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Affordable Lansdale Cosmetic Dentistry

Affordable Lansdale Cosmetic Dentistry Will your Pennsylvania dental insurance cover Lansdale cosmetic dental procedures? Many Doylestown dentistry patients assume their dental insurance won’t cover any cosmetic dental procedures. This is probably true for tooth bleaching in Quakertown or first time dental bonding. However, many Pennsylvania dental insurance plans and dental supplemental plans cover orthodontia and any treatment needed to repair damage from an injury. Medical insurance and worker’s compensation plans may also cover injury treatment.

Some Harleysville dental insurance plans cover replacement porcelain veneers in certain circumstances. Check with your carrier for benefit specifics if you need replacement veneers due to deterioration. We can then discuss dental treatment options such as replacement veneers or porcelain crowns. When the work is completed, we may be able to help you submit your dental claim form if your plan requires one.

If you are in need of any kind of dental treatment, from a cleaning to major restorative work, come in to Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry on 410 N Broad St in Lansdale. You can meet our calm and comfortable team, undergo a thorough evaluation and discuss financing options. Even if you do not have Pennsylvania dental insurance, let’s talk. Top quality Lansdale dental treatment is a wise investment and may be more affordable than you think.

Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black of Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has been proudly serving Lansdale and Harleysville residents since 1989. Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is a network dental provider for many Pennsylvania dental insurance plans.

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Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
19446

 

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A New Reason To Eat More Fish

Doylestown Family Dentists Hello Lansdale dental blog visitors, welcome to the Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry blog. I am Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black.

I came across an interesting dental article on the Web MD Health News site the other day. The article is entitled ‘Fatty Fish, Nuts May Prevent Gum Disease.’ Author Jennifer Warner explains that a recent study links diets high in polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) with a lower risk of periodontitis.

Gum disease is a common dental issue for many Harleysville residents. When gum tissue pulls away from a tooth, it forms a pocket. This pocket is a warm, moist place for bacteria to flourish. (You know what they say about Nature abhorring a vacuum.)

If gum disease (periodontitis) goes untreated, the tooth and jaw bone are at risk. During dental examinations, I carefully measure gumline pockets and examine all teeth for gum disease.

“Researchers found that people whose diets were rich in PUFAs were as much as 30 percent less likely to have gum disease than those who ate little or none of this type of fat.”

Foods high in PUFAs include salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, sardines, herring. Oils high in PUFAs include safflower oil, soybean oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, and margarines made with the previously mentioned oils. Almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds are high PUFA nuts/seeds.

I don’t know many families in Harleysville that regularly eat mackerel and herring. Maybe some of us could benefit from becoming more adventurous when it comes to seafood.

The possible prevention of gum disease is not the only reason to eat high PUFA foods. These foods pack a nutritional punch and have myriad health benefits. The next time you are stocking up at your Doylestown grocery store, you may want to add some salmon and walnuts to your list.

It is important to understand that diet alone will not treat or prevent gum disease, however it may be an additional tool for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

If you have not been to your Harleysville family dentist in a while, I urge you to schedule an examination and cleaning today. We are currently taking new Harleysville dental patients at Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.

If you are interested in teeth whitening, smile makeovers, tooth-colored fillings or invisible braces, call us today to schedule an appointment.

 

Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
19446

 

Posted in Oral Health

Can You Handle A Dental Emergency?

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At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we hope you never experience a serious dental emergency. It’s important, however, to know what to do in such a situation. Here is a quiz on dental emergencies and less urgent oral issues.

1. One of the wires on your braces breaks. What do you do?

a. Cut off the loose piece.
b. Put a piece of orthodontic wax on the end if it is irritating your tongue or gums. Schedule an appointment with your orthodontist to have it fixed.
c. If the wire has cut your gums, rinse with a solution of salt and water.

Both b and c are correct. If you don’t have a piece of orthodontic wax, you can use a cotton ball to cover the sharp end. If you cut off the loose end of the wire, you risk swallowing it.

2. Your five year-old falls off his bike, hits his face on the sidewalk, and knocks out one of his front teeth. What do you do before driving immediately to the nearest Quakertown dental office or Doylestown ER?

a. Put the tooth back in the socket.
b. If the tooth is dirty, scrub it with a brush.
c. Put the tooth in milk.

The answer depends on whether it is a permanent tooth or a baby tooth. If a permanent tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done quickly. Make sure you only hold the tooth by the crown, never touch the root. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water being cautious not to brush off any tissue attached. It is best to reinsert the tooth into the socket. This may not be possible with younger children. Because it is essential to keep the tooth from drying out on your way to your dentist or nearest area emergency room, you can put the tooth in a cup of milk. Baby teeth should not be reinserted because it can potentially damage the emerging tooth.

3. You lose a filling and the tooth starts hurting. After
scheduling an appointment with your Lansdale  dentist, what do you do in the meantime?

a. Save the filling.
b. Take an OTC pain reliever.
c. Put an aspirin on the tooth.

Both a and b are correct. Though your Lansdale dentist probably can’t use the same filling to repair the problem, it may reveal important information about the cause of the separation. Never put an aspirin on a tooth because the acid in it could irritate your gums.

4. One of your teeth suddenly darkens. What are the possible causes?

a. The nerve inside the tooth is damaged.
b. It is side effect of a medication you are taking.
c. Gum disease.
d. An infection.

The answer is all of the above.

For any dental emergency or other oral condition, call an urgent dental care office or Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale. We have been providing quality dental care for Doylestown residents since 1989. If you add our address and phone number (267-498-5297) to your phone contacts right now, you won’t have to search for it in the case of an emergency. When trying to save a knocked-out tooth, every minute counts. We also offer cosmetic dentistry procedures.

 

Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
19446

 

Posted in Emergency Dentistry

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Lansdale men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked by our Lansdale patients.

  1. Poor oral hygiene
  2. Digestive problems
  3. Systemic infection
  4. Bacteria on dentures
  5. Gum disease
  6. Food particles on tonsils
  7. Dry mouth

At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we can help you with this unpleasant problem. If your bad breath is the result of poor oral hygiene, you’re in luck – this is one of the easiest types to treat. If you have visited our Lansdale dental blog before, you know step one: make sure you brush for a full three minutes and floss before you climb into bed.

People who have no idea how long they brush can set a timer (there is probably one on your smartphone). In addition to cleaning tooth surfaces, scrub your tongue! Then take the time to carefully floss around each tooth to remove the plaque between your teeth and keep your gums healthy.

Some extra-careful Harleysville oral hygiene pros brush after each meal to prevent bacteria-causing food particles from sitting on their teeth during the day. In addition to freshening your breath, practicing proper oral hygiene will improve your health.

Schedule an examination and deep dental cleaning at Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale. Our dental hygienist will get all the plaque and calculus off your teeth. During your examination, Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black will determine whether you have a dental problem that is contributing to your breath.

Possible dental causes are: a cavity, a broken crown, or gum disease. If Dr. Lawrence Black suspects that your bad breath is caused by a non-dental problem, such as a respiratory infection, you will be referred to an appropriate Doylestown area medical professional.

Treating bad breath in Lansdale starts with a visit to Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. In addition to general dental care, we provide a complete menu of cosmetic dental services. Call 267-498-5297 today!

 

Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
19446

 

Posted in Oral Health

The Gift Of Oral Health In Doylestown

The Gift Of Oral Health In Doylestown

Many dental patients may wonder why, with all the advances in dental medicine, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world, but don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are the best bet to prevent tooth decay, plaque build-up, and gum disease for Lansdale dental patients!

When done properly and consistently, brushing and flossing are an essential part of everyday oral hygiene. Brushing, which should be done at least twice a day, can be done effectively with any type of toothbrush. There is no need to pay a bundle for a fancy electric toothbrush from your Doylestown Wal-Mart, just brush your teeth in small, circular motions for 2-3 minutes making sure to reach all the surfaces.

Flossing should be done once a day and is important for reaching the areas where a toothbrush cannot. A wide variety of floss can be found at Quakertown, Harleysville, and North Penn drugstores, so find one you like.

I’m Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black, an experienced Lansdale dentist, and I want to help you enjoy your dental visits and adore your smile.

Our calm and comfortable staff loves sending our Doylestown and Harleysville area patients away with a new toothbrush and floss, but we also find it rewarding to see our patients gain renewed confidence with a smile makeover.

We’d love to answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening, veneers, dental implants, or any other dental health topic.

Give us a call today at 267-498-5297!

Posted in General Dentistry

Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles In Lansdale, Pennsylvania?

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It’s All About Location
If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home to Lansdale. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the cheesy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. Lansdale is a great location to enjoy the possibilities and benefits Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has to offer. A group dedicated to keeping you looking great and feeling confident. We offer a wide variety of dental services – dental implants, teeth whitening, and cosmetic dentistry. You name it, we’ll explain it – family dentistry, restorative dentistry. It’s time for your consultation: 267-498-5297.

It’s All About Working The Smile
For just about everyone out there, the way we look is critical to our self-concept. Our self-concept rules our interactions and relationships. A smile for a friend says more than a perfect smile hands down. Let us work with you to energize that smile to your standards. Our own Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black can discuss with you chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and even missing teeth. Come down and see us, Doylestown. We will help you to work that smile on the proverbial runway of life.

It’s All About Being Uniquely You
Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry’s single most extraordinary feature is our tight-knit, consistent, and kind staff. Right? So amazing. When we work that unique angle we win and so will you. Our dental restorations and smile makeovers will set you apart. Be uniquely you.

 

Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
19446

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Top Reasons To Visit Your Lansdale Dentist

Visit Your Lansdale Dentist Top Ten Reasons To Visit Your Local Lansdale Dentist:

  1. Check Up; it’s time, and this is the best way to avoid dental problems.
  2. Clean Up; our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
  3. Brush Up; if it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in to learn about the new options we have for dental care.
  4. Avoid Pain; if you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now. We specialize in relieving dental pain.
  5. Fillings; we can find and fill all your dental cavities in almost no time at all. This will help you avoid more painful problems down the road, and helps ease some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
  6. Prevent Gum Disease; we can assess the health of your gums and suggest treatments or practices that are available to help you improve the health of your gums.
  7. A Whiter Smile; We can help. We have tooth whitening options available that will brighten your smile and make your teeth whiter.
  8. Tooth Replacement; If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with the latest in tooth replacement technology.
  9. Cosmetic Dentistry is something everyone is considering to make improvements to their smile. We can help you assess the options and learn more about the possibilities of cosmetic dentistry.
  10. Confidence; Nothing brings you more confidence than a bright and beautifully healthy smile.

I’m Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black of Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Give us a call at 267-498-5297.

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Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
19446

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Keeping Kids Smiling At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Dentistry For Child Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale serves patients of all ages and provides general dentistry for children. Our calm and comfortable staff takes special care of our youngest patients to make sure they are comfortable and safe.

A little extra patience with our child patients is essential. We understand that going to the dentist can be a bit frightening for a child, so we make sure they are comfortable with their surroundings, and always invite mom or dad to join them in the room. We make sure they understand the necessary procedures and answer their questions.

Children’s dentistry requires more than just comfort, however. Dr. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black understands how children’s dentistry differs from the treatment for older patients. If you have questions about cleaning your baby’s teeth, communicate with us about thumb sucking, dental sealants, fluoride supplements, tooth protection for kids’ sports, and orthodontia, call 267-498-5297 today to schedule a consultation.

The American Dental Association recommends that children see a dentist when their first tooth erupts or around one year of age. By starting regular dental visits at the toddler age and teaching proper hygiene, we can help you reinforce essential oral care habits and lifestyle choices that will produce strong and healthy teeth.

In addition to children’s dentistry, Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers:

We are currently accepting new patients of all ages. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

 

Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, PA
19446

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Affordable One-Visit Tooth Fix

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Some Doylestown people are unhappy with the way their teeth look but many mistakenly assume that cosmetic dentistry is far too expensive to pursue.

Sure, a complete mouth reconstruction can be a costly investment. Consider the cost of dental school and post-graduate training for a master level cosmetic dentist. Consider the expense of individually creating multiple restorations at a high-tech dental lab. Consider the cost of setting up and maintaining a full-service dental practice or laboratory.

Before you give up on improving your smile, however, look at a less celebrated but extremely effective and economical cosmetic dental remedy: dental bonding.

Dental bonding has a wide range of applications for unsightly teeth. Bonding can correct a tooth that is damaged, chipped, short, or discolored. It can can also repair teeth that have gaps in between them.

How does the dental bonding procedure work?

First, your tooth will be slightly (but painlessly) roughed up to help the resin adhere. Your dentist will use a shade guide to identify the specific color of composite to match the existing teeth. Your dentist will apply liquid composite resin on the tooth, layer by layer. He or she will carefully shape and polish it before it hardens.The tooth is then covered with a conditioning liquid that aids in adhesion.

Once the resin is bonded, it is further molded to the specific shape for your bite and appearance. A laser helps speedily bond the resin in place as it hardens. Further shaping and polishing, if required, complete the procedure. The result is a beautiful smile.

Bonding is a simple and cost-effective method for perfecting your smile. Call today at to set up an appointment at 267-498-5297.

We invite you to meet the amazing team at Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale. We are proud of our venerable reputation for critical personalized attention and first-rate care. Our calm and comfortable team can answer any questions you have about our top services: cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and dental implants.

We are now accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you.

 

Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
19446

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry In Lansdale Is Accepting New Patients

Lansdale Teeth Whitening Hello, I am Dr. Lawrence Black.

Whether you are one of our patients, or a blogosphere visitor, welcome to my dental blog.

My dental practice is called Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry and is located at 410 N Broad St in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. I have been practicing dentistry since 1989. Since opening my cosmetic dental practice, I have seen a lot of changes in dental techniques and tooth restoration materials, however, my commitment to the highest quality of care and personal attention to my patients has not changed.

At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, my calm and comfortable staff and I provide a full menu of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. If you are looking for a gentle kid-friendly pediatric dentist or a smile design specialist, I invite you to schedule a consultation. We are committed to making each visit as quick and pleasant as possible.

Some of the services we offer are cosmetic dentistry, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, safe tooth whitening, and invisible braces. Ask us about sealants, dental implants and complete cosmetic dental smile makeovers. You can find more specifics about our services at http://www.blackandbass.com.

If you have Pennsylvania dental insurance, call my office to see if we are contracted with your provider. If you don’t have dental insurance, call us at 267-498-5297 for information on our rates and smile makeover financing options. Budgeting for regular cleanings and checkups can ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

What could be a better investment?

 

Contact Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:

267-498-5297

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

410 N Broad St
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
19446

 

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