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 […]