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2020 National Children's Dental Health Month

February 4th, 2020

It's February and that means...it's National Children's Dental Health Month! It is also the 75th anniversary of the community water fluoridation program!

The American Dental Associate has chosen this year's campaign slogan to be "Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!"

Here are some tips to keep your family's oral health at its best! 

  •  Brush your child’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day.
  • If your child is younger than 3 years, brush with a smear of fluoride toothpaste.
  •  If your child is age 3 to 6 years, brush with a peasize amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Young children will want to brush their own teeth, but they need help until their hand    skills are better. Brush children’s teeth or help children brush their teeth until they are about 7 or 8 years old.
  •  Be a role model for oral health! Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day (in the morning and at bedtime) and floss once a day.
  • Serve healthy meals and snacks like fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk and milk products, whole-grain products, meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and beans.
  • Limit the number of snacks your child has in a day.
  •  Do not give your child food for rewards.
  • Take your child to the dentist for a check up by her first birthday and keep taking her.
  •  If your child has not gone to the dentist take him.
  • Ask your dentist what you can do to keep your mouth and your child’s mouth healthy.
  •  Make sure to go to the dentist as often as your dentist would like you to go.

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!


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!