Dry Mouth Defined

Normally, a healthy person's saliva flow can fill three pints per day. Saliva output is something you probably don't think about very often, unless you have dry mouth. Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is the term for a condition whereby you do not produce enough saliva to moisten the mouth... Read more »

A Compromised Temporary Crown Needs a Dentist’s Attention

Most dental crown restorations occur in two distinct phases of treatment. Once the tooth’s enamel layer has been removed and an impression is taken a dentist like Dr. Forrest Packard and Dr. Kevin Packard will often install a temporary crown over the anchoring abutment. This is a small, yet durable... Read more »

Tips for Having a Vacation-Ready Smile

If you’re leaving on vacation, then the last thing you want to worry about are dental problems and dental emergencies while you’re on the road, right? Well, our dentists, Dr. Packard, Packard and Packard, has some good news for you. You can have a vacation-ready smile before you even get... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Give Your Child’s Smile a Boost Against Cavities

The tough outer layer on your teeth is the tooth enamel, which naturally fortifies your smile against tooth decay. However, it is not always enough to effectively stop the development of cavities. Our dentist can help you determine if your child has vulnerable back teeth that would benefit from receiving... Read more »

Focus Your Smile on Dental Erosion Prevention

Caring for your smile has never been more important than it is today. As long as you are constantly taking care of your smile, you can make sure that your risk for numerous oral ailments will remain low. To help diminish the risk of tooth enamel erosion, also known as... Read more »

Tips for Dental Emergencies

As much as we’d like to avoid them, dental emergencies can sometimes happen. Dr. Packard, Dr. Packard, and our team stress the importance of acting quickly to lessen the damage. Of course, it is always important to visit our dentists as soon as possible if there is a dental emergency.... Read more »

Make Brushing Fun For Kids With These Tricks

As an adult, you no doubt know the importance of brushing your teeth regularly, but children may not realize that brushing is more than just a chore. We can offer a few tricks to make tooth brushing fun and help your child develop this important habit. Create a Story Invent... Read more »

Getting New Dentures

Have you lost some or all of your permanent teeth? This can make it difficult to do things that used to be simple, like eating and speaking. Drs. Packer may recommend dentures in Ellensburg, Washington, to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. How do dentures work? Your dentures... Read more »

Oral Health Care Fundamentals: Dental Erosion

Our teeth are equipped with a self-defense mechanism known as tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is a thin layer on the surfaces of teeth to help reduce harmful materials including bacteria from entering a tooth and causing infections or worse. However, tooth enamel is often not strong enough to combat harmful... Read more »

Fluoride Supplements Can Help Counter Tooth Enamel Erosion

If you struggle to brush your teeth effectively each morning and night or you forget to floss at least once each day, the chronic plaque acids in your mouth could start to affect the strength of your tooth enamel. If the gradual demineralization of your tooth enamel is allowed to... Read more »