/2017
What Fiber Offers Your Mouth When You Eat It
5/30/2017
What Causes Dental Cracks?
5/20/2017
How Can You Get Caffeine without Dealing with Tooth Stains?
4/30/2017
How Does Sensitive Formula Toothpaste Help Your Teeth Not Hurt?
4/20/2017
Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC
(503) 673-9097


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15962 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 105
Lake Oswego, OR 97035


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