We May Suggest a Dental Filling to Restore a Tooth

What is a dental filling? A dental filling is a restoration that may be used by Drs. Packard and Packard when a tooth has decay. The filling is placed to restore the tooth to its normal function and shape after the decay is removed. Do I need a dental filling? When you visit Creekside Dental for a routine dental appointment,... 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 »

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 »

Why Veneers are a Fantastic Dental Restoration

If any of your teeth are chipped, cracked, or discolored, veneers may be the best fit for you. Here’s some basic information to help you decide: What is a veneer? A veneer is a thin surface of extremely durable porcelain that is custom fit and powerfully glued to your tooth. How would Dr. Bennett Packard fit me with a veneer?... 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 »

Back to School Dental Checkups Are Important

When you children go back to school, there is typically a long list of things that needs to get done. Still, one thing that should be on your back to school list is a dental checkup. Of course, visiting your dentist may not be something your kids enjoy, but visiting your dentist could be an important part of protecting your... read more »

Fixing Small-to-Mid Sized Cavities

Unfortunately, there are times when even an effective and diligent oral hygiene routine still isn’t enough to prevent tooth decay. Most tooth decay issues are diagnosed during your regular dental checkup with your dentist, Dr. Bennett Packard. If you notice a change in your tooth’s texture, you should have it examined as soon as possible. Even a small area of... 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 »