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Dr. Lady-Jean Ramsey DMD, FAGD
Dr. Rodney R Janssen DDS
Dr. Brian V Gilmore DDS
Office (503) 393-6286
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We want to build a partnership with you

It’s common phrase in medicine to “trust the expert.” But the danger of that mindset is, it overlooks genuinely listening to you and learning about your needs.

At Ramsey Dental Group, we believe that success comes by treating you as a partner. We design our visits so that you receive, not just a tooth repair or 6-month cleaning, but also, a deep understanding of the “why” behind procedures. We’ll walk you through each step so that you can make an informed decision. And we’ll help you engineer an easy “habits toolkit” that puts you in control of your dental health.

We realize that we may not be the right fit for everyone.
However, if you want to:

improve dental health 
Then, give Jenny or Taryn a call. You can also schedule an appointment here on our website. We are happy to help you!

Services Provided

  • Composite Fillings
  • Amalgam Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures and Partial Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Veneers
  • Bridges
  • Extractions
  • Cleanings
  • Periodontal Evaluation and Treatments
  • Invisalign Braces
  • Nightguards and Snore guard appliances

Toothbrushes – electric vs. manual

Lots of you have asked, so I feel I have to make a confession. It’s not a shocking confession, like secretly smoking on my lunch break. But as your dentist, I feel it’s only right to let you know that I don’t always use the best tools for my personal dental... Read more

Lots of you have asked, so I feel I have to make a confession. It’s not a shocking confession, like secretly smoking on my lunch break. But as your dentist, I feel it’s only right to let you know that I don’t always use the best tools for my personal dental hygiene…I use a manual toothbrush.

I’ve tried electric toothbrushes and they’re better

You know that sensation you get after you come see us for a 6-month cleaning? Your teeth are so polished that they feel slick. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s probably time that we talk!!) With an electric toothbrush you can have that every day. A top-of-the-line electric brush can cut your plaque buildup by up to 5x and whiten 2x better than a manual toothbrush.

Is it worth the cost?

It’s easy to say “Yeah, I really should buy a electric toothbrush” but that thought goes straight out of your head when you see price tags of $119.99. It might be tempting to just spend more time in the toothpaste aisle looking for a magic fix. I get that. I grew up in a family where we always found a budget way to accomplish the task. For example, my dad even advocated using Bon Ami as a poor man’s dental cleaner to remove tooth stains. (I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS.)

Not recommended for dental cleaning!

Another Ramsey hygiene “shortcut” was scrubbing harder

My brothers were notorious in this category. It must have been in our genetic wiring for Ramsey males to be heavy handed in their brushing. Perfectly good toothbrushes turned into a splayed mess of bristles within 2 month’s time. They might as well have brushed with a boy scout’s “stick toothbrush.”

With an electric toothbrush it’s much easier to prevent wearing your gums down. Electric brushes promote proper brushing technique and the right amount of pressure to prevent harm to your gums. And simply reducing gum recession could save you thousands of dollars in dental work later in life.

An electric brush is also a fantastic aid if you have a limited range of movement, whether it’s a shoulder injury or arthritis. And since most electric toothbrushes are equipped with a timer that automatically paces your brushing, it will help you remember to brush for a full 2-minutes (recommended).

The popular “stick brush”

So Lady-Jean, why DON’T you use an electric toothbrush?

For me, it’s the sensation of tickling on my gums. I couldn’t get over it. It was a barrier. Even with the great tool the most important thing is actually using it. Also, I like to travel and I found it impractical to lug around an electric toothbrush. So rather than jeopardize my brushing habit, I stuck with a manual brush.

Here’s something cool I found recently: Want to teach yourself to form a brushing or flossing habit? Check out this app that helps you start and maintain habits:

... They [Ramsey Dental Group] are thorough in their examinations and take great care to assure you and make you feel comfortable. They even make you laugh! Great people, terrific smiles... Who could ask for anything more when going to the dentist?
- Holly
I've been a patient at Dr. Ramsey's office for several years. I keep coming back because the staff are always so friendly and helpful. Dr. Ramsey's professionalism and attention to detail when it comes to my smile gives me total confidence. The hygienists are wonderful too! I always tell my friends who need a dentist to go see Dr. Ramsey.
- Cori
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