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Parkway Vista Dental Blog

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.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix the Most Common Dental Flaws

July 14, 2021

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woman smiling on a white background

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.


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!


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!


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.


The Most Reliable Ways to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

April 20, 2021

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woman caring for Invisalign aligners

One of the most remarkable features of Invisalign is its low-profile, clear-plastic design. This allows patients to enjoy a discreet treatment process. However, the tight fit makes caring for Invisalign properly even more important. Continue reading to learn how to effectively clean your aligner trays so you can achieve an attractive and healthy smile!


7 Types of Tooth Pain That You Absolutely Shouldn’t Ignore

April 2, 2021

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woman experiencing tooth pain

Pain is one of the body’s ways of alerting you that there is a problem. When it comes to tooth pain, it is often the result of an infection. However, the discomfort can appear in different forms. Continue reading to learn about 7 ways that pain can be expressed and discover why it’s important to seek emergency dental care.


4 Ways Cosmetic Bonding Can Fix Your Smile

March 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — parkwayvistadental @ 1:59 pm
a dentist using a curing light on a female patient’s tooth to harden the composite resin

When your smile develops a small crack or stain, it may be just enough to leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Whether you’re a working professional who is constantly giving presentations or a stay-at-home parent who is striving to make enough time for self-care, these minor flaws can cause you to rethink your daily decisions to interact with others. Fortunately, there are cosmetic dental treatments that can remedy these problems and don’t require an invasive procedure. Read on to find out how cosmetic bonding can have you seeing a new and improved smile in as little as one appointment.


Are Dental Implants Covered by Dental Insurance?

January 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — parkwayvistadental @ 9:06 pm
Dental implant

If you have missing teeth, you have probably researched the different ways that you can have them replaced. A preferred option by both dentists and patients alike is dental implants in Plano. However, they do tend to have a higher cost than other tooth replacement options. You may be wondering whether or not you can rely on your dental insurance to help cover some of the costs of the procedure. Fortunately, dental insurance does play a role when it comes to this type of treatment. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect.


How Teeth Grinding Can Damage Your Dental Implants

January 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — parkwayvistadental @ 9:59 pm
older woman with dental implants in Plano

The most effective way to replace missing teeth is with the insertion of dental implants in Plano. However, their longevity depends on them being cared for properly. One way to extend the life of dental implants is to avoid teeth grinding (called bruxism). Continue reading to find out how the condition can increase the risk of implant failure and how to minimize the threat.

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