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What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the branch of general dentistry focused on preventing common oral health problems. At home, this includes brushing and flossing, reducing your intake of sugary foods and drinks, and avoiding habits like bruxism (tooth grinding) and biting hard substances such as ice. At our offices, preventive dentistry involves biannual visits for thorough tooth and gum …

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Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Better Than Metal Amalgams?

Traditionally, the most common material for dental fillings has been metal. Known as amalgams, these fillings use mercury to bind an alloy – usually a mix of  silver, tin, and copper. Amalgam fillings are easy to spot because of their metallic appearance. Time-tested and trusted, metal fillings are safe and effective, but there are better materials for …

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Beautiful Smile With Porcelain Veneers

As one of your most noticeable attributes, your smile can say a lot. If you hide your smile, feel embarrassed by cosmetic issues, or feel like your smile has aged you beyond your years, it’s time to consider your cosmetic dentistry options. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation and talk to one of our …

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How Long Does ClearCorrect Treatment Take?

ClearCorrect® treats alignment issues and malocclusion by using a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move teeth into their correct position. An alternative to traditional braces, ClearCorrect aligners are custom-made to fit perfectly in each patient’s mouth. They are unobtrusive and virtually invisible, offering enhanced comfort and helping patients achieve a straight, healthy smile without …

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Are There Benefits to Implant-Retained Dentures?

Dentures are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth. At Wood Creek Dental, we offer partial and full dentures to improve the strength and appearance of your smile. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They can be placed in rows or utilized one at a time, offering a cost-effective and reliable tooth …

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IV Sedation for Optimal Comfort

There are three primary types of dental sedation: Nitrous Oxide: Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide produces feelings of euphoria and calm. Oral Conscious Sedation: Administered through pills, oral conscious sedation produces relaxation without full sedation. IV Sedation: Also known as “twilight” and “sleep” dentistry, IV sedation allows for complete relaxation. The longest-lasting option, …

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