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Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

So you’re missing a tooth—or a few! An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best

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Diet Soda and Dental Health: What You Need to Know

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to find the truth among all of the health-conscious noise. Often times, Spring residents are misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends like as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs.

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Sleep Apnea in Children

You may think being exhausted simply comes with the territory of being a parent (and it does), but there may also be a serious medical condition causing your child to wake up often throughout the night – sleep apnea. Sleep

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HPV and Oral Cancer: What you need to know

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Spring, and as dental care professionals, we feel

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Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average Spring resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep

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Gum Disease & Birth Defects

The short answer: Gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: All over your body, tissues have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your

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Is Holistic Dentistry Right for Me?

Is Holistic Dentistry Right for Me?   Currently a hot topic of debate among dental and health professionals, holistic dentistry has gained popularity in recent years, alongside the movement toward naturopathic medicine. Dr. Oakley, Dr. Miller, Dr. Henley & Dr. Wendt at

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Having Jaw Pain? The Importance of Teeth Alignment

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

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Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

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

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The Dental Health Diet – Foods for Healthy Gums

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

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