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Welcome to Ask Parkview Dental Associates (Ask PVDA), where our dentists and hygienists answer the most common dentistry-related questions we receive from patients. Parkview Dental Associates, SC has been serving the Sun Prairie, Deforest, Madison, Marshall, and Columbus communities since 1969. We offer a comprehensive array of services, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. The purpose of this blog is to improve oral health literacy, to encourage proactivity in maintaining oral hygiene, and to empower our patients with accurate, up-to-date knowledge about disease prevention and dental treatment options in an easy-to-comprehend style. For additional resources and to submit a question in the comment box, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
What is a “black triangle”? A “Black Triangle”, or clinically known as “Open Gingival Embrasure”, is the triangular space between two teeth that is not covered by gum tissue. Black triangles can make a person self-conscious because they can at times be mistaken for a...
Unlike traditional dental X-rays, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Systems capture up to 1400 individual images during a single rotation and convert them into a high-resolution 3D image. The detailed 3D image provides dentists a superior overall view of the entire...
Baby teeth (also called primary teeth) begin to erupt at around 6 months of age, and most children have a full set of 20 baby teeth by age 3. Baby teeth help your child chew and speak, give the face its shape, and hold space for the adult teeth (permanent teeth) to...
At Parkview Dental Associates, we recommend flossing or cleaning with an interdental cleaner in addition to brushing daily. Cleaning between your teeth not only serves to dislodge trapped food debris, but it also removes a sticky film called plaque that contains...
Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is nature's cavity fighter. Fluoride strengthens the enamel and root surfaces of the teeth, making them more resistant to decay by preventing mineral loss and replacing lost minerals (remineralization). Fluoride also has...
Most people pursue Invisalign treatment for aesthetic reasons - to straighten crooked teeth or to close gaps between teeth. While your dentist wants you to have a nice smile, he/she is also thinking about your occlusion. What is occlusion anyway? In simple terms,...
Numerous social media tutorials have surfaced in recent years claiming to deliver amazing results with DIY teeth whitening methods. Do they actually work? Are these methods science or fad? There are two types of whitening: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic whitening...
If you chip a tooth, call your dentist to determine the proper course of treatment. If the chip is small and if you are not experiencing any pain or sensitivity, it is not a medical emergency.
Fear of going to the dentist is a common problem for many people. Patients who suffer from dental anxiety often skip routine cleaning appointments or postpone necessary treatments which precipitates more serious and costly issues down the road. Even with a healthy...
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My hygienist name is Jessie. She is always super friendly and does an amazing job cleaning my teeth! Thanks again Jessie. Dr. Wilhelms is great. Always willing to take the time to explain any concerns I may have and very professional. I’ve been going to Parkview Dental for a very long time and I would highly recommend them.
We’ve been going to Parkview for at least 15 years. Staff are always considerate and helpful. We’ve never had a less than wonderful experience.
Everyone at Parkview was extremely friendly and kind. They explained the dental work that I need to have done, answering every question I had.
Great experience at Parkview Dental. Tiffany was very professional and thorough. Dr. Wilhelms is always kind and professional. We have never had a bad experience at Parkview Dental. Great for all ages and all dental needs.
I have been a long time patient since the early 90s. Dr. Wilhelms and his staff have been calming and professional every visit for the last several years. Thank you!
I have been a patient at Parkview for over 30 years and counting. The staff is awesome and Dr. Wilhems has been a wonderful dentist and I couldn't be happier with the service.
Always friendly. courteous staff and a positive experience. Knowledgeable dentists and support staff. Will work with your insurance and also any excess payments you might need to make.
After not being at the dentist for sometime I was a bit worried how my first cleaning would go. I was very pleased!
Dr. Limke is the best dentist I have ever had! He tells it to you straight and is invested in your overall health. The staff is always friendly and accommodating! I tell all my friends about Parkview Dental!
The whole team was super helpful and respectful! They went above and beyond to take care of me! I am super thankful for them and their service!!
I have the best hygienist in Sun Prairie. Very personable and knowledgeable. Love her.
My hygienist was great. I would recommend her.
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