Stress

How Stress Hurts Your Teeth

Stress seems like an inevitable part of everyday life. While daily, small stressors may not have too much of an impact, constant or severe stress can do damage to your smile. Below is a list of oral ailments that may occur from an excess of stress, along with tips on how to fight back against…

Clean Your Tongue | Aesthetic Dentistry

Cleaning Your Teeth

Everyone knows the importance of brushing their teeth twice and day and floss. However, did you know that your tongue is a big time target for bacteria? Although your tongue won’t get damaged directly, like your teeth do in the form of cavities, not cleaning your tongue can lead to some pretty negative results. Almost…

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Teeth Whitening

Everyone’s teeth will begin to yellow at some point due to enamel thinning as you age. Certain factors will worsen teeth yellowing and speed up the process. This includes drinking coffee, tea, colas, wine or dark juices, all which stain your teeth when particles embed in the pits and ridges of your enamel. Tobacco, whether…

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…

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…