10 Uses For Your Old Toothbrushes

It is recommended by the American Dental Association to change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.  Instead of discarding them immediately, we wanted to give you some ideas for uses for the old toothbrushes that come very much in handy! Not only will the old toothbrushes be useful in and around the house, they will help you save some money on cleaning products too.  Before reusing the toothbrush be sure to soak it in a sink full of hot water and 1 cap of household bleach, or alternatively you can soak it in a combination mix of ½ water and ½ … Read more…

Mother’s Day Invisalign Special

At Philadelphia Dentistry we’re celebrating Mother’s Day the whole month of May! We appreciate everything mothers do for their kids and that’s why we are offering $500 off Invisalign, plus free teeth whitening included. Invisalign is the best way to straighten your teeth without the hassle and embarrassment of those old fashion metal braces. Patients often have some questions about Invisalign before starting treatment. Here are the most frequently asked questions by our patients. How many hours a day do I wear my aligners? You should only be removing your aligners to eat and clean your teeth. So typically, you … Read more…

2018 MDA Muscle Walk

Event On the morning of May 12, 2018 Philadelphia Dentistry will be participating in the MDA Muscle Walk at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia at 10:00a.m. Whether these terrible diseases have affected someone you know and love, or if you simply just want to help make a difference and raise money for these muscle-debilitating diseases, come join us! MDA Walk The MDA walk is more than just a walk, by participating you are helping to change the lives of those in need so they can grow stronger and live longer. This walk also bonds families, friends, local businesses and neighbors … Read more…

Top 6 Must Read Reasons Why Wearing A Night Guard Is Important

Did you know that 1 in 12 people clench or grind their teeth while they sleep? If you are one of the twelve that do so you are most likely experiencing migraines, sore teeth, an aching jaw, and even morning headaches. By grinding or clenching while you sleep you are damaging your teeth without even knowing it. This can result in chipping a broken tooth, wearing down your enamel that can damage existing fillings, and jaw pains. The reason you are grinding or clenching your teeth could be caused by stress. By managing your stress and wearing your custom-made night … Read more…

Exercise and How it Affects Your Dental Health

Exercise has numerous positive impacts on your health. It helps with stress relief, muscle strength, combating health conditions, and loads more. What many patients do not know is how exercising can affect their dental health. During intense exercise people will often be breathing through their mouths. Mouth breathing can dry out the mouth and reduce the flow of saliva. A dry mouth is an environment where bacteria will increase and grow. People that suffer from dry mouth are very much at risk for cavities and so heavy exercise can put them at higher risk for tooth decay. Another issue that those … Read more…

Top 10 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good For Your Teeth

Everyone knows to keep a healthy mouth that you need to brush your teeth regularly, floss on a daily basis, and try not to eat foods with so much sugar. Food is essential for life and although no food will ever replace the need to brush your teeth, here are the top ten foods that are unexpectedly healthy for your teeth. 1. Chewing gum. Now many people may not consider this a food, but if you are chewing sugar free gum it can actually be good for your teeth. By chewing gum, it builds up saliva in your mouth helping … Read more…

Root Canals: Why Do They Get Such a Bad Rep?

Whenever patients hear the words “root canal” they all do the same thing: cringe. Every time I talk to patients about the procedure I first have to talk them off of a ledge. Each of them has heard a terrible story about someone, someplace, that had the worst experience with their root canal procedure and that they would not wish their worst enemy to need one. Why is this the case? Well, in some circumstances root canals CAN cause pain. These are the stories that we hear about. If a patient has not been going into the dentist regularly for … Read more…

Should I try Oil-Pulling? What Is It?

Oil-pulling has become increasingly popular as homeopathic remedies are becoming more prevalent. While this trend is growing, it is certainly not a new exercise. The practice of oil-pulling dates back over three thousand years ago to India with the practice of Ayurveda medicine. “Ayurveda” brings together the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (knowledge or science). Practiced in India, Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest known systems of medicine in the world. The typical way one performs oil-pulling is by swishing around one tablespoon of coconut oil in their mouth for twenty minutes and then spitting it out. Other common oils that can … Read more…

Why Your Teeth May Be Sensitive to Hot or Cold

Tired of avoiding foods and beverages you like simply because of the temperature?  Read on to learn about 6 of the reasons your teeth may be sensitive to hot or cold, which is the first step to remedy! Cavities If there are cavities growing inside of your teeth it can cause them to be sensitive. Often the temperature sensitivity is an indication that the bacteria have reached the nerve inside of the tooth which could mean that the tooth requires a root canal. Gum Infection There is bacteria in everyone’s mouths that can lead to a gum infection in the mouth. This … Read more…

Dental X-Rays: What Are They Looking for?

If you have visited the dentist in the past, chances are you have had dental x-rays taken. These x-rays give the dental professionals a lot of information about your teeth, gums, and jaw bone that they may not have seen with their eyes. Dental x-rays are very useful and safe. Nowadays digital x-rays are replacing traditional film x-rays and we know they emit about 80% less radiation than the traditional film X-rays. This amount of radiation emitted by digital x-rays is extremely low and harmless. It is important for patients to know that the amount of radiation from a series … Read more…