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Lose the Decay, Save the Tooth — Root Canals

Root canal. If there’s a phrase that brings instant horror into the hearts of the masses it’s “root canal.” You’d think the procedure was akin to being put on the rack the way people fear it. But the reality of a root canal done by Dr. Miller is far different. Modern root canals don’t involve […]


High Anxiety Doesn’t Need to Be Your Trip to Our Office

There are things to be afraid of: clowns, various Presidential candidates, sea monkeys, haggis, your mother-in-law, and Survivor 27. Coming to see Dr. Miller for a cleaning and exam shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why Dr. Miller offers sedation for his patients who need it. Some people, whether it’s due to a past bad […]


So You Think You Know Implants?

  As dental implants have become more and more popular, many people think they are relatively new to the industry. Truth be told, implants were first introduced to modern dentistry over 50 years ago. Actually, they’ve been around far longer than that; you just wouldn’t probably call them very modern. In ancient archeological digs, people […]


Whitening Beyond the Top of Mt. Hood

In Oregon we’re used to the white stuff atop the towering volcanoes that accent our landscape. But some of us, either because of what we eat or drink, or medicines we have taken, don’t see as much white when we check our teeth in the mirror. We see stains and yellowed, dull teeth. Sounds like […]


We Don’t Take Your Crown Lightly

Everything seems to be in such a rush these days. But when it comes to the importance of your teeth — think about how much you use them every day — what’s the rush? Dr. Miller provides only porcelain crowns for his patients because they have the twofold benefit of optimal strength and beauty. Are […]


A Couple Things About That Toothbrush of Yours

Toothbrushes are so non-descript. They do their job and then are hidden away in a drawer or hung on a rack until called upon once again to fight the endless battle with plaque. They can be overlooked. But your toothbrush is your first line of defense in the fight against decay. And because Dr. Miller […]


If Your Body Should be Contoured, What About Your Gums?

After your eyes, your smile is generally the second thing most people notice when meeting a person for the first time. While healthy, white teeth are a necessity, how they are framed by the gums is equally important. If your gums are positioned too low or too high on your teeth, you have an option […]


Veneers — They’re Not Just for Ikea

Most people are familiar with veneers in furniture production. The production can use lesser quality wood underneath, placing a thin veneer of high quality wood over the top. The same can be done with your teeth by Dr. Miller. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded onto the front of the teeth […]


What Do You Really Know About Fluoride?

You think you know fluoride, eh? Beyond its inclusion on virtually every toothpaste and mouthwash, what else do you know about this compound of the element fluorine? If you’re a boomer, you probably first started hearing about fluoride when you were a little kid in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. This was the time fluoride […]


Like Aretha, Show Your Teeth a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Most people take the health of their teeth for granted: they rarely floss, brush haphazardly, open bottles with them, chew ice, and don’t even schedule regular cleanings and checkups. Most people pay far more attention to their car oil change appointments. Where’s the love? Where’s the respect? But if you take care of your teeth, […]


Patient Testimonials

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I had a substantial portion of my teeth crowned to correct my bite and restore teeth 25 years prior to the recent full mouth restoration done by Dr. Miller. I had a conversation with Dr. Miller to discuss the options to correct current dental problems and to replace well-used teeth and restorations. When I made the decision to proceed, I was looking for a functional and healthy mouth. Little did I know that Dr. Miller would turn me into a ‘smile show-off’.

– Gary

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Dr. Miller is more than a Dentist, more than a Cosmetic Dentist… he is an artist!”            

– David
 

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In spite of wearing braces twice and having had a great deal of dental work done, including bonding and crowns, I was so displeased with the appearance of my teeth that I would sometimes have nightmares about them. Then my next-door neighbor started sporting this new, beautiful smile. I HAD to query him. His father, being a perfectionist, had been seeing Dr. Miller who succeeded in completely transforming his appearance!

– Denise