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4 Practical Ways to Get Used to Your Dentures Feb 1st, 2024

More than 40 million Americans wear dentures to replace teeth lost to decay, trauma, or other causes. Dentures restore your smile, improve your oral health, and maintain normal functions, like eating and speaking, while also helping you feel more confident. But like anything new, wearing dentures and getting used to...

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth: What to Expect Jan 16th, 2024

Teeth whitening is a great way to help you look and feel your best, too. With today’s professional teeth whitening treatments, it’s also fast, safe, and effective. But what if you have sensitive teeth? Can you still have your teeth whitened, or will you wind up with a lot of...

5 Ways to Make Flossing Easier (So You'll Actually Do It) Dec 5th, 2023

Most of us know that flossing once a day is important for maintaining our oral health. By getting rid of plaque and bacteria in those hard-to-reach spots between teeth and along the gums, flossing greatly reduces the risk of developing gum disease, along with the tooth loss it can cause....

Little Known Conditions That Are Linked to Oral Health Nov 14th, 2023

When we think of oral health, most of us think about problems like cavities or gum disease. But our oral health can have far-reaching consequences, even influencing our systemic health, as well.  At Park Place Smiles, Minal Patel, DDS, offers comprehensive dental exams and preventive dental treatments to help patients...

6 Problems a Crown Can Address Oct 1st, 2023

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile dental restorations, with multiple uses to help protect teeth, correct damage, and improve your smile aesthetics. At Park Place Smiles, Minal Patel, DDS, uses state-of-the-art crown techniques and technology to help patients in Glendora, California, enjoy healthier, more beautiful smiles.  Here are...

 I'm Really Nervous About Getting a Dental Implant Sep 1st, 2023

Dental implants have soared in popularity in recent years as more people learn about the benefits they offer, especially in comparison to dentures and bridges. Featuring a metal post attached to a tooth-like crown, implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your needs....

When Is It Appropriate to Replace My Old Fillings? Aug 1st, 2023

Dental fillings play a vital role in restoring teeth damaged by decay or trauma. While fillings last a long time, constant wear and tear mean most fillings eventually need to be replaced to ensure your tooth stays healthy. The question: How do you know when it’s time for a new...

What Can I Expect at Routine Oral Exams? Jul 1st, 2023

Seeing your dentist twice a year is a good rule to follow if you want to avoid problems like gum disease or cavities and enjoy a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Still, it’s not uncommon to skip visits. Routine oral exams and cleanings are an essential part of care for patients...

Understanding the Difference Between Partial and Full Dentures Jun 1st, 2023

If you have missing teeth, you’re in good company: According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 120 million Americans are missing one or more teeth, and roughly 36 million have no teeth. About 41% of Americans use dentures to replace those teeth and restore their bite, their smile, and their facial appearance....

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health May 1st, 2023

Having a beautiful smile can do a lot for your confidence. But did you know it might also have an impact on your overall wellness?  It’s true: Oral health problems like gum disease and cavities can affect your health in lots of ways. Understanding the link between oral diseases and...

Why Dental Implants Are an Excellent Solution for a Missing Tooth Apr 4th, 2023

Less than half of all American adults have all their natural teeth, which means more than half are missing at least one tooth. While that’s an interesting statistic, if you’re missing one or more teeth, it doesn’t help you feel any more confident or comfortable about your smile. At Park...

The Many Roles of Dental Crowns Mar 14th, 2023

Dental crowns are a common “prescription” for badly damaged teeth. The American College of Prosthodontists says single crowns are the most common type of dental restoration in the United States. As important as crowns are in tooth restoration, they have many other uses and benefits, too. At Park Place Smiles in Glendora, California, Minal Patel, DDS,...

How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening Feb 17th, 2023

Having a beautiful smile doesn’t “just” affect the way you look — it affects the way you feel, too, giving you more confidence in all sorts of settings. With professional teeth whitening, your dentist can lift away years of stains, helping you look healthier and even younger, too. Once your professional...

Adjusting to Life with Dentures Jan 12th, 2023

If you’re one of the 120 million Americans with one or more missing teeth, you know how nerve-racking it can be to deal with tooth loss. Not only can missing teeth take a toll on your appearance and your confidence, but the resulting change in your bite balance can wind up increasing...

5 Reasons Dental Veneers May Be Right for You Dec 21st, 2022

Your smile greets the world, and you want to be sending a message of vitality, health, and warmth. Unfortunately, imperfections in your teeth can stand in the way of a winning, confident smile, preventing you from getting the right message across. Since few of us have naturally perfect teeth, we’ve...

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Spring Cleaning 2022 Mar 31st, 2022

It's time to Spring clean your smiles . Schedule your  teeth cleaning , so your smile can stay healthy and look it's best. Remember to change your toothbrush every  3 months, and floss daily. Keep your 6 month dental checkup's scheduled. As a friendly reminder, we are still required as...

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Park Place Smiles Grand Opening!! Apr 14th, 2015

Come join us for a Grand Opening party! On Saturday May 9th, from 12-4 pm Dr. Patel and staff will be having a Grand Opening party. Come by to have a chance to win an Apple Ipad, an iWatch, and other great prizes!!!

Food & Toy Drive at Park Place Smiles Dec 18th, 2014

We are sponsoring a Food & Toy drive. Read all about it in this published article in the Daily Bulletin.http://www.dailybulletin.com/social-affairs/20141216/giving-is-all-in-the-family-for-minal-patel