How often should dental x-rays be taken? Dental X-ray examinations provide valuable information that helps your dentist evaluate your oral health. With the help of radiographs (the term for pictures taken with X-rays), your dentist can look at what is happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. If you have questions about your dental X-ray exam, talk with your dentist. If you are a new patient, the dentist may recommend radiographs … [Read more...] about How often should dental x-rays be taken?
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?
Here at Parkview Dental we have seen many college aged adults over Christmas vacation time…..this means lots of discussion of wisdom teeth. We often get asked “Will I need to have my wisdom teeth out?” Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and … [Read more...] about Learn about your wisdom teeth and why they may need removal