What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Many dentists divide up their services between the categories of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Restorative deals with restoring teeth and cosmetic is all about improving aesthetics, so what’s the deal with preventive dental care? This type of dentistry focuses on preventing dental issues by keeping teeth and gums healthy from the get-go. Rather than […]

Dental Veneers Process

Many people are familiar with dental veneers as the treatment behind a lot of those stunning Hollywood smiles. What many people don’t know is what the veneers process actually entails. Since it’s a permanent procedure, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before getting started. We’re not trying to scare you off; we just […]

Where’d The Idea of Toothpicks Originate From?

Toothpicks are the oldest dental instruments in the world, and they are still widely used today to remove excess food from teeth. A Brief History of the Toothpick All ancient cultures seemed to use some form of toothpick to clean teeth, with some of the oldest examples found in Italy and Mesopotamia. Most were made […]

Dangerous Activities for Your Teeth

At Parkside Family Dental, we want you to have the strongest, healthiest teeth you can. Teeth are more vulnerable than you may think, and several everyday activities can put your smile at risk. Making a few small changes could go a long way to protecting your teeth! Drinking Acidic Beverages It’s no surprise that soda, […]

Carolina BBQ: Good for Teeth?

When you’re ready to eat some true Southern cuisine, we bet you’re thinking barbecue! Tender, smoky perfection with the tangy sweetness of sauce you’re accustomed to here in North Carolina is truly the answer. Did you know it could be the answer for your teeth, too? Pork or Beef Barbecue? We know Carolina is famous […]

Great Dental Stocking Stuffers!

Hung by the chimney with care, stockings are the perfect place to share a wide variety of gifts with your family. Your loved ones will delight in the treasures you’ve found—from whimsical to useful. At Parkside Family Dental, we know that no stocking is complete without the season’s coolest toothpaste. Help Santa give the gift […]

Holiday Treats That Are Bad For Your Kids’ Teeth

The holiday season brings more than just cold weather and shopping sprees, but plenty of treats for the whole family. It’s great fun baking in the kitchen together with your little ones, but all the sugary sweets could take a toll on their teeth. Before you stock up for the winter on sweets, take a […]

The Differences in Dental Veneers

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you’re sensitive that your teeth are discolored or misshaped, veneers can help you gain your confidence back by giving you an ideal smile. Veneers are most commonly made of either composite resin or porcelain. Both types of veneers are custom-made, thin shells […]