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.

My Gums Are Bleeding! What Does That Mean?

Do you notice that your gums bleed easily? When you are brushing and flossing your teeth you might notice a slight pink tint when you rinse your mouth or you might experience extreme bleeding from time to time. Although bleeding gums are something that many patients experience at some point, it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the reason behind the bleeding. It is also important to be mindful of how often you experience bleeding gums as it can be a symptom of a more serious condition that might need professional treatment. To understand more about bleeding gums and the possible causes, continue reading.

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.

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.

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.

Parkside Dental Care: Where You Feel Like Family

Do you long for a dentist who makes you feel like they truly care about you and your family and meeting everyone’s needs? Do you dread going to the dentist because you feel like you are only a number and your concerns aren’t being addressed? At Parkside Dental Care, located in Montgomery, AL, we pride ourselves on offering comprehensive dental care for the whole family, with experience you can trust.