Our Dentistry Blog - Wood Creek Dental

Dentists Serving Greenville, Simpsonville, Landrum & Nearby Areas of South Carolina and North Carolina

October 07, 2021

Protect Your Childrens' Teeth at Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and many parents who are concerned about their children’s oral and systemic health are looking for a good alternative to all the candy that comes with it. Enter the "Switch Witch", a concept thought up by a mother of two who didn’t want to keep her kids from trick-or-treating but wasn’t looking forward to the health issues that follow excessive sugar consumption either.

The idea is both simple and brilliant: on...

Read More
September 15, 2021

Five Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available today – and for good reason. Veneers can be sized, shaped, and shaded to fit perfectly into your smile, and they can do all of this while addressing a wide range of cosmetic concerns.

Issues Corrected by Porcelain Veneers

Common cosmetic problems addressed by porcelain...

Read More
July 07, 2021

Will a Dental Implant Last Forever?

Dental implants are unique among tooth replacement options. Other restorative treatments, such as dentures and dental bridges, rest on top of the gums, relying on adjacent teeth or adhesives for support. Dental implants are different. They replace the roots of missing teeth, serving as an anchor to hold your restoration fast in place.

Tooth roots help to anchor teeth to the jaw. When...

Read More
June 03, 2021

Is it Time to Brighten Your Smile?

Are your teeth dingy or stained? Perhaps beyond what daily brushing – or even a professional cleaning – can address? If so, it may be time to consider a cosmetic tooth whitening option from Wood Creek Dental.

Topical tooth whitening is often the first choice for addressing surface stains and discoloration brought about by aging. We offer take-home teeth whitening kits with...

Read More
May 15, 2021

Is Root Canal Very Painful?

Root canal treatment becomes necessary when a tooth is infected. It may also be needed in cases of severe decay, trauma, or when a tooth is chipped or cracked. With this treatment, debris and infection are gently removed from the inner chamber of the tooth before it is capped with a dental crown. The crown is shaped, shaded, and sized to blend seamlessly into your smile, restoring comfort, strength, and beauty for years...

Read More
April 06, 2021

Signs of Gum Disease

In its earliest stages, gum disease may show only very minor symptoms. For example, a slight reddening of the gums or swollen gum tissue may be the first indications of gum disease, neither of which are exceptionally noticeable. Bleeding gums, which may also be an early warning sign of gum disease, are often when people begin to be concerned, but the...

Read More
March 12, 2021


ClearCorrect™ is an orthodontic treatment that utilizes removable aligners to gently move teeth into their ideal position. The aligners are made of a clear and forgiving plastic that has been specially formulated to produce optimal results without compromising comfort. In fact, these aligners are so effective that ClearCorrect can sometimes be a faster treatment for many patients than traditional wire and bracket braces. The best way to learn how long treatment may...

Read More
February 04, 2021

Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Safe?

Tooth-colored filings, also known as white fillings or cosmetic fillings, are made of a safe, nontoxic resin. Not only safer, they are less invasive, stronger, and more reliable than their metal alternatives. While the issue of amalgam fillings off-gassing mercury is still up for debate, this much is certain: there is nothing in tooth-colored fillings that could prove harmful if ingested or inhaled.


Read More
January 06, 2021

Optimal oral health requires professional dental care. The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist every six months for routine cleanings and examinations. Maintaining these biannual visits helps prevent serious oral health concerns, such as gum disease, while also helping to keep the teeth bright and attractive. 


Read More
October 06, 2020

Dental Sedation

There are three primary types of dental sedation. The type of sedation used will determine how long the effects last.

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is administered through a nasal cannula. This type of dental sedation will begin to wear off as soon as the supply is stopped. For some patients, effects may wear off within three to five minutes, but it is recommended that you give...

Read More