Postponing Dental Care

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Are you aware you need dental treatment but still haven’t visited a dentist? It may be time for you to start thinking about the outcomes of postponing dental care. Many Americans put off taking care of their teeth for many reasons. What is your reason? You may suffer from dental anxiety and afraid to get your teeth checked out because of your overall fear of drills, pain, etc. You might avoid the dentist because you are too embarrassed of your teeth, thinking that your overall lifestyle will be judged just by looking at the condition of your oral health. Maybe you have tooth decay but since you are not experiencing pain you ignore the problem and wait for it to get even worse. One of the biggest reasons people postpone dentist visits is because they are concerned about how much it is going to cost them in the end. Even …

This Ain’t Yo Momma’s Parenting Tip

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There are certain basic parenting truths that we pass along to our kids. For the sake of this blog post, let’s call them “Rules For Surviving Childhood 101.” For the most part, the rules contain obvious statements that have been passed along from generation to generation. The list might look something like this… Rules for Surviving Childhood 101 Look both ways before crossing the street Don’t talk to strangers It’s not polite to whisper (or point, or pick your nose) If on fire, stop! drop! roll! Don’t swim for 20 minutes after eating Brush your teeth to avoid cavities (and bad breath) While our list looks pretty complete, there is a big rule that is missing. Children today are likely involved with more activities than we were. As our awareness of team and full-contact sports has increased, it’s become apparent that mouth guards are a smart way to reduce the …

Why You Shouldn’t Avoid the Dentist

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I’m sure all of you know somebody who has avoided going to dentist for years. Somebody who doesn’t even want to think about their oral health because they can’t bear the idea of the pain and cost of dental work. They think if they go to the dentist even for a check-up, it’s guaranteed to be trouble—for their teeth and for their wallet. But Paragon Dental doesn’t work that way. Our team of dentists and assistants is ready and waiting to hear about your dental issues so that together, we can begin a comprehensive, effective treatment. We focus on building mutual respect, trust and understanding so that you feel safe and comfortable when you make decisions about your health. We want you to be satisfied with the way your mouth feels, functions and looks, so don’t put off your check-up. Your procrastination is just another step between you and a …