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Does My Breath Smell? Reasons You May Frequently Need A Breath Mint

Do you find yourself constantly reaching for mint gum or a breath mint because you are concerned about how your breath smells? Or do you find yourself moving away from others when you speak because of your breath? We all experience bad breath from time to time, especially after eating and drinking certain foods. For many of us, the odor disappears as soon as we brush our teeth. Others experience frequent issues with bad breath, which is an indication of a problem with their oral health.

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General Dentistry

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Did you avoid eating ice cream this past summer because it causes issues with tooth sensitivity? While an occasional issue with sensitivity is nothing to be concerned about, If you find yourself avoiding certain hot and cold foods because it bothers your teeth frequently, it can be cause for concern.

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General Dentistry

What To Know About Dental Crowns

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we truly care about your oral health and work hard to restore your teeth and smile to something you are proud to show off. One way we do this is through the use of restorative dental treatments such as porcelain crowns. A porcelain crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a tooth that is damaged due to decay or trauma. A crown can also be used to complete other dental treatments, such as a root canal, bridge, or dental implant. A crown also improves the appearance of a tooth that is severely discolored or an unusual shape. Patients love porcelain crowns because they not only restore the function of the tooth, but they also blend in seamlessly with natural teeth.

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Let’s Evaluate Your Oral Health

Happy 2022! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season enjoying time with the people you love. The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and think about what you would like to accomplish during the next year. At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we want patients to reflect on the state of their oral health. Think about the last time you visited our office for a cleaning. Did we recommend a treatment that you’ve postponed? Maybe you are just unhappy with your smile and would love a change. The new year is the best time to make your oral health dreams become reality.

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Why Repair a Cracked Tooth?

September signifies the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season. Although we are still feeling the heat in Jacksonville Beach, the signs of fall are all around. There is no shortage of pumpkin spice flavoring, apples, and fall decor. One popular treat that is enjoyed around this time are caramel or candy apples. Although delicious, these sweets are a dentist’s worst nightmare. Aside from the high sugar content that sticks to teeth and can lead to cavities, caramel can be a culprit of another damage-causing emergency — a cracked tooth. While the enamel on the outside of your teeth is the strongest substance in the body, it isn’t indestructible.

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General Dentistry

What to Know About a Root Canal

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, our goal is to provide the very best care for our patients that promotes the overall wellness of their oral health. One of the many ways we do this is to return your mouth back to full function after trauma or decay. When the outer layer of the tooth, also known as the enamel, experiences decay, we typically recommend a filling to remove the cavity. You might be surprised to learn that your tooth also has an interior. The interior of the tooth is called the pulp, and when it becomes infected, we recommend a root canal.

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