Parkfield Family Dental Blog
September 4, 2018
Winter is upon us! The colder months bring fun holidays, great food, and hot drinks. Have you taken a sip of your favorite pumpkin spice latte or hot coco and been rudely greeted with a tingling pain in your teeth? You could have tooth sensitivity, which can be tough to deal with in the winter with all the hot foods and drinks. Read on to learn what causes tooth sensitivity and how to avoid it from a trusted dentist.
August 20, 2018
These days, it seems that everywhere you look there’s a magazine or online article about food and dietary habits. Most of these articles focus on weight loss and the way your diet contributes (or doesn’t contribute) to your general health. But your oral health is also significantly impacted by the dietary choices you make every day. In fact, choosing healthy foods and doing well with hygiene at home are the two most powerful things you can do to prevent gum disease and cavities. With these simple preventive practices, you can maintain a healthy smile for life – with minimal dental work!
July 5, 2018
Denture wearers are becoming more common than you think, and the number is only rising. According to research published in The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, the projected number of U.S. adults needing dentures is increasing from 33.6 million in 1991 to 37.9 million in 2020. However, just because millions of patients will need dentures doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to need them.
If you carry any of these signs, your chances of needing dentures in Austin will only go up.
June 9, 2018
No doubt you’re familiar with the expression, “You are what you eat.” But from the point-of-view of a dentist in Austin, that only explains part of the mouth’s connection to the rest of your body. The fact is your mouth—all by itself—can have a serious impact on the general condition of your body. This is known as the oral-systemic connection, and it has been shown to link the health of your mouth to your overall health. Once you know about this connection, you’ll better understand the value of maintaining good oral health.