Parkfield Family Dental Blog
November 4, 2018
Did you know that some form of gum disease affects around 80% of Americans at some point during their lives? Gum disease, the most common cause of tooth loss, often shows up in the form of bleeding or swollen gums. This is the most common first sign of the disease, and it can still be reversed and cured at this stage. Keep reading to discover how a dental deep cleaning in Austin can save your gums from periodontal (gum) disease before it’s too late!
October 4, 2018
October is National Dental Hygiene Month! This time of year brings awareness to the importance of good oral health and the wonderful work that dental hygienists do. We often take our oral health for granted, but did you know that it can affect our overall health too? Read on to discover the importance of good oral health, the work dental hygienists do, and some tips on how to get the best dental hygiene in Austin.
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 seasonal fare. Read on to learn what causes tooth sensitivity and how to avoid it from your local 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.