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Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Many first-time parents have questions about when to bring their child to the dentist. Current recommendations say your child should see a dentist by his or her third birthday, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about it. Family dentist Vancouver, WA Dr. Carl Futenma encourages parents to bring little ones in whenever you […]


Dental Anxiety is Real: Sedation May Help

Young and old, there are a lot of people out there who experience dental anxiety. Sometimes, even the mere thought of visiting the dentist can lead to feelings of panic or avoidance. Dental anxiety can stem from bad experiences in the past, fear of giving up control, or fear of physical pain. We’ll readily admit […]


Why Six-Month Visits Matter!

A lot of people think “I should go to the dentist more regularly, but who has the time?” We sympathize completely, but skipping out on routine dental cleanings and check-ups is a recipe for disaster. Think of it this way: the number one cause of tooth loss is not cavities, but neglect. When oral health […]


Tips for Keeping Your Kids’ Smiles Bright and Strong

  If you have kids, you know how exhausting it can be to keep them on track. Do your homework, pick up your clothes, put your shoes away. No matter how old they are, there are some reminders children never stop needing. When it comes to their health, however, you don’t want to leave anything […]


FAQs About Dental Whitening

We are frequently asked about teeth whiteners. Do the products available for purchase at stores actually work? Are they harmful to your teeth? Are dentists’ products better? That sort of thing. While the health of your teeth is always our first priority, we also want our patients to be happy with the way their teeth […]


5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Dental Clinic

Whether you are on the lookout for a new dentist for yourself or for your entire family, it can be a stressful process. With countless options to choose from in our community, it can be difficult to know if you are making the right decisions. Of course, you want a provider with warmth and friendliness, […]


Finding the Best Dentist in Vancouver WA

Are you new in town, or simply unhappy with your current dental clinic? Finding the best dentist in Vancouver, WA is a bit like finding the best supermarket or best pediatrician: individual results will vary! Every patient is going have slightly different tastes and expectations when looking for a care provider, but that doesn’t mean […]


Are You Looking for Affordable Dentistry?

It’s a sad fact, but did you know that one out of every three to four adults in America does not get regular dental care? For some people, dental anxiety plays a role in forgoing dental services, but for many it is a matter of financial anxiety. At Creative Smiles, we believe everyone should have […]


What Every Parent Should Know About Wisdom Teeth

Parents of teens and tweens often have questions about wisdom teeth. There is a lot of information about wisdom teeth available online, but it can be confusing when you try to understand what it means for your child, specifically. The most important thing I tell all parents about wisdom teeth is that we are already […]


A Family Dentist Can Provide Great Pediatric Care

Do you have a little one (or two) who is approaching the age of his or her first dental visit?  Your first instinct may be to seek out a pediatric specialty dentist, but great pediatric care can be found with a general dentist, too. Just as with all care providers, some general practitioners are great […]


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