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Parkway Vista Dental Blog

5 Amazing Benefits of a Beautiful Smile

October 13, 2020

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Woman pointing to her smile after teeth whitening treatment.Not everyone has perfect teeth. If you’re among the one-third of adults who are dissatisfied with their appearance, you can give yourself the gift of confidence with the help of your cosmetic dentist. Believe it or not, there’s power in a beautiful smile. Here are 5 amazing benefits that come with a picture-perfect smile.

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How Sedation Dentistry Can Help Ease Your Dental Anxiety

October 3, 2020

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Relaxed woman inhaling nitrous oxide at dentist office

Visiting the dentist should never be a nightmare scenario. However, an estimated 40 million American adults avoid making trips to the dentist because of anxiety and fear, according to research from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Does the idea of a routine dental checkup fill you with dread? Do you frequently make up excuses so you do not have to visit your dentist? Sedation dentistry can help! Keep reading to learn how nitrous oxide sedation can help ease your dental anxiety and ensure you get the oral care you need.

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Can Dental Implants Replace Front Teeth?

September 27, 2020

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closeup of missing front teeth needing dental implants in Plano

If you’re missing a molar or a tooth closer to the back of your mouth, you may feel self-conscious wondering if those around you can tell. However, if you’re missing a front tooth, there’s no doubt about it! A gap front and center in your pearly whites can take a huge toll on your appearance, confidence, and quality of life. While there are several tooth replacement options you can choose from, none compare to dental implants. This modern treatment can replace any number of missing teeth anywhere in the mouth- including the front teeth! Here are five important benefits you can enjoy when you replace one or more missing front teeth with dental implants in Plano.

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Why You Need to Make Sure You’re Using Your Dental Benefits

August 27, 2020

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Dental insurance text with teeth and documents

With all the challenges of life, it’s easy to forget that we’re fast approaching the end of the year. If you haven’t given your dental insurance much consideration until now, you only have a limited amount of time to take advantage of your remaining benefits before they expire (assuming you have a policy that is based on the calendar year). If you don’t use your insurance by visiting your dentist while you still have the chance, you could end up costing yourself hundreds of dollars. Read on if you want to learn the key to maximizing your savings on dental care.  

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How Good Oral Health Can Boost Your Immune System

August 3, 2020

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close up of person eating red apple to boost immune system

Because we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are searching for ways to minimize their risk. Social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequent hand hygiene are great ways to do this, but it also helps to make sure you have a strong immune system. One way to boost your immune system that you might not have heard of is maintaining excellent oral health. Since your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, it’s important that you keep it healthy. Keep reading as a dentist explains the mouth-body connection and some easy tips to strengthen your immune system.

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Can a Knocked-Out Tooth Be Saved? An Emergency Dentist Explains

July 6, 2020

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man with tooth pain who needs emergency dentist

You’re riding your bike one sunny morning to get some fresh air during quarantine. Out of nowhere, you hit a bump in the road and fall face-first into the gravel. As you start to get up, you notice that the impact knocked out one of your front teeth! You start to panic. You’ve heard that a knocked-out tooth can be saved, but you’re not exactly sure what to do. The most important thing is to remain calm and call your emergency dentist right away. Keep reading to learn more about how your tooth can be saved.

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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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