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    Eat Well to Be Well: Teeth-Healthy Foods

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Your health is important, and you probably make dietary choices to benefit your overall wellness. As your dentist will tell you, the foods you eat can affect both your dental health and your overall health. The good news is many foods that are beneficial for your body are also good for your teeth! Dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, and milk contain casein, a protein that strengthens the enamel of your teeth.  Fresh vegetables like celery are high in vitamins and minerals, and they naturally scrub your teeth as you chew. Your West Chester dentist will be happy to see you substitute water for soda or other flavored beverages, as sugary drinks can lead to tooth decay. Take a look at this infographic from our dentist in West Chester to learn more about eating well for your dental health. Please share with your friends and family!

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    What Causes Teeth Grinding?

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is something that most people will experience at some point. For most, it is a temporary and harmless condition that causes few, if any symptoms. However, for others, teeth grinding can be a serious dental problem that causes severe pain, tooth damage, and even tooth loss.

    Teeth grinding is often caused by stress and anxiety. Sometimes, finding ways to cope with stress during the day can relieve teeth grinding while you are sleeping. In other cases, malocclusions, missing teeth, and crooked teeth can trigger teeth grinding. Fixing those underlying problems may alleviate grinding issues.

    Do you wake up with a sore jaw, or have you noticed increased teeth sensitivity? Maybe your sleep partner has told you that you are grinding your teeth at night. Whatever symptoms you may have of teeth grinding, report them right away to your dentist at West Chester Dental Arts. We can help by treating underlying issues and crafting a night guard to help prevent tooth damage. Our practice offers a wide range of dental treatments, including sedation dentistry. Make your appointment by calling (484) 881-3501. 

    Your Guide to Mouth-Healthy Food

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Good oral health doesn’t start in your dentist’s chair or at your bathroom sink. Instead, it starts on your plate. Your food choices can bolster your oral health, or they can set you up for a dental disaster. Don’t chow down on foods that are going to compromise the health of your food and gums. Talk to your dentist about smart food and drink options and be sure to fill up on the following choices.

    Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
    Most people know that fruits and veggies are good choices for your overall health, thanks to their low-calorie, high-nutrient composition. That notion certainly applies to your dental health as well. However, to get real bang for your buck in terms of dental health, opt for crunchy varieties of fruits and vegetables, like apples, carrots, and celery. The very act of chewing these foods will boost your dental health by scrubbing plaque and bacteria from your teeth surfaces. These foods are especially good after you eat something sticky or sugary but don’t have a toothbrush handy.

    Hard Cheese
    Dairy is always a good choice for dental health. The calcium content helps to build stronger teeth and bones, which will keep your mouth in good condition. Hard cheese also contains phosphates. Phosphates are an antidote to acids that build-up on your teeth and erode your enamel. However, if you’re lactose-intolerant, skip the hard cheese. In addition to the digestive discomfort it can cause, eating cheese may also give you bad breath.

    Sugarless Gum
    Your dentist really does want you to chew gum, as long as it is the sugarless variety. For starters, the act of chewing stimulates saliva production, which helps keep plaque and bacteria in check. The artificial sweetener used in sugarless gum, xylitol, drives up the pH level in your mouth, reducing the impact of acid erosion on your teeth.

    Find out more about eating for good dental health at your next appointment at West Chester Dental Arts. Turn to our West Chester, PA dentist office for all of your treatment needs, from general dentistry to dental implants. We also provide sedation dentistry by request. Make your appointment by calling (484) 881-3501.

    Spotlight on the WCDA In Office Dental Plan

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Good dental care is an important part of staying healthy, but at West Chester Dental Arts, we understand how difficult it can be to get the care you need when you don’t have insurance. We are always looking for ways to ensure that all of our patients get necessary dental care at an affordable price. That is why we have developed our WCDA In Office Dental Plan.

    With our plan, you will receive two regular dental exams and dental cleanings per year, plus all of the necessary X-rays to complete those procedures. You will also receive a 10 percent discount on restorative procedures, gum treatments, root canals, crowns, implants, and sealants. Some cosmetic procedures are also eligible for the discount. You get all of these benefits for one low, annual enrollment fee.

    If you need dental care but are struggling to pay for it, talk to the team at West Chester Dental Arts. In addition to this plan, we work with CareCredit and Springstone Patient Financing and can find a way to make things work for you. Call our West Chester, PA dentist office at (484) 881-3501 to learn more. 

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