Your Braces Throwdown: Conventional vs Six Month Smiles

There was a time when the word “braces” meant one thing. Thankfully, times have changed. Professionals have grown in understanding all things having to do with straight teeth. There’s just one problem… All the options! Thanks to Dr. Anthony Nettey-Marbell and his professional team at Parkside Family Dental, we’ve got an active to bring clarity to […]

Everything you need to know about dental implants

Everything You Need to Know about Dental Implants

Dental implants are a common dental practice for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are safe, healthy, and permanent so you will not have to treat your implant any differently than your real teeth. They will look completely natural and you won’t notice a difference either physically or cosmetically. An implant will help […]

Do you have to toss your toothbrush following an illness?

Do you Have to Toss Your Toothbrush Following an Illness?

When you’re sick, your germs spread quickly: to doorknobs, to light switches, to your personal computer and even through your air conditioning. When you recover from an illness, what happens to your toothbrush? Do you think you can reinfect yourself with your germs after an illness if you don’t thoroughly disinfect your brush? Read more […]

Woman getting a dental exam with the text April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer can be spotted in a dental check-up or during a teeth cleaning. Your dentist and dental hygienist are both trained to spot signs of oral cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, earlier detection usually does correlate with higher survival rates. With April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, it is the perfect time […]

Getting kids to brush their teeth

A Parent’s Tips for Getting Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

It’s been said that you can never be unhappy when brushing your teeth! If you disagree, maybe the first step toward encouraging your child to brush is to find things that you appreciate about your oral health. Sharing a positive attitude about the process goes a long way, but if you’ve tried sharing your own […]

Does Tooth Decay Run in the Family?

Does Tooth Decay Run in the Family?

Everybody’s mouth is different. In fact an imprint of your teeth is just as unique as your thumbprint, yet you’ve noticed that almost every member of your family has cavities. Regardless of how thoroughly you brush and floss, it seems like cavities keep being diagnosed. So what gives? Does tooth decay run in your family? […]

You’ve Got Braces – Which Food to Avoid & Which You Can Eat

So you’ve just gotten braces. Great!! However, now that you have some brackets and wires on your teeth there are certain foods that should not go into your mouth. You certainly don’t want to chance breaking your new gear, or promote tooth decay! Foods to Avoid Foods to avoid are those that are sticky, crunchy, […]