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Brought to you by Todd Gifford, DMD, Gifford Family Dentistry - DENTAL INSIDER -


GIFFORD FAMILY DENTISTRY - Todd Gifford, DMDBruxism is defined as excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching. For many, this condition goes unnoticed until symptoms begin to surface.

Symptoms may include:

• Teeth grinding or clenching loud enough to wake others

• Flattened, fractured, chipped or loose teeth

• Increased sensitivity of the teeth

• Soreness or tightness in the jaw or face

• A dull headache or earache

Psychological and physical causes can include anxiety, stress, anger or frustration; poorly aligned teeth; sleep apnea; and certain medications.

Custom therapeutic nightguards are a great treatment option for bruxism.

Look for a dentist who has special training to fabricate a custom therapeutic night guard that can help prevent further damage to your teeth, while also inhibiting your subconscious desire to engage in bruxism while sleeping.

“Facebow” and “Centric Relation” are terms you should listen for when your dentist explains how he or she fabricates such nightguards.

A custom therapeutic nightguard requires more than a simple impression of your upper and lower teeth and is much better than anything that can be purchased over the counter or via the internet.

By better understanding the symptoms, causes and treatments of bruxism, you will be better able to find the relief you need, protect your smile from damage, and grind this destructive habit to a halt.

Gifford Family Dentistry

1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Ste E

Portland, OR 97239

503-246-1710

www.giffordfamilydentistry.com/

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Dr. Todd Gifford, Gifford Family DentalIn terms of aesthetics, patient satisfaction and successful outcomes, dental implants are your best option for replacing missing or badly damaged teeth.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is carefully inserted into your jaw and is able to support a single tooth, a multi-unit bridge or even a full denture. Implants are for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to conditions such as periodontal disease, a traumatic injury or decay and also for replacing congenitally missing teeth.

The American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD) is a nationwide not-for-profit association dedicated to educating consumers on the value of dental implants and the importance of choosing an experienced surgeon and dentist team recognized for having a collaborative relationship to ensure optimal results.

Patients of ASIRD surgeon/dentist teams describe dental implant treatment as much better than fixed bridges or removable dentures. They also report being more confident in public situations because of the comfort and security implants offer.

The initial cost for an implant is typically more than a fixed bridge or denture. However, because of longevity and minimal maintenance requirements, an implant costs less in the long run while delivering a substantially better quality of life and health for the patient.

Are you considering one or more dental implants? A free, no-obligation consultation is just a phone call away. Learn more today at www.asird.org/d/lieblick/gifford/

Gifford Family Dentistry

1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite E

Portland, OR 97239

503-246-1710

www.giffordfamilydentistry.com/

Brought to you by Todd Barth of Home Instead Senior Care, SENIOR CARE INSIDER


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Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., indicates that as the number of prescription medications a senior takes increases, so do that senior’s potential health risks.

Nearly 20 percent of seniors surveyed taking five or more prescription medications have reportedly experienced challenges in managing their medication regimen ~ including keeping track of which medications they have taken and when. Making a mistake when taking medications can have devastating effects. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports that 100,000 older adults end up in the hospital each year because of an adverse drug event.

“We take medication administration very seriously. Our goal at Home Instead is to give the community and our clients resources and educational opportunities to remain safe in their homes,” said Todd Barth, owner of Hillsboro’s Home Instead franchise. “Sometimes seniors think they are being diligent in consistently taking their medication, but in reality they get sidetracked and forget. Depending on the medication, this could seriously cause a health challenge or death.”

To provide families with resources to help identify potential pitfalls regarding medications for seniors, the Home Instead Senior Care network has introduced “Let’s Talk about Rx.”

Upcoming forums: April 6: 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Tips on Parkinson's, Avamere Retirement Community/Parkinson Support Group, 2400 Gable Rd., St. Helen's; April 9: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Let's Talk About RX, Rosewood Park Retirement Community, 2405 S.E. Century Blvd., Hillsboro; April 19: 9:30 a.m.-Noon Fraud, Scams and Safe Medication Disposal, Calvary Lutheran Church, 58251 S. Division Rd., St. Helen’s. RSVP, 503-203-6724.

 

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1400 N.E. 48th Avenue

Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

www.homeinstead.com

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GIFFORD FAMILY DENTISTRY - Todd Gifford, DMDVeneers are an excellent option for patients seeking a straighter, whiter smile.

Improvements in dental materials now allow dentists to deliver the shape and shade you always wanted. This cosmetic dental procedure requires minimal reduction of natural tooth structure and is long-lasting. With proper homecare and regular professional checkups, your new veneers could last a lifetime.

The most common problems causing a veneer to fail are tooth decay on the natural tooth structure supporting the veneer and porcelain chipping in patients that clench or grind during the day.

In many cases, these problems can be resolved without the need to replace the veneer with simple smoothing or a “patch” filling. If the damage is more extensive and a veneer requires replacement, only the single veneer often needs to be replaced.

The process includes an initial consultation, approval of your final smile design, the actual treatment appointment and the delivery of the final veneers.

Veneers are comparable in cost to crowns. As an elective procedure, traditional dental insurance usually does not help with the cost. At your initial consultation visit, your custom treatment plan will be created and all costs will be communicated prior to any work being done – no surprises.

Are you ready to improve your face value? Ask your local dentist about veneers today.

Gifford Family Dentistry

1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Ste E

Portland, OR 97239

503-246-1710

www.giffordfamilydentistry.com/

Brought to you by Todd Gifford, DMD, Gifford Family Dentistry - DENTAL INSIDER -


Todd Gifford, DMD, Gifford Family DentistryPatients deserve the best information available to make informed decisions about dental treatment. What is in the patient’s long-term best interest should be the driving force behind each recommendation presented.

Dr. Gifford used this approach to grow a thriving dental practice built on high quality care, trust and mutual respect.

Established as a scratch, startup general dentistry practice in 2010, Gifford Family Dentistry now cares for over 1100 active patients and has amassed more than 150 five-star reviews online. “The highlight of our day is receiving positive feedback from our family of patients,” says Dr. Gifford. “We genuinely care for them, and it means the world to us that they appreciate our efforts.”

While Gifford Family Dentistry provides comprehensive care for all ages of patients, Dr. Gifford has a special interest in dental implant restorations and cosmetic veneers. He is a member of the “by invitation-only” American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, and is nationally recognized for superior implant restoration education and treatment success history.

Following six years in the Army, he completed the eight years of higher education required to become a dentist, graduating from Oregon Health & Science University in 2007.

Dr. Gifford’s credentials make him an INSIDER, but he’s also felt the call to be a leader both inside and outside his profession.

Gifford Family Dentistry

1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite E, Portland

503-246-1710

www.giffordfamilydentistry.com

Brought to you by Steve Stolze - SLS Custom Homes - BUILDING INSIDER -


SLS CUSTOM HOMES - Steve StolzeIf you’re tired of your home’s outdated look or the floor plan no longer fits your family’s needs, you might be tempted to put it on the market. But why move? Make your old home new again. That’s what Steve Stolze of SLS Custom Homes and Remodeling tells potential clients.

SLS Homes has been wowing clients with beautiful remodels and new homes for over 30 years. Steve who served as mayor of Tualatin from 1988 to 1994, has over 50 years of experience in home remodeling and building.

They have completed some gorgeous projects, full of hardwood floors, gleaming appliances, soaring ceilings, and elegant fireplaces.

But just as important as beautiful design is sticking to a budget and staying on schedule.

“Steve worked with us to design exactly what we wanted,” writes Eric Eichelberger. “He gave us a price range and stayed within the estimate. He said he could do the work in six to eight weeks, and we were back cooking in our new kitchen less than eight weeks”.

Steve has been awarded the Remodeler of the Year award by the Professional Remodelers Organization of Metro Portland. SLS has also expanded their work in Accessibility Modification and Aging in Place upgrades to homes to allow those with specific needs the ability to live as normal a life as possible in their own home.

Steve says his company’s 30-year track record speaks for itself. “We are on time, on budget, and we do what we say we are going to do,” he says.

Visit their website for remodeling before and after photos.

SLS Custom Homes and Remodeling

PO Box 1093, Tualatin, OR 97062

(503) 691-9878

www.slshomes.com

Brought to you by Dr. Todd Gifford, DMD, Gifford Family Dentistry - DENTAL INSIDER


Todd Gifford, DMD - Gifford Family DentistryDr. Todd Gifford knows that every patient deserves a choice.

To ensure that, the staff at Gifford Family Dental listen attentively, answer every client concern and provide the most up to date information available about each possible treatment plan.

By doing so, Dr. Gifford has established a relationship built on trust and mutual respect.

The public has already taken notice. Established in 2010, Gifford Family Dental has already amassed more than 150 five-star reviews online.

“My name is on the door, it’s a small community and it’s my reputation,” Dr. Gifford says. “So our approach is to be gentle, friendly and honest, so patients feel like this is there home away from home.”

Gifford Family Dental specializes in pediatric, general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. A member of the invitation-only American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry, Dr. Gifford has become an industry leader in implants.

After spending six years of active duty as an Army Medical Lab Tech, Dr. Gifford used the G.I. bill to attend the honors college at Oregon State University, eventually graduating from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry in 2007.

He’s also a member of the American Dental Association, the Multnomah Dental Society and the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Gifford’s credentials make him an INSIDER, but he’s felt the call to be a leader both inside and outside his profession.

At OHSU, he was elected class president for four years consecutively, while simultaneously serving as dental school president for three years. He says his goal is to maintain a standard of excellence for all Oregon dentists.

Gifford Family Dentistry

1616 SW Sunset Blvd, Suite E, Portland

503-246-1710

giffordfamilydentistry.com

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