The Link Between Your Oral Health and Your Heart Health

Since your youth, you have learned about the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day and maintaining your oral health. Did you know that being diligent with your oral care does more than prevent tooth decay? It also helps other important parts of the body such as your heart. The American Heart Association suggests that you can help lower the risk of developing certain cardiovascular diseases by properly brushing your teeth for two minutes per day. This is in addition to findings that your gum health is also linked to your heart health.

Transform Your Smile With A Single Treatment

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth and would love to make a change? If you are self-conscious about the flaws in your teeth and find yourself covering your mouth when you speak or smiling with a closed mouth, we can help you. We offer a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can have you loving your smile by the end of the summer. You can enjoy Labor Day festivities with a beautiful new smile that you will be proud to display. Continue reading to learn more about this life-changing treatment.

Simple Solutions For Repairing Cracked Teeth

There is one word for summer in Alabama—hot! People will do just about anything to cool off during hot summer days. One method that always brings patients running to our office is chewing on ice. What might seem like a harmless way to cool down can wreak havoc on teeth. Chewing on ice, or any hard substance for that matter, is one of the leading ways to crack your teeth. While the enamel on the outside of your teeth is the strongest substance in the body, it isn’t indestructible. If you realize you have cracked a tooth, it is important to contact us at Parkside Dental Care immediately.

Do You Experience Dental Anxiety?

Are you nervous about coming to our office? Do you put off your hygiene examinations or delay needed treatment out of fear? We know that some of our patients experience dental anxiety, and we never want them to delay their dental care because of fear. Our goal is to work with our patients to help develop a treatment plan that they feel comfortable with so they can get the dental care they need. We are able to do this with the use of two sedation methods designed to help you relax and be comfortable when in our office. Continue reading to see if these methods could benefit you or a loved one.

We Want To Save Your Teeth

At Parkside Dental Care, we try our very hardest to help you save your natural teeth. We know that there can be a number of reasons that your teeth might experience decay such as age, family history, and neglect. Whatever the reason, we want to assure our patients that we will attempt every solution possible before a tooth extraction is recommended. One solution that might be offered is a root canal. Unfortunately, root canals have a bad reputation, and most patients aren’t jumping for joy when this procedure is suggested. What patients might not realize is that this popular treatment can be the difference between a tooth extraction and you leaving our office with your natural tooth.

Learn More About This Common Dental Procedure

Our patients love when they visit us for a hygiene examination, their mouth is in perfect condition, and they leave needing no additional treatment. However, there are times when tooth decay creeps in and treatment is needed to remedy the situation. More likely than not, you or someone you know might have needed this type of treatment. We want to share some tips on how to properly care for your mouth following this extremely popular procedure. Read on to learn more.

Meet a Valued Team Member – Lauren

At Parkside Dental Care, we are dedicated to providing quality dental care for you and your entire family. We strive to offer a dental experience you can trust and greatly care about your smile and oral health. Our team members proudly share our philosophy and we are proud to offer you the very best in care and service. We wanted to take some time this month to help you learn a little more about one of our dedicated dental assistants, Lauren.

How Pregnancy Affects Oral Health

Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future? Did you know that pregnant women are more likely to experience tooth decay and gum disease? Even if you are not expecting at this time, it is possible that you have a loved one or friend who might be. While being pregnant is an exciting time, it can also be a time of exhaustion, illness, and food cravings. These symptoms can affect your dental health more than you realize. We wanted to share how your dental health can be affected during pregnancy and some helpful tips to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. Even if you aren’t expecting, this would be great to forward to a friend or loved one who is or soon will be. Their dental health is important too! Keep reading to learn more.

Tooth Extraction Care

At Parkside Dental Care, we always try our best to attempt every solution to fix a problem tooth. Unfortunately, there are certain instances where our recommendation is a tooth extraction. This is the process of fully removing the tooth and tooth root from the mouth. Even though permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are instances where care or injury changes that outcome.

Our Digital Dental Technology Will Make You Smile

Technology is all around us. In fact, if you look around where you are sitting now, you can probably name countless pieces of technology that we typically overlook because that aspect of our life is so common nowadays. Over the past year, the way that we live our life has been greatly influenced by technology. Business meetings that used to take place around a conference table have now gone digital. Classrooms that were once loud and full of boisterous children are now quiet, and the classroom atmosphere has been moved over to Google Meets. Dental technology is no different. It is always evolving and changing due to the addition of state-of-the-art technologies. Interested in learning what technology we offer in our office and how it can benefit your experience? Continue reading to learn more.