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  • What is a crown?
    the doctor and our team at Ballenger Creek Dental Associates hear this question all the time. Millions of people have dental crowns that artificially restore the chewing surface of a Read more
  • The Origins of Valentine's Day
    When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read more
  • Energy Drinks and Your Teeth
    When working out, studying late, or any time we feel like a bit of a boost would come in handy, energy drinks are a common go-to for many teens and Read more
  • Teeth Whitening and Your Smile
    The best type of whitening for your smile depends on what you are hoping to accomplish. Whitening Toothpastes This is certainly the easiest method of whitening, but will brushing alone produce your Read more
  • Five Reasons for Your Bad Breath
    Bad breath, or halitosis, is probably not a matter of life or death. But it can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your life. The majority Read more
  • Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?
    While mouthwash goes a long way in improving your oral care, it is not a substitute for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide different benefits that you should understand. Mouthwash Benefits Mouthwash comes Read more
  • How long will a root canal last?
    According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canals have a success rate of over 95% and in most cases they last a lifetime. There are a few factors that ensure Read more
  • Going Green for the New Year
    Does your list of New Year’s resolutions for the coming months include reducing your ecological footprint? If so, let’s ring in the year with some basic—and some innovative—dental ideas to Read more
  • Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!
    We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the Read more
  • I haven’t been to the dentist in years; what should I expect?
    Time flies when we are not at the dentist! Before you know it, years may have gone by. Let’s take a moment to explain what takes place when a patient Read more
  • My gums are inflamed. What can I do?
    Inflamed gums are a fairly common dental issue, but unfortunately, many people don't take the problem seriously enough. If you ignore inflamed gums and continue your usual routine, you could Read more
  • Happy Holidays! Healthy Holidays!
    It’s the holiday season! With so much to do and so much going on, you want to be at your best. We have some ideas to help make your season Read more
  • Top Five Dental Myths
    Sometimes the line between fact and fiction is easily blurred. This is certainly the case when it comes to dentistry, where myths and misconceptions abound. In a bid to put Read more
  • Thanksgiving Trivia
    At Ballenger Creek Dental Associates we love learning trivia and interesting facts about Thanksgiving! This year, the doctor wanted to share some trivia that might help you feel a bit Read more
  • Why Visiting the Emergency Room for Your Dental Problem isn’t a Good Idea
    Emergency rooms are for emergencies, so before you head to the hospital because of a dental problem, you need to ask yourself this question: Is what you're experiencing really a Read more
  • Cold Comfort
    The sounds of the season are filling the air—falling leaves rustling along the sidewalk, football cheers, holiday greetings—and the coughs and sneezes of your fellow sufferers. Yes, it’s cold and Read more


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