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We maintain the highest standards of sterilization & patient safety, including those of the Centers for Disease Control, in order to best safeguard your health & well-being.

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Hours as Early as 7am, as Late as 7pm & on Saturdays!

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Welcome to Canby Family Dental!

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At Canby Family Dental, we have extensive experience in all aspects of modern dentistry. We offer Comprehensive Dental Care, including everything from the Preventive Education & Routine Hygiene that help to reduce dental problems to expert Cosmetic & Restorative solutions for the dental issues our patients face.

This website is intended to provide you with basic information about our practice & the dental services we provide. If you would like to find out more about Canby Family Dental or the care we provide, please   Request Your Appointment online or call us in Canby:  503-263-1234.


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What Is TMJ The temporomandibular joints are the joints on either side of your head that connect your jaw to your skull & allow you to open & close your mouth, chew, & speak. Because it can move in many different Continue Reading woman grinding teeth bruxism General Blog Posts, Educational, Teeth Grinding What You Should Know About Teeth Grinding Teeth grinding is when you clench your jaw closed & grind your teeth together, whether consciously or unconsciously. Teeth grinding is called bruxism by dentists, & it can cause damage, discomfort & pain. While some people subconsciously grind their teeth while Continue Reading clear mouthguard custom from dentist General Blog Posts, Educational, Mouthguards What Are Mouthguards? There are two categories of mouthguards with two different purposes that you can get from your dentist. Mouthguards for sports are intended to prevent injury. Mouthguards worn while sleeping are intended to prevent problems associated with teeth grinding or other bite Continue Reading people, healthcare, dentistry and problem concept - unhappy woma General Blog Posts, Emergency Dental Care Emergency Dental Care Even if you take excellent care of your teeth & mouth, sometimes an unforeseen incident could put you in need of emergency dental care. Whether the culprit for your emergency is an injury, a rogue popcorn kernel, or just a Continue Reading General Blog Posts, Preventive, Cleanings We Respect the Schedules of Our Working Patients We know the majority of our patients work during the middle of the day. You may not work 9 to 5 exactly (maybe you work 8 to 4) but chances are that in the middle of the day, your employer Continue Reading General Blog Posts, Educational, Cavities Signs of a Cavity Cavities, or tooth decay, is a fairly common dental ailment, particularly in children or young adults. 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