3 Secrets To Spending Less At Your Dental Appointment

Your teeth are more than just tools for chomping through that juicy cut of steak or perfecting your pronunciation; after all, you can’t say “teeth” without teeth (we dare you to try it!) Yes, your pearly whites are important for all those things, but they are also a huge part of your personality. With proper

Remembering Our Founder, Dr. Floyd Packard

As many of you know, our beloved Dr. Packard passed away earlier this year. Since then, we have gathered ourselves and picked up where he left off, honoring his memory and legacy through continuing the highest caliber of service and care that he provided his patients. We are striving, every day, to honor his legacy

Summer Smiles: Why Summer Dental Appointments are the Most Beneficial for Your Kids

Summer's here and it's time to get outside and have fun. Kids are off school, enjoying sunny days out and about - riding bikes, staying up later, and getting that extra scoop of ice cream just because. For children, summer usually means no more schedules or appointments. Pure, unadulterated freedom till fall comes knocking. With

What is Torus or Tori?

Some people develop a bony growth or enlargement (hyperostosis) on the roof of their mouths or underneath their tongues. These growths are called Torus or Tori (plural). These bony protuberances can either be small or in some cases can be very large and are benign. Usually the bony growths under the tongue (mandibular tori) are

Which Electric Toothbrush Should I Use? Sonicare or Oral-B?

An electric toothbrush is one of a hygienist’s favorite tools to recommend. Electric toothbrush bristles vibrate or rotate to help you remove plaque from your teeth and gums. They also massage the gums which allows for good blood flow and promotes healthy gums. The price range varies from brand to brand and each brand carries

Nothing but the Tooth: FAQ’s Regarding Your Child’s Teeth

At what age should I bring my baby in to the dentist? As a general rule, it is best to bring your baby in once they get their first tooth. This establishes a routine and reduces dental anxiety later on into the toddler years. It is then strongly encouraged to take your child for a

Cavities are Contagious

Now, this does not mean that if a person has a cavity the people they come in contact with will automatically “catch a cavity”, but the bacteria found in cavities can actually be passed along. As a parent, doesn’t that sound a little scary? For instance, has your baby ever dropped his pacifier on the

The Seven Worst and Best Foods or Drinks For Your Teeth

We know that there are bad foods for our teeth but we at Creekside Dental in Kennewick will share some foods and drinks that you may not have thought about. We will also share some foods and drinks that are much healthier for your teeth. Seven Worst Foods/Drinks 1)    Carbonated beverages & other drinks - The

Is Baby Orajel Safe For My Teething Baby?

When it comes to my profession and family I usually try not make myself look like a “know it all”. I like to wait for my friends and family to come to me for advice rather than telling them what they should and shouldn’t be doing regarding their teeth. But this isn’t always the case.

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