Should I Choose Dental Veneers Or Dental Bonding?

At Parkside Dental Care, we want to help you get the smile of your dreams. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry options that can improve the aesthetic appearance as well as the function of your teeth and smile. We have a number of patients who are concerned with the appearance of their front teeth. Issues such as chips, cracks, severe staining, the appearance of being worn, gaps between teeth, and teeth that are not shaped properly can leave patients feeling self-conscious and unwilling to smile or show their teeth. Luckily, we offer two wonderful treatments that can help improve these imperfections — dental veneers and dental bonding.

How To Keep Your Smile Healthy All Summer Long

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.

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.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

When a patient experiences severe decay or a dental emergency, I do everything Ican to save the natural tooth, but unfortunately, that is not always possible. I know that losing a tooth can be upsetting, and I like to have a tooth replacement option ready for when the time is right. One option that I usually recommend to patients is a dental implant. While dental implants are a fantastic tooth replacement option and a popular choice for many of my patients, not everyone is a candidate. Read on to learn more about dental implants and to see if you would be a candidate to receive this treatment.

Can Your Medications Affect Your Oral Health?

Medications are often prescribed to assist with an illness or a long-term medical condition. While these medications are often used to improve your health, there are various side-effects that can negatively affect your oral health. When under the weather or dealing with a medical complication, the effect medications can have on your oral health is not always your first concern; however, many medications, prescribed and over-the-counter, can have lasting negative effects on your teeth and gums.

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.