What to Expect With a Tooth Extraction

At Parkside Dental, our doctors, Jason and Jean Larsen and their staff are dedicated to preserving your smile. Unfortunately from time to time, a tooth may become damaged from trauma or disease to the point that it is no longer viable and needs to be replaced. In such a case,... Read more »

If an Acidic Environment Develops in Your Mouth, It Can Weaken Your Tooth Enamel

If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine it can allow plaque and tartar to build up on your teeth and along the gumline. The resulting plaque acids and the acidic environment in your mouth can gradually start to weaken the mineral density of your tooth enamel.... Read more »

The Basics of Root Scaling and Planing

Many of us grew up with warnings about brushing our teeth to avoid cavities. And preventing cavities is important, however, we also need to be on guard against plaque and tartar. No matter how often we brush and use mouthwash, plaque is always forming in our mouths. As distasteful as... Read more »

A Guide to Children’s Tooth Brushing

Your child’s teeth are your responsibility. In order to keep your child’s oral health at its best, consider the following benefits of brushing for kids: - A healthy, balanced diet is important to oral health. - When deciding how much toothpaste needs to be used for infants, try to aim... Read more »

A Dental Bridge That Feels Loose Needs to Be Seen by a Dentist

Dr. Jason and Jean Larsen installed your dental bridge to replace your missing tooth. It was cemented onto the two anchoring abutments with a strong dental adhesive. This is meant to replicate the strength and basic function of your original tooth. Unfortunately, there are rare instances where an oral trauma... Read more »

Fixing Your Smile with Dental Veneers

If you have a chip, stain, or some type of decay in the front teeth, the dental professionals at Parkside Dental are here to give you the option of a dental veneer. Dental veneers are a custom-made tooth placed on your front tooth. Typically made of materials such as composite... Read more »

Helping Your Child Brush Their Teeth

Did you know that as soon as the first tooth begins to break above the gum line in a child, which is around six months of age, they will need to be treated and cared for every single day? Helping your child brush their teeth daily is essential for their... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Parkside Dental, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area... Read more »