Tooth sensitivity is a big concern for our Gilbert patients. They don't want "ouch!" to be the first thing they say when they drink that icy lemonade or take a bite of trail mix. If you're suffering from sensitive teeth, read on for tips to alleviate the pain. What causes tooth sensitivity? Brushing too hard. [...]
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At Creative Smiles, we know our Gilbert patients care about their kids' dental health. The challenge is that dental problems are sneaky. Even when you make sure children are brushing and flossing regularly, cavities can still crop up. Dental decay might affect your kids' success in school. Hidden ways cavity-causing bacteria could be harming your [...]
This year, the American Cancer Society estimates that 53,000 people will get oral cancer—and 10,860 will lose their lives to this disease. Detecting oral cancer early gives patients the best chances of beating it. At Creative Smiles, we provide oral cancer screenings to our Gilbert patients at every checkup to help make early detection possible. [...]
How can you stop sleep apnea—and why are we asking you this? Sleep apnea affects your health and quality of life in countless ways, including your dental health. This condition causes you to stop breathing multiple times a night. It’s been linked to a number of health concerns like tooth grinding, obesity, high blood pressure [...]
You may be wondering how to get into the flossing habit when you don’t like flossing. Think of flossing like a spring cleaning for your mouth. It may not be fun to start. But, when you see the results, you’ll likely have a change of heart. Why floss in the first place? Flossing removes disease-causing [...]
Our Gilbert patients often worry about their children’s dental health. We get it. It can be hard to keep up with regular dental visits. And, it can be even harder to get kids motivated to keep their mouths clean. The good news is, these 10 Essentials for Children’s Dental Health can go a long way [...]
5 Healthy Smile Tips for Valentine’s Day Our Gilbert patients know that on Valentine’s Day, a healthy smile makes for a kissable mouth. A dull smile or bad breath should be the last of your concerns if you’re spending February 14th with a special someone. Here are 5 healthy smile tips for Valentine’s Day [...]
Healthy Oral Hygiene Routine Advice for Kids Did you know—February is Children’s Dental Health Month? Getting kids started with a healthy oral hygiene routine early in life can help support a lifetime of healthy smiles. Ideally, children should have their first dental visit before their first birthday. If you’ve missed that milestone, it’s not too [...]
Whitening strips: The right choice for a brighter smile? Many of our Gilbert patients want to know... Are over-the-counter whitening strips are a good way to whiten their smiles for the New Year? The short answer is: it depends. Your dental health, the results you want, and the quality of the whitening strips you choose [...]
How to Get White Teeth for the New Year Wondering how to get white teeth for the new year? Professional cosmetic whitening is a popular solution for our patients who want to feel at their best in 2018.Whether you're preparing for an important interview, going to a special event, or simply want a great smile [...]
Dental Prevention: When Was Your Last Oral Cancer Screening? One of the most important parts of your oral health is dental prevention. You might not know this, but your dentist is an expert in identifying and diagnosing oral pathology inside of the mouth as well as along the face and neck. Smokers Aren’t the Only [...]