Have you recently had a tooth extracted? Or maybe you have learned that you are suffering from extreme decay and need to make a decision about a tooth replacement option. We know that it can be extremely upsetting to deal with tooth loss and extreme decay. We want to help get you on track and choose a tooth replacement as soon as possible. Our first recommendation to our patients is always a dental implant. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement option that can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or even complete arches of teeth.
Would you love to make a change to your smile? With the summer over, the holiday season will be here before you know it. We offer a treatment that can brighten your smile, make you look younger, and boost your self-confidence. Teeth whitening is a simple, yet effective cosmetic dentistry procedure that can make a world of difference in your smile. Although there are a number of over-the-counter products available, we encourage you to leave them on the shelves and contact our office. Continue reading to learn why professional whitening is our preferred method of treatment.
It can be disheartening and unsettling if you are missing a tooth. No matter the reason—whether it is decay, physical trauma, gum disease, a medical condition, or normal wear and tear—we know that many of our patients feel self-conscious. While you might feel alone in what you are going through, the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. When patients are missing a tooth, the first thought always heads towards aesthetics or how it will impact the way a person looks. Although that is important, we also want to touch on the physical implications of a missing tooth on your oral health and why it is extremely important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible.
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.
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.
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your front teeth and would love to make a change? If you are self-conscious about the flaws in your teeth and find yourself covering your mouth when you speak or smiling with a closed mouth, we can help you. We offer a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can have you loving your smile by the end of the summer. You can enjoy Labor Day festivities with a beautiful new smile that you will be proud to display. Continue reading to learn more about this life-changing treatment.
There is one word for summer in Alabama—hot! People will do just about anything to cool off during hot summer days. One method that always brings patients running to our office is chewing on ice. What might seem like a harmless way to cool down can wreak havoc on teeth. Chewing on ice, or any hard substance for that matter, is one of the leading ways to crack your teeth. While the enamel on the outside of your teeth is the strongest substance in the body, it isn’t indestructible. If you realize you have cracked a tooth, it is important to contact us at Parkside Dental Care immediately.
Are you nervous about coming to our office? Do you put off your hygiene examinations or delay needed treatment out of fear? We know that some of our patients experience dental anxiety, and we never want them to delay their dental care because of fear. Our goal is to work with our patients to help develop a treatment plan that they feel comfortable with so they can get the dental care they need. We are able to do this with the use of two sedation methods designed to help you relax and be comfortable when in our office. Continue reading to see if these methods could benefit you or a loved one.
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.
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.