When Should I Take My Child To The Dentist?

You want only the best for your child, which is why you prioritize their oral health. But, if your child begins developing dental issues, then you may be wondering when it’s time to visit a dentist. As a general rule of thumb, it is never a bad idea to visit a dentist for your child’s oral health concerns. But, in... read more »

How Air Pollution Impacts Your Oral Health

On a normal day, you probably don't think about air pollution. You can’t see it, but it’s there, filled with carcinogens, all around us. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Ambient (outdoor) air pollution in both cities and rural areas is causing fine particulate matter (PM) which result in strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer, acute and chronic respiratory diseases.”... read more »

Happy National Orthodontic Health Month!

Did you know that braces and other orthodontic treatments do more than just provide a perfectly straight smile?  The goal of orthodontics is to help patients of all ages achieve optimal oral health as well as a smile they are proud to show off. Orthodontic care is for everyone. With developmental growth patterns in children- this age group is ideal... read more »

Invisalign For Teens – Benefits, Concerns, and Candidacy

Since their conception, Invisalign® clear aligners have become the most popular orthodontic option among patients of all ages, especially teens. This product was created to help people with misaligned teeth and jaws achieve straight teeth without the need for unsightly and uncomfortable brackets and wires. In some cases, clear aligners work more effectively than traditional braces, using gentle and incremental... read more »

Cleft Lip Philadelphia PA

It’s National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month!

Cleft and craniofacial conditions include cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, burns, anotia, microtia, anophthalmia, injuries, diseases, and more. These affect thousands of people of all ages in the United States. According to the CDC, “each year… approximately 2,600 babies are born with a cleft palate and 4,400 babies are born with a cleft lip, with or without a cleft palate.”... read more »

Avoid Tooth Extraction : How to Remove Plaque on Your Teeth

Something as small, and seemingly insignificant as plaque can wreak havoc on your oral health. In fact, failing to properly and continually remove plaque on your teeth can result in tooth extraction. Yikes! The good news is that teeth don’t go directly from plaque buildup to tooth extraction. When plaque builds up on the teeth, it takes between 24-72 hours... read more »

8 Good Toothbrushing Habits

Did you know that your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you? Healthy, beautiful teeth are essential to making a good first impression. And while there are many ways to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, it’s important to start with the basics of oral health care–brushing your teeth. Your toothbrushing habits can make or break... read more »

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Spring is the season of renewal! Trees are blooming, birds are singing, and…we’re reminding you about the dangers of oral cancer. We know it doesn’t really fit with spring’s eternal feeling of hope and optimism, but April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and early detection is a beautiful thing. The Prevalence of Oral Cancer The American Cancer Society estimates approximately... read more »

Can Receding Gums Be Reversed?

In recent years, we’ve gotten used to most dental issues being correctable. From fluoride treatments to implants, it seems like there’s a fix for all our dental woes. However, preventative care is still the best treatment when it comes to gum health. Receding gums do not regenerate, which means that when your gum tissue is lost, it’s gone permanently. What... read more »

Dental Implants Philadelphia

Anatomy of a Dental Implant

The only permanent solution to tooth loss, dental implants have gained favor as the preferred method for tooth replacement.  Not only do today's implants restore function, but, just as importantly, they also fulfill patients' esthetic expectations. What exactly are dental implants? Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that create a strong foundation for artificial teeth known as crowns.  Crowns... read more »