Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It’s also among the most preventable and curable when caught early. And, believe it or not, your dentist is a critical partner when it comes to detecting this form of cancer. What is melanoma? Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, and one of the most serious. Researchers are not certain as to its causes, but according to studies completed at the University of Minnesota, repeated … [Read more...] about Another Reason Not To Skip Your Dental Visits
Congratulations Sara and Ryan on the birth of your beautiful baby girl! Ella Marie was born on August 13 at 3:21pm. She was 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 18 inches long. Welcome to the Parkview Dental family... we are excited to meet you. … [Read more...] about Congratulations Sara and Ryan
It’s wonderful when our children are old enough to do things on their own. From dressing themselves as little ones to driving themselves to soccer practice as teenagers, the road to adulthood is full of opportunities to learn some independence. Brushing teeth is one of those duties most of us can hand off to our kiddos as they grow up. But with such an important task – one that is a key component to keeping a healthy mouth for a lifetime – how … [Read more...] about Dental Health Topics How Do I Know My Kid is Brushing Properly?
Have you ever wondered why your dentist starts rattling off a series of numbers to the hygienist in the middle of your cleaning? 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 5! What's going on there? What your dentist is doing is checking the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth. It's a proactive way to identify your risk for gum disease, and when done regularly, can help catch it early. Dental probing is a pretty interesting exercise in dentistry, can save … [Read more...] about What’s Up with All that Poking at My Gums During Cleaning?
Unless your dentist recommends adding mouthwash to your dental hygiene routine, most of us probably don’t need to use it. If you do need to use it, or if you simply prefer to add the extra sense of protection to your routine, then read on! It’s amazing the number of mouthwashes available over the counter. With as many health claims as they have colors and flavors, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you. We recommend asking your … [Read more...] about How Much Mouthwash is Too Much?
Is your teenager concerned about their breath and constantly popping gum, mints or perhaps even candy in their mouth to freshen things up a bit? If you remember those years, you can hardly blame them. But, given that sweets aren’t exactly good for their teeth, we bet you’ve wondered at some point: “Wouldn’t it be great if, in addition to temporarily freshening breath, that same sweet also helped protect teeth from cavities?” Well, there are such … [Read more...] about Mints and Gum That Can Help Reduce Cavities