Many people prefer to pay their bills online, so we've added an online payment option at Parkview Dental for your convenience. At Parkview Dental, we believe expense should not keep you from benefiting from the quality of care you need and desire. All treatment options will be presented and discussed before treatment begins. We are sensitive to the fact that different people have different needs in fulfilling their financial … [Read more...] about Online Payment Option Now Available
Getting a good night's sleep is an important part of everyone's life. If you have a restless night how do you feel the next day? Tired? Unproductive? Crabby? Maybe a combination of of these? Many people deal with disrupted sleep caused by sleep apnea. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine reports that at least 25 million adults in the United States suffer from sleep apnea. If you think this could be you, know you're not alone. Also, … [Read more...] about Solving Sleep Apnea At The Dentist – Peggy’s Story
Good oral hygiene results in a mouth that looks and smells healthy. This means: Your teeth are clean and free of debris Your gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss Bad breath is not a constant problem If your gums do hurt or bleed while brushing or flossing, or you are experiencing persistent bad breath, see your dentist. Any of these conditions may indicate a problem. Daily preventive care, including proper … [Read more...] about What is Good Oral Hygiene?
Fillings don't last forever. To quote Dr. Smith, here at Parkview Dental; “Just like the tires on our cars get tired and need to be replaced, so do our dental fillings.” They can become discolored. Composite, tooth-colored fillings pick up stains, and yellow or darken over time. When you chew, your teeth and any fillings in them are subjected to tremendous pressures. Even if no other problems develop, some fillings will wear out over time and … [Read more...] about Why Replace a Filling?
When you bite down do you feel a sharp pain? Do you have a cracked tooth? When you bite down do you feel a sharp pain. It quickly disappears and perhaps you ignore it. You avoid foods or chew only on one side of your mouth. Does this sound familiar? If so you may have a cracked tooth. You might not even be able to tell which tooth hurts or whether the pain is from an upper or lower tooth. A crack may appear as a hairline fracture, running … [Read more...] about When you bite down do you feel a sharp pain? Do you have a cracked tooth?
Enamel the first layer of tooth surface, is actually semi-translucent, or clear. The layer underneath the enamel, known as dentin, is typically yellow, but may be gray, brown or black. This hue is what is seen penetrating through the enamel. In order to whiten the dentin, a peroxide solution is placed on the enamel. This process opens the pores of the enamel, allowing the solution to reach the layer of dentin. The solution will then begin to … [Read more...] about So how do our teeth become whiter and brighter when we whiten them?