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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have we recommended a treatment plan and you have postponed your appointment? Maybe it’s been some time since you’ve visited our office and you feel it’s too late to restore your smile. We are here to tell you that it’s never too late to receive the dental care you need to improve and restore your smile! The start of a new year is the perfect time to visit our office for an evaluation and put a plan into action. It is also a great time to schedule the treatment you have been postponing. Delaying needed dental care can lead to discomfort, additional costs, and can impact your overall health. Read on to learn more.
Do you avoid foods that you love because they cause discomfort in your teeth? You may experience this when eating foods that are extremely hot or cold. If you relate to this, then you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity. While it is common to experience sensitivity on occasion or following dental treatments such as fillings, dental crowns, and root canals, when you experience frequent sensitivity, it is a warning that something more serious may be happening with your oral 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.
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.