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    4 Occasions that Call for Teeth Whitening

    Last updated 15 days 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 20 days 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 22 days 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.

    What You Should Know About Air Abrasion

    Last updated 27 days ago

    For many people, dental fear or anxiety starts with the whirring sound of a dental drill. If you avoid trips to the dentist because of this sound, air abrasion could be a solution for you. Keep reading to find out how.

    The Procedure
    Air abrasion is a revolutionary technique that uses aluminum and oxide to blow away debris and decay inside of the mouth. Instead of asking you to suffer through the process of the dental drill, the dentist can ensure your oral health without making you feel this extreme discomfort. Most patients say that air abrasion is completely painless and does not even need an anesthetic. 

    The Uses
    Air abrasion is currently most often used to prepare the surface of the teeth for composites, but dentists also use it to fix cracks, chips, discoloration, and worn teeth. It can also get teeth ready for sealants or for cosmetic procedures. Air abrasion is an effective way to get rid of stains and spots, maintain the integrity of old fillings, and even restoring certain kind of dental issues.

    The Result
    By using air abrasion techniques, your dentist can help you avoid cavities and gum disease without initiating feelings of fear or anxiety about sitting in the dental chair. If you currently feel your heart racing anytime you hear a dental drill, talk to your dentist about air abrasion and what it can do for you.

    Come to West Chester Dental Arts today to see how air abrasion can help you get the dental care you need. We also specialize in sedation dentistry and cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening to ensure that you have your best and brightest smile at all times. For more information on our wide range of services, visit us online or call (484) 881-3501. At West Chester Dental Arts, your oral health is our business.


    Spotlight on Dr. Eric Fort

    Last updated 29 days ago

    West Chester Dental Arts is proud to have one of the best dental teams in all of Pennsylvania. Dr. Eric Fort is a hometown local who makes our practice better. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Fort and how he adds to our winning team.

    After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from Penn State in 1999, Dr. Fort attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He also holds a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration. He spent time working as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and completed his residency at the National Naval Medical Center. A dedicated public servant, he has served time in Iraq and joined a support team for the gulf coast after Hurricane Katrina.

    Come to West Chester Dental Arts to learn more about Dr. Fort and the rest of our dental team. We offer general, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry services that can help you maintain your oral health. For more information about our services or our practice, call (484) 881-3501 today.

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