Saliva and Cavities Maple Glen Dentists

Oral Health and Heart Disease

Did you know that a clean mouth can help prevent heart disease? Studies have shown dental upkeep can decrease the risk of coronary heart disease, congenital heart disease, heart attack, and congestive heart failure. Recent studies explain that people with moderate or advanced gum (periodontal) disease are more likely to have heart disease than those…

Sensitive Teeth Ambler PA

Sensitive Teeth

Does that bite of ice cream make you wince? Hot coffee or tea have you jumping in pain? Perhaps brushing and flossing are occasionally painful. All these experiences could mean you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root There is…

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Keep Your Toothbrush Clean!

Brushing regularly will help you preserve a healthy smile! But your smile won’t survive if you don’t properly take care of your toothbrush. Take a look at your current toothbrush bristles. Are they frayed, smashed, discolored? Yes? It’s definitely time for a new one! You should be replacing your toothbrush every three to four months…

Dangers of Sports Drinks Maple Glen PA

The Damaging Side of Sports Drinks

Sports drinks, while helpful in restoring electrolyte imbalance, can have a harmful impact on your oral health. Often, people drink sports drinks believing that they are healthier than soft drinks. Unfortunately this is not the case. A single sports drink can contain six to eight teaspoons of sugar, not far behind some soft drinks. Sports…

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It’s Not Just A Cleaning

You’ve always been told to see your dentist twice a year for a dental hygiene appointment, but are you aware of the importance behind them? Studies have shown that periodontal disease (gum disease) can contribute to the development of heart disease. How? Bacteria from plaque can lead to blood clots and ultimately, heart attacks or…

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How to Floss

Do you fib to your dentist about how often you floss? We can tell who’s telling the little white lie and who’s REALLY not flossing their teeth. You should be flossing at least once a day. But, are you aware of the proper way to floss your teeth? We’re happy to explain the best way…

Thumbsucking Dangers | Aesthetic Dentistry

Say No to Thumbsucking!

When children are young they are known suck on everything they get their hands on. A natural habit is for kids to suck on their thumb. Sucking on objects makes babies secure and happy and to help them learn about the world. This is a soothing thing to do but did you know that thumbsucking…

Plaque | Aesthetic Dentistry

Plagued with Plaque

Are you plagued with too much plaque? Even if you brush and floss your teeth daily, there are a few additional steps you can take to help reduce the amount of plaque on your teeth. Drink green tea, cranberry juice, and red wine. All three drinks are proven to lessen the formation of plaque and…