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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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Cosmetic Dentistry

Improve Your Smile For the Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and we are now into December and the holiday season is around the corner. Would you love to make an improvement to your smile to enjoy this holiday season? If you try to smile with a closed mouth, avoid talking in close proximity to others over concerns about the appearance of your teeth, or you like your teeth, but just want an enhancement, we can help. No matter the reason you want to see a change with your teeth, we offer a number of treatments that can make not only aesthetic improvements, but also improve the function of your teeth and bite as well.

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Invisalign

It’s Never Too Late to Start Orthodontic Treatment

Would you love to straighten your teeth and make a change to your smile but feel that you are too old for orthodontic treatment? Gone are the days of being too old when it comes to your oral health. We encourage all of our patients, at any age, to make the changes they would love to see with their smiles. If you are interested in straightening your teeth, we offer a popular orthodontic treatment that has been loved by many of our patients of all ages — Invisalign®.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Have you experienced tooth loss and are deciding which tooth replacement option will best benefit your lifestyle? We know that it can be overwhelming to determine a selection that will fit all your requirements, but we might have the solution. Although we offer a number of tooth replacement options to our patients, dental implants are a popular choice among many of our patients. You may be a great candidate for this long-lasting, permanent tooth replacement solution.

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General Dentistry

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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