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Debunking Denture Misconceptions: They’re Not Just for Seniors

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 3:54 pm
A younger man smiling after getting dentures

For decades, the general attitude around dentures and who should receive them has been locked in place by stereotypes and stigmas. When you read the title of this post, you may have raised an eyebrow. There’s virtually no discussion in society at large about this topic, and it could lead many young adults to refuse treatment because they feel uncomfortable with how others may look at them.

It’s time to look beyond age and focus on the facts. Dentures are a great solution for those who have chronic dental issues, have been in accidents, or have underlying health conditions that contribute to tooth loss.

Read on to learn more about the biggest misconceptions about dentures, and how you can contribute a more positive mindset to the conversation at large.


5 Harmful Habits You Need to Quit to Save Your Dentures

July 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 4:35 pm
Elderly man smiling into handheld mirror as dentist wearing mask and holds gloved hand up to his chin

So you’ve decided to invest in restoring your smile with dentures—congratulations! These reliable restorations are better than ever before, but it’s important to remember that improper care of your dentures can make them lose their shape, warp, or stain. If you want to prolong the life of your dentures for years to come, there are some things you should know about how to care for them. Here are 5 harmful habits you need to quit to prolong the life of your dentures.


When Can I Get My Dentures After Having Teeth Extracted?

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 8:15 pm
a patient smiling and chatting with their dentist

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dentures are among the most accessible and cost-effective options around, and these days, countless patients rely on these restorations in order to live with unimpeded oral functionality and the boosted self-esteem that results from having a beautiful set of teeth. But sometimes, a patient must undergo tooth extraction before getting dentures to ensure that the restorations can be properly situated inside the mouth. If you fall into this category, you might be wondering what your expected timeline looks like for when you can receive your new teeth. Keep reading to learn more.


Veneers: The Secret to Achieving a Summer-Ready Smile

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 6:35 pm
a happy couple smiling while visiting the beach

Summer is finally in full swing, and you and your loved ones might have a lot of fun events and trips planned! You might even be gearing up to head down to your favorite beach for some much-needed R&R and fun in the sun, which means there will be plenty of opportunities for pictures and making wholesome memories! With that in mind, you should want your teeth to look their best whenever someone pulls out a camera or hits the record button on their smartphone—and cosmetic dentistry is the secret to this. Here’s more from your trusted cosmetic dentist about veneers, one of the most comprehensive cosmetic services around that is certain to help you achieve a beautiful, summer-ready smile!


How to Protect Your Lips this Summer

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 12:13 am
someone smiling in the sun

When summer rolls around, it’s hard to resist the temptation to go out there and enjoy the weather as much as possible. Of course, that involves getting the perfect swimsuit and stocking up on sunscreen, but have you considered that your lips need just as much protection?

Dentistry is about the teeth and gums, but the quality of your lips is just as important to your oral health. If you want to know how to protect them, and why that’s important, here’s some information that you might find helpful.


Why You Shouldn’t Reline Your Dentures Yourself

April 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 8:15 pm
dentures in glass of water

Dentures have been a reliable solution for tooth replacement, providing patients with restored oral functionality. However, over time, dentures may no longer fit properly, causing discomfort and requiring relining to continue to work as intended. In this case, you may be wondering: should patients attempt DIY denture relining or seek professional help? Keep reading to learn why it’s advisable to rely on your dentist for this process to ensure optimal results.


What to Expect During My First Month with Dentures

April 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 8:10 pm
person with dentures smiling

If you’re considering getting dentures, it’s natural to have questions and uncertainties about what to expect during the initial month of wearing them. Adjusting to dentures can be a unique experience as you adapt to a new oral appliance and regain your smile’s functionality. Continue reading to learn about what the first month with dentures may look like, guidance on what you can anticipate, potential challenges you may encounter, and tips for a smooth transition.


How Many Oral Bacteria Live in Your Mouth?

March 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 7:37 pm
dentist talking to patient about oral bacteria

Bacteria are abundant microorganisms that exist in food, plants, and various parts of the body, including the mouth. While many believe that all bacteria are harmful, some naturally occurring oral bacteria can actually be beneficial. While certain bacteria cause cavities and gum disease, others aid in maintaining your overall health. Keep reading to discover how many oral bacteria are in the average person’s mouth and their impact on your oral health.


3 March Holidays that May Cause Problems for Oral Health

March 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 4:10 am
green beer sitting on a table

March represents the beginning of spring, when life starts to return in all its forms. Naturally, there’s quite a bit to celebrate, which is why there are so many official—and unofficial—holidays this time of year.

However, many of these festivities involve a lot of food, which can present serious challenges to your oral health. Here’s are some March holidays, and what challenges they can present to your oral health. 


Dental Bridge Fall Out? Here’s What to Know

February 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drparker @ 11:52 pm
a person holding their dental bridge after it fell out

If you have had one or more missing teeth, you are not alone. It is estimated that roughly 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Fortunately, a dental bridge is a reliable, long-lasting, and lifelike way to return to a complete smile. This restoration can replace one missing tooth or several in a row by using the surrounding teeth for support. But what if it falls out? Read on to learn more about what may have caused your dental bridge to fall out and your next steps in order to fix it.

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