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What’s the Safest Teeth Whitening Option for Coffee Drinkers?

May 6, 2024

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Woman smiling and enjoying coffee

You can’t start your day without a nice cup of coffee. Something about your ritual is just so soothing (or maybe it’s the caffeine), and it helps get you through the morning. Many Americans relate, which is why teeth whitening is a popular trend. With great beverages comes great responsibility, unfortunately. Coffee is a glorious burden that will quickly stain your pearly whites.

So it’s a good thing there are many teeth whitening options available – though some are better than others. Keep reading to find out why it might be best to simply visit your dentist.


Safe and Sound: Sedation Options in Tooth Extraction

April 11, 2024

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a patient receiving sedation dentistry before a procedure

Tooth extractions are one of the most common procedures performed at dental offices. Since it involves an extensive process, you’ll typically expect to receive medication during the treatment to help you stay comfortable and pain-free. Other than the usual local anesthesia, your dentist may offer sedation dentistry for further relaxation. Keep reading to learn about the different types of sedatives that are used for tooth extractions.


Counting the Costs: How Much Is a Root Canal?

March 15, 2024

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Patients talking to their dentist about the cost of a root canal

Are you facing the possibility of needing a root canal? Though it’s a common treatment, the thought of it can be daunting. This isn’t just because of the procedure itself, but also the associated costs. Before undergoing a root canal, it’s important to understand the financial aspects so you’re not caught off-guard. If you want to learn about the factors influencing root canal costs, continue reading. You’ll learn all about the procedure and what you can expect in terms of financing so you can budget for your treatment.


Are Root Canals Painful?

February 7, 2024

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person looking at their tooth in the mirror

Worried about root canal pain? Let’s clear up misconceptions and uncover the truth about this dental procedure. Root canal therapy targets infected or damaged tooth pulp, relieving pain and stopping infection spread. Despite myths, root canals are often painless. Continue reading to discover more about the reality of root canal treatment as well as what you can expect regarding discomfort.


The Art of Color-Matching Dental Crowns

January 25, 2024

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Close up of gloved hands holding dental shade guideA dental crown doesn’t have to stand out like a sore thumb anymore. All-ceramic materials are the go-to solutions for crowns. This allows your restoration to match the exact color of your real teeth to blend in seamlessly. However, this isn’t a simple process. There’s an art to color-matching crowns, but your dentist will use the latest techniques to ensure flawless results, and here’s how.


My Dental Bridge Is Falling Down, My Fair Lady; What Should I Do Now?

December 20, 2023

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Lady looks shocked

Dental bridges have allowed many people to enjoy the benefits of a full smile after tooth loss, but while they are made from durable materials, they are not invincible. A dental bridge can break or fall out for a variety of reasons, and it’s crucial to see your dentist for repairs as soon as possible when this happens. Here’s what you should do after losing a dental bridge so you can get the help you need and stay comfortable while avoiding further injury until your appointment.


Why Is That Annoying Black Line Forming Around My Dental Crown?

December 13, 2023

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Lady thinks something over

Dental crowns have been used for centuries to protect compromised teeth while restoring them to their original size and function. Technology has improved massively over the years, and today’s dental crowns are incredibly lifelike and beautiful. However, some older types of crowns can become conspicuous in the smile as they age. Here’s why a black line might be forming around the base of your dental crown and what you can do about it.


Dental Dread: 3 Ways Aging Impacts Your Smile

November 7, 2023

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Older woman with white hair in dental chair smiling at dentist

It can be difficult to accept, but our bodies go through many changes as we age, and our teeth are no exception. Whether your grin looks dark and dingy, out of shape, or somewhat crooked, dental problems can leave you looking older than you feel. Fortunately, your dentist can set the clock back by enhancing your appearance with cosmetic dentistry. Keep reading to learn more about 3 of the ways your smile transforms with age, and how your dentist can help.


Cosmetic Dentistry Has Been Around Since Ancient Times; How Far Has It Come?

September 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Ever since people have figured out how to recognize their own reflections, they have been concerned about their appearance. People have used some form of cosmetic dentistry to whiten, straighten, and fill out their smiles for thousands of years, and you’ll be happy to know that modern technology allows dentists to make teeth prettier in far more clean, comfortable, and effective manners. Read on to learn about ancient cosmetic dental techniques and why you should be glad we no longer use them.


Why Should I Go to a Dentist About My TMJ Disorder?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — parkwayvistadental @ 8:42 pm
Lady has jaw pain

Since teeth are made for chewing and cannot do so without a strong and healthy jaw, your dentist is quite concerned with taking care of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Located on either side of the skull, these joints are the connection points that allow the jaw to move, and it comes with its share of health concerns. Here’s what your dentist can do about TMJ disorders.

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