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Can A Dry Mouth Hurt Your Teeth?

April 16, 2020

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You’ve probably experienced the irritating and uncomfortable sensation of a dry mouth at some point. Maybe you had just finished exercising, or perhaps you were dehydrated. However it happened, did you know that lack of saliva in your mouth can damage your smile? Read on as your Montgomeryville dentist explains how a dry mouth can negatively impact your oral health and what you can do to protect your pearly whites.

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5 Facts About Tooth Decay Every Patient Should Know

March 21, 2020

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While many people think they understand how tooth decay appears and its most common causes, they are often surprised when a dentist in Montgomeryville fills them in on the reality. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions in the country, especially in children. If you want to keep it at bay by doing more than just brushing, flossing and maintaining routine checkups and cleanings, here’s what you need to know.

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Four Reasons Why You Should Be Flossing Daily

January 7, 2020

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Every six months, you visit your dentist for a checkup and hear that same familiar question: “Have you been flossing?”  For a lot of patients, the answer isn’t always a confident yes. While a study by Delta Dental indicated that nearly 70% of Americans brush their teeth twice a day, the same can’t be said for flossing. In fact, a recent national survey found that only 30% of the population flosses daily, while 37% reported flossing occasionally, and 32% admit that they never floss. However, what many people don’t realize is that this step in your dental routine does so much more than get food out from between your teeth. Find out from your dentist in Montgomeryville the top Four ways flossing daily can improve your life.

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What to Avoid to Protect Your Dental Crown for Years

December 20, 2019

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Smiling woman with dental crown

Has your dentist told you that you’ll need a dental crown? Or did you recently have one placed? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, dental crowns are the single most common restorative dental procedure, and it’s easy to see why. From cracks and chips to severe decay and damage, these strong, tooth-shaped caps can repair a tooth and save it from extraction. They cover up cosmetic imperfections, rebuild damaged structure, and protect teeth from future dental complications. With no special care aside from good brushing and flossing habits, dental crowns last an average of 10 years. However, in some cases they can last up to 25 years! So how can you make the most of your dental crowns in Montgomeryville for years to come?

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Improve Your Life and Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

December 7, 2019

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Smiling woman with porcelain veneers

Did you know that there’s truth to the saying “laughter is the best medicine?” While it won’t help you recover from the flu or a broken bone any faster, it’s the best-known cure for a bad mood. In the middle of a tough day, have you ever suddenly found yourself feeling better after talking to someone who smiled at you or made you laugh? It’s not just a coincidence- researchers have been studying the psychological and physical impacts of smiling on individuals and groups for years. In fact, curing a sour mood is only one of the ways a smile can improve your life. Read on to learn more about how smiling can change your life and the lives around you, and how porcelain veneers in Montgomeryville can help!

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Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

November 14, 2019

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healthy gums versus gum disease

Odds are you know someone with periodontal, or gum, disease. After all, 75% of Americans will develop gum disease at some point in their life. However, just because this bacterial infection of the gum tissue is common, doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal. Just the opposite is true. Gum disease can leave you at risk for multiple other health issues, including diabetes and heart problems. So, how can you tell if you’re at risk for gum disease? A periodontist in Montgomeryville is here with the answers to all of your gum disease questions.

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Time To Use Your Dental Insurance Before It Expires!

October 14, 2019

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time to save money

This time of year, most people are thinking about the holidays. Their calendars are filling up with parties and trips, that familiar music starts appearing just about everywhere, and the absolute last thing on anyone’s mind is dental insurance. Why bring it up now? Every year, Americans lose over 100 BILLION dollars in dental insurance benefits because they aren’t aware that their coverage resets on January 1st. Any leftover money on your plan from 2019 will instantly disappear once the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, meaning you’ll lose out on benefits you’ve already paid for! Is this legal?! You can learn more about how this works and how to maximize your plan before it’s too late in today’s blog.

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Is It a Good Idea to Sleep with Your Dentures?

September 22, 2019

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Dentures

Dentures have been used for literally hundreds of years to give people back their full smile once their natural teeth are lost. Thankfully, todays dentures are much stronger, lighter, and more comfortable than their wooden, bone, and animal made counterparts. If you’re about to complete your smile, or you’ve already received your prosthesis, you may be wondering whether or not sleeping with dentures is a good idea. Keep reading to learn the answer as well as how you can maintain positive oral health.

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What to Do if You Have a Cracked Dental Crown

August 21, 2019

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It’d be great if fixing a broken tooth with a dental crown meant you’d never have to worry about it again, but unfortunately that’s often not the case. Whether it’s from crunching food or normal wear and tear, a cracked dental crown can result in a lot of pain and leave your tooth vulnerable to further damage. It’s important to know what to do in this situation; after all, saving your crown means protecting the rest of your smile!

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What to Do When Your Denture Size Is Wrong

July 17, 2019

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dentures in glass of water

When you’re missing teeth, it can feel like you’re not living life to the fullest. You might have gaps in your smile. You might not be able to enjoy your favorite foods, like a big juicy steak, anymore. Fortunately, there are ways to replace those missing teeth, such as dentures. Dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth that are meant to sit on your gums and allow you to eat and smile as you did before you lost your teeth. But what happens if your denture size isn’t right? Read on to learn more about why dentures sometimes don’t fit, and what to do about it.

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