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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Everybody knows that morning breath, or halitosis, is particularly awful. Maybe your spouse, partner, or some other member of your family has informed you that your mouth is toxic in the morning. It is likely that you have noticed it yourself! Either way, Spring Creek Dentistry wants to bring an end to this suffering! There is hope; with the right information you have a good chance of not getting kicked out of bed to go and brush your teeth. We wrote this article to serve as your guide in the fight to eliminate halitosis in Spring, TX forever!
Let’s face it: No one is safe from morning breath
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We’ve all had a toothache at some point at some point or another. While you should always consult your Spring dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Spring residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Oakley, Dr. Henley, Dr. Miller, or Dr. Wendt to perform an extraction, or remove the tooth. Today, our team at Spring Creek Dentistry would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear!
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