Our dental care professionals have a commitment to offering some of the friendliest and most compassionate dental care in Parkesburg! In an effort to provide the best care to our patients, we also train together frequently throughout the year – allowing us to stay on top of the latest trends in dentistry.
Some important things to remember are:
Cleaning in-between every day. Nothing cleans between your teeth except flossing or water flossing. These areas are especially prone to tooth decay and gum disease, so don’t skip them.
Brush twice a day for at least 2 minutes. Angle your brush toward the gumlines and make small brush strokes over one or two teeth at a time. Do this for at least two full minutes, twice a day. Pay attention to the gumlines! Bleeding gums indicate problems like gingivitis or gum disease.
Drink lots of water. Water is a natural cleanser. Tap water also contains fluoride to strengthen teeth and limit tooth decay. Choose water between meals to keep your teeth strong.
Choose healthy snacks. Fresh fruits and vegetables strengthen your teeth and limit plaque buildup. Cheese provides calcium and also neutralizes the pH inside of your mouth!
Visit your dentist at least twice a year for preventive care. A professional cleaning helps remove bacteria that cause gum disease and bone loss. During your visit, you’ll also receive an exam that checks for tooth decay, oral cancer, and complications like TMJ disorder. Earlier diagnoses help keep treatment needs smaller and more affordable.
Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. Knowing what to do next is important, and can affect whether or not your damaged tooth can be saved. As soon as your emergency happens, you should call Access Dental Parkesburg. Our goal is to alleviate your pain as quickly as possible and help you save your smile.
Common emergencies that patients experience are:
What to do first
If your tooth has broken off or fallen out and you are able to locate it, we ask that you place it in a glass of milk or saline as quickly as possible. Do not attempt to scrub it clean, as this can damage important fibers that may help in reattachment.
Quick emergency dental care
Our office makes every effort to accommodate emergency patients as quickly as possible. If your emergency occurs after business hours, you may leave a message and one of our skilled team members will contact you as quickly as possible.
Don’t go to the hospital next door when you have a dental emergency – come right by Access Dental Parkesburg for quick care that will save your smile.
Periodontal disease is often called “gum disease,” a condition that causes symptoms like:
A Dangerous Mix
If not treated early on, gum disease can cause teeth to become so mobile that they fall out. Unmanaged gum disease is also directly linked with systemic health conditions like stroke, heart attack, obesity, diabetes and premature labor.
Preventing and Treating Gum Disease
Proper brushing and flossing along with routine preventive cleanings can keep teeth stronger and your gums free of disease. If deep pocketing begins to occur under the gums, a periodontal cleaning is necessary to help the area heal and recover from the infection.
Access Dental Parkesburg offers a periodontal screening during our preventive care appointments. This pinpoints areas of early disease while they are easier to treat and reverse. See us twice each year to help keep your smile healthy, and your teeth for a lifetime.
When you’re looking for a new dentist, you want someone that can care for your entire family – just one office where all of your needs can be met. That’s exactly what Access Dental Parkesburg has to offer!
Early Preventive Care for Your Child
The American Academy of Pediatrics and American Dental Association recommend that children have their first dental check-up when their first tooth erupts, or no later than their 1st birthday. We typically recommend that children have their first visit by age 6 months. Early visits help identify problems before they become complex, keeping treatments minimal and encouraging preventive care.
Your Child’s Smile Starts Now
A healthy mouth should start at a young age. Through oral hygiene instruction, good diet choices, and comfort in the dental environment, Access Dental Parkesburg helps children establish a love for their smile very early on. Your child deserves gentle dental care that keeps them wanting to come back. At Access Dental Parkesburg, we have everything you need to care for your child’s oral health right here in our office, so there’s no need to take your family back and forth between multiple providers.
Some dentists don’t have the patience or skill needed to provide comprehensive dentistry to children of young ages. At Access Dental Parkesburg, we love kids! All of your family, including your children, can have their smile needs provided right here in our convenient family dental office.
Straighter smiles are easier to keep healthy and provide a great boost to your self-confidence.
Tooth Crowding Can Damage Your Smile
Teeth that lean are crowded against one another are susceptible to an increased risk of:
Access Dental Parkesburg teams with orthodontic specialists to provide you with comprehensive orthodontic treatment. We offer in-house pre and post-orthodontic care, as well as routine cleanings to keep your teeth healthy during your orthodontic therapy. Ready to find out more? Schedule a visit for you or your child today.
A beautiful smile is something that all of us deserve, but not all of us were born with. That’s why Access Dental Parkesburg makes cosmetic dentistry affordable and accessible to anyone that wants to brighten up their smile.
There’s no one perfect treatment for everyone. In fact, most people elect to choose from a combination of different treatments to create the smile that they’re really looking for. We’ll help you choose the one that’s right for you!
Patients often choose from services like:
Whether you have teeth that are crowded, chipped, discolored, or some other concern – cosmetic dental care is the opportunity to create the brand new smile you’ve been dreaming of. There’s something for every patient and every budget.
Are you ready to start your smile makeover? Schedule a visit at Access Dental Parkesburg for your cosmetic consultation with one of our dentists!
Root canal therapy is a treatment that restores your tooth from the inside. It is essentially a filling that is placed within the inner nerve chamber of the tooth. Dentists usually use endodontic therapy as the last line of therapy for restoring teeth that have experienced problems like:
By removing any damaged tooth structure as well as the infected nerve, the tooth can be prevented from undergoing a self-destructive process that would render it untreatable. Once the tooth is numbed and the damaged nerve tissues are cleaned away, a filling material is placed within the nerve chamber, which seals off any future bacteria from entering the area. After treatment is completed, a crown is placed over the tooth to restore normal function as well as aesthetics.
Most dentists refer their patients out to a specialist when they need a root canal. At Access Dental Parkesburg, we offer comprehensive endodontic treatment right here in our office! You can have all of your dental needs taken care of in one place…including root canals.
Don’t put your root canal treatment off - waiting too long to restore an infected tooth could allow it to become so damaged that it isn’t possible to treat at all. Call Access Dental Parkesburg to find out about our comfortable endodontic and sedation options.
There’s never been a better tooth replacement treatment than the modern dental implant. Implants are made of artificial titanium roots that are placed into the mouth in the areas of the missing teeth. These roots encourage new bone formation in the jaw, which enhances their stability and adds strength. Within a few months after the placement, implants can support even more weight than a natural tooth! We partner with oral implant surgeons and provide comprehensive implant restorations based on your needs.
Whether you have one missing tooth or are missing all of your teeth, dental implants can help!
Implants can support:
The ideal dental implant patient will have good oral hygiene and healthy bone levels. Caring for your implant is just like caring for your natural teeth - regular brushing and flossing is important!
Want to find out more? We invite you to call Access Dental Parkesburg today to find out more about our dental implant restoration options and how you can get your full smile back!
Have you ever wondered if dental X-rays are really necessary? You’re not the only one - many patients ask us why and how often X-rays must be taken. Thankfully, low-radiation digital X-rays have many benefits that they bring to your preventive care appointments.
Capturing digital radiographs of the teeth and bone allow our dentists to screen for cavities between the teeth, bone loss, impacted teeth, and other dental abnormalities. The earlier the diagnosis, the less invasive and more affordable the treatment will be for the condition.
Digital X-rays are visible on our in-room monitors, allowing us to discuss areas of concern in a way that is easier for patients to see and understand. We can even print or email your radiographs for you if necessary.
Since images are captured instantly, there’s no need to wait for manual or chemical processing that add unnecessary time to your appointment. Digital radiographs shorten your visit by several minutes.
With Sirona technology, we’re able to capture highest resolution digital images of your oral anatomy. This provides more comprehensive care when it comes to battling oral diseases and completing dental implant therapy.
Our enhanced, high-definition digital Sirona X-ray equipment uses state of the art technology that improves your care and enhances your knowledge about your smile. Your images can easily be emailed, printed, or enlarged to keep you informed about your biggest smile needs.
You don’t necessarily have to use tobacco or alcohol to develop oral cancer, although they can dramatically increase your risk of the disease. Other conditions like sun exposure or viruses like HPV are also known to cause cancerous growths in the mouth and throat. That’s why Access Dental Parkesburg makes it a policy to perform oral cancer screenings on all patients, regardless of their oral health status.
Most people don’t discover their oral cancer on their own unless it has become very pronounced and more difficult to treat. Early diagnosis is key for effective and minimally invasive treatment.
During your oral cancer screening, our Access Dental team will check for areas that are/have:
Should a precancerous or irregular tissue be found, we may recommend a follow up visit in 2 weeks. A small biopsy may also be needed.
Oral cancer screenings should be conducted at every preventive care appointment. Are you up to date on your cleaning and exam?
Sleep apnea affects everything from the health of your smile to your overall well being. Patients that suffer from chronic sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing suffer from conditions like:
Access Dental Parkesburg provides comfortable oral devices that can eliminate your sleep apnea symptoms and help you get a better night’s rest. Most of our patients see results in the very first night!
Each appliance uses a set of custom-fitted guards that guide the jaws into a relationship that prevents soft tissues in the back of the throat from sealing off the airway. This is the same technique used during rescue breathing, and is a proven way to enhance airflow.
If you’re battling sleep apnea, we invite you to schedule a visit with us to discuss how our sleep apnea guards can help. We’re sure it will be one of the best investments you’ve ever made!
Is snoring keeping you or your family members awake each night? If it is, it’s time to visit Access Dental Parkesburg to find out how our non-invasive snoring treatment can help.
The soft tissues in the back of the mouth often cause snoring by collapsing against each other or vibrating when there is not enough space. Our removable snoring prosthesis prevents this from happening! The custom-fitted appliance fits over your teeth to guide the jaws into a relationship that prevents snoring.
With our snoring treatments, patients enjoy:
Chronic snoring can lead to restless sleep, an increase in blood pressure, depression, and feeling tired all day long. Let Access Dental Parkesburg help! There’s no need to keep hoping for a snore-free night when you can prevent it before your head even hits the pillow. Call us today to set up your visit!
Teeth naturally become discolored over time, making your smile look darker and older than it really is.
Common causes of tooth stain include:
Whether your tooth stain is something you were born with or caused by foods you eat, Access Dental Parkesburg can help. Our professional teeth whitening treatments allow us to remove deep-set stains and brighten your smile by several shades.
Your at-home whitening treatment starts with a set of custom molded whitening trays and professional strength gel that you wear for an hour a day, for 10-14 days. Within just a few days you will begin to see results, with full results at the end of your treatment.
Our at-home professional whitening treatment is an affordable way to transform your smile and increase self-confidence. All that you need to do is schedule a short visit where we will take an impression of your teeth. What are you waiting for?