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ZOOM into 2020 with a whiter, brighter smile!

December 2nd, 2019

Hi everyone!! Dr. Danielle here!! Who is ready for the holidays?? With all of the parties and family gatherings coming up, wouldn't it be nice to have some pearly white teeth to show off?!

I used to hate looking at pictures of myself smiling next to my friends. The first thing I would notice is how yellow my teeth looked. When I was in dental school I finally decided to take the plunge and get my teeth professionally whitened. My only regret was not doing it sooner! I could not believe how much whiter my teeth got! That is usually the same feedback I get from patients who whiten with us! 

For those of you who have never whitened, let me answer some common questions for you! 

How is in office whitening different from over the counter whitening strips? - The strength of the whitening gel is much stronger than the over the counter strips or take home whitening gel. The results appear within 2 hours, whereas it can take weeks at home.

Is it harmful for my teeth? In office ZOOM whitening is perfectly safe for your teeth and nerves!! We protect all of your tissues with special barriers! 

Will I have sensitivity? - Cold sensitivity can be expected but it varies for everyone. We have some recommendations to help prevent cold sensitivity and to alleviate it if it occurs.

How long does it take? - You will be in the chair for about 2 hours.

Can I eat after? - You can eat and drink! We just recommend avoiding any food that could stain a white t-shirt for the first 48 hours.

How much does it cost? - Normally, in office whitening is  $500, but you are in luck! During December we have a PROMO of just $399 which includes in office ZOOM whitening, take home whitening trays and gel AND a $40 rebate!

We would love to make your day brighter!! Do not hesitate to schedule a consultation appointment with us! We also have gift certificates available if you are looking for gift ideas for friends and family!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

Canned Food Drive!

October 31st, 2019

Please join Beautiful Smiles in donating a canned good benefiting Quakertown's local food bank! Accepting donations starting November 4th, and will run until the New Year. As a thank you, you will receive a special gift from Beautiful Smiles!

Happy Halloween!

October 7th, 2019

Pumpkins, costumes and bags of candy – these are the thoughts that come to mind in regard to Halloween. When it comes to your oral health, though, the sugar present in the multitude of candy selections can lead to some serious problems. Thankfully, your local dentist has 5 simple tips to help you avoid any unwanted oral health issues. Find out what they are as you read on!

Sugar – The Main Problem

The biggest challenge of Halloween night as it relates to your dental health is the presence of sugar in everything you consume. Sugar is the main food of choice for bacteria, and when it’s present, the harmful organisms flock to it and cling to your teeth and along the gum-line. Then they release acids that can eventually bore tiny holes called cavities into your enamel (the hard, outer part of your teeth).

But with the help of Dr. Stiteler, Dr. Detwiler, and Dr. Danielle, you’ll have a plan of action to better manage the night.

Tip #1 – Choose the Right Time to Snack

One way to reduce the harmful effects of sugar consumption is to eat your candy along with a normal meal. When you eat, there is more saliva production, which helps to bathe your teeth and flush away the leftover particles.

Tip #2 – Choose the Right Candy

Your dentist says all candies aren’t the same. So to encourage better oral health, choose the types that are made from dark chocolate for the following two reasons:

  • Chocolate is less likely to stick to your teeth.
  • Dark chocolate candies will typically contain less sugar.

Tip #3 – Water, Water, Water!

Not only is water vital for your survival, but it also helps to flush any remaining particles from the sweets you consume. If you desire even more protection, you can choose a brand of water that is fluoridated.

Tip #4 – Brush Your Teeth

If possible, brush your teeth immediately after eating any sweets. This will help to eliminate any threats to your oral health before they imbed in your enamel. It’s also very important to brush before retiring for bed to lessen the bacteria accumulation while you sleep.

Tip #5 – Visit Your Dentist

A final tip for protecting your teeth during Halloween is to schedule a preventive care visit with your dentist to receive a cleaning and examination. This proactive approach to your oral health will ensure that your Halloween candy enjoyment won’t have lasting effects on your mouth, teeth and gums.

To prevent the growth of monstrous bacteria and ghoulish plaque, contact Beautiful Smiles today!

215-536-8111

Back to School!

September 5th, 2019

 

According to the American Dental Association, a dental examination is as important as immunizations and booster shots and should be a regular part of back-to-school preparations. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that tooth decay affects U.S. children more than any other chronic infectious disease and 19 percent of children ages 2 to 19 years old have untreated tooth decay. Dental pain or disease can lead to difficulty in eating, speaking, playing and learning as well as millions of hours of missed school.

Your child's back-to-school checklist should include:

  • Regular dental examinations to diagnose and treat or prevent dental problems. Parents and teachers may not realize there's a dental problem, so regular checkups are important. Your dentist may suggest fluoride treatments or sealants to prevent decay and can diagnose and treat dental problems to save your child pain and lost school time.
  • Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing. Head for the dental care aisle when you're out shopping for notebooks, binders and pencils. If parents buy several toothbrushes they could have their child change to a new one every three months or so, or after an illness. If it's hard to remember when to change a brush, you could try to change it every time report cards come out. Ask your dentist for a recommendation on how often to change toothbrushes.
  • Eating healthy lunches and snacks. Include portable healthy lunch items and snacks in your child's sack lunch, including grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit. If your child eats in the school cafeteria, review healthy, balanced food choices with him before the first day of school. Cut back on sugary foods and soft drinks.
  • Wearing a properly fitted mouthguard while participating in organized sports, PE classes or playground activities.
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