Avoiding Dental Emergencies During the Holidays

Holidays bring many things we love – spending time with loved ones, sweet treats, and (hopefully!) some time off from work. However, the holidays are also responsible for some less positive things. Believe it or not, overindulgence and recklessness during the holidays causes a spike in dental emergencies. At Parkside Family Dental, we want our […]

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 […]

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 […]