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Parkway Vista Dental Blog

Veneers vs. Crowns – Which One Is Right for You?

February 17, 2022

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Are you eager to transform the appearance of your smile? There are all sorts of restorative and cosmetic options out there that can help to transform your pearly whites into a masterpiece, but how do you choose which one is right for you? Dental crowns and veneers are both ideal for covering up imperfections, but they are very different from one another. Continue reading to learn some of the pros and cons of veneers and crowns so you can decide which one can best help you.

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6 Things You Should Know Before Getting Invisalign

January 11, 2022

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young woman holding an Invisalign aligner

Many adults are hesitant to seek orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to deal with metal wires and brackets. Luckily, there’s a discreet and comfortable alternative to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted – Invisalign! Even though it’s presented as a more convenient option than traditional braces, the process isn’t as seamless as you might hope. Before committing to treatment, here are a few things you should know about this modern orthodontic solution.

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Find Out Why Early Detection Is Crucial for Your Oral Health

December 18, 2021

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Have you heard the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? It’s a wise sentiment in most contexts, but especially when it comes to your oral health. Keeping on top of your routine preventive care can help you benefit from early detection of oral health problems – which will save you time, effort, and money in the long run. 

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Get a Healthy Smile for Discounted Rates

November 30, 2021

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Insurance paper and hands typing on laptopThe holiday season is here! As you shop for the perfect gifts and plan tasty meals to share with loved ones, don’t forget about your smile. When the clock strikes midnight, 2021 isn’t the only thing that will end. Your dental insurance expires. Although more Americans than ever have private coverage, only 2.8% meet or exceed their annual limits. Don’t throw money down the drain. Here are 4 ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits before it’s too late.

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What Bad Habits are Bad News for Your Dental Implants?

October 4, 2021

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Imagine buying a new car and then getting in a fender bender on the way home because you were texting. It could’ve been avoided, but you weren’t as careful as you could’ve been.

Getting dental implants can be a huge upgrade for your smile, but just like your car, they can be put in jeopardy if you aren’t careful. There are simple things you can avoid doing each day to drastically extend their lifespan.

Keep reading to learn about bad habits to avoid when it comes to your dental implants in Plano.

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5 Exercises for Your Jaw to Reduce TMD Pain

July 17, 2021

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Two women practicing jaw exercises together

When your dentist is putting together a treatment plan for your TMD, they might also prescribe or recommend a series of jaw exercises that you can perform every day. These exercises are believed to help strengthen, stretch, and relax the jaw muscles; they may also improve jaw mobility and promote healing. In short, if you want to find true relief from your TMD pain, you should take the time to perform these exercises on a regular basis. Here are 5 examples of exercises recommended by the American Academy of Family Physicians that your dentist might suggest.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix the Most Common Dental Flaws

July 14, 2021

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If you’re like most, then there’s probably something you’d like to change about your smile. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry makes it easier than ever before to achieve the grin you’ve always wanted! Thanks to the wide range of services available, anything can be corrected, from a single flawed tooth to an entire row of imperfections. Read along as we discuss how your dentist can fix the most common cosmetic dental flaws.

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Explaining the 3 Different Types of Dental Implants!

June 23, 2021

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Older man with glasses smiling with full set of teeth

Each year, over 500,000 people choose dental implants to replace missing teeth, making it one of the most popular options to complete smiles. This is due to the many benefits that dental implants provide, including their ability to replace all patterns of tooth loss – from one tooth to an entire smile. But what are the different types of dental implants, and which one is best for you? Read on to get your answers!

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Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency? A Dentist Says Yes.

June 15, 2021

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A broken denture resting on a table

When you’ve had a denture for a long time, the last thing on your mind is wondering what you would do if it were to break or get lost. When you do experience that moment where you realize the teeth have become chipped or a large crack has started to form, you may be wondering if it requires attention or not. According to dentists, a broken denture is absolutely a dental emergency that should be addressed right away!

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Good Oral Health Fortifies Your Immune System

May 28, 2021

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Man with immune system protection holding smileDid you know your oral and general health are entwined? Certain dental issues are proven to lead to specific medical conditions that can suppress your immune system. If your body’s defense system is compromised, it can also increase your risk of particular dental complications, like gum disease. With both your dental and overall health deeply connected, a healthy smile is more important than ever. Here’s how you can keep your mouth healthy to benefit from maximum immune system protection.

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