It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Spring during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by wearing a specially-designed mouth guard at night. Dr. Oakley, Dr. Miller, Dr. Henley & Dr. Wendt have helped tons of Spring residents improve the quality of their life with night guards and we at Spring Creek Dentistry invite you to come visit us today to find out more.
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We get it. Oral hygiene is probably not something that you find yourself talking to your buddies about on the weekends. You probably don’t watch YouTube videos of teeth cleanings. That’s why Spring Creek Dentistry is here to offer you only the information that you really need to know to keep both your mouth and body as healthy as possible.
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Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Spring. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Oakley, Dr. Miller, Dr. Henley & Dr. Wendt wants you to be informed about every aspect of dental health, so here’s a guide to which whitening options can give your teeth a bright new shine. If you have any questions or would like to visit Spring Creek Dentistry for a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
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Why Do My Teeth Need To Be Aligned?
The only reason people get braces is to improve their smile, right? Wrong! Occlusion, or the alignment of your teeth, is a crucial factor in the health and functionality of your entire mouth. It may not seem like anything more than a cosmetic issue, but malocclusion (misaligned teeth) can cause jaw pain, difficulty eating, jaw popping and more. Your mouth is a finely tuned digestive organ and even the slightest issue with teeth alignment could cause big problems. Read more ›
We at Spring Creek Dentistry understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Oakley wants every Spring resident to have the power to control their own health, so here’s a simplified guide to the basics of dental health insurance. As always, if you have a question, don’t be afraid to give us a call!
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Keep Your Mouth Healthy with These Foods
Hello Spring residents! As you know, Dr. Ryan Oakley and Spring Creek Dentistry are committed to helping you maintain the best oral health and we’ve got some tips for you. It is common to hear about what not to eat, but today we are going to tell you about a few foods that will keep your mouth in top shape and how they do it.
Fruits and Vegetables are Your Teeth’s Best Friends
We’ve all heard about the dangers of plaque, bacteria, cavities, and stains, but did you know that some of our favorite fruit and veggie friends can help fight them off? Read more ›
What if You Haven’t Been to the Dentist for Several Years?
Life is busy and we all have a long list of priorities to take care of, so it’s not hard to imagine that any number of things can get in the way of your regular dental hygiene routine, checkups and cleanings with Dr. Ryan Oakley. You might just wake up one day and realize that you haven’t been to the dentist in years! That’s why we want to tell all our Spring patients about the gentle dental care we provide and why regular visits to Dr. Oakley are so important.
What happens over many years of dental neglect? Do your teeth turn black and fall out of your head? What if you are really good about flossing and brushing, but don’t go to the dentist? What are the consequences of putting your dental health on the back burner? Read more ›
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride is actually toxic if ingested in large enough quantities. So which is it? Do the health benefits outweigh the negatives of fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water? We at Spring Creek Dentistry know that Spring folks care a great deal about their health, so we’ve put this article together to examine the facts and help you come to your own decision. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you might have, so feel free to give us a call!
Why Use Fluoride in the First Place?
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Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although, at Spring Creek Dentistry, we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients, we don’t want any Spring residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache can be a sign of a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately, but there are a few things you can do at home, in the meantime, to get temporary relief from toothache pain.
Everybody knows that they should floss every day. But it just doesn’t always happen that way, does it?
We know that flossing is harder than brushing for a number of reasons, but we also know how important it is to your oral health. Dr. Oakley wants all of our patients to floss every day, and we think one of the best ways to encourage you to floss is to give you some great reasons why you should.
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