Protect Your Teeth This Holiday Season

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.

Am I A Candidate For Dental Sedation?

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.

3D Cone Beam Scanning-How Our Office is Bringing You the Latest Technology

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.

No Matter How Careful You Are, You Can End Up With A Cavity

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 Have Anxiety About Coming To Our Practice?

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.