Latest News from Bluefish

Annual canned food drive & Fair carnival ride ticket giveaway

If you have been in to Bluefish lately you might have noticed the big blue bins in the reception areas of our Bend and Redmond offices. Help us fill them up with food to help combat hunger in our community! Throughout the month of July we will be collecting canned and nonperishable food items to […]

The facts on fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that is abundant in soil, rocks and the earth’s crust. Good thing there’s lots of it, because it’s also nature’s answer to tooth decay. Fluoride helps prevent cavities in five different ways: Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay. It works its way into the structure of the tooth […]

Avoiding big problems in tiny teeth

Everyone knows that baby teeth fall out — usually starting around age six. So if a baby tooth develops a cavity, does it really need to be treated? After all, it’s just going to fall out. Simply put, a cavity is a cavity and needs to be filled. Healthy baby teeth are important for speaking, […]

Get schooled on sippies

Quick, what’s the biggest cause of cavities in young children? Sippy cups and bottles – or more specifically, what’s in them. When kids sip sugary beverages in-between meals or at bedtime, their teeth are exposed to a higher risk of decay. So the best idea is to serve water all day, and save milk or […]

The straight line on crooked teeth and braces

Spacing between the front teeth will often close as the rest of the permanent teeth grow in. Crooked teeth, however, are not the same. When the front teeth are crowded to begin with, the crowding increases as the rest of the permanent teeth break through. Put another way, when 10 permanent teeth try and fit […]

The scoop on sealants

Ever wonder what your back teeth look like? Viewed from above the molars look a lot like a mountain range, complete with deep canyons, valleys and plenty of ridges. Surprisingly, these canyons or grooves can be quite deep. Unfortunately, the deeper the groove, the harder it is to keep it clean – especially at the […]

Smile: Bluefish Family Art Show

Monday, Sept. 12 5-8 p.m. FOOD: sparkling sips and fang friendly snacks FUN: interactive art lead by youth arts educator Teafly Peterson FANCY DRESS: tiaras, superhero costumes, etc. Bluefish Dental and Orthodontics, 2565 NE Butler Market Road, Bend Submit your artwork Bluefish family members (patients and their family members, team members and all our friends are invited to submit […]

Recovering from dental trauma, Bluefish team member expresses gratitude

One of our wonderful front office team members, Shelby, recently experienced a terrible accident that resulted in serious dental trauma. Now healing and back at work, Shelby wanted to express her gratitude to the dental professionals who came to her aid and helped to keep her smile beautiful: Dr. Cate, Dr. Todd Schock, Dr. Julie Panchera […]

Pediatric Dental X-Rays

A recent study published in the American Socity of Cancer’s journal, CANCER, associating frequent dental X-rays with an increased risk of developing meningioma–the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor–has resulted in much discussion among dental professionals and patients about the risks and benefits of radiographs (the term for pictures taken with X-rays), particularly for children. Even […]

Bluefish honored as one of the healthiest employers in Oregon

Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics was recognized as one of the top three Healthiest Employers of Oregon in 2014 for the 2-99 employee size category by the Portland Business Journal. Jill Crafton, office manager for Bluefish, accepted the award on behalf of the practice at the luncheon ceremony held Oct. 23, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in […]