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                           Creekwood Dental

Dr. Ahmer Qamar 

(810) 743-4536 - Burton Location 

586-294-4710 Warren Location 

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Press Release from July 2014

Burton, MI Dentist Ahmer Qamar Treats Toothaches at Creekwood Dental

While tooth decay is the most common cause of toothaches in both children and adults, infections, gum disease, teeth grinding and an abnormal bite can also cause pain in your teeth. If you’re experiencing pain for more than two days or see swelling or abnormally red gums, it is important to get a complete oral examination to determine the cause. Dr. Ahmer Qamar can help you at Creekwood Dental in Burton, MI.

Although it is crucial to see a dentist right away, sometimes it is not possible. If you are experiencing pain in one of your teeth but are unable to see a dentist immediately, there are steps you can take to alleviate the pain while you wait. First, you should floss to remove any particles that may be wedged between your teeth and feeding an infection. Then you can try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water, which cleans the area and helps to relieve pain. You can also use over-the-counter pain medication to dull the ache. OTC antiseptics containing benzocaine can be applied directly to the irritated tooth and gum to temporarily relieve pain. Oil of cloves (eugenol) can also be applied directly to the sore area, but painkiller pills should be swallowed normally.


Press Release from January 2014

Burton, MI Dentist, Dr. Ahmer Qamar, Recommends the Best Age for Kids to See the Dentist

Creekwood Dental in Burton, MI provides a variety of dental services to patients of all ages, including children. Many parents are wondering when would be the correct age for their kids to see the dentist, and Dr. Ahmer Qamar encourages them to bring their children to visit him at a very young age. Waiting until children are a few years old could mean they are already experiencing tooth decay and orthodontic problems. Early visits are best for children to grow up with healthy teeth and better overall health.

Some dentists in Burton, MI wait until the child is between two and three years old before encouraging a visit to their clinic, but Dr. Ahmer Qamar recommends they see him at Creekwood Dental around age one. At this point, they have a few of their baby teeth grown in. Dr. Qamar can then determine if they are growing in correctly, in addition to starting off early with proper dental hygiene. The earlier patients visit the dentist, the sooner they get sealants or mouth guards and can protect their teeth from decay or damage.

When parents bring their children to Dr. Ahmer Qamar at a young age for dental treatment, they experience less anxiety as they get older. This is one of the main benefits of learning the correct age for kids to see their dentist, because with less anxiety, they are more willing to visit the dentist regularly and get early treatment. If you have a young child who has not yet seen the dentist, contact Creekwood Dental in Burton, MI for their first appointment.


Press Release from December 2013

Burton, MI Dentist, Dr. Ahmer Qamar, Improves Overall Health and Wellbeing with Orthodontics

For many people, braces and alternative orthodontics help to straighten teeth, improve smile aesthetics, and enhance overall physical and emotional health. Burton, MI patients that visit Creekwood Dental for orthodontics have a choice between various types of braces. Each type helps to straighten teeth, and improve a patient’s bite. Overbites, underbites, and crossbites can be frustrating and also make talking and chewing difficult. This is one of many benefits of orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign braces, offered by Dr. Ahmer Qamar.

Orthodontics in Burton, MI help patients improve their physical and emotional health. By improving their bite, patients can bite and chew normally, as well as talk without being embarrassed by an obvious overbite or crossbite. Orthodontic care also improves patient’s dental and oral health, which can have a significant impact on the patient’s overall health. At Creekwood Dental, patients choose between traditional braces, clear braces, and Invisalign. This gives them options depending on their situation, budget, and comfort level.

Traditional braces are preferred by some patients due to their lower cost, and because they help more advanced orthodontic issues. Clear braces are also highly beneficial as the brackets are clear and barely noticeable. Many of Dr. Ahmer Qamar’s patients prefer Invisalign due to the high comfort level, and the fact that they are removable. Orthodontic care benefits patients in Burton, MI by improving their health and their self-confidence.


Press Release from October 2013

Burton, MI Dentist, Dr. Ahmer Quamar, Provides Quality Senior Oral Health Care

Taking care of your teeth and gums isn’t just important early on in your life, but as a senior as well. That is why Dr. Ahmer Qamar offers special senior oral health care education and hygiene services at Creekwood Dental.  Senior patients in Burton, MI can experience the benefits of improved health. This includes using technology like intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, providing regular cleanings, and preventing tooth decay that leads to gingivitis.

Good oral hygiene benefits the teeth and gums, and improves the patient’s overall health. With proper oral care, seniors can retain most or all of their natural teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing every day is recommended for all patients at Creekwood Dental, regardless of their age. Dr. Ahmer Qamar in Burton, MI advises his senior patients to take extra care of their oral health. There are some issues that seniors face that can make oral hygiene even more important. This includes certain medications that cause weakness of the teeth and gums, dry mouth that damages the teeth, increased tooth sensitivity, regular decay, cavities on the tooth’s root surface, and gum disease which is more common among adults over 40 years of age.

Senior oral health care in Burton, MI is about taking good care of the teeth and gums at home and visiting Dr. Ahmer Qamar at Creekwood Dental at least twice a year. These visits include X-rays of the teeth, cleanings to remove tooth decay, and possible treatments for cavities and other dental issues. By catching these problems early, patients avoid more serious dental complications later on. Additional services offered for seniors, include veneers, crowns, bridges, and dentures. New senior patients are encouraged to visit Creekwood Dental for senior oral health care to keep their teeth, gums, and smile in tip-top shape.

Press Release from August 2013

Burton, MI’s Creekwood Dental Prevents Gum and Periodontal Disease, Protecting Systematic Health

Our smiles have a big impact on our lives.  They affect our oral health, our risk of periodontal disease, our confidence, the impressions that we make and how others perceive us.  However, what many people don’t realize is that our smile health also has an effect on our overall systematic health.  Creekwood Dental constantly stresses the importance of good oral health to their Burton, MI patients.  They encourage all of their patients to maintain consistent, daily oral health routines and to schedule biannual dental exams and cleanings.  With good oral health care practices, you can prevent gum and periodontal disease and keep your body healthy.

Periodontal diseases develop when plaque builds on the surface of the teeth.  This buildup can be prevented with regular oral health care.  However, when we neglect brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings, plaque buildup can cause gingivitis and eventually periodontitis.  These diseases eat away at your gums, causing bleeding and receding gum lines.  Creekwood Dental reminds their Burton, MI patients of the importance of maintaining a daily oral health care routine to prevent periodontal diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.

In addition to preventing periodontal disease, good oral health is also effective at preventing heart disease.  When gingivitis and periodontitis affect our smiles, they cause our gums to bleed.  This lets plaque enter our blood stream.  When it reaches the heart, it causes plaque to buildup and cause blockages in the arteries.  These blockages lead to heart disease in patients with poor oral health.  If you live in the Burton, MI area, visit Creekwood Dental for a biannual cleaning and to learn more about how preventing periodontal disease can improve your oral systematic health.

To learn more about how preventing gum disease and periodontal disease protects your systematic health, visit www.creekwooddental.net or call 810-743-4536 to schedule an appointment at their Burton, MI practice.

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