• 1. Do I need to arrive early for my first appointment?

    Yes. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to complete any other formalities or to fill out the remaining patient form, if any.

  • 2. What should I do if I require premedication?

    Please request for a prescription prior to your appointment, or if you are unsure, feel free to contact us and we can help you.

  • 3. What do I need to bring to my first appointment?

    Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

    • Patient Information Form
    • Dental Insurance Card (if applicable)
    • Identification such as Driver’s License, Military ID or State ID
    • Patient Health History Form
    • HIPAA Consent Form
    • Patient Authorization Form
  • 4. How long will my first appointment last?

    When you reach our practice, one of our team members will assist you with all the requirements such as form submission, Insurance claim cashless treatment, etc. Your appointment with dentist can take 45- 120 minutes depending upon the type of treatment you are undergoing.

  • 5. What will happen on my first visit to the office?

    Your first appointment with Creech Dental will include an exam and consultation, and may include X-rays. Following your exam, the dentist will explain recommendations for your care and give you the opportunity to discuss treatment options and ask questions.  For more information about your first visit you can contact us.

  • 6. How should I use to clean my baby's teeth?

    A soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants can be used at least once a day at bedtime. It removes plaque bacteria that can lead to decay and keep your baby’s teeth clean.

  • 7. Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

    Seeing your dentist on regular basis protect your teeth from various problems, your dentist can examine the teeth and foresee the crisis and treat accordingly. It prevents both teeth and gums from various diseases, bacteria, plaque, or tartar issue. It’s knows as preventive treatment and is also recommended by The American Dental Association that you should see your dentist and dental hygienist at least two times each year in order to maintain optimal health and hygiene for your teeth.

  • 8. What causes my jaw to pop when I open it?

    Your jaw bone and the base of the skull is separated with a disk or pad and the skull and jaw also connects to each other at a joint on each side. This joint is called temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Sometimes when you open your mouth too wide, chew gum too often, grind your teeth, or bite your lip or cheek, the jaw bone “pops” off the pad or disk and cause painful sensation. Treatment is not required unless pain is associated with the “pop” or the jaw locks. If are are experiencing this too often, contact us for the best treatment.
  • 9. How can I prevent cavities?

    You should spend at least three to four minutes brushing your teeth because it takes that long to remove plaque and bacteria that destroy tooth enamel. Make sure you do not brush too hard and apply just a little pressure as required.  The water in our area is not fluoridated and so making sure you are using a fluoridated toothpaste is advised.  A mouthwash with fluoride is helpful as well.  There are natural products that contain fluoride which can be found at many of our local natural food stores.  Our hygienists would love to review this with you at your next cleaning appointment

    Control the amount of sugar consumption in your regular diet. Sugar is available in candy, fruits, crackers and chips. Bacteria love these foods. The acids that these bacteria release are the main cause of cavities.  You can also rinse your mouth after eating sugary foods to help neutralize these acids.  Brushing is helful as well.

    Acidic food as well can break down or weaken enamel.  This includes all carbonated sodas but the sugary ones may be more damaging.  Coffee and drinks with citrus products also are acidic.  Drinking plain water in general is great for your teeth and great for your body overall.

  • 10. What is the difference between a cap and a crown?

    There is no difference between two, they both are same. Cap is actually an older term and still being used to refer to crowns.

Address:

231 Main Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Email:

info@creechdental.com

Telephone:

(831) 336 2261

Our Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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