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Understanding teeth whitening.

Thinking About Teeth Whitening? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Are your teeth discolored and less than bright and white? If so, you’re not alone. And if you feel self-conscious about it, you’re not alone there either. In fact, according to Byte, approximately 67% of Americans are a bit self-conscious about their smiles, and the primary reason is because of discolored teeth. Thankfully, if your…
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Catch oral cancer early.

Cancer Awareness: How to Recognize the Signs, Risk Factors, and Prevention Tips

Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers can strike anyone, regardless of age, with about 58,450 new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. Sadly, approximately 12,230 people lose their lives to these types of oral cancer annually.  While the average age of diagnosis is 64, it’s important to understand that young individuals aren’t exempt, as over…
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Don't believe the root canal therapy myths.

Root Canal Therapy: Debunking 3 Myths and Understanding the Procedure

Root canal therapy. It might sound scary, but it’s not what you think. If you’ve heard rumors about painful experiences or outdated horror stories, it’s time to set the record straight. In fact, more than 15 million root canals are performed each year, with over 41,000 done daily. Root canals are essential dental procedures, but…
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Sleep appliances can help with sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea and Your Oral Health: Sleep Appliances Can Help

Sleep is an essential part of our lives, and as we journey through the years, our sleep patterns often change. Most people discover that falling asleep becomes a bit more challenging with age. They find themselves waking up during the night and sometimes earlier in the morning. Interestingly, even though the total time we spend…
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Get Invisalign at Parmer Lane.

5 Reasons Parmer Lane Family Dentistry Is Your Invisalign Partner

It’s estimated that nearly 45% of children require braces to fix functional issues like a misaligned bite. Surprisingly, up to 75% of kids could benefit from braces to straighten their teeth and enhance their facial appearance. But it’s not just kids—according to Humana, over 4 million Americans wear braces, and 25% of them are adults.…
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Transform your smile with dental veneers.

A Hollywood Smile: Transform Your Teeth With Veneers for a Radiant Appearance

A Hollywood smile, often synonymous with a truly radiant appearance, is something many dream of. In fact, 57% of Americans conceal their mouths when they laugh, often due to insecurity about their teeth.  Even worse, half of them resort to smiling with closed mouths. But here’s the good news: veneers have the remarkable power to…
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Orthodontic treatment improves health.

Beyond Straight Teeth—How Orthodontic Treatment Improves Overall Health

The demand for orthodontic treatments among adults is on the rise. According to surveys by the American Association of Orthodontists, the number of adult patients has been steadily increasing. In 2012, orthodontists had an average of 129 adult patients.  By 2018, that number had jumped to 178, marking a significant 27.53% increase in just six…
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Understanding tooth extraction.

Tooth Extraction: Preparing for the Procedure and 4 Critical Aftercare Tips

Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary when a tooth can’t be saved. Cavities, also referred to as dental caries, are the top reason for tooth removal (49.1%). Other causes include remaining roots (18.5%), gum disease (18.4%), and impacted teeth (7.2%).  Knowing what to expect before and after extraction can ensure a smoother dental journey. Preparing for…
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Better oral health for the new year.

Maintaining Your New Year’s Smile Resolution: Tips for Long-Term Oral Health Care

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many folks focus on mental health, fitness, weight loss, better diets, and finances. But what about your oral health? This year, consider making your smile a priority with a new year’s smile resolution!  We’re here to guide you on your journey to a healthier, happier smile. Why should…
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