Tartar Doesn’t Come Off By Itself – Trust Our Hygienist To Do It

You can brush away plaque before it hardens into tartar, but allowing plaque to sit for 48 hours or longer ensures that it will stay on your teeth as tartar—also called dental calculus. It is nearly impossible to remove by yourself after that. Better to book an appointment with the dentist for a professional cleaning by the hygienist. That is... read more »

See How Much You Know About Oral Hygiene by Taking This Oral Hygiene Quiz

Oral hygiene is important for your oral health and smile. This is why it’s strongly recommended to deeply clean your teeth and gums regularly. Unfortunately, this is a tough task if you don’t know all there is to know about oral hygiene. So, as you may already know, it’s important to know all things oral hygiene. Feel free to test... read more »

The Fundamentals of Mouthwash

There is no shortage of products available when it comes to mouthwashes and rinses. When choosing a product, you should look for a mouthwash that will eliminate plaque buildup and strengthen your tooth enamel. For a list of guidelines concerning mouthwash, consider the following: - Some types of mouthwash can also improve your smile by introducing teeth whiteners to remove... read more »

Healthy Smile Tips to Keep Your Smile Safe

If you are looking for the best ways to keep your smile safe, our Creekside Dental team is happy to help! Our dentists, Bennett Packard, along with the rest of our team are always available to support you in your quest for the healthy smile you deserve. Today we would like to share some smile tips that will help you... read more »

Is Dental Anxiety Stressing You out and Affecting Your Smile?

Is dental anxiety stressing you out and affecting your smile health? If so, you are not alone. There are anywhere from 30 million to 40 million Americans who experience fear and anxiety when they approach dental procedure. This means that dental anxiety is a common condition familiar to dentists, and Dr. Bennett Packard is no stranger to helping patients overcome... read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Rescue Your Smile

If you have lost your confidence to smile because you have missing teeth, did you know that a dental bridge can rescue your smile? If smiling with gaps in your mouth makes you self-conscious, our team can help. Dr. Bennett Packard and Dr. David Packard offer dental bridges for our patients who are seeking to replace their missing teeth so... read more »

Chewing Gum and Your Teeth

Have you ever heard that chewing your gum is bad for your teeth? There may be some truth in this. However, chewing gum can also lead to a number of dental benefits. You see, chewing gum can be detrimental or beneficial—depending on the type of gum you chew. Chewing sugary gum can damage your teeth, but would you be surprised... read more »

How to Keep Your Dentures in Prime Condition

Your new dentures have restored the beauty and functionality of your smile. It is important that you take care of your dentures to keep them in good working order. Don’t Sleep with Your Dentures Do not sleep with your dentures in place unless Drs. Packard and Packard advise you to do so. Our dentists may recommend this if you have... read more »

The Crucial Importance of Routine Dental Cleanings

We all know how important it is to brush and floss our teeth. But when was the last time you came to a dentist for a professional cleaning? If your answer is more than six months ago, it’s time for you to make an appointment with Dr. Bennett Packard. It is recommended that you have a routine dental cleaning every... read more »

Restorative Dental Options for Your Smile

Are you currently missing a tooth and are less than confident about your smile? Many things can cause tooth loss, including tooth decay, gum disease, injury or trauma, smoking, along with age. At Creekside Dental, our dentists, Dr. Bennett Packard and Dr. David Packard, are pleased to offer restorative dentistry for our patients with missing teeth--whether it is one or several. Our restorative... read more »