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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi

Dentistry
Lake Oswego, OR
26 years experience female

Locations

Dental Arts & Wellness

Lake Oswego, OR

Address

15074 SW Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, OR, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

AFLAC

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Guardian Life

Health Net

ODS Health Plans

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Lake Oswego, OR

About

Bio

I am originally from Japan and came to US as a foreign exchange student in Oregon. On my day off, I love going on a hike with my husband and dogs to enjoy beautiful nature in Oregon.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

436 Answers
116 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Gum and/or tooth: Pain in or around the tooth may mean you have either cavity in the tooth, or gum infection around the tooth. If the cavity is small, an emergency fill... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Ignore: Your future health depends greatly on how well your dentist is educated on preventive dentistry.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Visit your dentist today! wisdom teeth can cause much pain and damages to other molar teeth way before coming in. Many remain under the gum flap or ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Need professional: If you are diagnosed with gum disease, you will need regularly scheduled professional care by dental hygienist. You have diseased deep pockets if you ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Get diagnosed first: While what's described sounds much like hsv (herpes simplex virus) infection, without having done correct data gathering and exam, no diagnosis can be... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Tonsil stones: Are the "chunks" pale yellow? If they came from the back of the throat, resembling small, fragmented cheese pieces, and have terrible odor, it is lik... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Swollen lip: Do you know why your lip is swollen? If it is from some trauma, like biting or getting hit, gently placing an ice pack (zip-lock bag with water and i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: Yes, "considering" is highly advised: it is not that simply removing all and any wisdom teeth is a good idea. If you are one of the small group of peo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Interesting!: This is quite uncommon, but maybe there is a reason.... I'm not clear what is meant by that your teeth "feel better"--feel cleaner? Or some low-grade... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Return ASAP: The tissue inside mouth is delicate ; easily damaged. The good news is once the offending cause is removed, it heals rapidly! it is likely that your ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Better: As a dentist, i'm sorry to hear about her bad dental experience. If you feel this was caused by lack of communication, discuss this concern with the d... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
4x4 gauze: Great question! a soft cloth, or 4x4 gauze wrapped around your finger is easy on your gums, yet has rough enough a texture to scrape off plaque--a fil... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Before or After: It depends on what types of stains the yellow stains are made of. If it is a film of bacteria, it will be mostly removed when you get brackets, as al... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Abscess: First it is important that it is diagnosed as a true abscess, as other abscess-like conditions may need totally different care. If it is an abscess, i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Could: Calcium is one of the important elements in having a good matrix of minerals to protect teeth. Unfortunately, causes of sensitive teeth are multifacto... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Spacer?: Is it really glue? Could it be something that was placed in between the back teeth? I have seen orthodontists placing a donut-like spacer to create ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
See a dentist first: First, oral appliances--including a night guard--do not help you "stop grinding". They work to keep teeth from being further damaged from grinding: yo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Numbness: You will get anesthetics to get numb. Before an injectable anesthetics are used, a gel-like topical numbing cream may be applied to the gum to lessen ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Not likely....: Chewing gums does work your facial muscles but will not help the face to get slim. Using the same muscle group will have effect on your face, but slim... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Call to get advice: If you have already made an appointment to see a specialist, you may be able to receive an advise that is more customized for your unique condition th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Less often: If you are talking about changing the small, 2x2 sterile gauze given after your extraction, it is best to limit switching. I hope you were given a wri... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Irritation: It may be from the apple's acid irritatiing the gum just so slightly. If you were eating a whole apple, especially, the backside of upper front teeth ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Find why: How to cope with missing tooth depends on the issue you have after losing a tooth. Do you feel depressed? Or you don't feel you look the same any mo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Sores: (1) Let your dentist know about your condition. You may find you are allergic to dental material. (2) Avoid spicy, or acidic food so as not to irrita... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
TYPICALLY NOT: Gum disease care or treatment is typically NOT a covered service under medical insurance. However, if your dentist gives you a diagnosis of "periodon... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
POST-OP CHECK: Call your dentist and ask for a follow-up appointment. If the filling is high, it is common that your tooth gets sensitive. Dentists do check the bit... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
History matters: I'm glad you are aware of dependency from use of narcotic drugs. Using narcotic pain medications like Norco, especially after oral surgery, is a comm... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes and No: Pomegranates, or any other colored food, do NOT stain the teeth if you have a healthy enamel coating AND excellent home care--you brush and floss regu... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
SLEEP STUDY: It is impossible to speak specifically about your condition. However, when you have a blocked or limited airway during sleep--usually from the tongue ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
We won't know what conditions you may have--it is best to see a doctor for the best answer. Having said that, I see commonly my patients with seasonal... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
BP WITHOUT MEDS?: According to guidelines per The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2017, it is advised that men/women 65... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Check the labels!: If you do something repeatedly every day, it is wise to know what you are putting in your body. The negative effects can accumulate. There are many p... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
CHECK BREATHING: Sleep quality is just as important as length. A young babies and children commonly suffer from sleep apnea or similar condition. When the upper and l... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Epigenetics: While genetics is about information stored in genes, epigenetics is about how the genetic information gets expressed. I'm not sure what your mother m... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Want to change?: First, I should understand this question carefully. Yellow teeth. Would you want them whiter if your yellow teeth were without disease and were hea... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Consult early!: It sounds like you may not have enough space for the wisdom teeth to come in to function well. Wisdom teeth growing sideways can create unhygienic co... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Great concern!: It is great that you want to preserve as much tooth structure! i also want to add that, after a tooth receives root canal therapy, often inside the t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Developing teeth: There are many things that can affect developing teeth. Physical trauma such as falling, may damage a still-soft developing enamel layer through move... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Tannins: Teas, coffee, wine, beer, etc. Contain a substance called "tannins". Tannins have an astringent--or drying--quality. Since tea contains a high amount... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
SWEETENER PROBLEM...: It is likely NOT safe for the growing baby to use chewing gum so frequently. It is not good to use regular sugar chewing gum for obvious reasons, but... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
ACIDS: If you are doing everything right yet getting cavities all the time, you may have acidic environment in your mouth. Most common is acid reflux. Have y... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Bump: It is hard to answer without knowing whether you do or do not have a wisdom tooth coming in, and without knowing the condition of the gum in the area.... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Good concern: It is good that you are already aware of such post-extraction complications. If you were given a post-op instruction, please read well and follow it. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes!: Brushing your teeth after every meal is an excellent idea and i highly recommend it! let me add that flossing at least once daily is also important t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Hygienist: First brush well with regular tooth paste. Careful not to use any abrasive paste, as this can damage your tooth permanently. You should be seeing you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Rinse: Rinsing often cause the blood clots to be lost, which then causes dry socket. So rinse with extreme caution. It is often better not to rinse at least ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Eat well: After wisdom tooth extraction, it is common that patients ask what are good / bad to eat. In general, it is best to select food that feels comfortabl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
Time: If other factors in your mouth remain the same, time can tell if Fluoride is strengthening teeth, as you will be less likely to develop tooth decay. I... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
TREAT THE CAUSE: Are these medications from your physician? If so, and they are not working, the first thing to do is to contact your doctor. Your doctor will see if ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 26 years experience
CALL TO ASK: While many safety measures have been recommended, not all dental offices are equally prepared. As a result, some offices are better equipped than othe... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Dec 24, 2014
Fantastic dentist with great answers! Really an asset to HealthTap!
Nov 30, 2013
Obviously caring and knowledgeable! Best combination there is!
Dec 2, 2013
Very accurate and useful responses.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks,have appt. any suggestions what to ask about? Very concerned..
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Thanks for your quick reply! I called can u call me 5733309107 its been almost 48 hrs severe gerd
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you! I was about to ignore it until my next appointment.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, OR
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, OR
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

OHSU School of Dentistry
Completed 1996

Awards

Top Dentist
Top Cosmetic Dentist, Third Place, National - Spring
2014
Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, Oregon - Winter
2016

Affiliations

OBI Optimal Bioesthetic Institute
Academy Of General Dentistry
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY
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