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!

Managing Stress to Reduce Bruxism
Bruxism is more common in people who are incredibly stressed out. They clench their teeth together, leaving the teeth and surrounding tissues to pay the price. If you have been struggling with jaw clenching, teeth grinding, or a lot of stress lately, then it may be a good time to think about strategies to cope with stress. Here are a few tips to help you keep your stress levels down.

Schedule What Parts of Your Life You Can
If you create a schedule for the parts of your life that do not often change, you will have more structure and feel like less things are coming up unexpectedly. This lets you plan better, manage time better, and reduce your overall stress. Put what days you know you need to go to the bank or store on the schedule, and plan your trips in the way that makes the most sense for giving yourself a sense of structure.

Evaluate Major Stressors in Your Life
Certain aspects of our lives may cause more stress than others, such as work, health, relationships, or finances. The amount of stress something causes may not always be constant, but if you are noticing a certain part of your life causing more stress lately, it may be time to evaluate that aspect and find ways to manage or avoid that stress.

Protect Your Teeth if You Can't Keep Your Stress Down Yet
One of the more common struggles people face is stress that is out of their hands. If you are currently experiencing this kind of stress, the best strategy is to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth frequently, contact our office today, and we can discuss fitting you for a mouth guard to protect your teeth from the stress of clenching. This way your teeth stay safe even if life is still stressful.



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