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 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.
Technology is all around us. In fact, if you look around where you are sitting now, you can probably name countless pieces of technology that we typically overlook because that aspect of our life is so common nowadays. Over the past year, the way that we live our life has been greatly influenced by technology. Business meetings that used to take place around a conference table have now gone digital. Classrooms that were once loud and full of boisterous children are now quiet, and the classroom atmosphere has been moved over to Google Meets. Dental technology is no different. It is always evolving and changing due to the addition of state-of-the-art technologies. Interested in learning what technology we offer in our office and how it can benefit your experience? Continue reading to learn more.
December is here, which means many of us are in full swing preparing for the upcoming holidays. While things may look a little different this year, with cancelled holiday parties and smaller family gatherings, there are still those constants that we can always look forward to: beautifully wrapped packages, twinkling decorations, and delicious holiday treats. If you are anything like the famous movie character, Buddy the Elf, and you stick to his four main food groups of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, you may be visiting our office to ring in the new year. We are in no way suggesting that you eliminate delicious treats during your celebrations, but we are here to suggest some helpful tips to keep your oral health in check while you partake in the festivities of the season.
Do you wake in the morning and still feel unrested? You may be waking frequently during the night or snoring, and it is waking you. On occasion, it is normal to feel sluggish in the morning, especially if you are under tremendous stress, ate too much before bed, or are suffering from illness. If slow-moving mornings have become the norm for you, then you might be having a problem during your sleep. Continue reading to learn what might be the cause.
Do you avoid visiting the dentist out of fear or nervousness? Or perhaps you’ve had a negative dental experience and it left you hesitant to try a new dentist out of fear of the unexpected. Both of these scenarios are among the reasons a patient might be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is the process of using medications in various ways to calm a patient before and during a dental procedure.
Here at Parkside Dental Care, we pride ourselves on and are committed to using advanced technology to provide the highest level of dental care. If you need dental X-rays, 3D cone beam scanning may be a good option for you. Cone beam imaging in dentistry is transforming the way dentists are able to gather information about oral health and diagnose their patients.
Have you been on the hunt for a way to improve your smile? Are you tired of having big spaces between your teeth? Is teeth whitening no longer working to give you the bright white smile you desire? Veneers might just be the solution you have been searching for. Dental veneers are a highly successful way to improve your natural teeth and smile. Continue reading to learn more about them.
While routine dental visits and treatments are widely advised to protect your dental health, it can cause mild anxiety and even panic attacks for many people. Due to stress and fear, some patients avoid visits and put their oral health at risk. This can raise the possibility of serious conditions that could end up in dental emergencies.
We know it takes time and effort to keep your teeth healthy. You brush and floss daily and keep up with your routine dental checkups. You might even avoid sugary foods and beverages to prevent tooth decay. Sometimes, however, no matter how careful you are, you can end up with a cavity. Some people are more susceptible to cavities because of their habits or even because of genetics. There is a treatment that can give your dental health an added level of protection so you don’t have to worry if we’ll find a cavity at your next visit. Read on to find out more.