Parks Family Dental

What Should I Know About ClearCorrect Orthodontic Treatments?

December 13, 2023

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Lady shows off pretty smile.

Many people are concerned about the alignment of their teeth, but don’t want to get traditional braces because they require dietary restrictions and have conspicuous metal parts. Thankfully, ClearCorrect allows many patients to straighten out their smiles with removable and virtually invisible clear aligners. However, they do require a significant amount of effort on the part of the patient, and it’s important to know what it will require of you before you commit to it. Here are a few frequently asked questions about ClearCorrect and their answers.

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Stains and Teeth Don’t Pair Well: Avoiding Red Wine Discoloration During the Holidays

November 10, 2023

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Red wine

The holidays are those special times of the year when we gather together to spend time with friends and family, exchange gifts, and appreciate everything we have to be grateful for. Red wine is a common libation at many holiday gatherings because of its rich, bold taste and how it pairs so well with beef and lamb. While everyone knows that red wine is notorious for staining clothes and furniture, it can also lead to the discoloration of your teeth. Here’s why that happens and how you can keep your smile shiny and bright.

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3 Tips to Incorporate as Part of National Dental Hygiene Month

October 11, 2023

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young woman on a couch showing off healthy smile

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and dentists throughout the United States are continuing their efforts to encourage optimal oral health. Apart from encouraging patients to seek professional care every six months, they are also offering tips to improve at-home habits that benefit patients’ mouths and bodies. To ensure that your smile doesn’t suffer this year, here are 3 dental hygiene tips to incorporate into your routine.

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Why Do Patients Skip Out on Fillings?

September 8, 2023

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A dentist explaining dental insurance to her patients

Fillings are an essential component of many treatment plans. Most people by the age of 30 have had at least one cavity, and a good dental filling can last a long time with proper care. So why do many people skip them when dental insurance will cover them by 80 percent or more?

If you want to explore this thinking and learn a little about dental insurance along the way, continue reading.

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4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Dental Crown

August 10, 2023

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Metal free dental crown resting atop a finger with two models of jaws in the background

A dental crown provides a durable and lifelike solution for a severely decayed or damaged tooth that a filling alone can’t fix. While they are strong and are designed to be long-lasting, they aren’t indestructible. Eventually, you’ll need to replace them. With proper maintenance and care, your dental crown can last ten – or even fifteen – years. However, how do you know when it’s due for a replacement? What should you watch out for that could occur even before your restoration hits the ten-year mark? Here are 4 signs it’s time to replace your dental crown.

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5 Ways to Turn Back the Clock on Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

July 17, 2023

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a woman smiling with bright teeth after undergoing cosmetic dentistry

Have you noticed any wear and tear on your smile from years of use? Even if you’ve practiced good oral hygiene all of your life, it’s quite common for people’s teeth to become discolored or show signs of aging. However, if you’re unhappy with the way your grin looks or you don’t feel confident about your appearance when talking or laughing, then you might consider undergoing cosmetic dentistry. Keep reading to learn five kinds of treatments you can get to achieve a younger-looking smile!

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Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation

May 22, 2023

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Woman pulling suitcase through airportChildren are out of school for summer, which means it’s a perfect time for a vacation. As you book your hotel and plan your itinerary, don’t forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist before you leave. The last thing you want to interrupt your travel plans is a dental emergency. Here’s why you should schedule a cleaning and checkup before hitting the road.

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Questions For A Dental Checkup

April 8, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

Most dentists recommend that their patients come in for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. However, when you think about it, two hours a year really isn’t that much time to be talking to a professional about your teeth.

That means that you should do what you can to make the most of that time, and ask any questions you can to get a better understanding of oral healthcare. If you’re curious, here are a few things you should inquire about to get the most out of these appointments.

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4 Questions to Ask During Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation

February 2, 2023

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a patient during their cosmetic dental consultation

The popularity of cosmetic dentistry is rapidly rising! In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has doubled within the last five years; this means that more people than ever before are opting to whiten their smiles and brighten their lives! That said, if you’re curious about joining the masses in receiving an upgraded smile, you might have a few initial questions. Here are four must-ask questions to keep in mind as you head in for your cosmetic dental consultation.

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4 Myths About Gum Disease & Why They’re Untrue

January 12, 2023

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Smiling patient listening to dentist talk about gum disease

Despite dental care being more accessible than ever before and endless clinical studies available with a quick Google search, there is plenty of misinformation that continues to spread about gum disease. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a few myths yourself! In an effort to separate fact from fiction, keep reading to learn a few gum disease “facts” that are simply untrue.

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