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What Is a Family Dentist?

There are many people in Blue Bell who don’t know what a family dentist is and how he can help them. Let’s take a moment to explore what a family dentist is so you can learn whether that’s the kind of dentist you’re looking for.
A Family Dentist Is a General Dentist
A family dentist isn’t […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

100% Juice Doesn’t Contribute to Tooth Decay

We’ve talked before about the impact of soda on your oral health (diet soda is as bad as crack cocaine): how sugars and acid in the drinks can lead to tooth erosion and cavities that require more reconstructive dentistry. And we have also learned about the oral health risks associated with sports drinks. But […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Are Porcelain Veneers Uncomfortable?

Despite the strides we have made in dentistry to make it more comfortable, people still often worry that dental procedures will hurt. For many people, this keeps them from getting the dental care they need or the cosmetic dentistry procedures they desire, like porcelain veneers.

The good news is that porcelain veneers involve little, if […]

By |November 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

How Visiting Your Dentist Saves Time

Many people in Philadelphia don’t see the dentist because they see it as time lost, but the truth is that seeing your dentist regularly actually saves time. Here’s how dental visits save you time at every stage by reducing or even eliminating the need for more dental care.
Before A Cavity Develops
If you are making […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease

Gum disease plays a serious role in many systemic diseases. We know, for example, that it increases the risk of heart disease, and that it can make diabetes worse. It also seems to increase a person’s risk of rheumatoid arthritis, though this is a link we’re still exploring.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease Go Together
One […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Gum Disease|Comments Off|

Will Tooth-Colored Fillings Stay Tooth-Colored?

Tooth-colored fillings are one of the exciting recent developments in cosmetic dentistry, allowing us to restore your teeth with attractive, functional fillings that have no toxic mercury in them. Unlike metal amalgam fillings, these fillings won’t turn black, but will they stay tooth-colored? Thats a little more complicated question.
Two Types of Tooth-Colored Fillings
First, it’s […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

7 Jobs for a Dentist in the Zombie Apocalypse

It’s actually a little surprising that we don’t encounter dentists more often in zombie apocalypse movies like World War Z or TV shows like The Walking Dead. Dentists are pretty common–there are more than 8300 dentists in Pennsylvania, about one for every 1500 people. Not only that, but they’d be pretty useful to have […]

By |October 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Martha Stewart Documents the New Dental Crown Process

“He puts his pants on one leg at a time, same as me,” we often say of celebrities, or, more often, overblown bigshots who think they’re all that and a bag of chips. But it’s not often we get that kind of evidence with a real celebrity like Martha Stewart.

No, Stewart didn’t share a […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

Soft Drink Calorie Agreement Could Reduce Soda Consumption

At the end of September, the three largest US soft drink companies pledged to try to reduce the number of beverage calories consumed by Americans by 20% in a historic agreement with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Clinton Foundation. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group pledged to reach the goal […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

What If My Teeth Relapsed after Braces?

You did it: you got your teeth straightened with braces. They looked so good, and you were so happy. But now you’ve got a problem: your teeth have moved back to their previous positions and are crooked again. What can be done about this?
Why Teeth Relapse
Relapse is very common among braces wearers, especially during […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|