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Invisalign® Day is coming soon

Invisalign® Day is coming soon! What is Invisalign Day? It is that time of the year where we offer you amazing savings of $500. You heard that right. Are you struggling with straightening your teeth? Did you have braces as a child or teenager? Do you hate the idea of metal brackets to straighten your teeth? If your answer is YES to any of these questions, then Invisalign® is the perfect solution for you. What is Invisalign® Day? Walk in to our practice 1601 Walnut St Unit 1025 19102 ...more

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER FLUORIDE VARNISH

Here at Premier Dentistry of Philadelphia we want to encourage all of our patients to be very proactive in their oral health. A great way to strengthen your teeth, prevent cavities, reduce sensitivity and sometimes even reverse some small cavities is with topical fluoride applications such as a fluoride varnish. The procedure is painless, fast, inexpensive and the benefits are vast! There are many factors that put you at risk for dental caries (or tooth decay), simple things you might overlook, ...more

THE 6 MONTH RECALL, WHY YOU NEED TO SCHEDULE.

Why is your dentist calling you and mailing you cards telling you it’s been 6 months and they miss you? Well the 6 month recall has become a standard in the field of dentistry, and there is a reason for it. Simply put, the 6 month recall is the best way to ensure early detection on any issues that might effect your oral health. This includes cavities, periodontal disease and oral cancer. You’re not just visiting the dentist for a cleaning every 6 months, you’re seeing a highly trained ...more

THE ABCS OF BAD BREATH: 10 COMMON CAUSES AND POSSIBLE CURES

Everyone has their own personal quirks that they are self-conscious about. But if there’s one thing almost everyone gets anxious about, it’s probably bad breath. Now for some, this is just plain paranoia, or maybe something they ate. For others, it’s a serious problem they can’t seem to shake. There are hundreds of possible causes of Halitosis, both big and small. However, some are more common and persistent than others. Alcohol: We’re not just talking about beer breath, we’re ...more

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
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