What Do You Know About TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments?

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Can you identify a temporomandibular joint disorder if one should occur within your mouth? Temporomandibular joint disorders, also known as TMJ disorders, occur when the ball and socket joints in your jaw become worn down or damaged. To help prevent a TMJ disorder, it is important to establish an effective... Read more »

Tips for Having a Vacation-Ready Smile

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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 »

Focus Your Smile on Dental Erosion Prevention

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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 »

Oral Health Care Fundamentals: Dental Erosion

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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 »

Tooth Extractions: What Kinds Are There?

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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 »

Advice About Oral Cancer

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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

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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

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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 »