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You’re Invited to Spa Day!

We are so excited to once again have SPA DAY at Cloud Nine Dental!

This one is a little different though, almost everything is FREE!  Free treatments, door prizes, raffles and more!  We will have some amazing catering and beverages.

(Check out the flier below for details.)

It is our way to say thank you to our amazing patients! (But you do not need to be a patient to attend, all are welcome!)

The Cloud Nine Team wanted to celebrate with you and introduce our new doctor, Dr. Michael Yesenofski.  He is so delightful and we can’t wait for you to meet him.  His gentle hand and attention to detail has us all impressed!  Plus, he plays the bass guitar in a band.  How cool is that?

So… come on in!  Bring a friend or two and come celebrate with us!

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Welcome Dr. Michael Yesenofski

Dear Cloud Nine Patients,

We hope this letter finds you well, and that you are enjoying your summer so far!  We have some exciting new changes at our office and wanted to keep you all aware of the happenings.

Dr. Ballard has accepted a position in New Zealand to teach dentistry.  This is a tremendous opportunity for him to use his skills to make a major impact on the dentistry provided in New Zealand.  We are sad to see him go, but we are so excited about this new adventure for him and his family. Fortunately, Dr. Ballard has found an amazing Dentist to continue the Cloud Nine Dental legacy.

As with life, these changes had to happen very quickly and without a lot of notice.  We apologize for that!  But please know that Cloud Nine Dental will be the same practice with the same friendly faces. Dr. Ballard went through sixteen doctors before picking the perfect one for our team!

He said, “I can’t thank you all enough for the trust and friendship you have shown me.  I leave with a heavy heart, but I also feel happy because I have total confidence in Dr. Mike. It makes me feel good to know that all of you will continue to receive the best care.”

We are so excited to introduce

Dr. Mike Yesenofski D.D.S.

Dr. Mike grew up here on Portland’s West side. He attended Jesuit High School and the University of Portland for his dental education. He attended The Creighton University School of Dentistry, and received his D.D.S. degree in 2003. He has a passion for cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as Invisalign treatment. Dr. Mike loves caring for, and getting to know his patients.

Dr. Mike has been married to his lovely wife, Megan, for 4 years. Together they have a 2 year old son named Avery Joseph, and a sweet Australian Shepherd named Grace. For fun they enjoy traveling, hiking, snowshoeing, and spending time with family. Dr. Mike also enjoys playing and writing music, and can occasionally be seen playing with friends around town.

We can’t wait for you to meet him!

Warmest regards,

The Cloud Nine Team 🙂

Check out the link below for an introduction to Dr.Mike!

https://youtu.be/XtMNL0BXmj8

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Cloud 9 Dental Does Rap!

Say whaaaaaa?!?!?!?

Ever wonder about porcelain veneers?  Check out this, nothing short of amazing, rap video that one of our talented patients put together about his experience here at Cloud Nine Dental.

 

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New Patients. New Referrals. NEW FREE RAY BANS!

Yes.  That is correct!  Free Rays Bans!

The sun is finally shining and we couldn’t be happier about it!  Let’s get you some new shades!

Here is how it works…

New Patients, that establish themselves at the practice, with (but not limited to) a cleaning, exam and x-rays, will receive free ray bans!  We have several choices to choose from already at the office just waiting.  Your style to fit your smile!

Current patients, we defintiely did not want you to feel left out!  If you refer a new patient, you get a pair too!  They must establish themselves as a patient as stated above.  Referrals are the highest compliment that we could receive and we appreciate all the love that you have already given Dr. Micheal Yesenofski and our Cloud Nine Team.

*Special runs during the summer months of June, July and August*

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Marijuana’s Harmful Effects on the Mouth

GREAT article from Live Strong on the effects of marijuana on your mouth!  Read below or click on the link.

by DONNA PLEIS, RDH, BSBA

http://www.livestrong.com/article/85963-benefits-medical-marijuana/

About 8.1 million people in the United States use marijuana, also called cannabis, on a daily or almost daily basis, reports the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Like tobacco, marijuana smoke contains high concentrations of many chemicals, and some of them are known cancer-causing substances. These chemicals put marijuana smokers at risk for many of the same mouth problems caused by tobacco smoking — gum disease, dry mouth, tooth decay and oral cancer.

Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay

Using marijuana — whether smoked or ingested — reduces the amount of saliva produced in the mouth due to its effects on the nervous system. With frequent use, this effect can result in an uncomfortable condition called dry mouth, or xerostomia. Without sufficient saliva to wash away food and bacteria from the teeth and gums, xerostomia can cause bad breath and mouth sores. Additionally, a dry mouth promotes tooth decay and possible tooth loss if the decay is not treated promptly.

Gum Disease

Like tobacco smokers, marijuana smokers may be at risk for developing gum disease — also known as periodontal disease. Gum disease occurs when oral bacteria are allowed to flourish in the mouth, causing inflammation of the gum tissue and bone that surrounds the teeth. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Having a dry mouth due to smoking marijuana also contributes to the development of periodontal disease.

Oral Cancer

Both tobacco and marijuana smoke contain cancer-causing chemicals, including aromatic hydrocarbons, benzopyrene and nitrosamines. Marijuana users, who frequently smoke marijuana over long periods of time, have an increased risk of developing oral cancer, according to a study published in the January 2014 issue of “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.” The high temperatures of marijuana smoke when cannabis is smoked directly might irritate the oral tissues and trigger cellular changes — potentially leading to the development of precancerous lesions in the mouth. Combined use of tobacco and marijuana may further increase the risk of oral cancer because tobacco use is a strong risk factor for this disease.

Avoiding and Treating Problems

Good oral hygiene, such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily, along with regular dental visits may help minimize oral complications associated with smoking marijuana. During routine checkups, dentists screen for oral cancer, check for tooth decay and gum disease, and can make suggestions on how to contend with dry mouth. Seeing a dentist promptly at the first sign of a problem can keep small problems from becoming serious complications.

 

 

Posted in beaverton dentist, brush your teeth, Cavity Causers, Cloud 9 Dental, cosmetic dentist, Dental Emergency, floss, marijuana, oral cancer

Carpool Karaoke Cloud Nine Dental Style

Nothing says I love you like being serenaded to.  Am I right?!

Because we truly love and appreciate all of our patients here at Cloud Nine Dental, we decided to pick out some of our favorite LOVE SONGS and SERENADE you!  Enjoy this special treat!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy Our Blooper Reel!

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Can you brush your teeth TOO hard?

The answer is absolutely!  

Brushing your teeth too hard (known as “toothbrush abrasion”) or using a toothbrush with hard bristles can not only hurt your gums, causing them to recede, but can actually remove the protective enamel coating your teeth.

Over brushing can wear down the enamel on your teeth and push back the gums which exposes sensitive root areas.  When you remove that protective layer, it results in sensitive teeth and gums.

Choosing a toothbrush with soft or extra soft bristles is a much better choice.  Plaque is actually soft enough that you could remove it when a soft cloth, only if you could reach all of the areas.  The key is to be thorough, not aggressive.

So brush soft and don’t forget to floss!

 

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Giving Back Day

In this season of joy, peace and love, we are reminded how very privileged we are to count special friends like you among our many blessings.  We are honored that you entrust our staff with the responsibility of serving your family’s healthcare needs and are grateful for the confidence you have shown us.

We want to let you know of a very special event that we are participating in this year.  Cloud Nine Dental is having a GIVING BACK DAY.  Two people that are in need of extensive restorative work have been chosen.  Here’s what you can do to help their holiday smile makeover.

**Start the season with a sparkle**

If you have been dreaming of a white Christmas, now is the time to whiten that smile!  Please consider partnering with us to change someone’s life.  In the month of December, all proceeds of in office teeth whitening will be donated to help these two deserving people complete their smile transformation.  Sinsational Teeth Whitening is $99.  Get that whiter smile for you and help brighten someone’s life changing smile makeover!

“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better.  It’s about what you’ve given back.” ~Denzel Washington

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Invisalign–What you didn’t know!

26STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT MISALIGNED TEETH ~ Your smile and your health are clearly connected.  What’s healthier about straighter teeth?

Misaligned teeth can lead to premature wear, tooth lose, gum disease, and the buildup of bacteria associated with bigger problems, including heart disease.  More than seven out of ten American adults have some kind of issue with their bites, such as crowding, spacing, or overbites-your dentist may use the word malocclusion.

STRAIGHT TEETH ARE HEALTHIER TEETH ~ When your teeth are properly aligned, the health benefits are clear.

Healthier Gums — It’s easier to brush and floss around properly aligned teeth, and you are less likely to have pockets between your gums and teeth that trap bacteria.

Improved Hygiene — Properly aligned teeth reduce plaque retention, tooth decay, and the rick of gum disease.

Less Wear and Trauma — Aligned teeth reduce the risk of tooth chipping, breaking, and wear, which can require expensive procedures to repair. Proper alginment also reduces stress on the jawbones and joints.

INVISALIGN ~ The world’s most advanced clear aligner system.

Only Invisalign clear aligners are made of SmartTrack material and are clinically proven to achieve 75 percent more predictable tooth movement.  To start your journey toward properly aligned teeth and better overall health, talk to your doctor about Invisalign clear aligners, trusted by nearly 4 million patients like you. JOIN THEM.

*The information in this post came from excerpts from the Straight Talk About Misaligned Teeth.  If you would like a copy of the whole brochure, we have copies in the office or we would be happy to mail you a copy.

**Copyright 2016 Align Technology, Inc. All right reserved. This educational information is brought to you by Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign clear aligners.

 

 

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Invisalign CYBER MONDAY $500 Matching!!

We are so excited to be offering an Invisalign CYBER MONDAY DEAL!  Up to $500 Matching!!

The flier is below, but we just wanted to make sure that you have some important details about this deal.

*You can start calling in NOW for this deal.

**The offer will expire on Tuesday, November 29th and space is limited.

***Your actual appointment does not have to be scheduled before the 29th, but it does need to be scheduled before or on December 9th to receive the cyber deal.

Please call us with ANY questions at all!  Financing is available.  You can use flex spending or care credit.  Looking forward to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted!

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