January 18, 2023

2023 Updates

Happy New Year from the Inland Family Dentistry team! Last year marked the 20th anniversary of Inland Family Dentistry, and we look forward to continuing to provide your dental care in the future. First, we would like to thank Dr. Samantha Kofler for dedicating five years to serving our patients. Dr. Kofler is leaving the practice to care for her family. We wish her the very best. As we look to the future, and our dedication to serving your dental needs to the fullest, we are thrilled to introduce Dr. Yvonne Morgan. Dr. Yvonne Morgan discovered her love for dentistry while watching her twin brother undergo full mouth rehabilitation due to a congenital issue that left him without 15 adult teeth. Following that experience, she shadowed a prosthodontist and realized how artistic and life-changing dentistry could be. Dr. Morgan attended Oregon Health Science University, graduating with honors. In addition to practicing a broad scope of general dentistry for the past five years, Dr. Morgan has expanded into helping patients manage myofacial pain and grinding/clenching disorder with neuromodulator (Botox). She has a particular affinity for endodontic therapy and oral surgery. She loves connecting with patients and appreciates the opportunity to earn...
Give yourself a big old smile in the mirror. You can see that beautiful, complete set of teeth. Now, imagine that same smile with one or more of those teeth missing. Consider how challenging it would become to talk or eat without some of your teeth. While smiles with teeth missing are adorable in children around six that’s mostly because we know what’s coming in behind that set of baby teeth. However, as a teenager or adult losing a tooth or multiple teeth isn’t quite as charming. That’s why as dentists we recommend the use of a mouthguard for anyone who participates in organized sports or other recreational activities What Do Mouthguards Do? Mouthguards are primarily used for the purpose of protecting the mouth. They’re designed to go over the top row of your teeth and help minimize the risk of broken teeth and other injuries to the soft tissues in the mouth (lips, gums, tongue) by cushioning the blow from any direct impact. When Should You Wear a Mouthguard While mouthguards are most commonly used for contact sports like football and boxing, it’s often overlooked in non-contact sports. Sports like weight lifting and others can result in significant teeth...