Creating Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

  • Top 4 Causes of Dry Mouth

    22 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    At my Collinsville dental office, we wanted to examine the top causes of dry mouth, why it’s so concerning, and ways to combat it for healthy, happy mouth.

  • Does Oil Pulling Actually Work?

    16 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    My Collinsville dental office looked into the now popular technique and we’ve got some good, and not so good, news regarding the latest oral health trend.

  • “Is My Dentist Happy to See Me?”

    23 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    I am truly happy to see each and every one of my patients, every day. Here’s why:

  • Foods For Dentures: What to Try, What to Avoid

    11 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    My Collinsville dental office knows that some foods (no matter how tempting) just don’t mesh well with dentures, and we try to get patients to steer clear of them to avoid possible pain or discomfort.

  • Does Your Toothbrush Need A Little TLC?

    21 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    Worn out brushes are much less effective at keeping teeth clean, so it’s important to use a new toothbrush when needed. My dental office in Collinsville wants to remind patients using a brush with frayed, worn-out bristles that it may be time for a change...

  • It's All About the Straw

    10 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    It might seem strange that a bendable piece of plastic can actually help keep teeth from potential harm, but it’s actually true.

  • Top Dental Concerns for People Over 50

    22 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    As we get older, we tend to experience more health concerns than we did when we were younger. Our dental health is no different. At my Collinsville dental office, we want all of our patients to be aware of some of the most common oral health issues that tend to affect those 50 or older.

  • A Gluten-Free Diet and Your Teeth

    09 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    At my Collinsville dental office, we support any diet that makes you feel healthy, including if you choose to eat gluten-free. For our patients that do have celiac disease....

  • Toothache Tips From Your Collinsville Dentist

    12 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    At my Collinsville dental office, we’re always willing to help ease your toothache pain, but what can you do if a toothache strikes when you’re on vacation or when we aren’t open? We've got some tips for you.

  • E-Cigarettes & Oral Health

    05 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    E-cigarettes, are purported to be less dangerous and perhaps a successful smoking cessation aid. But at my Collinsville dental office, we wanted to know about their effect on oral health..

  • Tooth Pain? You May Need a Root Canal.

    21 Jul 2016 | 0 Comments

    When your tooth hurts, it’s incredibly unpleasant and often described as a pain unlike any other. There could be any number of explanations for the discomfort, but sometimes the problem is pretty serious and may require a root canal. But how can you tell? Let my Collinsville dental office help.

  • Are You Using the Right Toothpaste?

    08 Jul 2016 | 0 Comments

    With all the toothpaste options available to you, how do you know you’re using the right one? Read on to learn more from the dental team at my Collinsville dental office.

  • Why Men Don’t Visit Their Collinsville Dentist

    23 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    Statistically, men don’t visit the dentist as often as their female counterparts. At my Collinsville dental office, we wanted to know why...

  • Top 4 Alternative Uses for Toothpaste

    10 Jun 2016 | 0 Comments

    At my Collinsville dental office, we’ve been hearing of other possible ways toothpaste can be helpful around the house, besides just as a daily teeth cleanser.

  • Your Posture and Your Dental Health

    23 May 2016 | 0 Comments

    You know many of the common things that result in dental health concerns including not brushing or flossing enough, forgoing regular visits to my Collinsville dental office, smoking, and even eating foods high in sugar. But did you know that your posture can also affect your oral health?

  • 3 Nasty Things That May Be On Your Toothbrush

    09 May 2016 | 0 Comments

    Your toothbrush is meant to rid your mouth of bacteria and germs. But at my Collinsville dental office, we know that your toothbrush may not always be clean itself. In fact...

  • She’s Got Her Mother’s Smile! Or Does She?

    20 Apr 2016 | 0 Comments

    It’s all in the genes when it comes to many traits and characteristics inherited from parent to child. In some ways, the same can be said for our smiles.

  • Top 3 Worst Candies for your Teeth

    23 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments

    Another holiday traditionally packed full of sweets is upon us, and at my Collinsville dental office, we’re all about sweet treats -- in moderation. Moderation is key to any diet, especially...

  • The ABCs (and Ds) of Vitamins & Your Dental Health

    09 Mar 2016 | 0 Comments

    At my Collinsville dental office, we not only care about your oral health, we care about your whole body. To reach optimal wellness for both, it’s crucial that you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals.

  • The Link Between Smiling and Attraction

    17 Feb 2016 | 0 Comments

    It’s the glimmer between strangers meeting eyes across the room. It’s the sparkle that lights up a photograph. It can whisper sweet nothings...

  • Smother Your Valentine with Minty-Fresh Kisses

    10 Feb 2016 | 0 Comments

    Everyone wants to share a kiss and a smile on Valentine’s Day. Make sure your mouth is ready for it! A good way to start is by having your teeth cleaned. This not only freshens and brightens ...

  • Smiles and Success: The Correlation Between Your Grin and Your Job

    20 Jan 2016 | 0 Comments

    We’d all like to believe we were hired for our brains, our passion for the job, and because we were the best fit all around. Unfortunately, that’s not always true. Everyone at my Collinsville dental office wants you to know...

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Better Oral Health

    07 Jan 2016 | 0 Comments

    At my Collinsville dental office, we’d like to propose a 2016 resolution challenge for better oral health, and help you keep it all year around.

  • Put Your Dental Health on Your Resolution List

    16 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

    Why not schedule a checkup and cleaning with my Collinsville dental office today? We’ll look at what is going on in your mouth and we can discuss your needs. Then all you have to do is sit down and plan how to keep the rest of your resolutions!

  • The Nightly Grind - Battling Bruxism While You Sleep

    02 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

    At my Collinsville dental, we want to help protect your smile. We offer comfortable, custom-fitted mouthguards to ease the pain of clenching and grinding and keep your teeth

  • Dos and Don’ts of Denture Care

    18 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    At my Collinsville dental office we want all of our patients to get the most out of their dentures, so we’re here to talk about the dos and don’ts of proper denture care.

  • Are You Healthy? Let’s Ask Your Mouth!

    04 Nov 2015 | 0 Comments

    We all know that regular dental visits can help identify oral health concerns like cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. But did you know these visits can also tell us a lot about your overall health? At my Collinsville dental office, we stress the importance of maintaining recommended visits to us not only for the health of your mouth, but also for the health of your whole body.

  • Sleeping and Your Oral Health

    21 Oct 2015 | 0 Comments

    Your teeth are at risk all the time--even while you sleep! Here at my Collinsville dental office, we help our patients protect their teeth day and night with treatment and care tips.

  • Medieval and 19th Century Dentistry

    07 Oct 2015 | 0 Comments

    Would you kiss a donkey to cure a toothache? No one in my Collinsville dental office would recommend such a thing nowadays, but some “dentists” in middle ages believed that was good advice......