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Keith R. Berg, DMD
Dentist in Medford, Oregon

drberg@drbergs.com

My profession allows me to identify and solve patients' problems and concerns. I receive a great amount of satisfaction in this process. The continual challenges of dentistry, both skill and learning, motivate me. However, the "icing on the cake" is being able to accomplish the above while in the presence of an outstanding staff and wonderful patients.

Education and Continuing Education
In my youth, I went to Medford schools before attending the University of Oregon
for my Undergraduate Degree. I then attended Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry.

Although my dental education is complete, I know that in order to provide the highest level of comfort and quality, I must continually educate myself on evolving methods and technologies. As a part of my continuing education, I have been president of the Southern Oregon Dental Research Group for the past 25 years. I also participate in 30 to 50 hours per year of continuing education in all phases of dentistry, with an emphasis on implants, Invisalign, cosmetics and dental medicine. It is my obligation to stay current on all phases of dentistry in order to ensure that my patients are receiving the best care possible from my practice.

Professional Info
For the past 40+ years, I have had the opportunity to interact daily with wonderful people, patients and staff. I help people attain a state of health, comfort, function and aesthetics, and in fact I've completed special training in Bioesthetic Dentistry and have achieved Level IV (highest level) certification. Providing a better quality of life for my patients is what makes my job so rewarding!

I realize that each person is an individual with unique needs and desires, and I strive to cater to each patient's unique needs. I love getting to know my patients and helping them achieve their individual goals.

I like to be able to teach patients about how to best care for their mouth. Many people do not realize that the foundation of dental health is in the gums. Find a way to consistently clean between your teeth and save them for a lifetime!

Personal
I am a native of Medford, and have lived here all my life. I love serving the people and families of my hometown community. I have two grown children, one of whom is a dentist in Pittsburgh, PA! I am also a proud grandfather of five. In my spare time, I am an oil artist and musician. I once had a bluegrass band and played banjo!

Does a Hard Bristle Toothbrush Get Your Teeth Cleaner?
There are many people who believe that brushing their teeth harder will get them cleaner. This is not true. You want to gently scrub your teeth clean. In fact, if you brush too hard, it can leave your teeth worse off than if you did not brush. Hard bristled toothbrushes can do a lot of damage. You should be using a soft toothbrush instead of one with hard bristles as that is the best way to get your mouth clean and avoid the extra damage.

What Happens When You Use a Toothbrush That Is Too Hard

By using a toothbrush with hard bristles, you risk a lot of damage to your teeth and the tissues in your mouth. Those bristles are meant to gently break up any debris or plaque that has formed on your teeth. If you push too hard, those bristles push their way into the tiny pores of your teeth and can do a lot of damage. What you can actually end up doing is wearing away some of the enamel that protects your teeth. This is something your body works hard to keep on your teeth, and something you definitely want there as it is a main defense against cavities. Also, when you use a toothbrush with really hard bristles, it can also wreak havoc on your gums. This can leave your gums bleeding and sore, potentially causing other issues in your mouth since your gums are constantly in the process of trying to heal.

In order to avoid this type of damage, you want to go with a toothbrush with soft bristles. This helps to clean your teeth without taking off any of the enamel. Plus, the soft bristles also are far more gentle on your gums, leaving them in much better condition when you are done cleaning your mouth. For more information, ask about the type of toothbrush you should use at your next dental exam.



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