Latest News from Bluefish

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 […]

African Adventure: Wishing Dr. Cate Safe Travels in Swaziland

Dr. Cate is currently in route to the African country of Swaziland as part of a research project for the University of California, Irvine. The project is titled “Empathy and Altruism in the Face of Chronic Stress, Adversity and Challenge.” Professor Jodi Quas (Dr. Cate’s sister) of the UCI Department of Psychology and Social Behavior […]

The truth about teeth: Baby vs. Adult

There are a total of 20 baby teeth — 10 on the top, 10 on the bottom. For most kids, baby teeth are usually present by age two, begin to fall out by age six and are completely gone by age 13. But keep in mind that when it comes to teeth, everyone is different. […]

What the pediatric dentist says: Fluoride and your child

A few days ago we shared a link via social media to a New York Times article regarding new guidelines from the American Dental Association recommending the use of fluoride toothpaste at an earlier age. One of our wonderful, bright and involved parents responded immediately, posting: “But fluoride is TOXIC! Or is that hippie propaganda?” […]

YOU INSPIRE US: The Romo Family

Nick and Melissa Romo have been together for 12 years and have a nine-year-old son, Logan. They moved to the LaPine area from Alaska four years ago, and recently moved to Redmond. The family is enjoying their new community and has a great appreciation for how wonderfully everyone has adapted to Logan’s special needs. Below […]

Tricks for handling Halloween treats

Most people might think that Halloween is a pediatric dentist’s nightmare, but that is not necessarily the case. “I know that kids are going to eat candy–and probably lots of it–at this time of year,” said Dr. Cate Quas. “The real trick is to not let the treats get the upper hand.” Dr. Cate (and the American […]