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    Continuing the Family Legacy: Katherine Lang, RDH

    Last updated 3 months ago

    When you go to the dentist, you’ll likely spend most of your time with the dental hygienist, who is responsible for removing plaque and making sure your teeth are as clean as they can be. To ensure that your time at the dentist’s office is as pleasant as possible, you’ll want a skilled and friendly dental hygienist. Katherine Lang, RDH, is just such a dental hygienist.

    Katherine (Katie) Lang is proud to continue the legacy of dentistry set forth by her grandfather, father, uncle, and brother. Katie is originally from Bethlehem, PA, where she graduated from Saucon Valley High School. She studied Physical and Health Education at West Chester University and earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene at Northampton Community College. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene at Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2009, and has been a dental hygienist ever since.

    To meet Katie Lang and the other dental professionals at West Chester Dental Arts, call (484) 881-3501 and set up an appointment. Our West Chester dental office offers sedation dentistry, dental implants, and much more.  

    Wise Up to Whiter Teeth [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Are your teeth looking a little more yellow than you’d like? If so, you’re not alone. Everything from your morning cup of coffee to your evening glass of red wine leaves behind stains on your teeth that translate into a dull smile. Add in other factors like smoking or not brushing twice a day, and your teeth could become seriously discolored. The good news is that you can reclaim your pearly whites with a few lifestyle tweaks and professional teeth whitening from your dentist. West Chester Dental Arts breaks down the causes and treatments for discolored teeth in this infographic. Stained teeth are a common problem, so help your family and friends by sharing this teeth whitening information with them.

    4 Occasions that Call for Teeth Whitening

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Every day, people eat food and drink beverages that cause their teeth to stain. Though brushing regularly is important, it can’t always remove stubborn stains. Fortunately, it’s easy to restore the elegant glow of your teeth with professional teeth whitening performed by a skilled dentist. Here are four occasions for which you might consider having your teeth whitened:

    Job Interview
    When you’re in the running for a new job, making a good first impression is extremely important. If you’ve been having trouble landing a job, you might consider professional teeth whitening. Flashing a set of white, dazzling teeth when you shake your interviewer’s hand can help you stick out as a good candidate.

    First Date
    First impressions are similarly important when going on a first date. Whether you’re just getting back into the dating scene or are looking for a new approach to dating, you’ll find elegant white teeth to be a powerful asset. Since store-bought whitening treatments are generally weak and ineffective, you’re better off with professional whitening performed by a dentist.

    If that first date goes particularly well, you might be hearing wedding bells in the not-too-distant future. Considering how you, your friends, and your family members will be pouring over your wedding pictures for decades to come, it’s important that both you and your spouse look your best. Professional teeth whitening and help ensure that your smiles are as elegant as possible.  

    Business Presentation
    As a seasoned businessperson, you know how important charisma is to making an impact on coworkers, clients, and potential business partners. Even if you have plenty of natural charisma, you’ll find that a white smile can give you an extra boost of confidence as you prepare for an important business presentation.

    One of the dentists at West Chester Dental Arts will gladly whiten your teeth so you can take on the world with a little more confidence. We also provide our West Chester patients with sedation dentistry, dental implants, and several other common dental procedures. Call (484) 881-3501 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.

    Why You Should Visit the Dentist

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Some people only visit the dentist when their teeth are bothering them. While this may seem like a practical way to handle dental care, it can actually be very harmful. For the sake of your general wellbeing, it’s essential that you see a dentist once every six months.

    In this video, a dentist discusses the importance of regular dental checkups. During a routine checkup, a dental hygienist removes the plaque and tartar that you’re unable to remove at home, thus reducing your risk of gum disease. Regular checkups are also important for identifying jaw joint disorders, oral cancer, and other dangerous conditions. 

    If you’re looking for a reliable dentist in the West Chester area, call West Chester Dental Arts at (484) 881-3501. We’re proud to provide our West Chester patients with regular checkups, dental implants, and many other dental services.

    Dental Health Accessory Spotlight: Water Picks

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Dental health in the United States could be a lot better. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 24% of adults between 20 and 64 years of age have untreated cavities. If people brushed and flossed more, consumed less sugar, and visited the dentist twice a year, cavities would be much less of an issue. One way people can take better care of their teeth is by using a dental accessory called a water pick.

    Water Pick Basics
    A water pick is a device that looks kind of like an electric toothbrush. Only instead of bristles, a water pick has a spout where water comes through. Most water picks use a pulsing stream to remove debris from hidden areas in the mouth. Some water picks have removable tips that perform different cleaning functions.

    Role in Dental Hygiene
    Dentists recommend brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. However, if you have braces or another kind of dental appliance, you might benefit from using a water pick. People with sensitive gums may also benefit from cleaning their teeth with gentle water pressure. Dentists often use professional-grade water picks during cleanings and tooth restoration procedures. Generally speaking, dentists recommend using a water pick in addition to normal floss.  

    Comparison with Floss
    Floss is generally better at removing plaque between the teeth. However, there are some who claim that certain water picks are better at removing biofilm, which is a strong kind of plaque. Again, most dentists recommend using a water pick in addition to normal floss; still, if you simply can’t bring yourself to floss, using a water pick is better than nothing. If you’re interested in using a water pick, ask your dentist if he or she thinks it’s a good idea.

    To learn more about water picks and other dental accessories, call West Chester Dental Arts at (484) 881-3501. Our West Chester dental team will do everything possible to ensure that your teeth and gums are as healthy as can be.

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