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Pediatric Dentistry – The Health of Baby Teeth

Pediatric Dentistry – The Health of Baby Teeth

Baby teeth, otherwise known as “primary teeth”, are important to the health and wellbeing of each child, and how responsible caregivers handle their maintenance can have a long-lasting impact on the current and future health of each child.  A full set of primary teeth...
Dental Implants 101

Dental Implants 101

Patients missing one or more teeth once had to select from very limited options, like dentures, partials, or bridges. But did you know that dental implants now offer patients a safe, attractive, long-lasting option?   Dental implants are replacements for missing...
Flossing 101

Flossing 101

Of all the things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing has got to be the least expensive! But many patients don’t take the time to floss. And if you do, you might not be doing it correctly!   Welcome to Flossing 101…   Why should you floss?   Your toothbrush...
Should I Brush Before I Floss?

Should I Brush Before I Floss?

Should I Brush Before Flossing? The age-old question – should you floss before you brush or after?   If you asked any one of our team members, you just might get a different answer on this one!   Before you report them for not knowing their stuff, each response can be...
How Apples are Good for Your Teeth

How Apples are Good for Your Teeth

People have been asserting that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” since the 19th century. While it may not necessarily be true that those who eat apples never have to see a doctor, apples certainly have great health benefits for our bodies! Did you know they can...
What Are The Effects of Soda On Your Teeth?

What Are The Effects of Soda On Your Teeth?

Have you ever seen those videos where someone puts a baby tooth in a glass of soda and watches it decay? Well, the effect of soda in an actual mouth is a bit different. You have your saliva to help wash away the sugar, you eat other things throughout the day, and...
What Should I Do if I Crack a Tooth?

What Should I Do if I Crack a Tooth?

Ouch! Chomp on something your tooth didn’t like? Or get hit in the mouth with a hockey puck? If you think you may have a cracked tooth, or if you’re holding a piece of your tooth in your hand, follow these steps! Give us a call at (717) 938-1811 to schedule an...
What Kinds of Foods Cause Tooth Decay?

What Kinds of Foods Cause Tooth Decay?

When it comes to tooth decay, it’s important to know the main culprit – acid. Acid is what eats away at our enamel and causes cavities. Acid can enter our mouths in one of two ways: either directly through what we eat (citrus fruits, for example), or as a byproduct...
How Being Vegan Affects Your Teeth

How Being Vegan Affects Your Teeth

There is no doubt that a plant-based diet is optimal for health. Omnivores and vegans alike benefit from the nutrients present in plants. But how does what we eat relate to our dental health? Is a vegan diet better or worse for dental health? Well, it depends. There...
Why Is Milk Good for Your Child’s Teeth?

Why Is Milk Good for Your Child’s Teeth?

During the first five years of life, children are on a path of learning what, when and how much to eat and drink. Considering the fact that they are quite impressionable at that age, it is the right time for parents to focus on healthy eating habits. Calcium is one of...