Does a Water Flosser (Waterpik) replace flossing?

A Waterpik Water Flosser is a wonderful gadget that is used to flush out food debris from around the teeth and gums. Water pulsates out of a specialized tip that you then trace around your gum line in a pattern. It dilutes nasty acids and toxins and over time it stimulates swollen, unhealthy gums, healing

I Hate the Dentist!

You may have thought this before or even said it out loud. In our busy dental practice, we hear it every day. There are many reasons why people feel negatively towards the dentist. Sometimes patients have had bad experiences as a child and that feeling has stuck with them into adulthood; often a patient hasn’t

Welcome!

To our Patients and the Community of Tri-Cities: Welcome to our newly created Creekside Dental Blog! It is 2017 and our office turns 12 years young this April.  We have had the pleasure of serving many residents of the Tri-Cities and caring for their oral health since we opened our doors in 2005.  The doctors