Preventive Dentistry

Your Guide to Choosing the Right Toothbrush & Toothpaste

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When was the last time you really gave significant thought to your toothbrush and toothpaste? It’s probably not a topic that you frequently dwell on, but giving it a bit of extra thought can pay off in the long run. Choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste is a small decision that can have a big impact on your oral health. Here’s a helpful guide to ensure that you make the best available choices for your smile.

Choosing a…

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DIY Dentistry: Myths, Risks & Responsible At-Home Care

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Over the last several years, there has been an uptick in “DIY dentistry,” a.k.a. at-home solutions that claim to address a number of dental problems. While many DIY projects can be fun and creative, it is extremely important to leave your dental health in the hands of trained professionals. Let’s take a look at some myths about DIY dentistry, related risks, and how to care for your smile responsibly.

Myth 1: Whitening Teeth with Household Items


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Four Ways to Prevent Gingivitis

Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, is a common condition that causes irritation, redness, and swelling of the gums around the base of your teeth. On the surface, gingivitis may not seem like a huge problem, but it can develop into a more severe case of periodontitis if left untreated. The good news is that gingivitis can be avoided by following a few simple tips.

1. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Proper oral hygiene is your number one…

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Dental Care for Aging Teeth: What to Expect

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, and our oral health is no exception. Dental care becomes more important for aging teeth as they are more susceptible to certain conditions. Understanding what to expect can help you maintain optimal oral health and preserve your natural smile!

Tooth Sensitivity

One of the most common issues faced by older teeth is tooth sensitivity. This happens as the protective layer of tooth enamel wears down over time, exposing the sensitive dentin underneath….

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Where Are All of These Cavities Coming From?

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Tooth decay, also referred to as a cavity, is one of the most common dental problems to affect people of all ages. Despite advancements in dental care, many people still experience tooth decay, leaving them to wonder where cavities are coming from. If you’re one of those individuals, keep reading, because we’re sharing all about where cavities come from!

Causes of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is caused by a combination of factors, including poor dental hygiene, a high sugar diet,…

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Common Tooth Decay Symptoms

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Are you struggling with chronic tooth pain? Do you have increased tooth sensitivity? You may have tooth decay! The sooner tooth decay is diagnosed and treated, the less likely you are to have long-term tooth damage. Here’s what you need to know about tooth decay including signs to look for and treatment options.

What Is Tooth Decay?

Without proper oral hygiene protocols, plaque and tartar build up on teeth over time. The plaque and tartar react with acids in the mouth…

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What’s the Difference Between a Regular Cleaning & a Deep Cleaning?

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Every six months, you visit us for your routine cleaning and exam. Have you or a family member been told that you need a deep cleaning? If so, you’re probably wondering what the difference is and why it has been recommended that you get a deep cleaning.

What Happens at a Routine Dental Visit?

When you visit Dental Wellness Phoenixville every six months for your routine dental cleaning, you spend about an hour in our…

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The Best Way to Use Your Dental Benefits in 2022

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If you’ve ever tried to read your dental insurance plan and were left with more questions than answers, you’re not alone. Even for professionals, dental benefits can be hard to understand, confusing to access, and confusing to maximize. Lucky for us, and you, our financial team is standing by to help you find the best way to use your dental benefits in 2022. To help you get started, they’ve put together this list of tips for maximizing your benefits….

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Three Benefits to Flossing Daily

Brushing and flossing your teeth daily are the foundation for a healthy smile. But many people tend to skip out on flossing, causing plaque and bacteria to grow in between their teeth and under their gum lines. Here are three reasons why you should floss daily to boost your oral health.

1. Flossing Prevents Gum Disease

Gum disease is a common but completely preventable progressive dental ailment. It begins with the proliferation of bacteria and plaque under the gum line,…

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The Effect of Tobacco on Oral Health

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Most people know that tobacco can damage their body, but some people don’t realize that it can have a huge impact on your oral health. Tobacco contains many chemicals that are dangerous when left on the teeth or gums.

How Does Smoking Affect My Oral Health?

Smoking can affect various aspects of your oral health. One of the most noticeable ones is teeth staining. Cosmetic appearances can make a person feel self-conscious, but it’s not the worst health problem that smoking…

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At Dental Wellness Phoenixville, our goal is to help all of our patients achieve beautiful, confident smiles!

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