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 »

A Cavity on a Premolar Might Be Repaired with a Simple Amalgam Dental Filling

Your premolars play an important role in helping to bite off pieces of hard foods, while also working in tandem with the molars in the back of your mouth to grind food for safe swallowing. When a cavity starts to form on one of the non-biting surfaces of a premolar... Read more »

Tooth Extractions: What Kinds Are There?

Typically, when a tooth has broken or been damaged from decay, our dentists will use a dental filling, crown, or other restoration to repair the tooth. However, when the damage to the tooth is extensive, they will need to extract it. This can happen if the tooth has been loosened... Read more »

How Much Do You Know About Oral Hygiene? Find Out Now by Taking This Oral Hygiene Quiz!

It’s important to know everything there is to know about oral hygiene so you can keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape. So, do you think you know everything about oral hygiene? If so, it’s time to test your knowledge! All you need to do is take our... Read more »

Are You Ready for a Brighter, More Appealing Smile This Season?

If you are tired of your teeth lacking luster, you are not alone. Believe it or not, teeth whitening is one of the most popular dental treatments in the world of dentistry today. Since professional teeth whitening is still the most effective way to brighten your teeth, our dentists, Dr.... Read more »

Flossing Your Teeth for a Healthy Smile

A healthy smile begins with the basics. A healthy foundation born of daily oral hygiene habits include brushing at least twice each day and flossing at least once daily to help you create the healthy smile you deserve. These are essential if you want to avoid cavities and gum disease.... Read more »

Advice About Oral Cancer

Did you know that over 40,000 people every year in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer? Cancer is one of the most destructive diseases known to man, and a successful recovery often depends upon getting treatment in its early stages. Speak with our dentists at Creekside Dental Ellensburg... Read more »

The Facts You Should Know About Toothpaste

Toothpaste is a handy oral hygiene tool that can help you clean your smile. However, because there are so many toothpaste brands, it’s hard to know everything about the product. So, to help you know more (which can help you take better care of your smile), Dr. Forrest Packard and... Read more »

The Cosmetic Dental Treatments That Can Enhance Your Smile

If you have an unattractive smile, socializing as well as working are likely to be difficult tasks. This is because you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case for you. Dr. Forrest Packard and Dr. Kevin Packard offer cosmetic dental treatments in Ellensburg, Washington,... Read more »