THE FUTURE OF DENTISTRY: LASER BEAMS & SMART BRUSHES

As a top dentist in Philadelphia, we strive to be up-to-date on the latest trends. Every year, we are astonished when we look back at all of the advances in technology we’ve witnessed. From smart watches to drones to landing a space probe onto a comet, 2014 has been quite a year! Though, the fields of science and entertainment aren’t the only industries benefiting from new gadgets. The future of dentistry is looking brighter than ever with the arrival of a laser that could replace drills ...more

DENTIST-RECOMMENDED CANKER SORE TREATMENT

Secrets of a Top Philadelphia Dentist: Canker Sore Treatment ‘Tis the season for stress, sickness and as a result, mouth sores. Specifically, we are talking about canker sores, which are not to be confused with cold sores. To clarify, canker sores are small ulcers that appear inside of your mouth. Symptoms of canker sores include: Tingling or burning in an area of your mouth before sores appear. Painful sore(s) inside of your mouth, specifically inside of your cheeks, as well as your tongue ...more

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CLICKING JAW

There is no scientific evidence to suggest that clicking or popping sounds emanating from the jaw bone are cause for concern. These sounds happen to be quite common throughout the general population. Now, if this popping sound is accompanied by pain, stiffness or limited movement of the jaw then you’ll want to alert your dentist right away. This particular condition is known as “TMJ.” While painless jaw popping isn’t a serious medical problem, that doesn’t mean it isn’t bothersome ...more

HALLOWEEN CANDIES RANKED BY TOP PHILADELPHIA DENTIST

Aside from the winter holidays, Halloween might just be the most difficult time of year to try to suppress a sweet tooth. However, you can avoid a mouth haunted by cavities by cutting back on your sugar intake. We understand that for most children, and many adults, abstaining from Halloween candy is just not an option. And we can’t say we blame you! That being said, certain sweets and treats are better for your oral health than others. We’ve broken down the most popular types of candy into ...more

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PURCHASING TOOTHPASTE

On average, we are bombarded with 300-750 marketing messages from brands each day. All of these brands are vying for our attention, approval, and at the heart of it, our wallets. It can be overwhelming. So how do we do choose? We can’t help you with what type of cereal to buy or what soap to use, but we can guide you on choosing the right toothpaste. There’s an entire aisle of the pharmacy and grocery store dedicated to toothpaste. With so many kinds, so many brands and so many flavors, ...more

SAY CHEESE! 7 FOODS RECOMMENDED BY TOP PHILADELPHIA DENTIST TO BOOST ORAL HEALTH

Someone once said, “you are what you eat,” and for some reason that phrase is still around today. No, you are not quite literally a carrot, a turkey, a glass of apple juice or anything else you eat, but what you eat does inherently effect the health of your gums and teeth. Throughout your life, you’ve heard endlessly about the foods that cause cavities, but did you know there are plenty of foods that can actually help you improve your oral health? We recently discussed how genetics play a ...more

TOP PHILADELPHIA DENTIST ACCOMMODATES YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN PHILADELPHIA

In the booming business sector of Center City Philadelphia, twenty somethings and thirty somethings are running here, there, everywhere before, during and after work. It takes a lot of time and dedication to work your way up the corporate ladder, especially when you’re just getting started. While working hard and building your career is your top priority, you also strive to maximize what little free time you have. This time is precious, so why would you ever waste it on something like a trip ...more

TOOTH DECAY DECODED BY TOP PHILADELPHIA DENTISTS

You floss everyday, brush by the book (2-3 times per day, 45 degree angle, 2-3 minutes) and still find yourself with a mouthful of cavities every six months. Meanwhile, you have that friend who brushes once a day, only flosses the day of their check up and is told, “Great job, keep it up, no cavities here!” While this is wildly unfair, you are not alone. Some people just have bad teeth, genetically speaking. In fact, billions of people worldwide suffer from tooth decay. It’s the most ...more

TOOTH-COLORED RESTORATION: FOR A MORE NATURAL FILLING

We can appreciate that there are many things about a trip to the dentist that people dread. One of those things being fillings, specifically shiny, metal filled fillings. Not only is this an uncomfortable, albeit necessary, procedure, but it also leaves teeth looking different. People can spot a metal filling from a mile away! Okay, so that may be an exaggeration, but for those with metal fillings (or amalgams) in their teeth, it certainly feels that way. If inserting a metallic mixture into ...more

TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD SMILES—ALL THANKS TO VENEERS

In the land of Hollywood where careers hinge upon looks, a smile is everything. When under the limelight, even the most handsome devils and gorgeous gals find they could use some dental work. Here are 10 celebrities whose flawless and unforgettable smiles are all thanks to veneers: While the benefits of veneers are mostly cosmetic, there’s no shame in wanting to better your smile. After all, there’s real value in a great smile. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) found that ...more
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