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Good dental health provides many benefits, from a brighter smile to better overall health. You can find more information about periodontal disease and dental treatments by clicking through these helpful sites:
West Chester Dental Arts provides a variety of services for the entire family to ensure your healthy smiles are here to stay. Our dentists offer experienced treatment, including preventive care, dental implants, root canal therapy, and more. Ask us about our sedation dentistry options for a more comfortable experience in the dentist’s chair. We invite you to call us today at (484) 881-3501 for more information about our dental team.
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PAGD Cares Free Adult Dentistry Day was held on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 between the hours of 9am – 3pm. Where we offered to adults 18 years of age or older, either a filling, extraction or a cleaning. This was on a first come first serve basis, no appointment was needed. We ended up seeing 71 patients and did around $20,000.00 in free dentistry.
We are very happy with the great turnout again this year. We had a wonderful event and are very thankful for the tremendous amount of staff and volunteers that came out to donate their time to help out. This event helps out the community and those who are less fortunate. Be sure to check our website for upcoming event dates for the 2014 year.
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Tooth enamel provides many essential functions. It creates a barrier around delicate tooth tissue and nerves; it allows you to eat many types of foods without experiencing fractures and chips; and it helps you enjoy a bright and healthy smile. That’s why dentists stress the importance of taking care of teeth and their enamel coating. The following explains the nature of enamel and ways to prevent damage to it.
Why It’s Vital to Look After Your Teeth
A key feature that makes enamel so effective is its hardness. More durable than bone, enamel can withstand considerable pressure. However, it is made of non-living tissue, so unlike bone, it cannot regenerate. When you lose enamel, it’s gone forever. Enamel’s inability to renew itself leaves it vulnerable to bacteria, acid, and other contaminants that can eat away at the tooth surface. Even common wear and tear can slowly erode enamel.
What You Can Do to Protect Your Enamel
The most effective step you can take to safeguard your enamel is regular brushing and flossing. Brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day can greatly reduce the presence of bacteria and other harmful agents. Dentists recommend that individuals who grind their teeth use a protective mouthguard at night to avoid enamel erosion. Individuals should also be aware of what they eat, as foods and drinks like lemons, coffee, and orange juice contain damaging acids.
How Your Dentist Can Safeguard Your Teeth
Consistent dental checkups are necessary to protect your teeth’s enamel. Only your dentist can identify the early signs of enamel erosion or tooth decay and provide treatment for it. He may also recommend dental sealants, which can prevent the formation of cavities and enamel damage.
Let West Chester Dental Arts provide you with the superior dental care you deserve. Our West Chester facility provides a wide range of general, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry services. To learn more about how we can help you achieve a healthy and glowing smile, call (484) 881-3501 or visit our website.
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Keeping your Invisalign retainer clean can help to reduce the accumulation of debris and bacteria. This video describes how to wash your aligner.
To rid your Invisalign retainer of food particles and other contaminants, place it in a glass of water with a denture-cleaning tablet. The bubbling action from the tablet can loosen and remove stuck debris in minutes. If your retainer has a foul smell, soak it in a glass with mouthwash. The alcohol in the mouthwash can get rid of the bacteria causing the unwanted odor.
Would you like more tips on how to maintain your Invisalign retainers? Call West Chester Dental Arts at (484) 881-3501 for an appointment with one of our dentists. Our West Chester office offers friendly answers for all of your orthodontic questions.
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If you fail to brush and floss regularly, plaque can turn into a hard substance called tartar. Tartar triggers gum inflammation, which causes the tissues to recede from the tooth surface. This allows more bacteria to build around the weakened gums and promote periodontal disease. To stop the progress of gum disease, your dentist may recommend scaling and root planing.
Why is scaling and root planing necessary?
Advanced periodontal disease can be difficult to stop with brushing and flossing alone. Tartar often does not respond to conservative oral hygiene measures, and its ongoing presence may result in further deterioration of the gums, which can lead to tooth loss. Scaling and root planing provide aggressive cleaning of the area between the tooth and gum tissue where tartar resides.
How does scaling and root planing work?
Scaling and root planing can typically be completed in one trip to the dentist. To alleviate potential discomfort, your dentist may first administer an oral, topical, or injectable painkiller. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, the manual scraping of the tooth surface begins. In some cases, dentists may also use an ultrasonic device that can detach tartar from teeth. Either method provides the removal of tartar so that the gums may reattach to the tooth after treatment.
What are the benefits of scaling and root planing?
By ridding a patient’s teeth of tartar, scaling and root planing eliminates the cause of periodontal disease. Without the constant presence of bacteria to irritate the gums, the tissue can once again become healthy and resilient. However, patients must be diligent in their efforts to maintain their oral hygiene routine after treatment to avoid a relapse of gum disease.
West Chester Dental Arts provides safe and comfortable scaling and root planing services for those in the greater West Chester region. With our advanced techniques and sedation dentistry options, we can ensure that you have an easy and pain-free dental visit. To schedule an appointment, call (484) 881-3501.