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Tanasbourne Dental Care Team



Kimberlee, Office Manager
I have been working in the dental field for twenty years now. I started out as a dental assistant in Medford, Oregon. For the past fifteen years I have been assisting Dr. Jenkins with his practice in many areas. I truly enjoy the patients and am very excited to get to know all of the patients at TDC.


Angel, Financial Coordinator
I have been working in the dental field for nineteen years and at Tanasbourne Dental Care for five years. My role with the practice involves treatment and financial coordination. It is my goal to provide patients with the most up to date information on to ensure they receive the best care possible. It is an absolute privilege to work with Dr. Jenkins in the patient friendly atmosphere that he has created.


Heidi, Dental Assistant
I have worked as a Dental Assistant for twelve years since graduating from the dental assisting program at Portland Community College in 1999. I've been with Tanasbourne Dental Care for nine years. I love the fun supportive environment we have created for our patients and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.


Nancy, Dental Hygienist
I have enjoyed providing excellent gum care for almost twelve years. I truly love helping to make a healthy difference in the lives of those I treat. I have been able to work with Dr. Jenkins and our team for over a year and I have really appreciated how thorough and gentle Dr. Jenkins's approach is with all of our patients. He treats everyone with such professionalism, respect and kindness. I take pride in how we treat our patients at Tanasbourne Dental Care.


Radawn, Dental Hygienist
I graduated from the dental hygiene program at Portland Community College in 2008. I joined the team at Tanasbourne Dental Care in the fall of 2008 and have been going on six years as a hygienist. I have enjoyed donating my time to medical teams internationally and went on a dental trip to Honduras serving young children in a small village. At Tanasbourne Dental Care I enjoy caring for patients and their specific needs as well as partnering with them in their oral health care.


Shannon, Dental Assistant
I graduated from the dental assisting program at Portland Community College in 2000 and have continued as a certified dental assistant for the past fourteen years. I've enjoyed working at Tanasbourne Dental Care for six years and look forward to many more. The comfort and care provided to our patients are very important to me and I love being a part of a team who shares my views and excels.


Shannon, Dental Hygienist
I have had the privilege to be a hygienist at Tanasbourne Dental Care since 2008. I graduate in 2003 with a B.S. degree form OHSU's dental hygiene program and enjoy both working and volunteering here in the Portland-metro area and overseas. I am passionate about providing outstanding dental hygiene services with a caring attitude and a gentle touch; creating lasting friendships with our patients and their families.


Tera, Dental Hygienist
I graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1996 and have been fortunate to work at Tanasbourne Dental Care since 2000. I take great pride in providing high quality dental care and always make patient comfort a top priority. I am honored to work with Dr. Jenkins and the entire staff here at Tanasbourne Dental Care. We thoroughly enjoy what we do and take great pleasure in creating relationships with our patients.

Patient Reception Area

Why You Don’t Treat a Toothache with Aspirin
When you have a toothache, the first thing you need to do is consult a dentist. However, until your appointment, it is important that you treat the pain. Using an over-the-counter pain reliever is a good idea, but be careful about how you use aspirin to treat a toothache.

If you look up treatments for tooth pain, you may see a recommendation to put crushed aspirin directly on the tooth, but using aspirin directly on a toothache can end up leaving you in more pain. If you were to do this, you may burn your gums due to the acidic ingredients in aspirin and cause more mouth pain. When using over-the-counter pain medication to treat tooth pain, be sure to use them as instructed.




Long-Term Effects of Clenching Your Teeth
Clenching your jaw, also known as bruxism, is something a lot of people do without realizing it. They try to focus or get stressed out, and the next thing they know their jaw or teeth hurt because they were holding it together tightly. If you do this for too long, it can leave you with a myriad of issues to deal with. Here are some of the more common things that happen when you clench your teeth often:

• When you clench your teeth together tightly, it can cause your teeth to wear down and even crack.
• Clenching your teeth can cause your jaw to hurt, and even lead to TMJ disorders.
&bull Headaches are a common side-effect of regularly clenching your jaw and teeth.
• Having trouble sleeping is common when you clench your teeth regularly.
• You can begin having earaches when you regularly clench your teeth together because the jaw is located in the same area as the tiny bones of the inner-ear.
• Your shoulders will often end up very stiff and sore when you clench often, because the muscles used can often leave you feeling tense.
• Receding gums, and even inflamed gums, can also happen when you regularly clench your teeth.

The longer and more often you clench your teeth, the worse the problems are going to be. If you want help to avoid clenching your teeth, contact our office today. We can help you protect your teeth from the effects of bruxism, such as fitting you for a mouth guard.

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