February has some pretty well-known holidays, such as Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day. Did you know there is another day that we should all be celebrating on February 9th? It is National Toothache Day! We all know that toothaches are no fun, so you may be wondering why we would celebrate this day.
We can’t believe that the holidays are behind us and we are officially in 2023! We hope that you were able to reconnect with family and friends during the holiday season. Now that January has arrived and the holiday season has passed, we want to share some important information that you may need during this winter season. There are always some pesky illnesses that creep up during this time of year, and we want to remind you about the importance of caring for your oral health even when you are under the weather.
At Parkside Dental Care, we know that our office isn’t always our patients’ favorite place to visit. There are many adults who suffer from dental anxiety, and it prevents them from getting the dental care they need and deserve to ensure they have lasting oral health. Routine oral hygiene appointments are important to not only remove lingering plaque from the teeth and along the gumline, but they also allow our team to detect any problem areas in your mouth. Our teeth and gums will continue to decline without regular professional care and timely treatments when a problem is detected. If you or a loved one has been postponing your dental care due to fear or anxiety, dental sedation may be a perfect solution.
At Parkside Dental Care, we want the best for our patients’ oral health. We want our patients to have the knowledge about their dental health to know when something doesn’t feel right in the mouth. One common issue many of our patients experience is with their tooth enamel. Enamel is the outer covering that surrounds your teeth. Tooth enamel is actually the strongest substance in your body, but it is not indestructible, especially if you are not taking care of it properly.
There is the popular saying, “You are what you eat.” Not only does this saying apply to your overall health, but it also refers to your oral health. Your food choices and the way you eat may be negatively impacting your oral health and causing your current dental health issues, or they could lead to problems in the future. With the holiday season almost upon us, we want to share this information to make the changes you need to help yourself. We know that the holidays are a time for indulgence, but our words may help you make better choices during the upcoming season.
At Parkside Dental Care, we know many of our patients are concerned about developing decay and other oral health problems. Do you know what it is that causes cavities and other issues such as gum disease? It’s plaque! We want to share some important information about plaque to help you improve your oral health.
Have we recently recommended a dental treatment or are you due for your routine hygiene examination? Whether you or a loved one currently needs an appointment at this time or not, you may need a restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatment in the near future. While it is extremely important to be diligent in scheduling your appointment in a timely fashion, it is just as important to follow our after-treatment instructions. Failing to follow our instructions can lead to serious complications. Continue reading to learn more.
At Parkside Dental Care, our goal is to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. We only see our patients a few times each year, so the bulk of the oral care responsibility lands on our patients. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about proper oral care and developing an oral hygiene routine. We love answering questions and helping patients who are unsure of the proper steps to take to clean their teeth. While we normally share positive habits that we encourage patients to do daily, today we are sharing bad habits that can negatively affect your oral health. Bad habits can lead to discomfort as well as a dental emergency. These include:
We don’t know about you, but we could not be more excited for summer. There is just something about the hot weather, longer days, and feeling of relaxation that comes along with this season. We have heard from many of you that you have plans to spend time with children and family, enjoy cookouts and reunions, as well as exciting travel plans. No matter what you have planned this summer, we want to encourage you to be sure you are maintaining your oral health. We would hate for summer fun to turn into winter problems. Continue reading to learn some helpful tips to ensure your mouth remains healthy and emergency free.
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.