December 5th, 2018
At Beautiful Smiles, we know maintaining a healthy diet over the holiday season can prove a difficult task. After all, who can resist the tasty treats of Christmas? With grandma and everybody else offering you candy, chocolate logs or Christmas pudding, you just can’t say “I’ll pass” each time. But trouble lurks: every time you chow down on that chocolate or candy, the bacteria in your mouth have a feast on the sugar—at your expense. The sugar turns into acid, and the acid eats away at the enamel on your teeth. Then, you start getting cavities.
Instead, our friends at the American Dental Association recommend nuts or dried fruit, which are a nice alternative to sugars and have a greater nutritional value—and can satisfy your sweet tooth! Both nuts and fruit are a great source of fiber and act as an appetite suppressant. In addition, nuts are a great source of Vitamin E, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B9, nutrients that contribute to a healthy immune system. Nuts are also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked with reducing heart disease and lower blood pressure.
If you must indulge in chocolaty goodness this Christmas or holiday season, remember to brush your teeth after eating sugary treats. Hope this helps! Give us a call if you have any questions!
November 6th, 2018
Holiday season is fast approaching. Are you prepared to protect your smile from the sugar-laden sweets that lay ahead? You can enjoy the season without sabotaging your oral health.
To keep cavities at bay from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day and beyond, try to do these things daily:
- Sip beverages through a straw to help minimize acid contact with your teeth
- Brush and floss after every meal, especially after enjoying rich desserts
- Bump up your water intake to help re-balance your mouth’s PH and minimize oral bacteria growth
- Limit snacking to allow your saliva to neutralize acid and work on restoring enamel
- Chew sugar-free gum to satisfy your sweet tooth and increase saliva production
Should a cavity emerge despite your best efforts to prevent it, be sure to get it filled before it gets worse. Dental care is just a call away at .
We are deeply grateful for the continued support of all of our patients.
October 3rd, 2018
The crisp Autumn air is a good indication that the holidays are quickly approaching and will be here before we know it! Beautiful Smiles would like to remind you that as the calendar year ends - so do most dental insurance benefits and flex spending plans. Any benefits not utilized before December 31st will be lost forever. If you have dental treatment that you have been postponing, it is important to make an appointment as soon as possible! To schedule all your family’s appointments and use the money and benefits you earned, please call us at 215-536-8111
September 18th, 2018
When it comes to straightening your smile, our team at Beautiful Smiles knows that having a mouth full of metal braces may not be your idea of fun. Luckily for you, Dr. Aleta Detwiler and Dr. Teresa Stiteler can offer a cosmetic alternative: Invisalign!
Using a series of clear, comfortable, and completely customized aligners, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted without traditional braces.
Since Invisalign aligners are discreet, they’re hardly noticeable when you speak and smile, and because they’re removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want. Just remember to brush and floss before putting your aligners back in! Treatment with Invisalign is just as effective as with metal braces, and the results are just as amazing!
If you want to know more about Invisalign, contact our Quakertown, PA office to schedule an appointment.