The Best and Worst Halloween Candy

Everyone’s sweet tooth comes out during October. Halloween is right around the corner and you see candy everywhere. There’s candy in the breakroom at work, your parent’s kitchen, and filling the grocery store aisles. It’s no secret that candy isn’t the best thing for your teeth. However, when eating it in moderation, have you ever considered the best kinds to eat? Let’s talk about the best and worst candy for your teeth so you are prepared for this Halloween! Hard Candies Hard candy is one of the worst kinds of candy for your teeth. This type of candy requires you … Read more…

Time for a Toothbrush Replacement?

Do you ever think about when it’s the right time for a toothbrush replacement? We use them multiple times a day to clean our mouths, so it makes sense that they need to be replaced at some point in their life span. So, when is that? The American Dental Association says we need to replace our toothbrushes every 3-4 months. However, if you don’t have a reminder set, this can be hard to remember. Let’s talk about some key signs that will tell you it’s time to replace your toothbrush. Bristles Take a look at your toothbrush’s bristles. Are they … Read more…

In Need of a Good Dentist?

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Trusting someone to take care of your health is a big deal. Therefore, you should comfortable with that person. Many factors go into choosing a dentist. Luckily, there are things you can research that will help the process. Let’s talk about some of the basics when choosing a good dentist. 1. Needs? When finding a good dentist, you need to consider what your dental needs/wants are. What kind of dental appointment do you need? Do you need annual cleanings? Are you interested in a consultation for cosmetic dentistry? Do you have a tooth emergency? The reasons are endless, it’s important … Read more…

Debunking Myths

There are a number of dental facts that the general public doesn’t know the truth about. For example, people tend to think if their teeth don’t hurt, they must be healthy. This common misconception leads patients to suffer sometimes in the future. In an effort to set the record straight, let’s dive into some myths. “I brush my teeth fast and hard so the plaque is removed faster and better.” Brushing your teeth harder or faster can sometimes be bad for your teeth. The notion of “brushing your teeth” is often mistaken for “scrubbing your teeth.” Scrubbing is not the … Read more…

What’s Happening in the Office

COVID-19 has changed many things in our lives. Throughout the changes, an important factor stays – health and safety. The health and safety of our patients have always been the main concern at Philadelphia Dentistry. We have implemented new procedures to ensure the best environment. All in all, these changes align with our consistent priority of health and safety, which is something our patients are already used to! What to Expect: Before Your Appointment When calling for your appointment, you will be asked some questions. These questions are asked to ensure no one who has been exposed to the virus … Read more…

Truth About Gum Disease

Gum disease is also known as periodontitis or periodontal disease and is very common with adults. You may be wondering now what is it? How do I get it? And is it preventable? Gum disease is formed when plaque isn’t removed from brushing, flossing or seeing your dentist for your regular cleanings and check-ups. Bacteria in plaque produce toxins that can infect gum tissue which causes redness, irritation and bleeding. As gum disease worsens your gums will pull away from your teeth which creates pockets. Over time, these pockets can become deeper and when they become deeper, they fill with … Read more…

What You Need to Know To Restore Healthy Teeth & Gums

Periodontal Disease Did you know that 47% of adults are affected by gum disease? Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, teeth, and the bone that supports the teeth. It is caused by a growing colony of living bacteria in your mouth known as plaque. Plaque produces toxins under your gums causing bone loss and is the greatest cause of tooth loss in adults. In the beginning of periodontal disease there is little, if any pain so you may not even know that you have it. The early stages you may notice some occasional bleeding along … Read more…

Dental Exams 101

Everyone knows that regular dental appointments are important to dental health. It’s recommended that you visit your dentist every 6 months to stay up to date with your dental hygiene. At your first appointment at Philadelphia Dentistry you will receive a free dental exam along with free cavity detection x-rays. Here is what your dentist wants you to know during your dental exam. It’s important to know that you should change your toothbrush every 3 months. Most toothbrushes get worn out and have bacteria on them after 3 months of use. This is why it’s important to change your toothbrush … Read more…

Smile Makeovers with Philly Dentistry

Are you embarrassed to smile? Does this hold you back from making the most of life? No one should ever feel timid to smile or laugh. If you want something to change about your smile to make yourself more confident in your everyday life, Philly Dentistry is the best place to get all your cosmetic and general dentistry needs. A smile makeover with Philly Dentistry creates a beautiful new smile that will make you look younger, happier, and healthier. Smile Makeovers at Philly Dentistry.  There are many different cosmetic dentistry procedures that you can get specifically for whatever your dental … Read more…

Benefits of Getting Dental Implants

Do you have missing teeth and are embarrassed to smile? There’s a solution that will help you gain your confidence back and it’s dental implants. Considered to be one of the best options for missing teeth, dental implants can fix broken or decayed teeth as well. At your next appointment make sure to ask one of our great doctors or providers if dental implants are the best option for you. Here are a few advantages of getting dental implants. 1. Convenience. Dental implants are much more convenient than dentures that you have to remove every night because with implants they … Read more…