The Reasons Behind a Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are vital if you want a strong and successful oral health. If you are one who thinks cleanings are unimportant and unneeded, our team is here to tell you otherwise. There are many reasons why dental cleanings are extremely important, and some of those reasons are: They prevent cavities Dental cleanings successfully prevent… Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Protect Your Child’s Molars

On the average a child’s permanent molars emerge from the gums in early adolescence. It’s not uncommon for the biting surface of these teeth to have deep pits and contours that can be a challenge to effectively clean. If food particles and plaque become lodged in these areas, it greatly increases the chances of developing… Read more »

Four Caring Tips For Invisalign® Wearers

Are you currently aligning your smile with Invisalign® orthodontic treatment? If so, good for you! At Highland Creek Family Dental, we are happy you have chosen to take steps toward your perfect smile. While you are straightening your pearly whites, it’s important that you do the right things to take proper care of your aligner…. Read more »

Dental Care and Halloween: Protecting Your Child’s Smile

Halloween can be a scary time—not because of the scary costumes or the haunted houses, but because of the scary tooth decay that attacks your smile once the Halloween treats pass your lips. To help your child enjoy the Halloween holiday as well as maintain a strong and successful oral health, we recommend doing the… Read more »

Get Ready for Your Child’s First Appointment by Expecting these Steps

As you help your child get ready for their dental appointment, there is no need to be anxious or nervous. To help you feel confident and prepared, we are happy to inform you on what generally happens at a child’s first dental appointment. When you get to our office, you can expect the following steps:… Read more »

How Women Can Maintain Healthy Teeth during Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be an exciting time for you and your spouse. And it’s not surprise that you want the best health and care for you and your baby. Well, one of the best ways you can do that is by maintaining a healthy mouth. We are going to give you some tips and tricks you… Read more »

Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay (early childhood caries) can not only be harmful for a child’s current dental health, but their future dental health as well. Baby teeth help a child eat, smile, and speak, and these actions can be affected if a child develops cavities. Additionally, if a baby tooth requires extraction due to decay,… Read more »

Why Is My Child’s Thumb-Sucking Habit Bad For Their Teeth?

Chances are that most small children you meet suck their thumb. This is perfectly natural in children, but if done too hard or by older children, it can cause problems to their mouth and teeth. Why Do Children Suck Their Thumb? Children who suck a pacifier, their fingers, or thumbs aren’t unusual. They do this… Read more »

The Risks of Oral Piercings

Before you decide to have your tongue pierced, it is important to realize that there are risks involved. While oral piercings may look cool or make a statement, they can lead to complications if you don’t take proper precautions. While not all oral piercings lead to complications, those that decide to get pierced should understand… Read more »

How Clean Is Your Toothbrush?

We always encourage brushing your teeth at least twice a day to maintain a healthy smile and prevent plaque buildup and cavities. But did you know that proper brushing hygiene begins before you even pick up your toothbrush? The manner in which you store and maintain your toothbrush can actually impact your oral hygiene as… Read more »