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…

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…

Tips To Prevent Cavities

We all know that brushing twice a day and flossing once a day helps fight against cavities, but there are other tips that you can do to help protect your teeth and gums even more. Brushing and flossing effectively removes plaque, bacteria which makes your gums stay healthy. Dentistry has come a long way and now we know more ways to help prevent cavities. Check out some tips below on how to help prevent cavities. 1. Fluoride. As a kid growing up, I remember my elementary school teacher giving us fluoride tablets every day. I never knew what they were … Read more…

Floss Like a Boss!

It may be just a simple piece of string, but dental floss is way more! It’s extremely important to floss to maintain healthy teeth & gums for your entire life. When you don’t floss you miss about 30% of the bacteria on your teeth that are in your gum line that can cause gum disease over time. Do you floss daily? Here are a few tips so you can floss like a boss! According to the ADA only 50.5% of Americans floss daily and 31% report that they floss less than daily and then 18% said they have never floss. … Read more…

5 Signs You Need to Visit Your Dentist

You should be visiting the dentist on a regular basis every 6 months for checkups and cleanings, but if you haven’t been to the dentist in some time, here are 5 signs that you need to visit a dentist as soon as possible. 1. If your teeth are in any pain at all you should never ignore it. Whether it’s a toothache or tooth sensitivity this could be the first signs of a cavity. It is important to get this taken care of right away because it can result in a larger cavity causing more problems to your oral health … 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…