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Improve Your Sleep – Treating Sleep Deprivation

By Willis Dental | Jun 27, 2017

Do you have problems focusing at work or school? Do you typically wake up with a pounding headache? Do you often get sleepy during the afternoon no matter how much sleep you received the night before? If you answer yes to any of these questions, tell your Salem dentist. Dr. Willis can do more to…

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Three Steps Towards Better Oral Health

By Willis Dental | Mar 26, 2017

As a family dentist in Salem, OR, our team at Willis Dental remains committed to providing our patients with the best care possible. While it’s easy to think of your oral health as only relating to healthy teeth and gums, studies have found that our oral health can significantly impact our overall health as well.…

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Gingivitis and Periodontitis

By Willis Dental | Mar 8, 2017

As a practice we believe that a healthy mouth begins with preventive care and dental education. Gum disease, like gingivitis and periodontitis, must be treated in order to prevent inflammation and bacteria from spreading. We provide a thorough examination of your gums and teeth, as well as oral cancer screenings. Routine cleanings, brushing, flossing and…

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Dental Insurance Benefits 101

By Willis Dental | Feb 8, 2017

Insurance benefits can be so helpful and so frustrating at the same time. What is the difference between a PPO, EPO and HMO? What policy do I choose? What insurance plan does my doctor participate in? I will try to answer some of these concerns. A PPO is a Preferred Provider Organization. The Doctor has…

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Sleep Disorders

By Willis Dental | Mar 15, 2015

Did you know that 95% of sleep disorders are unidentified and undiagnosed? Sleep is critical for our learning, memory, children’s development, and our physical and mental wellbeing. Many physiologic consequences can result when we don’t get enough sleep. Sleep debt can cause weight gain, impaired motor function, and reduced wound healing among many other things.…

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Types of Gum Disease

By Willis Dental | Feb 15, 2015

Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems. Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis…

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Welcome Dr. Kendall Pyper!

By Willis Dental | Feb 1, 2015

Willis Dental is excited to welcome Dr. Kendall Pyper to our practice on Fridays! Dr. Pyper graduated from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California in 2008, and has since returned to Oregon. Dr. Kendall and his wife Lainie have five wonderful children. They enjoy spending time together as…

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Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health

By Willis Dental | Jan 15, 2015

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your overall health but using tobacco products can have serious consequences on your oral health, too. By Connie Brichford Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Follow Us on Twitter @EverydayHealth Get the latest health facts, tips, and advice. Related Articles Many Americans Don’t Receive Preventive Dental…

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Dentures

By Willis Dental | Dec 15, 2014

Dentures are dental appliances that can be removed from the mouth. Dentures replace missing teeth and help to restore your smile. If you’ve lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier…

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