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Brought to you by Benjamin Aanderud, Nathan Doyel and Richard McKinney, New Smiles Dental - Cosmetic Dentistry INSIDERS -

NEW SMILES DENTAL  - Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud, Richard McKinneyDo you have headaches or grind your teeth at night?

A night guard is a great solution to those problems. But beware! Not all guards are created equal.

Mouth guards at department or sporting goods stores are primarily used and recommended during sports to protect the teeth from major injury. Softened in hot water at home, boil-and-bite mouth protectors are made from thermoplastic material and are then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth. Because they are not designed for night use or to prevent grinding, they could do more harm than good.

Custom-fabricated mouth guards, called night guard appliances, are primarily worn at night. They are individually designed and prevent damage to teeth due to grinding and clinching, which many patients don’t even realize they do. Through an examination, our dentists will be able to diagnose whether a night guard would be beneficial by discussing your symptoms, such as sensitive teeth, headaches, jaw tightness and jaw popping or clicking and by noting if your teeth show wear patterns or signs of fracturing.

Night guards can help relax the muscles and stop costly damage to your teeth and jaw. An effective night guard should be comfortable, durable, easy to clean, and should not restrict breathing. The process is simple and takes a few minutes at two short visits.

Give us a call to find out more. Let’s lessen your pain, protect your teeth and help you get a better night’s sleep!

New Smiles Dental

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 101

Sherwood, OR 97140


Brought to you by Russell J. Kort, Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care - Chiropractic Care INSIDER -

KORT CHIROPRACTIC AND CONCUSSION CARE - Russell J. Kort, D.C.Soccer season is here – and with it, the risk of injury and concussions.

Soccer is a great sport and part of the game is the HEADER. Recently, I listened to an interview of a professional women’s soccer player. She was discussing how to head the ball safely. I don’t agree with this concept. Make no mistake, it is repetitive impacts over time that cause CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

The fact is this, the brain floats in fluid. Sometimes the brain hits the inside of the skull. It is this movement and contact within the skull that causes damage to the child’s brain.

The U.S. Soccer Federation implemented new guidelines in January 2016 that eliminate heading for children under 10 years of age and limit the amount of heading in practice for children 11 to 13 years of age.

Many parents of kids suffering from concussion presume their symptoms will go away. Unfortunately, months and even years later, some still experienced symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, depression, anxiety, irritability, memory loss, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and sensitivity to light and noise.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care we look at all aspects of concussion. A comprehensive exam, customized treatment plans, and brain based therapeutic exercise programs are the the basics in our treatment and your recovery.

Your child’s brain is still developing. An injury to it now may have lifelong consequences.

Call today for your complementary consultation to see if we are a good fit.

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive, Suite 201

Sherwood, OR 97140


Brought to you by C. Todd Wilson, Wilson Orthodontics - Orthodontics INSIDER -

WILSON ORTHODONTICS - C. Todd Wilson, DDSWant to earn some extra cash this Halloween? Trick-or-Treating can be more than just fun, there is an opportunity to earn some dollars!

This year marks Wilson Orthodontics’ 15th Annual Halloween Candy Buyback. The program consists of paying kids $1 per pound of Halloween candy they surrender to our office. The goal, of course, is to provide incentive for kids to eat less candy, while still allowing them to enjoy Trick-or-Treating.

We are also sponsoring the program in conjunction with local schools to collect candy as a fundraising activity. Last year we returned over $8,000 to local schools through this program. The schools that bring in the most candy receive a bonus over and above the candy they bring in.

Last year we collected over 2,000 pounds of candy. How much candy is that, you ask? That is enough to fill your bedroom floor-to-ceiling with boxes of candy.

What do we do with all that candy? Does Dr. Wilson eat it? No (well ok, some). We in turn donate the candy to various local charities that can benefit from it. St. Vincent DePaul, a local food bank, gets much of it. We also donate some to the Easter Egg Hunt for Hope. Some goes to Boy Scout fundraising.

Every year we also ship candy overseas to our U.S. military personnel. It has been rewarding to receive letters and thank you notes from our troops who appreciate the gesture.

Check our website for times you can bring in your candy!

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 202

Sherwood, OR 97140

3100 Haworth Ave., Suite 210

Newberg, OR 97132


Brought to you by C. Todd Wilson, DDS, of Wilson Orthodontics - Orthodontics INSIDER

WILSON ORTHODONTICS - C. Scott Wilson, DDSRemember wooden nickels? Your parents definitely do.

Back in the day, when you went to your orthodontist you got wooden nickels as a reward for brushing well. You may have kept them under your bed, or in a box in the garage. Some of you might still have some! You could cash them in for (cheesy) prizes at your dentist’s office.

The main point of such programs is to give kids incentive to brush well, to wear their elastics and follow other protocols during orthodontic treatment. This promotes good oral health, which in turn leads to fewer cavities and less time in braces.

Today, like everything else, our Rewards Program has gone digital. Patients are issued a rewards card at their new patient exam. Points go on the card electronically. You can earn points by being on time for your appointment, practicing great dental hygiene, or just by being a great patient. You can go online at any time and check your point totals.

When it’s time to cash in your points, you simply go online. You can select gift cards from over 200 different stores, like Target, Best Buy and Apple iTunes. Point and click, and the cards are delivered right to your mailbox. No more rubber dinosaurs and plastic parachute men.

Another exciting aspect of our Rewards Program is that you can get points for things totally unrelated to your teeth. This includes things like getting straight A’s, community service, and celebrating personal achievements. Sign up today!

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 202

Newberg, OR 97132


Brought to you by dentists Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud and Richard McKinney - Dental INSIDERS

NEW SMILES DENTAL - Dentists Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud and Richard McKinney.Recent news articles have trumpeted a shocking discovery: You don’t need to floss!

On a tip from his son’s orthodontist, a reporter for the Associated Press filed a Freedom Of Information Act request for research on flossing’s benefits.

When the request turned up only poor-quality studies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services quietly dropped the recommendation to floss in the latest edition of their Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Many news organizations have taken this to mean that there’s no reason to floss. But as anyone who has ever had a piece of corn stuck in their front teeth knows, you don’t need a study to tell you that flossing is very good for you.

Aside from the fact that having food stuck between your teeth is uncomfortable and unsightly, leaving food fragments wedged against your gums can encourage bacterial growth.

Bacteria can cause tooth decay, gum disease and other problems; infections in your mouth can spread to other parts of the body.

Gum disease is a very, very common problem. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that almost half of all Americans suffer from some form of periodontal disease. For Americans over 65, that number rises to over 70 percent.

If the studies to back up flossing are of poor quality, perhaps that’s a sign that more and better studies need to be done. It’s not a sign that you can stop flossing! There is just no good reason to stop using such a simple, affordable, effective tool to help keep your gums and teeth healthy.

New Smiles Dental

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 101

Sherwood, OR 97140


Brought to you by Russell J. Kort, DC, Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care - Chiropractic INSIDER -

KORT CHIROPRACTIC - Russell J. Kort, D.C.My career in medicine began in August 1984 at the age of 18, when I was given the keys to the local ambulance. My first day on the job, I did CPR on my best friend’s grandfather and pulled another friend out from under a car that hit him on his motorcycle. I spent 10 years in emergency medicine, mostly dealing with severe auto collisions.

As a chiropractor of 18 years, I have spent my career learning how to put the body back together following injuries. For the past seven years, my focus has been on the function of the brain and the dysfunction associated when it becomes injured or concussed.

Motor vehicle collisions are one of the major causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and concussions.

When the brain moves within the scull, there is a cause-and-effect scenario. The cause is usually a high-speed stop. When this happens, the brain continues to move forward or backward within the skull. The result is often called a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI).

The effect is often impaired memory, movement, balance, sensitivity to light and sounds, emotional dysfunction, anger, rage, depression and more.

Statistically, one in 10 people will be in an auto collision this year. However, only 30 percent will seek any kind of medical treatment.

I understand the complexities of MTBI and can provide safe and effective brain-based therapy to get you back in the game.

For more information, call Kort Chiropractic at 503-625-5678 to set up a complimentary consultation today!

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive, Suite 201

Sherwood, OR 97140


Brought to you by Scott Johnson, Oregon Hearing Solutions - Hearing Solutions INSIDER -

OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Scott JohnsonCould heart disease and hearing loss be linked? In a word, yes.

A growing body of research suggests that cardiovascular health and hearing health are frequently connected, according to the Better Hearing Institute.

Although the jury is still out on why there is a link between hearing health and your cardiovascular system (your heart, arteries, and veins), studies have shown that inadequate blood flow caused by cardiovascular disease can contribute to hearing loss.

Perhaps even more alarmingly, it has been suggested that patients with low-frequency hearing loss are at an elevated risk for cardiovascular events like heart disease or stroke. Low-frequency hearing loss can go unidentified by afflicted patients because its symptoms are less noticeable than other types of hearing loss.

Patients may struggle to hear in noisy rooms or in group settings, but information derived from sounds in the middle and high frequencies can mask low frequency hearing loss.

That’s why it’s important for anyone, especially those age 40 and older, to have routine, comprehensive hearing evaluations performed at Oregon Hearing Solutions. In addition to heart disease, hearing loss is frequently associated with other physical, mental, and emotional health conditions.

Patients who address their hearing loss better their quality of life, improving everything from their job performance to their professional and interpersonal relationships.

If you or a loved one are showing signs of hearing loss, call us today or visit to set up a comprehensive hearing evaluation; we’ll help you enjoy more of the years ahead.

Oregon Hearing Solutions

21323 SW Sherwood Blvd.

Sherwood, OR 97140


Brought to you by Dr. Scott Johnson, Oregon Hearing Solutions - Hearing Care INSIDER -

OREGON HEARING SOLUTIONS - Dr. Scott JohnsonDo you suspect you might have hearing loss? Curious about the benefits of hearing devices? Long-time hearing aid user, but need to upgrade? This special opportunity is just for you.

As an audiologist, I’m always researching the latest products, trends, and innovations in hearing devices. But more than anything, I’m interested in how these hearing aids function in the real world.

With that in mind, I’m excited to announce a special promotion I’m offering exclusively through this column. For a limited time, I’ll be offering hearing screenings and loaning out the latest in hearing aid technology — absolutely free!

If you qualify, you’ll receive a complimentary hearing evaluation and custom-programmed, state-of-the-art hearing devices for a one-month trial period. The trial includes weekly check-up appointments where we’ll discuss how the hearing aids are performing and overall satisfaction with the product. Each volunteer will fill out a few brief questionnaires, and of course, all users of loaned devices accept financial responsibility in case of loss or damage.

That’s it! All I need is your honest opinion and feedback concerning your experience using the latest in hearing aid technology.

Why would I offer this program free of charge? Simple. I’m committed to providing the best solutions for hearing loss that work in real life. Guaranteed.

This program will only be available for a limited time, so don’t delay. Give us a call and take advantage of this exciting opportunity today.

Oregon Hearing Solutions

2123 SW Sherwood Blvd.

Sherwood, OR 97140


Brought to you by Russell J. Kort, D.C., Kort Chiropractic and Rehabilitation - Chiropractic Care INSIDER -

KORT CHIROPRACTIC - Russell J. Kort, D.C.Football season is here — and with it comes hard hits and the potential for concussions or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI).

Each year, there are more than 10,000 high-school football players who suffer concussions. In fact, 47 percent of all concussions recorded in high school stem from football alone. Other sports that are commonly associated with MTBI are soccer, lacrosse and cheerleading.

Many of my MTBI patients presumed their symptoms would naturally go away. Unfortunately, months and even years later, some still experienced or just began to recognize signs of damage such as headaches, dizziness, depression, anxiety, irritability, memory loss, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and sensitivity to light and noise.

It is a fact that children take longer to heal from a head injury than adults; therefore, it’s crucial to begin rehabilitation sooner than later. We create an individualized treatment program to maximize potential healing.

Not all concussions occur on the field.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care, we have successfully treated children and adults who have fallen from horses, slipped on the ice, fallen out of bed, had chairs pulled out from under them, fallen on the playground, or been hit in the head by a ball.

The point is, concussions can happen to anyone at any time.

You don’t have to “learn to live” with debilitating concussion symptoms. Seek treatment as soon as possible.

Kort Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

20407 SW Borchers Drive, Suite 201

Sherwood, OR 97140


Brought to you by dentists Nathan Doyel, Benjamin Aanderud and Richard McKinney, New Smiles Dental - Cosmetic Dentistry INSIDERS -

NEW SMILES DENTAL - Nathan Doyel, DMD; Benjamin Aanderud, DMD; and Richard McKinney, DMD.When a patient has a badly decayed or fractured tooth, a crown may be needed. A crown— made of porcelain, ceramic or gold — covers the tooth and restores it to its original shape and size.

For decades, having a crown placed on a tooth has been a multi-appointment process. On the first visit, the tooth is prepared, an impression of it is made and sent it to an off-site lab to create the crown. The patient receives a temporary crown, then about two weeks later would receive the permanent crown.

Now there’s an option called CEREC same-day crowns.

With modern technology, the tooth can be scanned and sent to our in-office milling machines, which create beautiful, ceramic works of art. The crown is then bonded onto the prepared surface of the tooth the same day.

The CEREC System (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a multi-instrument system that allow our dentists to create and place custom-fit ceramic restorations in only one dental visit.

During your appointment at New Smiles, one of our dentists will prepare the tooth and design the restoration using the on-site CEREC technology. With the high-tech system, the crown is created in less than 30 minutes, then placed into the patient’s mouth. The entire appointment lasts between 1-2 hours.

CEREC is not available in every dental office, so give New Smiles a call to learn more about same-day crowns. Find out how we can restore your smile quickly — with beautiful and lasting results.

Change your smile, change your life!

New Smiles Dental

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 101

Sherwood, OR 97140


Brought to you by C. Todd Wilson, DDS, of Wilson Orthodontics - Dental INSIDER -

WILSON ORTHODONTICS - C. Todd Wilson, DDSDo I have to wear retainers after braces? Yes. Everyone does. Otherwise, no matter how good your orthodontist did, your teeth will shift.

How long do I have to keep wearing my retainers? No matter how long ago your braces came off, you cannot ever completely stop wearing retainers. If you stop at any time, you should expect some shifting of your teeth.

Which retainer is best for me? There are many options, and your orthodontist can help you determine which is best for you based on your specific correction, age and lifestyle.

Can my wisdom teeth cause my teeth to shift after braces? No. Studies show that your wisdom teeth can’t produce enough force to move your other teeth.

What’s new with retainers? Digital technology. We offer digital models of your teeth in their final perfect position after the braces are removed. This means no matter where you are in the world in the future, you can simply call us and we can 3D print a model of your teeth, make you a new retainer, and send it to you. You no longer have to come into the office for impressions.

When we remove your braces, we begin the retention phase of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a lifetime. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far.

Wilson Orthodontics

17680 SW Handley St., Suite 202

Sherwood, OR 97132


Brought to you by Dr. Russell Kort - Kort Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -

KORT CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Russell KortSummer is here and Fall Football Season is just around the corner. If you are a coach or a parent you are already thinking about the summer practice schedule.

Contact sports are exciting to watch and play. However, when there is an injury to the brain, parents and coaches must take notice.

The current standard for concussion testing is called ImPACT. It tests neurocognitive function. This test is done on a computer. It measures Verbal, Visual Memory, Processing Speed and Simple Reaction Time.

At Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care we utilize C3 Logix. This is a Dynamic Interactive Test that quantitatively measures ALL of the above and Precision Touch Reaction Time, Simple and Choice Reaction Time, 4 Cognitive Reaction tests, 6 Individual Balance tests, Progressive Visual Acuity tests combined with Metronomic Vestibular Ocular Movement.

If this sounds comprehensive it is. This test was developed by the Cleveland Clinic for Traumatic Brain Injuries. It is the Gold Standard in affordable concussion evaluation.

Let’s face it, injuries to a child’s brain are very SERIOUS. Their brains are growing and continuing to develop. An injury now may have profound effects on their ability to function later.

Baseline concussion testing gives you and your athlete peace of mind. Know before you go…onto the field, the ice or the court.

SPECIAL: The first 10 readers who mention this article will receive a Baseline Concussion Evaluation for $39 (that’s over 50% off).

Kort Chiropractic and Concussion Care

20407 SW Borchers Drive Suite 201, Sherwood, OR 97140

(503) 625-5678

Sherwood's Features

October 24, 2016

Robin Hood welcomes volunteers, remembers a "king" on Oct. 29

by Susan Danz
As fall arrives, the Sherwood Robin Hood Festival committee begins preparations for the Winter Festival and tree lighting ceremony, held the first Saturday of December every year. Planning for the annual summer festival is also a year-round…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - State report cards were released Oct. 13 giving Sherwood generally high marks but also listing areas where improvements could be made.
November 01, 2016

Sherwood schools get high marks on state report cards but areas for improvement noted too

by Gazette staff
The Oregon Department of Education released report cards today for K-12 schools across the state, evaluating their performances for the 2015-16 school year. Sherwood Schools received high marks on report cards issued across the state Oct. 13,…
October 07, 2016

Bring the entire family to the 30th annual Great Onion Festival set for Oct. 8

by Ray Pitz
What would you do with 45,000 pounds of onions? Eat ’em? Cook ’em? Can ’em? Well that’s exactly what the Sherwood community has done with them over the span of 30 years of the Great Onion Festival. The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce hosts the event…

COURTESY OF D.K BOLJAT - D.K. Boljat is one of the featured artists in this years Washington County Open Studio Tour. The piece hear is entitled Sherwood Old Town.
September 26, 2016

Local artists appear in studio tour

by No author
Sherwood artists D. K. Boljat and Jennifer Harlow will be among the artists participating in this year's Washington County Open Studio Tour. That means that residents can come out and visit their home studios in an event that only occurs once a…
COURTESY PHOTO - Put on your Santa hat and give Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters a whirl this holiday season. Rehearsals are beginning now for holiday performances.
September 20, 2016

Like to sing? Try barbershop

by Kathy Fuller
The Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters barbershop chorus invites men of all ages to give barbershop harmony a try. Rehearsals are beginning now for Christmas season performances. Director Chuck Olson invites men who enjoy singing to give it a try and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Scotlands Tannahill Weavers will make an appearance at the Sherwood Center for the Arts on Sept. 23.
September 19, 2016

Scotland's Tannahill Weavers set for arts center Sept. 23

by No author
Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will bring their dynamic, traditional Celtic music to the Sherwood Center for the Arts on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire…

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