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  • Thanksgiving
    At Brent Bakken DDS, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Hermiston, Oregon area Read more
  • Top Five Ways to Improve Heart Health
    While there is no definite evidence that if your prevent gum diseases, like periodontitis, that you may be able to prevent a heart condition or heart disease. The only thing Read more
  • Mouthguard Q&A
    Today, the doctor and our team at Brent Bakken DDS thought we would talk about mouthguards, what they are, where to get them, and when to use them. Q: What is Read more
  • Getting Ready for Winter
    Winter Is Coming. Okay, that sounded a lot more dramatic in a popular fantasy series. But here in the real world, winter is coming as well, so let’s look at some Read more
  • The Intriguing History of Halloween
    Halloween is fast approaching, and the doctor wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is Read more
  • Post-Procedure Care
    As with any surgery, post-procedure care is of utmost importance after getting periodontal surgery. Bleeding, pain, swelling, and other sensations are common and should be expected to a degree. This Read more
  • Is There an Act Three for Our Teeth?
    Act One: Those 20 adorable baby teeth which begin arriving when you’re about six months old and are probably gone by the time you’re twelve. Act Two: The 32 (if you Read more
  • What's on your fall reading list?
    How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? the doctor and our team at Brent Read more
  • What's in toothpaste and how does it work?
    the doctor and our team recommend that you brush your teeth two to three times a day, for at least two minutes each time. But have you ever wondered what’s Read more
  • Fluoride Use in Adolescents
    Fluoride is a mineral that plays an essential role in oral health. In fact, the significant reduction in American tooth decay in recent decades can be attributed to a greater Read more
  • Do You Have A Cavity?
    Sometimes cavities are hard to avoid. Our team at Brent Bakken DDS wants you to know you aren’t alone when it comes to getting cavities. They can appear in both Read more
  • Football Season? Practice Dental Defense
    It’s finally football season, and whether you’re on the field, at the game, or watching at home with friends, it’s time to work on some defensive dental strategies. Taking the Field If Read more
  • Happy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read more
  • Digital X-rays
    X-rays are a vital diagnostic tool for any dental professional. X-rays help your endodontist perform a root canal, your orthodontist check the position of a tooth’s root, your oral surgeon Read more
  • What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should my child use?
    the doctor and our team know that as a parent, you want your child to be as healthy as possible. By now, you probably know that your son or daughter’s Read more
  • Is dairy crucial to my child's oral health?
    Healthy eating, combined with regular physical activity, plays a vital role in your child’s health and well-being. Dairy foods are naturally nutritious, packed with ten essential nutrients that help your Read more

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