How To Eat And Speak With Dentures: Tips For Success

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 23-February-2023

So, you’ve joined the club of those who have dentures?  Welcome aboard! Whether you’re planning to get dentures or you’ve been rocking them for a while, it’s important to know how to properly eat and speak with them.  Because let’s be real, you don’t want to be in the middle of an important conversation and….Read More

Are Dental Implants Painful? Debunking Common Myths

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 09-February-2023

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for missing teeth. They provide a strong and durable foundation for replacement teeth that look and feel natural. However, the topic of pain associated with dental implants can be a concern for some patients.    This blog aims to debunk common myths about the pain associated with….Read More

The importance of regular dental checkups

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 24-January-2023

Introduction Regular dental checkups are important to your overall health and well-being. They can find problems like cavities or gum disease that might hurt or cause other problems. It is easier to fix problems in the early stages, and chart out a treatment plan accordingly  Most people don’t realize that regular dental visits are also….Read More

How can crowns and bridges help you smile with confidence?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 05-January-2023

Has tooth loss or damage made you hide your smile? Having an attractive and confident smile plays a very important role in establishing a good first impression. Teeth loss or damage due to accidents, bad dental practices, or even diseases can negatively affect your smile and the impression you make on other people. If you….Read More

What type of denture is best for different types of tooth loss?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 20-December-2022

Missing a tooth or teeth has a significant impact on your oral health. If left untreated, it can hurt your other teeth, gums, and jawbone, which can lead to a lot of problems. Dentures are prosthetic teeth made of a long-lasting material and are used as a replacement for missing teeth. With new technology, the….Read More

Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Procedures

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 11-December-2022

Everybody wants a bright and healthy smile, and cosmetic dentistry can help you with that. While it is not necessary for dental health, a beautiful smile can have a significant impact on a person’s self-esteem and overall well-being.  In this blog, we will be discussing the top 5 cosmetic dental procedures that can help you….Read More

Which Option is Best for You: Dentures or Dental Implants?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 20-November-2022

Which Option is Best for You: Dentures or Dental Implants? Missing teeth are an issue that millions of people face each year, and the solution can often be confusing. Missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort. Whether due to injury or illness, people often find themselves looking for ways to restore their….Read More

Causes for a Gummy Smile

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 10-November-2022

Possible Causes for a Gummy Smile and Should you be Worried? Are your gums showing too much when you smile? If you searched the internet for this article, chances are you are worried that your smile is off because your gums should be hidden and not visible. If you have these concerns, then you could….Read More

When to get your Wisdom Teeth Removed

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 23-October-2022

The teeth that grow in as the third molars in the back of your mouth are known as wisdom teeth. You can find a lot of information out there about about when to get your wisdom teeth removed, and when it is safe to not do so. There are a few main reasons to get….Read More

Five Things to Smile About in Gilbert, AZ

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 03-October-2022

As a dental office located in Gilbert, there are a lot of wonderful things to see and do around the neighborhood. Gilbert is consistently ranked as one of the safest and best places to live with children. We’ve made a list for you of five things to smile about in Gilbert, AZ, that can be….Read More

Oral Conscious Sedation

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-June-2022

Sedation dentistry has been around a long time, however advances in healthcare now allow your dentist to provide several options including oral conscious sedation. Your dentist will determine the best type of sedation for you and prior to your procedure and give you sedative medication (usually in pill form) about an hour before your procedure….Read More

Wisdom Teeth

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-June-2022

Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 21 and are called “Wisdom Teeth” because they come in last of your molars. While many people need it removed, for various reasons, many others get to enjoy their extra chewing power. Is There Enough Space? It is most often pulled because there is not….Read More

Dental Implants

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-May-2022

What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants act as substitute tooth roots which provide a foundation permanent removable tooth replacement, made to look like and match your natural teeth. Why Dental Implants instead of Dentures/Bridges? Dental implant look and feel like real teeth and become permanent because the implant fuses with the jawbone. In addition, people….Read More

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-May-2022

When a dentist improves the appearance of teeth is called cosmetic dentistry. Generally, these dental procedures are elective, hence, “cosmetic”, however they can also sometimes have restorative benefits. If you are interested in improving your smile, you have several cosmetic dentistry options. Here are 5 of the most popular choices. Your dentist can help you….Read More

Have Your Cake… and a Great Smile Too

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-April-2022

Avoiding sugar and sticky candy makes good sense for tooth health. But other foods can damage your teeth as well. A common way to preserve or prepare food is through what is called “processing”. A Processed food may have a bad reputation, however, at its core, “processed food” just means that it has been altered….Read More

How Smoking Affects Your Teeth

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-April-2022

It is commonly understood that smoking is bad for you. And we have all heard of “smoker’s breath” or “smoker’s teeth”. Yet did you know that smoking can also lead to gum disease? And gum disease causes tooth loss. People who smoke can produce bacterial plaque, which leads to gum disease. This is because smoking….Read More

Proper Brushing Protects your Teeth

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-March-2022

Brushing your teeth! Brush them at least twice a day. Brush after meals. But did you know when NOT to brush? Or how not to brush? As a dental practice, we often focus on promoting brushing, but what you rarely hear is that sometimes, when or how, or with what type of brush, or toothpaste….Read More

The Teeth-Heart Connection

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-February-2022

Did you know there is a direct connection between your teeth and your heart? Gum disease (known as periodontitis) is associated with the increased risk of developing heart disease. Unfortunately, people with gum disease, have a greater risk of major cardiovascular events as well, such as heart attacks and strokes. Studies have shown that gum….Read More

When You Need a Dentist Now

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-February-2022

If you have a dental emergency, you can be assured that we’re committed to helping you and resolving the problem quickly. We will use advanced imaging technology, and our years of experience to quickly map the problem, develop a solution, and treat you immediately. The most common dental emergency we see are Root Canals. Root….Read More

Dental Guards

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-January-2022

Dental guards are used to protect the teeth for a variety of reasons. Commonly, mouth guards are used for people who participate in sports, but night dental guards are also used for people who grind their teeth in their sleep. These dental guards protect the teeth from wear and have become very slim, are custom….Read More

Avoid Losing Teeth as You Age

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-January-2022

Sometimes we don’t give it a lot of thought before it is too late. We brush our teeth each day and think we are doing enough for healthy teeth… and then, somewhere in our middle years a tooth breaks, then another, and so begins a long process of root canals, tooth extractions, partials, and then….Read More

COVID Weary? Us too… but.

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 22-December-2021

Oh… yes. We are ready for COVID to be over too! However, there are still risks and it is important to be cautious. So, how do we keep our patients safe here at Parkview? Naturally, dental offices have the potential for being the site of COVID spread – and yet… they are not. So, what….Read More

Dental Anxiety

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-December-2021

Did you know that Dental anxiety is a common affliction, and some people even have a dental phobia! Often anxiety and phobias prevent people from going to the dentist and this results in dental and oral problems that could have been prevented. If you suffer from fear, anxiety, or stress from a dental office or….Read More

What Happens During a Routine Dental Cleaning

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-November-2021

Dental Cleanings are not high on anyone’s list of favorite ways to spend an hour. No one likes to be prodded with someone peering into their mouth. Top that off with strange noise, and occasionally some discomfort, and it is easy to understand why not too many people come skipping into our dental office! However…….Read More

Using Insurance Before the End of the Year

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-November-2021

Does your Dental Insurance Plan run out at the end of the year? Many people don’t know much about their policies, including when they end. With a little research and a plan, you may be able to save hundreds of dollars by using your dental insurance before the end of the year on things you….Read More

Should I Have my Child’s Baby Teeth Pulled?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-October-2021

Parents are often nervous about their child’s teeth. Concerns about when kids are teething, when they will lose their baby teeth, how straight the teeth are coming in are common–and understandable. Children do not come with their individual instruction manuals! Often we have young patients here for check-ups, we will do xrays. These xrays tell….Read More

Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-October-2021

Good oral hygiene practices can prevent tooth decay. Simple things, like seeing your dentist regularly for your routine cleanings and exams and brushing regularly after meals are the most common, but there are a few more strategies that you can employ to keep your teeth and mouth healthy and clean. Here are a few more….Read More

Stages of Tooth Decay

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-September-2021

Have you ever wondered what the stages of tooth decay are? After all, cavities don’t just happen overnight, and no one needs a root canal for no reason! Tooth decay is dangerous and can result in cavities, abscesses, or even tooth loss. But what causes tooth decay in the first place? The answer is a….Read More

Do I Really Need to Floss?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-September-2021

Do you need to floss? Well, as dental professionals we will always tell you yes, of course, you need to floss! But to understand why you should floss, you will need to understand what is happening in your mouth first, which causes the need to floss. When you eat, small pieces of food can get….Read More

Is Oral Surgery in your Future?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-August-2021

Suffice to say, no one wants oral surgery. However, sometimes life necessitates it. Fortunately, advances in dental care and technology make oral surgery easier, less painful, and more successful than ever before. When a natural tooth must be removed and/or replaced, the team at Parkview will work quickly to extract it as painlessly as possible…..Read More

First Dental Appointment

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-July-2021

Many parents wonder when is the best time to take their children to the dentist for the first time. As a family dental practice, we recommend you take your child as soon as the cut their first tooth! Now you may ask, “why so early?” and the answer is simple… we want your child—all children—to….Read More

What Causes Tooth Decay?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-July-2021

Have you ever wondered what causes tooth decay? Or why some people have great teeth, but still eat all the candy they want? Or conversely someone who seems healthy, but has awful teeth? The answer is both simple and complicated. The first point is that sugar does not cause cavities or decay. But before you….Read More

Summer Dental Care

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 01-June-2021

This is the perfect time of year for taking care of your summer dental care. Summer means a more relaxed pace and the time to do some self-care. Also, the last year has meant that we may have gotten off schedule with our regular dental and health appointments. As restrictions are lifting and vaccines are….Read More

What are Endodontics?

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-May-2021

Endodontics is a specialty in dentistry that provides treatment to the pulp of the tooth and the tissue surrounding a tooth root. If you have severe tooth pain — you could need endodontics. When you see your dentist for endodontic care, they will clean out the infection that is the cause of the pain. This….Read More

Sedation Dentistry

By Dr. Brandon Schmidt | 15-April-2021

Anxiety is common–especially when it comes to going to the dentist. However, there is no reason patients have to be concerned about a dental visit, especially now that we have safe and proven methods for sedation dentistry. Our staff is trained and compassionate to your needs. If you have questions or require sedation at any….Read More

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 and Videos 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….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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