Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

When a patient experiences severe decay or a dental emergency, I do everything Ican to save the natural tooth, but unfortunately, that is not always possible. I know that losing a tooth can be upsetting, and I like to have a tooth replacement option ready for when the time is right. One option that I usually recommend to patients is a dental implant. While dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement option and a popular choice for many of my patients, not everyone is a candidate. Read on to learn more about dental implants and to see if you would be a candidate to receive this treatment.

Can Your Medications Affect Your Oral Health?

Medications are often prescribed to assist with an illness or a long-term medical condition. While these medications are often used to improve your health, there are various side-effects that can negatively affect your oral health. When under the weather or dealing with a medical complication, the effect medications can have on your oral health is not always your first concern; however, many medications, prescribed and over-the-counter, can have lasting negative effects on your teeth and gums.

Do You Dread The Dentist?

Do you find yourself postponing your routine hygiene examinations or recommended treatments due to nervous feelings or dental fear? If so, you are not alone. Many adults suffer from some form of dental anxiety, but it doesn’t need to stop you from getting the oral hygiene care you need and deserve. We strive to make our patients always feel comfortable while under our care, but there are certain things you can do to help calm your nerves. If you feel there is nothing that can be done to ease your fears, we have some solutions to help. Continue reading to learn more.

Something Important to Celebrate This February – Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is the month that many of us celebrate love and Valentine’s Day, but at Parkside Dental Care, there is another event that happens in February that we feel is just as important — Gum Disease Awareness Month. February is recognized as Gum Disease Awareness Month in an effort to make the public aware about the prevalence of the disease and the lasting effects that it can cause if left untreated. Gum disease affects more than half of American adults and is when the gums become inflamed and infected.

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Getting That Crown

Did we recommend a dental crown during your last visit to our office and you are a little nervous to schedule your appointment because you are unsure of what the treatment entails? If you have been postponing your appointment, we recommend scheduling it as soon as possible. Delaying treatment can lead to further complications and the need for additional treatments. We know it can be a little nerve-racking if you don’t know what to expect during the dental crown treatment and what the recovery process is like. We are here to explain the process to help you feel a little more comfortable. Continue reading to learn more.

New Year, Healthier Smile

Have we recommended a treatment plan and you have postponed your appointment? Maybe it’s been some time since you’ve visited our office and you feel it’s too late to restore your smile. We are here to tell you that it’s never too late to receive the dental care you need to improve and restore your smile! The start of a new year is the perfect time to visit our office for an evaluation and put a plan into action. It is also a great time to schedule the treatment you have been postponing. Delaying needed dental care can lead to discomfort, additional costs, and can impact your overall health. Read on to learn more.

Whiten Your Smile In Time For The Holiday Season

Would you love to brighten and whiten your smile but have delayed scheduling an appointment? Now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment to learn more about teeth whitening. With the holidays fast approaching, you can show off your beautiful, white smile during your next holiday event, family function, or in your family photos. Teeth whitening is the easiest and fastest way to make a big change to your smile.

Come See Us Before The End Of The Year!

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? Has it been longer than six months? If so, you are due for a visit! We know that life can get busy, especially during this time of year with the holidays right around the corner. Delaying an examination or recommended treatment can lead to severe dental issues and possible emergencies. We would hate for your holiday plans to be ruined over your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about why you should schedule your next appointment today.

What to Know About Tooth Sensitivity

Do you avoid foods that you love because they cause discomfort in your teeth? You may experience this when eating foods that are extremely hot or cold. If you relate to this, then you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity. While it is common to experience sensitivity on occasion or following dental treatments such as fillings, dental crowns, and root canals, when you experience frequent sensitivity, it is a warning that something more serious may be happening with your oral health.