Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SW Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123
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Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

Four Tips for Keeping Your Mouth Healthy during Cold and Flu Season


Posted on 5/15/2016 by Dr. Call
An elderly man suffering from the flu.While spring is on the horizon, cold and flu season isn't quite over yet, so you'll still need to take precautions to keep yourself healthy. This includes protecting your mouth during this time of the year, and by following a few helpful steps, you can do just that.

Stay Hydrated
It is important to stay hydrated for your overall health and for a healthy mouth. Drinking water throughout cold and flu season will keep your mouth hydrated while ensuring that your nasal passages stay clear.

When you have a cold, you will likely breathe through your mouth more often, causing dry mouth. This could increase your risk for developing cavities.

Replace Your Toothbrush after You Are Ill


While some studies have shown that it is unlikely for you to become re-infected after you are ill, toothbrushes have been shown to harbor bacteria.

Many people believe that it is better to be safe than sorry and to throw out their toothbrushes after they are sick. At the very least, make sure that your brush is kept away from the toothbrushes of your family members.

Brush Well if You Are Vomiting


If you have a stomach bug that causes vomiting, it is especially important to brush your teeth well. The stomach acid that enters your mouth can cause enamel erosion that could be detrimental to your teeth.

Consider the Side Effects of Medications
If you are taking medications for your cold or flu, make sure you know what the side effects can do for your oral health. Some can cause dry mouth, while other medications like cough syrup tend to be loaded with sugar in order to make them taste good.

Taking medicine while you are eating a meal can help to prevent sugar build-up on the teeth, or consider brushing your teeth or rinsing out your mouth with water in order to prevent the chance of damage.

Please contact our office if you have any questions about cold and flu seasons effect on your oral health.
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Century Dental Creating the Smiles You Dream of!


Welcome to Century Dental, where we make your beautiful smile our business! Dr. Densley and Dr. Call have teamed up to create the driving force in the dental industry of the Pacific Northwest. We have put together a team of highly skilled, professional staff.

Hillsboro Family Dentist


We take great pride in creating a comfortable and friendly environment where our patients can have a positive dental experience. Located in Hillsboro, our office is easily accessible as it is right off of Oregon Route 8. We have gone to great lengths to make sure our office is both state-of-the-art and also comfortable and inviting.

Services Offered


Preventive Dentistry

We are passionate about preventing problems before they start. We do so by educating our patients about what positive dental habits they can be forming and having our patients visit us twice a year for exams and cleanings.

Restorative Dentistry

We understand that often, due to circumstances outside of your control, your mouth may need restorative actions taken. That’s why we offer a bevy of restorative procedures to bring your smile back to it’s original luster.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Frequently we hear that the procedures that make the biggest difference in our patient’s smiles are cosmetic in nature. Whitening, veneers and Invisalign® are just a few of the cosmetic procedure we offer!

IV Sedation

For those patients that need more than just oral sedation we offer what is often called “sleep sedation”. If anxiety is an issue or if the procedure calls for it we can easily place you under full anesthesia to ensure that you rest peacefully through the whole thing.

Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or are looking at tooth removal as an option, dental implants are the most highly recommended form of replacement for teeth. Dental implants involve inserting a titanium post into your jaw which will fuse with your bone structure. The post will be topped with a crown made specifically to fit your bite. The result is a form of tooth replacement that looks and acts exactly as your real tooth would. It even prevents bone loss, which is a common side effect of tooth loss.

Dental Technology


We are happy to use a great variety of cutting edge technology in our practice. Digital X-rays are one of our staples in dental tech. Standard X-rays can take time to view and process but with the advent of digital X-rays we can view the inner workings of your mouth almost instantly. We are also able to take higher quality X-rays that allow us to detect things like tooth decay within the tooth, cysts, tumors, and impacted teeth. Further, the radiation you receive from a digital X-ray device is about 1/5th that of a standard X-ray.

We also offer intraoral cameras and ultrasonic scalers. The intraoral cameras aid us in detecting any issues within your mouth that may need further dental attention. Ultrasonic scalers are by far the most effective method for removing built up plaque and tartar that has accumulated on teeth.

More questions?


If you have any more questions please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call today at 971-708-1608. We look forward to hearing from you!
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