What You Need to Know About Root Canals

When you hear your dentist say the phrase, “root canal,” it may be difficult to keep calm. But once you understand this procedure better, you’ll see that it’s truly much more routine that it seems and much less painful than your imagination is telling you. Why Do I Need a Root Canal? For starters, your … Continued

Teeth Grinding and Oral Health

Are you one of the many Americans who experience regular teeth grinding, or bruxism, while sleeping? If so, you may be noticing a negative impact on your oral health. Here’s what you can do to address the issue. Teeth Grinding: Causes and Impact Conventional wisdom has it that teeth grinding is a matter of stress, … Continued

Wisdom Teeth: What Are They, and What Are Your Options for Care?

Whether you are the parent of a young adult or an adult facing tough decisions about how to handle wisdom teeth, the process can be confusing and overwhelming. Read on for some information and support as you navigate how to best handle wisdom teeth. What Are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are actually a third set … Continued

Lasers for Cavity Detection: What You Need to Know

The average American’s tooth enamel is in better shape than ever. This means fewer cavities than ever, too. But strong enamel can make cavities in their beginning stages more difficult to detect. That may sound counterintuitive, but in fact, “the harder enamel is, the more difficult it is for dentists to detect small hidden cavities … Continued

How Often Should You Be Getting Dental X-Rays?

The question of how frequently you should be getting dental x-rays is one that cannot be answered simply. There are many factors that impact how often you will need x-rays, including your age and your dental health. Though many patients dread the cost associated with dental x-rays, they are the most effective tool dentists have … Continued

Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

This question is among the most common that we receive, and the answer is… sort of! There are two types of staining that teeth can experience, and you need to understand these in order to make sense of our answer. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Tooth Stains: What’s the Difference? Surface/extrinsic staining refers to external stains from … Continued

Finding a Great New Dentist

It can be quite a task to seek out a new healthcare provider! Let’s discuss three key steps to finding the best dentist to meet you or your family’s needs. Search Step 1: Consider Convenience The single most important thing about dental health is your attention to it! So beyond regular brushing and flossing at … Continued

Helping Young Children Develop Healthy Tooth Brushing Habits

Recently we talked about how to deal with stubborn stains on your child’s teeth. This week, let’s zero in on another stubbornness many parents know all too well: reluctant brushers. I’ll share some tips on best practices for engaging toddlers and young school-age children in healthy tooth brushing habits to help turn your reluctant little … Continued

How to Deal With Sensitive Teeth

Do you live in Philadelphia and think drinking any type of cold beverage is impossible with ice? Do you also feel pain when you drink hot tea? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you likely have sensitive teeth. Don’t worry, sensitive teeth is a fairly common problem. A lot of people struggle … Continued