It should come as no surprise that the foods you eat have a direct impact on your dental health, but do you know why that is? If you understand what plaque is, how it thrives, and the damage it can cause for your teeth, you’re probably somewhat aware of which foods better or worse for your dental health. If you’re less familiar with plaque and the foods that can contribute to it, this blog should clear things up and give you a solid understanding of the best and worst foods for your dental health.Read More
Have you been getting your teeth checked up on a regular schedule? If you’ve been a little lax in seeing your dentist, you may be putting your smile at serious risk! Regular dental checkups at your trusted family dentistry service near Bala Cynwyd, PA helps you to catch dental issues before they can do irreparable damage to both your teeth and your health. Though not many people look forward to going to the dentist every six months, this is one appointment that you just don’t want to skip.
It’s essential to visit your dentist regularly, which for most people is twice a year. Equally as important is how you take care of your teeth outside of the dentist chair. Not only should we be caring for our teeth for aesthetic purposes, but it’s critical to our overall health and to avoid serious health risks. Read More
Have you read our last blog? Well, this is the continuation of it! Before, we discussed the importance of your enamel and how the waste from leftover bacteria can break it down. We can understand the need to go to sleep after a long day instead of taking the extra effort to brush before bed, but doing so can cause irrevocable harm to your teeth’s health, leading to the need for emergency dentistry in Bala Cynwyd, PA. We don’t want that!
We’ve all been here, it’s true. Sometimes it is way easier to crawl under the covers and sleep instead of trudge alllll the way to the bathroom just for an elbow work out. Believe us, we are well aware. It takes effort to do, especially in a half-conscious state. Still, it is just as essential as those ten extra minutes you would have had sleeping!
How many times have you heard,
“I freak out when I go to the dentist”
“I’ve had a bad experience”
Waking up without a tooth can be scary, until you notice the five dollar bill under your pillow. (Thanks, Tooth Fairy!)
If incentivizing a child’s dental care can drastically improve their experience, why do we only do it to baby teeth? Although implementing a pay-per-brush structure in your home is highly impractical, there are ways to encourage better oral hygiene. Rewards are not always monetary; they can be emotional too. This is why Wynnewood Dental Arts has revolutionized the stigma attached to visiting a dentist. Improving a patient’s experience leads to less resistance well scheduling future appointments.
If you’re among the 90% or more of adults who’ve had at least one cavity, than you probably know how important treating tooth decay early is. As a progressive disease, tooth decay continues to eat away your tooth as time goes by. While early detection is the best treatment, preventing tooth decay offers your best chance of saving your tooth. To help you protect your smile, Wynnewood dentist, Dr. Thomas DeFinnis, explains the most common risk factors for tooth decay and how you can avoid them.
Since November is National Osteoporosis Month, articles have been appearing in dental circles about the dangers of taking a drug often prescribed for treatment. Bisphosphonate medication can cause an oral health condition called BRONJ, an osteonecrosis of the jawbone that causes destruction of the jaw. Reading about this serious oral health issue caused by medication brings to mind a question: What other medications can lead to oral health problems? Philadelphia dentist, Dr. Thomas DeFinnis, describes some medications for commonly known conditions and their threat to oral health.Read More
Top 10 lists have become a popular way to rank information: top 10 college football rankings, top 10 books on the bestsellers’ list, and top 10 travel destinations, for example. Why not have a top 10 list for toothache causes? Toothaches are not fun to think about, but if you know the causes, you can learn some ways to prevent them. Your Wynnewood dentist, Dr. Thomas DeFinnis, offers you a list of ten toothache causes.
The Top Ten List of Toothache Makers
We will flip the Top 10 list in the style of a famous late night talk show host, starting with number ten:
10. Bodily Health Conditions – Examples of health conditions that can create tooth pain include: atypical angina, tension headache, and sinusitis
9. Injuries – Chipped teeth, hurt gums, and jaw fractures represent several dental injuries that may lead to toothaches.
8. Tooth Fracture – A tooth fracture, or broken tooth, can affect the dentin or pulp, causing tooth pain.Read More