At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we love helping our patients restore their smiles. We truly feel that our patients are our family. We want them to be comfortable while in our care. Our goal is to work with our patients to create a treatment plan that will not only restore the function but the aesthetics of their teeth as well. Don’t want you to just take our word for it. You can hear it firsthand from a patient like you. Click here to watch a video where our patient, Lori, explains her experience while receiving dental implants in our office.
One of our goals is to help our patients have excellent oral health. It is important for patients to regularly check the state of their oral health and be mindful of any changes. One issue that you may notice on occasion is bleeding gums. This is typically seen when you are brushing and rinsing your mouth. It is not unusual for bleeding gums to occur from time to time; however, if you notice this being a frequent issue, it is best to visit our office to be sure no problems have developed. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:
One of our top priorities is to ensure that you have optimal oral health. We do this by encouraging patients to maintain their routine hygiene examination appointments and receive treatment for any problem areas. Unfortunately, some patients have habits that can lead to complications and problems with their oral health, such as:
Do you wake up in the morning and feel discomfort in your jaw and are having a hard time figuring out what could be the problem? If so, you may be suffering from problems related to a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is the term used to describe a condition where a patient repeatedly clenches and grinds their teeth unconsciously. If not treated in a timely fashion, bruxism can lead to serious oral health complications and the need for additional treatments. One of the biggest problems with this condition is that patients are often unaware of it until they are diagnosed by a dentist because bruxism commonly occurs during sleep.
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we know we have a number of patients who take medication daily as a way to treat and prevent health problems. You may be surprised to learn that many medications that help your overall health can cause problems with your oral health. We want to share some of the common side effects and tips to help your oral health:
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we strive to restore the function and appearance of our patients’ teeth. We often see patients who have been experiencing tooth loss and difficulty with dental hardware for years. They are frustrated with the regular complications and the negative impact their teeth have had on their overall quality of life. We have seen patients who refuse to smile or show their teeth, while others are struggling to eat properly. We recently had the pleasure of working with a patient who was in need of treatment and we decided on digital dentures. Click here to watch the video of her reaction the first time she saw her new smile.
Do you feel nervous or uneasy before you visit our office? If so, you are not alone. There are many people who experience some form of nerves or anxiety before they visit the dentist. We never want your feelings to keep you from getting the dental care you need and deserve. Delaying dental care can lead to serious oral health issues, which in turn leads to more time in our office. We want to offer some tips to help you relax before your next visit:
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we are always looking for ways to improve the level and quality of care we offer our patients. We attend continuing education events when possible and are always looking for ways to upgrade the dental technology we have in our office. Advancements in dental technology over the years have truly changed the treatments we are able to provide our patients. Our goal is always to restore the function and aesthetics of our patients’ teeth, for results that they are proud to show off and also help them live a better quality of life.
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we stress the importance of routine dental care. We encourage every patient to visit us for a hygiene examination and cleaning a minimum of every six months. Some patients who are receiving certain treatments or being monitored may be required to visit more often than six months. With the start of the new year, now is the perfect time to reflect on your last hygiene appointment. If it has been longer than six months since we have seen you, it is time for a visit! We also encourage you to think about the goals you have for your oral health during the next year. Are there any treatments or problems in the mouth you would like to treat?
Are you looking for a dental home where you are more than a number and feel like you are truly cared about? At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we treat our patients like family. Our goal is to help our patients feel more comfortable in our office so we can help them get the care they desperately need. We often meet new patients who have been referred by our longtime patients. We love that our patients are so thrilled with the level of care they receive that they speak about us to their family and friends.