February is a month where the signature color seems to be red in honor of Valentine’s Day. The decor and decorations in stores and restaurants are full of red and hearts. One place where it is concerning if you see red is your gums. Red and swollen gums can be an indication that you have gum disease. February is recognized as Gum Disease Awareness Month in an effort to educate the public about the prevalence of the disease and the lasting effects that it can have if left untreated. Gum disease affects more than half of American adults, so there is a chance that you or a loved one may suffer from this condition at some point in your life.
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we are proud to offer our patients a different approach to the dentures that you are familiar with. Purchasing traditional dentures can be a gamble. You may have experienced this with another dentist. When the dentures are placed in the office, they feel comfortable and fit properly. However, a few days later, the dentures are not a great fit, and you are stuck with your purchase. We know that dentures are an investment, and we never want our patients to feel like they are “stuck” with a treatment that we provide.
We don’t know about you, but we can’t believe that we will be celebrating the start of 2024 in just a few weeks. It feels like we just started 2023, and it will quickly come to an end. If you had big plans to improve your smile this year, and you haven’t gotten around to starting the process, it is not too late! Now is the perfect time to visit our office to share your feelings about your teeth and learn how we can make your dream a reality.
It’s hard to believe that the start of the holiday season will be upon us in a few short weeks. Would you love to improve your smile to show off at your holiday functions this year? If so, there are several cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer that can improve any imperfections or concerns you have with your smile. Two popular treatments are porcelain veneers and dental bonding. Both can improve severely stained, chipped, worn, cracked, or gapped teeth, in addition to other issues. Each option has its own benefits, depending on your needs and the desired end result.
Have you noticed that you see pink or red when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. If you notice this from time to time, we would suggest mentioning it during your next oral hygiene examination. However, if bleeding gums are a regular problem, it can indicate a problem with your oral health. Bleeding gums can be caused by:
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we want to do all we can to help our patients restore their oral health. If patients visit our office with a problem with their teeth or mouth, we will do all we can to diagnose the problem and create a treatment plan that is best for your long-term oral health. One treatment we may recommend is a root canal. This treatment often has a bad reputation because of the way it is depicted in movies and television shows. Following treatment, patients are often surprised at how easy the process was.