DENTAL BLOG & NEWS

How to Find a Great Dentist – Top 5 Tips

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-March-2021

Reviews and Reputation Before going to a new dentist, do your due diligence. Ask friends and family for recommendations and check reviews online. Photos andVideos When doing your research, be sure to check out the photos and videos of the practice online. Does the office look clean and well-cared for? Does the practice include photos….Read More

What is Really Happening at Your Child’s Dental Cleaning

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-March-2021

Have you ever wondered what happens during your childs dental cleaning? Here are the typical steps in a child’s dental visit: We will walk back to the exam room with the child and parent and ask if there have been any changes in the health history. We will ask the parent and child if there….Read More

How to Find a Good Dentist

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-February-2021

Choosing the right dentist for you and your family is a very personal choice, however, there are some factors that are universal. Here are just a few things we think you should consider: The Basics When looking for a good dentist, focus on the standard of care and making sure that they are practicing under….Read More

What Causes Bad Breath?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-February-2021

Since the beginning of humanity—people have suffered from bad breath. The Greeks fought it by chewing aromatic resins, the Chinese chewed eggshells. Bad breath was even considered legal grounds for divorce in the ancient Jewish Talmud. But what causes it, and why is it so hard for some people to overcome it? First, a little….Read More

Smile Goals – What are your smile goals?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-January-2021

We would love to help you achieve Smile goals! Do you want to smile with confidence and without fear? A great smile is the most empowering, life-changing gift that we provide our patients. A wonderful smile only enhances your natural beauty and charm. While we provide a full suite of general and family dentistry and….Read More

Dental Benefits: Use them (Or Lose Them)

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-November-2020

Did you know that if you do not use your dental benefits by the end of the year, you may lose them? Each year, millions of people leave money unspent in their dental benefit plans. This money is not rolled into the next year—but lost forever. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only….Read More

Parkview – Yes, you may have “Covid-Teeth”

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-January-2021

When Covid-19 first became a concern, dental offices closed along with many other medical, retail, restaurants and services. After time we learned more about the virus, and dental practices have been allowed to open, with new safety policies and procedures. While we have always had your health and safety as a priority, in our office,….Read More

Mistakes You Make Brushing Your Teeth – Develop Proper Tooth Care Habits

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-December-2020

Brushing your teeth may seem like a simple task—but every day we see the results of poor technique. There are several common mistakes that you may be making when you’re brushing your teeth. Here are the top mistakes that most people make when it comes to taking care of their teeth: Using a toothbrush way….Read More

Tooth Decay and Tooth Care

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-December-2020

Everyone wants that perfect smile – but not everyone knows how to get it. We have compiled some great information and a few Tips for the Day to get that perfect smile: See it to believe it Sometimes people learn best by seeing someone else do an activity. This is especially true of something like….Read More

Abscessed Tooth

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-November-2020

Have you been told you have an abscessed tooth? An abscessed tooth is a localized collection of pus that can form in different parts of a tooth as a result of infection. An abscessed tooth is usually accompanied by some pain that can sometimes radiate to the ear or neck. Unfortunately, anyone can get an….Read More

Cosmetic Dental Restorations and Special Care

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 17-September-2020

Cosmetic dentistry can transform any smile into a healthy and radiant one – but it will require some special care to maintain that new smile. Perfecting your unique smile is an investment that will pay off for years to come, and you will want to protect that investment! Cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers, implants,….Read More

Dental Implant Process, Problems and Recovery

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 13-August-2020

Dental implants are becoming a popular choice for many patients desiring to regain their smile and confidence and restore function to their mouth.  According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over three million people in the US currently have dental implants, and that number is growing by over half a million every year.  The….Read More

What to Know About Dental Implants

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 31-July-2020

Dental implants are a very effective and safe alternative to replace a lost tooth, whether it is due to cavities, periodontal disease or an accident. Dental implants are like an artificial root made of biocompatible titanium that is attached to the maxillofacial bone through the osseointegration process. Once the union is achieved, the abutment is….Read More

Bruxism (tooth grinding) and stress

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 16-July-2020

Bruxism is known as teeth grinding, either during the day or while sleeping. It occurs when the upper teeth are tightly clenched with the lower ones, and they also move from back to front and vice versa, generally unconsciously. It usually happens at night while we sleep and what we perceive when we get up is….Read More

Importance of Extra Tooth Care While Wearing Braces

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-July-2020

Living with braces can be scary because it is different and new. But with some simple tips to take care of your dental health, the transition can be much easier. Braces are used to straighten crooked teeth, or correct other denture problems, such as an abnormal bite. Braces are important from an aesthetic perspective, but….Read More

The Truth about Dental Implants

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-June-2020

The use of dental implants is a simple technique, although good preparation is needed. Thanks to implantology, lost teeth can be recovered, and their natural attraction restored to the mouth. However, some myths revolve around this treatment that must be clarified. This is the truth about the use of implants. Dental implants do not produce….Read More

Advanced Daily Tooth Care

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 04-May-2020

Beyond regular advanced daily tooth care dental maintenance appointments and twice-daily tooth brushing and flossing, there are several things you can do to improve your healthy smile and keep your whole-health strong. Early detection and daily oral hygiene, Dr. Helps patients enjoy their healthiest smile. Daily dental checkups allow for close monitoring of any developing….Read More

Getting the Most from Your Toothpaste Tube

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 27-April-2020

A tube of toothpaste can last a very long time. So how can you get the most from your tube? Here are a few tips: Squeeze from the Bottom Squeezing the tube from the bottom will help keep the toothpaste tube consistent and easy to use. As you use the toothpaste, flatten the bottom of….Read More

Keeping Natural Teeth Healthy

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 20-April-2020

Whether you are 9 years old or 99 years old, dental care is important. However, if you are 65 or older, it is especially important that you monitor your oral health. After all, poor oral health can have a negative effect on your overall health and well-being. Gum disease has potentially been linked to a….Read More

Dental Care and Coronavirus

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 06-April-2020

Dental Care and Coronavirus: COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind right now. We are preparing our homes, coordinating work and school changes, and buying supplies for the “social distancing” or quarantine that has or is coming our way. As health professionals – we have a few things we can do, and a little advice to give….Read More

Solutions to Stop Grinding Teeth

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 30-March-2020

Solutions to Stop Grinding Teeth: Many people grind their teeth. Occasional grinding can be from stress or anxiety. This type of teeth grinding, (bruxism), does not cause significant harm. However, when teeth grinding occurs regularly, (usually in the sleep) teeth can be permanently damaged and other oral health complications can arise. Why Do People Grind….Read More

Cosmetic Dentistry: Options for a Better Smile

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 23-March-2020

Cosmetic Dentistry: A smile gives our face its personality and communicates our emotions. When we show our smile, we share a bit of ourselves with the people around us. Having a great smile is synonymous with health and happiness, but also with well-being. However, imperfections in the teeth can cause embarrassment and hesitation to use….Read More

Broken Teeth and Other Emergencies

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 09-March-2020

Broken Teeth: Dental emergencies happen. Unexpected chips, cracks and broken teeth are an unfortunate occurrence for many. However, quick and proper treatment can restore your smile with little downtime and pain. If you experience a broken tooth or other dental emergency, follow these steps. Do You Need To Go To The Emergency Room? If you….Read More

Spring Break Tooth Care Tips

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 10-February-2020

Tooth Care: Whether you are headed somewhere fun—or doing a “staycation” over this spring break, there are a few things you should consider that could affect your dental health. Check out our tips below for a smile-friendly Spring Break! Routine Routine is important when it comes to dental care. Brushing your teeth twice a day….Read More

Health Alert – How your Dental Routine Affects your Overall Health

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 27-January-2020

Dental Routine: Infected teeth or inflamed gums can have a lasting negative impact on the entire body. If diseases such as tooth decay and periodontitis remain untreated for a longer period of time, the resulting bacteria may spread throughout the body. The consequences can be in the form of pneumonia, back and neck pain, heart….Read More

Staying Healthy During a Public Health Crisis

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 24-February-2020

In times of crisis, we reach into a collective subconscious about how to deal with the upheaval. We recall past natural disasters, and other times of challenge and we get to work. That is where we are right now with Coronavirus. In the moment I write this, I can’t tell you exactly what this means….Read More

6 Tips to Keep your Mouth Healthy into the ‘Senior’ Years

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 13-January-2020

Senior Teeth: As you get older, your teeth and gums inevitably have more “wear” than when you are younger. This means you really need to be more aware of oral health and take the necessary steps to keep your teeth and gums clean. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day for approximately two minutes…..Read More

The Best Mouthwashes

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 30-December-2019

The dental aisle is full of choices of mouthwashes. So how do you choose? There are several types of mouthwash – and you may choose to use one or all of them for different reasons. However, first, check the label! The American Dental Association (ADA) gives their seal of acceptance to products after evaluating the products….Read More

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