Tips To Help Relax Before Your Next Appointment

At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we do all we can to help our patients feel relaxed and comfortable while in our office. We know that dental anxiety and fear are very real emotions for some of our patients. We never want your feelings to get in the way of receiving the dental care you need. Delaying routine cleanings and recommended treatments can lead to serious complications with your oral health. It will lead to the need for more extensive or additional treatments, which means more time in our office. We want to share some tips to help you relax before and during your appointment:

Bad Habits That Harm Oral Health

At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we want our patients to have optimal oral health. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about routine dental care and treating problems in your mouth in a timely fashion. While we do everything we can to help your oral health, you may be unintentionally causing harm to your teeth and mouth. These are bad habits that can cause serious problems for your oral health:

Spring Cleaning – Is It Time For A Visit?

At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we often stress the importance of maintaining regular oral hygiene examinations to ensure you have optimal oral health. Now that spring has arrived, there is no better time to schedule your next visit. If it has been longer than four to six months since your last visit, now is the perfect time to contact our office. Spring is a popular time to deep clean and organize your home, and we think it is a great time to get your teeth cleaned by a professional.

Stress And The Effect On Oral Health

At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we truly care about your oral and overall health. There is one issue that can negatively impact your oral and overall health — stress. Whether it is caused by your career or life circumstances, stress can lead to serious health issues. Stress can also cause problems with your oral health and lead to dental treatments in the future.

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.