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

Ease Your Chewing Pain with These Diet Tips


Posted on 6/25/2016 by Dr. Call
A woman suffering from jaw pain while she chews food.Chewing pain can result from a variety of causes, including gum disease, tooth loss, and cavities. Even long-term problems like TMJ disorder or oral cancer can result in chewing pain.

While your dentist may have treatment options that can help with your chewing pain, there are a few things that you can do to manage your discomfort on your own.

Many of these tips have to do with your diet and what you choose to eat, so to ease your pain at mealtime, consider following some of these guidelines:

•  Blend or mash foods together. Cook ground beef or ground turkey, and then add in cooked vegetables. You can use these mixtures to create soups or casseroles that are healthy, well-balanced, and easy on your mouth.
•  Choose naturally soft foods. There are certain food items that are naturally better than others when it comes to jaw pain. Ice cream, mashed potatoes, pudding, and yogurt are all good options when you are experiencing jaw discomfort.
•  Cut your food into small, manageable bites. If you want to eat a fruit or vegetable, but are concerned about how your mouth will feel, try cutting it up into small pieces.
•  Add moisture to dry foods. If you are going to be eating something that is especially dry, you can moisten it with butter or sauce to make it softer. The result will be a food item that is easier to eat and will cause less jaw pain.
•  Choose softer options. If you love apples, switch to applesauce instead. You'll get the apple flavor that you enjoy without the added jaw or chewing pain.

If your chewing pain is something new, make sure that you contact our office so that he can help to identify the cause as well as a potential solution. Until then, following a soft diet will help to keep you comfortable.
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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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