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    A Look at the Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile full of healthy, white teeth. If you want to improve your smile, talk with your cosmetic dentist about what you’d like to achieve. Whether it’s a whiter smile or fixing chipped or gapped teeth, there is likely a cosmetic dentistry procedure that’s right for you. Many people have turned to cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance along with their self-confidence, from celebrities to businesspeople and young professionals. Read on for a look at a few of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.

    Teeth Whitening
    Heredity, age, lifestyle choices, and certain medications can all contribute to your teeth not being quite as white as you’d like. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today, and can be done at home or right in your dentist’s office. You can have your teeth whitened before a special occasion such as a wedding, job interview, or a first date, or have it done because it makes you more confident in your smile.

    Bonding
    If you have a chipped tooth, it can make you feel self-conscious about opening your mouth to speak, smile, or eat. Dental bonding is a process in which your dentist uses a tooth-colored resin to cover up an imperfection, bonding it directly to your existing tooth. Bonding makes your tooth stronger, and because the resin is carefully matched to the color of your natural teeth, it has a natural appearance. It can also be used to fill in gaps between teeth.

    Veneers
    Veneers are ultra-thin pieces of tooth-colored material that are attached directly to the front of your teeth. They are a great option for people with discolored teeth that do not respond to bleaching, as well as people with crooked or misshapen teeth. Veneers are specially designed to resemble natural tooth enamel for a smile that will dazzle everyone.

    West Chester Dental Arts is proud to offer these cosmetic dental procedures and more to our patients in the West Chester area. Call our office at (484) 881-3501 to make an appointment to discuss your smile goals with one of our dentists. You deserve to have a smile that you’re proud to show off.

    Meet Maria Abraham, Your Dental Hygienist

    Last updated 3 months ago

    At West Chester Dental Arts, our entire dental team is dedicated to taking great care of your teeth and gums. From the moment you walk in our door, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed knowing that you’re in good hands with the best in the business. Maria Abraham is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a valued member of our team. She graduated from Neumann College in 2003 with a degree in Early Childhood Elementary Education, but soon discovered that she was looking for something different in her professional career. After graduating from Harcum College with an AS in Dental Hygiene in 2007, Maria was ready to make a difference in patients’ lives. You’ll find her educating our patients on the importance of good dental hygiene. Outside the office, she loves to spend time outdoors with her family. You might even see her stretching in between appointments, since Maria is also a certified yoga instructor!

    Let our entire dental team be on your side when it comes to good oral health. Call West Chester Dental Arts at (484) 881-3501 to make an appointment, and visit our website for a quick look at the comprehensive list of dental services that we offer.

    A Look at Sensitive Teeth

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Do your teeth hurt when you brush, floss, or eat hot and cold foods? If so, you may be one of the many people who suffers from sensitive teeth. Watch this video to learn more about sensitive teeth.

    The enamel on your teeth protects the sensitive inner parts of your teeth. If your enamel is worn down or your gums are receding, it could result in tooth sensitivity. Talk to your dentist if your teeth are sensitive, as it could also be an indication of a crack or a cavity. Your dentist may recommend toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth to help minimize your pain.

    West Chester Dental Arts provides expert, compassionate dental care for all of our patients in the West Chester area. Give us a call at (484) 881-3501 to inquire about booking an appointment at our dental office. We are currently accepting new patients, so don’t delay when your oral health is on the line.

    What Are the Causes and Treatments for Sensitive Teeth?

    Last updated 3 months ago

    It’s easy to take the health of your teeth for granted, until something goes wrong or you start experiencing pain. Sensitivity can cause you to feel pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, and when brushing and flossing your teeth. Sensitive teeth can be an indication of a more serious problem such as cavities or chipped teeth, or could be the result of worn tooth enamel. Either way, sensitive teeth can be treated by your dentist. Read on to learn more about the causes of and treatments for sensitive teeth.

    Oral Hygiene Habits
    It’s important to brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis, but sometimes, overly aggressive at-home dental care can result in sensitive teeth. Brushing your teeth incorrectly or with too much force can injure your gums and cause them to recede, exposing the sensitive roots of your teeth. If you have poor oral hygiene habits, you may develop sensitivity due to periodontal disease, which can cause your gums to separate from your teeth. Pay attention to your regular dental care routine, and always use a toothbrush with soft bristles that’s gentler on your teeth and gums.

    Dietary Choices
    Because a loss of enamel is often the culprit in the case of sensitive teeth, it’s a good idea to look at your diet to see if you might be contributing to your own pain. Acidic foods and drinks like citrus fruits, soda, wine, and coffee can all wear away at your tooth enamel and eventually lead to sensitivity. If you are starting to experience the symptoms of sensitive teeth, consider reducing your intake of acidic items.

    Treatment Options
    If your sensitive teeth are a concern, ask your dentist what you can do about it. He may recommend toothpaste designed especially for sensitive teeth, or apply fluoride to the most sensitive spots to help strengthen your tooth enamel. If these treatments don’t work or your pain is severe, a root canal may be indicated.

    Don’t let sensitive teeth cause you any more pain. Call West Chester Dental Arts at (484) 881-3501 with any questions or concerns you have about your oral health. Our office is comfortable and convenient, and we offer evening appointments to accommodate your busy schedule.

    Get to Know Dr. Margaret Lee

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Your oral health is a very important part of your general wellbeing, and it’s essential to have a skilled dentist you can trust. Dr. Margaret Lee, who has been a private dentist for over 20 years, is proud to provide high-quality dental care to her West Chester patients.

    Dr. Lee got her undergraduate degree from Drew University and received her Doctorate in Medical Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Lee completed her General Practice Residency at the Hospital of Veteran Affairs in West Philadelphia, and soon thereafter began her own private practice. Today, she and her husband, Dr. Eric Shelley, own and run West Chester Dental Arts. Dr. Lee spends much of her free time learning about advanced dental techniques and taking care of dogs transitioning to new homes.

    To set up an appointment with Dr. Lee, call West Chester Dental Arts at (484) 881-3501. Dr. Lee and her colleagues are excellent with sedation dentistry, dental implants, and a range of other dental services that help keep West Chester smiles bright.     

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