Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SW Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Why Your Teeth May Be Shifting Around


Posted on 8/23/2015 by Dr. Call
A woman suffering from shifting teeth due to excessive teeth grinding.There are quite a few reasons why your teeth may shift around. It is important to find out why they are shifting so your smile and structure can be protected. Regular dental checkups are the best way to stay on top of shifting teeth, to find the reason for the shifting and to correct the issue. Here are the most common reasons and steps you can take to prevent shifting teeth.

Cavities


This is one of the most harmful reasons. When cavities are left untreated, they do not just damage the one affected tooth. Damage spreads to the gums and causes teeth to become loose around the root. Over time, the teeth begin to shift into the loose areas of the gums. The best way to prevent cavities is to maintain good oral health with regular flossing, brushing, mouthwash and regular cleanings with your dentist.

Grinding of the Teeth


Excessive pressure gets applied to the tooth's structure when grinding takes place. This weakens the strength of the tooth and causes it to become loose under the gum line. It is the same concept as mentioned above. When teeth have room to move around, they will. One of the most common times for teeth grinding is when a person is sleeping. An effective solution to keep your teeth safe is to wear a properly fitted mouth guard at night.

Genetics
Believe it or not, you may not have anything to do with why your teeth may be shifting around. A lot of people think the way teeth come in are the only contribution genetics plays in our oral development. But the truth is that the way your teeth shift can just be plain old genes. Good oral hygiene and regular appointments will allow your dentist to catch the beginning signs of shifting teeth and take the measures needed to treat them.

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Century Dental Creating the Smiles You Dream of!


Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

Hillsboro Family Dentist


We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered


Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology


We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

More questions?


If you have any more questions please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call today at 971-708-1608. We look forward to hearing from you!
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