Entries by Willow Creek Dental

Dental Fear: This Is Why People Are Afraid of the Dentist

The fear of the dentist is something that’s been depicted in film and television shows for many years. However, dental anxiety is not only portrayed for laughs and giggles, it’s a real fear. Approximately 8% of Americans avoid the dentist because they’re afraid. But have you ever asked yourself,” Why are people afraid of the […]

5 Reasons You Need Regular Dental Checkups

More Americans fear dental checkups than clowns. An estimated 10 to 20 percent of people have an extreme phobia of dental visits.  If you’re in the other 80 percent of adults, you should be visiting the dentist once every six months. Dental checkups are often forgotten with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But the […]

Nutrition and Oral Health: A Guide to Healthy Eating Habits for Strong Teeth & Healthy Gums

Today, we know that good nutrition and oral health are closely aligned, but it wasn’t always that way. Some early 1900s dental products went against pretty much everything dental professionals of today stand for. Take Greenland Studios “Whiskey Tooth Paste,” for instance. (Genuine 6-Proof Stuff!) The alcoholic toothpaste from yesteryear even encouraged you to “rinse with […]