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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 »

The Tricks to Having an Efficient and Effective Oral Hygiene Routine

Oral hygiene is vital for your smile and oral health. However, it’s only beneficial if you use the proper steps and techniques. So, to help you know exactly what to do in an oral hygiene routine, our Willow Creek Family Dentistry dental team is more than happy to share the details. Before we get started, it’s important to remember that... read more »