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

What Types of Fillings Are Available?

You might know what a filling is, but did you know there are different types of fillings? According to Colgate, the different types include amalgam, composite resin, cast gold, porcelain, and resin/glass ionomer. Here are the differences between them. Amalgam fillings have been universally done for 150 years. The fillings are made up of a … Continued

How to Conquer Dental Anxiety

If you’ve ever dreaded going to the dentist to the point you’ve avoided scheduling an appointment, or even have canceled an appointment, you’re definitely not alone. Dental anxiety is real and, unfortunately, extremely commonplace. According to Colgate, approximately 9 to 15 percent of all Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. That’s … Continued

How Often Do You Need to Get a Teeth Cleaning?

The standard teeth cleaning procedure, or a dental prophylaxis, is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums in order to prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease. There are quite a few benefits to scheduling a Philadelphia teeth cleaning regularly. First, the procedure removes plaque. Unfortunately, at-home brushing, washing, and flossing can’t do … Continued

Why You Need to Floss Every Single Day

If you don’t already floss regularly, you should definitely integrate flossing into your daily dental routine in order to practice good oral hygiene. Why? In addition to brushing and using mouthwash twice a day, dental floss is an essential ritual to help you take proper care of both your teeth and your gums. Flossing helps clean the crevices between and around … Continued