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The Oral Health Risks Found in Your Diet

When assessing ways to improve your oral health, it might be a wise idea to set up an oral health care checklist of all potential risks in your diet. By analyzing your diet and potential risks within it, you can much better protect your mouth against issues that often arise. For a list of common questions concerning tooth hazards risks... read more »

Becoming Comfortable with New Dentures

When patients are in the process of receiving new dentures, they often have concerns and questions about what to expect with dentures in terms of comfort and their ability to eat. Our dentist and team invite you to visit Willow Creek Family Dentistry to address any questions you have about your dentures and their influence on your life. We invite... read more »

Dentistry Blog for Beginners: Toothbrushing Techniques

  If you wish to enhance your oral health care, it's a good idea to inspect your toothbrush care and the parts you are using along with the techniques that you employ. Even simple changes to your toothbrushing techniques can drastically enhance your oral health. Always make sure you are adequately cleaning all sides of a tooth so that you... read more »

Smile Therapy: Mouth Guards

  The importance of mouth guards cannot be understated. Even if you spend an entire lifetime of keeping your mouth clean and brushing and flossing every single day, a single blow to your face can destroy all your hard work. This is because our teeth are quite fragile when it comes to physical trauma, so you often will require additional... read more »

Save your Tooth: Benefits of a Dental Crown

Keeping your teeth is an obvious goal, to ensure chewing capabilities and the esthetics of your smile. Dentists will remove a tooth, only if it becomes a last resort, and will typically recommend a dental crown. A crown can save a severely decayed or damaged tooth, allowing you to preserve it for years longer. Our dentist, Dr. Eric Dunn, will... read more »

Avoid These Things—They Harm the Smile

Your dentist, Dr. Eric Dunn, wants you to have a top-notch smile, which is why he strongly encourages you to care for your teeth and gums regularly. Unfortunately, there are many things that threaten the smile each day. If you don’t avoid or fight those things, your teeth and gums can suffer the consequences. The things to avoid include: -Having... read more »

Attacking Plaque

If you look in the mirror and see a healthy, white smile, congratulations! In order to keep it that way, you will need to make sure that your smile is plaque free. You may not realize it, but your teeth are covered in plaque. Not matter how straight, white, and healthy your teeth may be, plaque is constantly forming on... read more »

Symptoms and Causes of Gum Disease

It is important to make sure that your mouth is well cared for and cleaned at all times. The risks for numerous oral ailments are often due to poor oral hygiene and the lack of cleanliness within your mouth. One such risk is gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, results from an infection within your gum tissue.... read more »

Protecting Your Teeth with Fluoride

In the 1930’s a fascinating discovery was made. People in areas where fluoride was found in the water supply had fewer cavities than those who lived elsewhere. Researchers soon discovered that fluoride, which is a naturally occurring mineral had the ability to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent decay. Since that time, many local governments have added fluoride to their water... read more »

Helping Your Child Prepare for a Successful School Year

It's already August and school is just about back in session. While your child is probably ready with ample school supplies and new clothes, is their smile ready for a successful school year? To help your child maintain good attendance, you can help by promoting healthy teeth and gums. To help you do this, our dentist, Dr. Eric Dunn and our... read more »