Brush My… Tongue?

We know this may sound strange at first, but brushing your tongue is just as important if you want to avoid bad breath. Brushing your tongue will further rid you of the things that cause bad breath. Both your teeth and your tongue have tiny places where food and bacteria can get stuck. As such,… Read more »

Tips for Protecting Your Smile

Oral health care depends on more than just brushing and flossing your teeth every day. Although these habits are extremely helpful for your oral hygiene and help keep your teeth safe from damage, physical trauma in the form of oral accidents and injuries is also a known risk factor that you should be prepared for…. Read more »

Tips for Cleaning Dental Implants

Are you replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants? If so, our dentist, Dr. Meredith McClay , encourages you to do everything you can to keep your dental implants in tip-top shape. If you clean and care for your implants regularly, there is a good chance they can replace your missing teeth and… Read more »

Why Dental Health Is Important

Your dental health is important to your overall health. When you come in for your first dental checkup with our dentist, we will review your overall health history to best know how to serve you. When you come in for future visits, you can let us know if there is anything new going on so… Read more »

A Dental Implant Supported Bridge Can Effectively Restore Multiple Missing Teeth

Sometimes, untreated tooth decay can affect the health and integrity other teeth. Without professional attention, the problem can lead to the loss of multiple teeth and make eating and speaking difficult. In a situation like this, you should schedule a consultation with the dental restoration professionals at Creekside Family Dental in Medford, Oregon. If you… Read more »

Do You Need an Inlay or Onlay?

An extensive fracture or decayed tooth need not be extracted, if the dentist thinks it can be fixed with an inlay or onlay. Read on to see if you might benefit from this restoration. Dental Inlays You may not have heard of a dental inlay, since it’s not a typical restoration; however, it’s a good… Read more »

How to Handle a Lost Dental Crown Until You See the Dentist

Dental crowns, when placed on your teeth, are designed to restore those teeth for a long time; however, situations such as gum disease or a blow to the face can dislodge the dental crown. If your dental crown falls out, don’t panic; provide first aid until you can visit Creekside Family Dental. First of all,… Read more »

Are the Foods You Are Eating This Holiday Season Harming Your Smile?

Now that fall is underway and the holidays are gearing up, you can easily get into the swing of things and get carried away with the holiday spirit. And by that, we mean letting down your guard when it comes to your oral health. Today we’d like to remind you of some of the things… Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Give You a White Smile That Lasts for Years

Chronic problems with dental stains can prove to be socially embarrassing. At the same time they can also prove exceedingly frustrating to eliminate with the tooth whitening products sold in stores. Dr. Meredith McClay can safely remove difficult dental stains from your teeth by administering a dental bleaching treatment. However, the dental stains can recur… Read more »

Why Practice Good Oral Hygiene?

If you have ever had cavities or had problems with gum disease, you know the benefits of practicing good oral hygiene is to maintain a healthy smile. Good oral hygiene keeps gum disease and tooth decay at bay. You see, bacteria thrive in an oral environment, so you need to remove the sticky layer of… Read more »