General Family Dentist | Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Gladstone, Happy Valley and Portland, OR

Kevin H. Speer, D.D.S.
2250 SE Oak Grove Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97267

Mon-Thur
8am–5pm

Full-Mouth Restoration

A full mouth restoration offers patients who have experienced a variety of dental traumas. From those who grind their teeth (bruxism) to those who have had oral cancer to drug users looking for a fresh start, a full mouth restoration will improve both the aesthetics of your mouth and the function. This helps improve the […]

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Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use

  Children are born with a natural sucking reflex. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers while still in the womb. Sucking a thumb or pacifier is relatively harmless during the first few months of life and may actually be emotionally comforting to an infant. However, prolonged sucking that lasts into the preschool […]

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Pediatric Sedation

Sedation helps ensure that pediatric dental visits provide young patients with a comfortable experience and effective results. Often, children are intimidated by dental visits or otherwise unable to sit still during exams and treatments for extended periods of time. Sedation helps minimize anxiety and relax children during dental visits. Did you know… that children of […]

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Why are Baby Teeth Important?

The primary teeth are the teeth that babies are born with and continue to develop in the first few years of life. Though these teeth eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth, primary teeth serve many important purposes. Not only are they essential to a child’s physical development, but they also contribute to […]

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Tooth-Colored Fillings for Children

  More than half of children over age six have some degree of tooth decay. When cavities are left untreated, they can lead to pain, infection and even tooth loss. Fortunately, dentists can fill cavities to prevent them from worsening or causing complications. Modern dentistry has made it possible to fill cavities discreetly using tooth-colored […]

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, is a serious infection that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when […]

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Solea® Dental Laser

Our new Solea® dental laser allows us to get you in and out of the office quickly so you can get back into the world. In today’s ultra-busy world, people find it harder and harder to balance their personal and private lives. Long hours at the office, kids’ practices and catching dinner with friends are […]

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3-D Cone Beam Imaging

Cone Beam 3D Imaging is an advanced dental imaging technology that allows for an illimitable view of the teeth and supportive structures within the face. With Cone Beam 3D Imaging, Dr. Speer can capture panoramic views of the maxillofacial area in just 10 seconds. Cone Beam 3D images offer an enhanced view of the face […]

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The Effect of Tobacco on the Mouth

We all know smoking causes lung cancer, stomach cancer, and many other cancers, but did you know that one of the most common cancers caused by smoking is oral cancer? Yes, you can get cancer of the mouth. Along with oral cancer, tobacco products discolor teeth, cause bad breath, and extremely expensive! This disease plagues […]

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