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Parkway Vista Dental Blog

How Does Social Distancing Work At the Dentist? Find Out Here!

June 14, 2020

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Smiling man at the dentist

When it comes to protecting people from COVID-19, we know that social distancing works. But while practicing it at work or the store is pretty clear cut, you may be wondering how it works in a dental office. Fortunately, social distancing can still be used very effectively at the dentist! Along with other protocols in place at this time, it allows you and your family to safely get dental care with as minimal risk as possible. Learn more below about how social distancing will be used at your next dental appointment.  

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Why Are Dentists Wearing Face Shields?

June 4, 2020

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Dentist wearing face shield

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to take additional precautions to keep yourself and others safe from becoming ill. This is especially crucial at the dentist’s office. A simple face mask helps prevent the spread of the virus, but your dentist is taking it a step further for additional protection. Read on to learn about personal protective equipment and why full face shields are becoming the new normal at dental practices across the country.

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When Is It Time to Replace My Toothbrush?

April 7, 2020

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Toothbrush in cup as a dental office.Your toothbrush is the most important tool you have at home to protect your smile from common dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. The American Dental Association recommends you brush your teeth at least twice a day, which means your toothbrush is going to get a lot of use. Eventually, the daily wear and tear will make your toothbrush less effective and it will need to be replaced. Here’s how to get the most out of your toothbrush to keep your smile healthy.

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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive & What Should I Do About It?

March 22, 2020

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Woman with sensitive teeth covers mouth after eating ice cream

A seemingly small issue like sensitive teeth can have a big impact on your life. It can keep you from fully enjoying your favorite hot or cold foods and beverages, as well as eating with your friends or family. However, tooth sensitivity may also be a sign that you’re headed for a much larger oral health issue! Find out what’s causing that uncomfortable sensation in your mouth and if you’ll need emergency care in order to treat it.

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How TMJ Therapy Can Help Your Migraines Disappear

March 7, 2020

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Woman holding TMJ therapy night guard

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, over 10% of Americans suffer from migraines. This type of recurring headache can cause severe pain and even nausea. Do you often struggle to get through the day due to intense, throbbing migraines? You might be surprised to learn that your dentist may be able to help! Keep reading to learn how migraines are linked to temporomandibular disorders and how you can find relief through TMJ therapy from a dentist. 

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Teeth Whitening VS Porcelain Veneers: Which is Best for Me?

February 19, 2020

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woman with attractive smile from cosmetic dentistryYour smile is an important asset to your self-esteem and how other people perceive you. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with naturally attractive teeth. When you combine genetics with poor oral hygiene or trauma, your smile might say the wrong thing. You don’t need to feel insecure about your imperfect teeth because you can get the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dentistry. Although you have more options than ever, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are among the most common treatments, but which is right for you? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.

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Can You Eat Your Way Towards a Better Smile?

February 7, 2020

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Table spread with dentist-approved smile-friendly foods and snacks

A balanced diet is good for your whole body—including your mouth! In fact, when it comes to your oral health, what you eat impacts more than just your risk of tooth decay. Eating more smile-friendly foods and less cavity-causing snacks could protect your teeth from breaking, help your gums fight against gum disease, and even help your smile shine brighter. Read on for dentist-approved tips for eating your way to better oral health.  

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Tired of the Red Tape of Dental Insurance? There’s Another Option!

January 14, 2020

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woman smiling sitting in dentist chair

Statistics show that nearly 130 million Americans are currently without private dental insurance, which means that many of them miss out on the vital care they need. Ironically, this isn’t the only reason for dental negligence. For many people who have dental insurance, the red tape involved can sometimes prevent them from working with the dentist of their choice. Thankfully, there is a way for North Texas residents to receive the expert care they need. Read on to learn about the unique alternative offered by your dentist in Plano!

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How Costly is It to Have a Dental Emergency Treated?

January 12, 2020

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man holding jaw in pain

It’s a mild winter day, and you’ve decided to take advantage of it by spending some time in the sunlight. Suddenly, your plans are interrupted by a dental emergency. Now you have to shift gears to figure out how to get the care that you need. Will it be expensive? So you can be better prepared, an emergency dentist in Plano provides information about the cost of some of the more common treatments for dental trauma.

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Can I Count on My Dental Insurance to Cover a Root Canal?

December 10, 2019

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woman holding jaw in pain

One of the usual warning signs of advanced tooth decay is a painful toothache. This is the result of oral bacteria penetrating beneath the enamel and dentin, and into the sensitive area where the canals and nerves are housed. When this happens, a simple filling won’t suffice to restore your oral health. Instead, you’ll probably need a root canal. Can you count on your dental insurance to cover the procedure? Find out as you continue reading.

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