1612 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth TX 76104
Have Questions II?
What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
Dr. Parham makes it a point to be accessible to all of his patients. In case of a dental emergency, our after-hours message will give you Dr. Parham’s on-call phone number. Please contact our office for assistance.
Will I see the same hygienist each visit?
Yes, we want your next visit to be as pleasant as the last. Your next appointment will be made with the same hygienist, or if there are scheduling conflicts we will gladly appoint you with one of our other experienced and friendly hygienists.
I want my front teeth to look better but I don’t want to wear braces. What do you recommend?
Dr. Parham offers several alternatives to give you a more attractive smile, including porcelain veneers as well as cosmetic bonding and contouring. Call for a free consultation, and we’ll discuss which treatment option is right for your smile.
How do I find the right toothbrush?
1. A soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Small-headed brushes are also preferable to reach all areas of the mouth.
2. When it comes to the type of handle, shape of the head and style of bristles, choose whatever is most comfortable for you.
3. For many, a powered toothbrush is a good alternative. It can do a better job of cleaning teeth, particularly for those who have difficulty brushing or who have limited manual dexterity.
Is there a link between dental infections and stroke?
Chronic infections such as dental infections may more than double the risk of a stroke. A study showed increased risk of heart disease and stroke in people with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth. This includes bleeding gums, loss of bone, loose teeth and tooth loss. People with heart disease are now being referred to their dentist to “get their mouth cleaned up.” Those patients with poor dental status were at a 2.6 times greater risk for a stroke. Dental infections are a treatable and a preventable condition. It is important to recognize its role as a potential stroke risk factor. General dentists are now stating: Before, we told patients to brush and floss or you might lose your teeth, but now we are saying brush and floss, it could save your life.
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