At Parkside Dental Care, we strive to bring you a dental experience you can trust. We value our patients’ perspectives and respect their opinions. We want to be sure that our patients feel they are receiving the quality care that we strive to offer.
With the start of a new year, we are wishing nothing but health and happiness for all of our patients in the year ahead. It is our goal to help our patients achieve optimal oral health.
December is here, which means many of us are in full swing preparing for the upcoming holidays. While things may look a little different this year, with cancelled holiday parties and smaller family gatherings, there are still those constants that we can always look forward to: beautifully wrapped packages, twinkling decorations, and delicious holiday treats. If you are anything like the famous movie character, Buddy the Elf, and you stick to his four main food groups of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, you may be visiting our office to ring in the new year. We are in no way suggesting that you eliminate delicious treats during your celebrations, but we are here to suggest some helpful tips to keep your oral health in check while you partake in the festivities of the season.
Do you avoid visiting the dentist out of fear or nervousness? Or perhaps you’ve had a negative dental experience and it left you hesitant to try a new dentist out of fear of the unexpected. Both of these scenarios are among the reasons a patient might be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is the process of using medications in various ways to calm a patient before and during a dental procedure.
Here at Parkside Dental Care, we pride ourselves on and are committed to using advanced technology to provide the highest level of dental care. If you need dental X-rays, 3D cone beam scanning may be a good option for you. Cone beam imaging in dentistry is transforming the way dentists are able to gather information about oral health and diagnose their patients.
While routine dental visits and treatments are widely advised to protect your dental health, it can cause mild anxiety and even panic attacks for many people. Due to stress and fear, some patients avoid visits and put their oral health at risk. This can raise the possibility of serious conditions that could end up in dental emergencies.
We know it takes time and effort to keep your teeth healthy. You brush and floss daily and keep up with your routine dental checkups. You might even avoid sugary foods and beverages to prevent tooth decay. Sometimes, however, no matter how careful you are, you can end up with a cavity. Some people are more susceptible to cavities because of their habits or even because of genetics. There is a treatment that can give your dental health an added level of protection so you don’t have to worry if we’ll find a cavity at your next visit. Read on to find out more.
Do you feel stress before coming in for a dental visit? Do you feel like putting off your scheduled appointment due to anxiety? You’re not alone. Many patients have dental phobia, or a fear of the dentist. Some people feel so much anxiety that they avoid going to the dentist altogether and put their dental health at risk. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our office and have a couple different solutions to help you overcome your anxiety and fear. Read more to find out how we can help.
Given all the work that our teeth do for us, it’s no wonder that they can get worn down or incur tooth decay, cracks and other kinds of damage. The good news, however, is that there is one dental treatment that can treat these various dental issues and restore the function and appearance of teeth that have seen better days.
Do you wish your teeth were whiter? Do you notice that your teeth appear yellowed or stained?
Keeping up with regular checkups and exams is the best way to keep your teeth healthy, but there are also things you can do at home to achieve a whiter smile. Would you like to know what they are?