May 29th, 2019
At Baker Orthodontic in Vancouver and Portland we want you to have every advantage to keeping your teeth sparkling clean!
Recently, a new study published in the April 2019 American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics found that adolescents who used an interactive power toothbrush had significantly GREATER plaque removal versus a manual toothbrush. Visit this link to see a demonstration of how to properly brush your braces with an electric/power toothbrush
May 5th, 2018
[caption id="attachment_166" align="alignnone" width="206"] Dr.Baker(right) with Dr.Hamby(left) who was his coresident during their orthodontic residency in Washington D.C.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_165" align="alignnone" width="209"] Dr.Larry Andrews speaking on The Six Elements. Dr. Andrews is one of the most influential orthodontist in the history of orthodontics.[/caption]
Dr. Baker is in Washington D.C. this weekend at the American Association of Orthodontists meeting soaking up the latest and greatest in orthodontics to pass on to help our wonderful family of patients! Thank you Dr. Baker!
February 12th, 2018
We are very proud to be able to sponsor such a great event for the 5th graders at Woodburn Elementary School in Camas. This is such a wonderful movie and can really help spread awareness of craniofacial syndromes. When Dr.Baker and his wife saw the permission slip their daughter brought home they instantly knew this was something they wanted to help with. That evening they emailed their daughter's teacher who immediately help organize and let all the 5th grade classes, teachers, students and parents know that Baker Orthodontics would be making sure every single 5th grader had a seat and opportunity to see the movie Wonder. Dr.Baker has treated children with cleft-palate and craniofacial syndromes like the ones seen in the movie since 2003 and is very passionate about helping children. He is part of the Portland Shriners Hospital Cleft-Palate & Craniofacial Team and continues to help wherever he can in the community. THANK YOU WOODBURN!! WHAT A GREAT EVENT!
October 4th, 2016
A question I hear every day is "When will my child's baby tooth fall out?" This is an excellent chart to refer to as a guideline of when you can expect to see adult teeth starting to emerge.
Some children loose and gain teeth earlier or later than others, however, it is important to keep track of your child's development because a delay can be a signal that a tooth is erupting on the wrong path or possibly stuck (impacted) due to crowding or a jaw imbalance. This is why Dr. David Baker at Baker Orthodontics like to see children around the ages of 3-5 so that he can start assessing your child's growth and development and help prevent any issues that may otherwise occur if not monitored.
Dr.Baker offers complimentary consultations for any age. Give us a call today and we can help your child ensure they will have the best chance possible for a healthy, beautiful smile! Portland Office: 503-292-9192 Vancouver Office: 360-891-6500
October 3rd, 2016
Congratulations to Emmy for winning our iPad mini contest!! We are so excited for you. Keeping your teeth clean, being on time, and not breaking any of your braces really paid off! We hope you enjoy your new iPad! From all of us at Baker Orthodontics, Keep Smiling!
September 23rd, 2016
Maintaining good oral health may help older adults prevent a variety of health problems and disabilities. However, the effect of tooth loss on physical or cognitive health and well-being is unknown.
In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers explored this connection. To do so, they examined information from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) project.
In their study, the research team examined information from more than 60,000 community-dwelling people aged 65 and older who did not meet the Japanese criteria for needing long-term care.
The participants were given questionnaires to complete. They answered a number of questions, including providing information about:
How many teeth they had
Their medical and mental health history
How many falls they had over the last year
Whether they smoked or drank alcohol
Their body weight
How well they were able to perform common activities of daily life
The researchers learned older adults who have significant tooth loss are less functional when compared with people who lose fewer teeth.
The research team suggested that it is essential that older adults receive the support they need to maintain good oral health self-care practices, and that they receive adequate dental care.
Dr. Baker can help you by figuring out what options you may have to get your teeth and smile on track so that you can have the healthiest future possible!
As the premier Camas Orthodontist and Portland Orthodontist, Dr.Baker offers a complimentary initial orthodontic consultation. Give us a call today to make an appointment.
Vancouver (360) 891-6500
Portland (503) 292-9291
March 16th, 2016
At Baker Orthodontics we not only care about your smile, we care about your overall long term health. There has been an increase in tooth decay from the increased frequent use of sports drinks. Gatorade is a widely used sports drink that has some very harmful effects not only on the body but on your teeth as well. Berkeley researchers say the sugar in sports drinks may be contributing to the child obesity epidemic by increasing their caloric intake. This also increases the risk and incidence of tooth enamel decay.
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If you are looking for other ways to become healthier, give Baker Orthodontics a call to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. David Baker! We specialize in evaluating your facial balance, air way, jaw joints, bite, and teeth! This ensures that Dr. Baker can give you the most comprehensive orthodontic treatment approach possible. We are conveniently located and do braces in Portland and Vancouver!