Plaque and Tartar (Calculus) Buildup – What is it? How can I Prevent it?

Dental plaque is a biofilm, or a mass of bacteria that grows on the teeth. At first, it is a sticky colorless deposit, but as it hardens and forms tartar (also known as calculus), it changes into a brown or pale yellow color. The rate at which plaque and tartar grows is different for each

I Brush and Floss. Why Do I Keep Getting Cavities?

One of the main responsibilities of a dental hygienist, in addition to cleaning our patient’s teeth, is education. This part of our job may be even more important than the treatment that we provide during the office visits. This is because what a patient does at home on a day to day basis between those

Closed due to COVID-19. Read full message here.

At Creekside Dental the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and our community is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are committed to being responsive to the needs of our patients as the situation evolves.

At this time, with recommendations of local and state health authorities, our office is closed to the general public. We will continue to treat patients on an emergency basis for infection and pain management in order to avoid unnecessary use of hospitals and emergency rooms.

If you are a patient with a scheduled appointment, please know that we will be reaching out to reschedule your visit when our normal business hours can resume.

If you are in need of emergency dental care, please contact our office at (509) 737-0327.

Thank you for trusting us as your dental providers.

-The Creekside Dental Team