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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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Do You Grind When You’re Stressed?

Have you recently learned that you grind your teeth while sleeping or during times of stress? This harmful habit can cause your teeth to show signs of premature wear and can eventually lead to issues such as cracked teeth. We would hate for our patients with perfectly healthy teeth to experience discomfort and need costly treatments that could have been easily prevented. We offer a customized device that can help eliminate the wearing of teeth due to grinding. Read on to learn about this helpful device.

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Welcome to Jacksonville Beach, Florida!

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we often think about how lucky we are to work and serve a community like Jacksonville Beach. This amazing city has so many wonderful things to offer, making it a favorite travel destination among people from all over the country. In fact, a short drive will lead you to the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches. Let us take you on a tour of our wonderful city!

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Delaying Dental Treatment Can Have Real Consequences

Did we recommend a needed treatment at your last appointment and you haven’t scheduled your appointment? We want to send a friendly reminder to schedule your appointment today! We know how easy it is for time to get away from you. Between busy schedules and summer excitement, the days can blend together, and before you know it, weeks and months have passed by. A recommended dental treatment can greatly improve your oral health and eliminate further problems and expenses. The longer treatment is delayed, the more potential damage you are doing to your mouth. Read on to learn more about the importance of taking care of needed dental treatment in a timely fashion and the damage that you may be causing if you delay.

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What to Expect When Getting a Tooth Extracted

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we do everything we can to save our patients’ teeth. Unfortunately, when a tooth experiences trauma from an accident or severe decay, there are times that it cannot be salvaged. In these instances, we recommend removing the entire tooth structure, which includes the tooth and the tooth root, otherwise known as a tooth extraction. We know a tooth extraction doesn’t sound like a fun time. However, although a tooth extraction is not a procedure that brings joy to our patients, they understand it is best for their oral health.

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