Can Drinking Water Improve Oral Health?

Water is one beverage that offers many benefits to overall health, so much so that companies have created water bottles with time indicators to encourage us to drink large quantities of water throughout the day. Water has many health benefits and can be beneficial in flushing harmful toxins from the body. When a patient is experiencing a health complication, medical professionals will often encourage them to increase their water intake. Dentists are no different. Water can have an amazing positive impact on your oral health.

The Top 2 Medical Causes Of Bad Breath

Do you find yourself stepping away from others when you speak with them because you are concerned with how your breath smells? Do you constantly have a mint or gum handy because you are worried about bad breath? We all experience bad breath from time to time, especially after a large cup of coffee or a meal filled with onions and garlic. For most of us, our breath improves considerably after a thorough tooth brushing. Patients who experience bad breath on a regular basis, however, may be experiencing a dental issue that needs to be addressed. Continue reading to find out more about the smell of your breath and what it can mean for your oral health.

What To Know About A Dental Emergency

If the past few years have taught us nothing else, it is to be prepared for the unexpected. The state of your oral health is no different because there is always the possibility of experiencing a dental emergency. The likelihood of experiencing an emergency increases the longer you delay needed treatments or postpone routine hygiene examinations. Dental decay is unlike other medical conditions that may improve over time, worsening until the tooth eventually needs to be extracted and a tooth replacement option is needed.

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.

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.

Let’s Celebrate Dental Hygiene Month

Along with Halloween and other fun fall activities that we celebrate during the month of October, we have another reason to celebrate — honoring dental health! This is a reminder to evaluate the way you care for your oral health not only during this month, but each and every day. Maintaining proper oral health throughout the year can help prevent dental emergencies and the need for additional treatments.