How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Spring children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Spring Creek Dentistry, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information on how Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar can help protect your kids from tooth decay. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us. Read more ›

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5 Common Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction?

When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over Spring, so Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar are here to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel bad if you have believed one or more of these at some point, you’re not the only one, but do make sure to contact us at Spring Creek Dentistry if you have any questions or concerns. Read more ›

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4 Facts about Dental Implants

Many Spring residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us at Spring Creek Dentistry a call. Read more ›

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Diabetes & Oral Health: What Your Dentist Sees

It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including your mouth. Almost 26 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Spring dentists, Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar want you to know the side effects diabetes can have on oral health. Read more ›

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DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

If you are looking for a dentist in Spring, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50.

Either way, you’re probably wondering what the difference is, and how this will affect your dental care. At Spring Creek Dentistry, we love to spread the word about all things dental, so here are the facts, straight from Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar. Read more ›

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Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root.

If you have a nasty toothache and remember biting down on something hard, it’s time to contact Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar. Don’t worry though, because the dental professionals at Spring Creek Dentistry are committed to giving you the best oral care that Spring has available. To find out more about cracked tooth syndrome, read on. Read more ›

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The Benefits of Composite Fillings

Traditionally, dentists have used what’s known as amalgam, or special metal alloys, to fill cavities. However, modern dental medicine has advanced to the point that Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar can offer Spring patients a much better option for filling holes caused by tooth decay: composite fillings. At Spring Creek Dentistry, we would like to educate you on the benefits of tooth-colored, composite fillings, so please let this article serve as your personal fillings fact sheet. Read more ›

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The Science of Tooth Decay

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Spring has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health [http://nih.gov/] as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few of the factors involved in causing tooth decay and what you and Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar can do to protect your smile. Read more ›

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The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Spring teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Drs. Oakley, Miller, Henley, Wendt, and Dar are going to take this opportunity to shed some light on what it is, how to stop it, and what Spring Creek Dentistry can do to help. Read more ›

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Choosing the Right Dentist

It’s no secret that Spring residents are careful about how they choose medical professionals for their family, but sometimes it’s not easy to find everything you want in a dentist. At Spring Creek Dentistry, we understand that choosing a dentist is no small feat, so we’ve put together this guide to picking a dentist for individuals and families. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us! Even if you decide on a different dentist, we’re always happy to help!

How to Choose the Right Dentist

There are a lot of factors to consider when looking at dentists in your area. For some Spring residents, the most important thing is proximity, so it’s easy to narrow their search by location. For others, the key ingredient is affordability; others may be looking for just the right service mix and supreme comfort. The easiest way to start your search is by setting your top three priorities. These may be location, cost, and comfort – or good reviews, service mix, and same-day appointments. Whatever is most important to you should be at the top of your list. Once you have an idea of what you need and what you want from a dentist, the process of selection becomes much easier.

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