Chewing Gum | Aesthetic Dentistry

Chewing Gum

The average American chews about 1.8 pounds of gum each year. Although some gum can be bad for your teeth, especially if you’re chewing nearly 2 pounds of it, most gum can now be chewed with little to no consequence. In fact, many gums can be beneficial to the chewer. Chewing sugar free gum can…

Dental Myths

There are a lot of myths about dental hygiene and dentists which are just not true. Misunderstandings about tooth care can lead to poor oral health or a fear of going to the dentist. Some of the most repeated and believed myths are: The more you bush, the better. Over brushing will wear down your…

wisdom teeth | maple glen dentistry

Your Wisdom Teeth and You

Pain in the back of your mouth? Sore Jaw? Have you had your wisdom teeth removed? Your wisdom teeth are the third molars in the back of your mouth, and the last teeth to develop in your jaw between the time you’re 17 to about 21. However, due their delayed development, they usually don’t have…

The Truth About Sugary Drinks

We all know that candy, cakes, and sodas aren’t the best things in the world to eat, but sometimes you can’t help it – they just taste so good! With the healthy-lifestyle trend that our society has been gravitating towards, sugary items such as sugar-saturated drinks have been gaining a lot of attention. Governments are…

Sensitive Teeth Ambler PA

Caring for Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can occur after dental work but long lasting or recurring tooth sensitivity is caused by eroding enamel that exposes the nerves in teeth. Visiting your dentist is the best way to diagnose the reason for sensitive teeth but there are many ways to alleviate the pain and prevent it from getting worse. Preventive…

oral health benefits of coffee | maple glen dentist

Do You Love Coffee?

Are you a coffee lover? Studies show that coffee may have the unintended benefit of lowering the risk of gum disease! Researchers at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine concluded in their study that coffee did not have a negative impact on periodontal health and regular coffee drinking had minimal impact on…

Keep Your Enamel Strong

June is a conflicting month for dentists everywhere. It is National Dairy Month – and we are all aware that dairy products are essential for keeping your tooth enamel strong. But June is also National Candy Month, and sugary food and drinks are terrible for your mouth, wearing away your enamel. Keeping your tooth enamel…