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Protect Lansdale Kids’ Teeth With Custom Mouthguards

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At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we see many children and teens with serious mouth and tooth injuries that could have been prevented had they been wearing a mouthguard. A missing tooth makes activities such as eating and talking difficult.

We recommend that parents encourage their children to wear mouthguards when participating in team sports, skateboarding, skiing, and ice skating. Ask us about custom mouthguards that will fit your child perfectly and offer excellent protection. Stock mouthguards found at most sporting goods stores are also an option, they just might not fit as well.

If you or your child is in need of cosmetic dentistry due to an injury or an accident, we offer many restorative procedures.

If the tooth is cracked, porcelain veneers may be the best remedy. This procedure is done by bonding a custom-fitted porcelain veneer to your tooth or teeth. This can cover a crack, chip, or discoloration.

Cosmetic bonding is also an option for a chipped or cracked tooth. A composite material is matched to your tooth color and then sculpted around your existing tooth to repair the crack or chip. This procedure is less expensive than veneers and gives beautiful results.

If a crown or dental implant is required to repair your tooth, my staff and I at Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry will provide quality crowns made from high-strength ceramic or porcelain with beautiful shape, color, and translucency.

Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry has been offering family and cosmetic dentistry to the people of Pennsylvania since 1989. My staff and I would love to serve you and your family. We invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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

How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s essential.

For a local daughter or son who is hesitant to smile because of misaligned teeth, dental success could be measured by a successful course of orthodontic treatment resulting in a beautiful smile that restores confidence and boosts self-esteem.

For a middle-aged Lansdale man who neglected his teeth in his youth, dental success could be defined as restorative dentistry that stabilizes his dental condition and improves his oral health.

For a woman with tetracycline stains but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as simple as speedy in-office same-day tooth whitening.

Consider a man with several missing teeth who can only eat soft foods. Dental success might require natural-looking implant-anchored dentures that allow him to eat steak for the first time in years.

What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health? Schedule a consultation with Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black.

At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our goal is your complete satisfaction. We are passionate about providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. We look forward to discussing your goals. You could be our next success story!

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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Your Perfect Smile Is Only A Few Dental Visits Away

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What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the Doylestown area? What about a routine trip to your dentist?

You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening in Lansdale is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

Your dentist can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:

1. Bleaching done in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your tender gums safe from the whitening agent.

2. Bleaching at home. Even though this is done at home, the peroxide-containing whiteners used do have potential side effects, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dentist. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available in Lansdale, Pennsylvania drug stores, and your dentist can direct you to the best ones.

3. Toothpastes with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.

My name is Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black of Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, as is helping them achieve the smile they want using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, and complete smile makeovers.

My practice, Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 267-498-5297 to make an appointment!

We hope to hear from you soon!

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening, accessed on September 4, 2013

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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The ADA: Promoting Dental Health Since 1859

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Thanks for visiting the Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry blog. We’re Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black. Along with our fantastic team, we have been providing premium dental care since 1989.

Today’s message is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA insignia on toothpaste and floss—but what else do you know about this dental organization?

The ADA’s self-proclaimed purpose is to improve the level of public oral health by supporting the dental industry through not-for-profit federal, state, and local societies. It was formed in 1859 and is run by its members, which currently total over 160,000.

The ADA Seal of Acceptance is not an endorsement of a product per se, but rather is a verification of the claims made by said product. Companies who want the ADA certification for a product must submit proof of rigorous scientific testing. Once submitted, the ADA re-tests the product to further verify results. There are currently over 300 products with the ADA credential.

The ADA does more than evaluate dental products. Here are some other ways the ADA works to fulfill its mission:

  • Provides resources to support dentists and their practices
  • Educates the public about oral health
  • Works to maximize access to dental care
  • Offers advice on essential issues that affect the dental industry
  • Collaborates with other organizations on scientific research projects and public health initiatives
  • Offers scholarships to dental students

Source:
http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada

Need to schedule a dental checkup or have questions about our cosmetic dentistry services? Don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call 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 General Dentistry

Unexpected Stress? Don’t Forget Your Smile

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When you suddenly have to juggle extra balls, some are bound to get dropped. Perhaps you are going through a divorce or became the caregiver for an ailing parent. Perhaps you took on a second job or started night school to earn an advanced degree.

Not every stressor is negative. A new baby, marriage, career, or move can be exciting but overwhelming. It’s okay – and sometimes helpful – to drop some of the balls. You can probably let another parent take over room mother duties for a few weeks, forego a haircut, or skip poker night until things calm down.

When life hands you extra challenges it is easy to get lax about oral hygiene. Sometimes you feel too exhausted to brush or floss and skip regular check-ups and cleanings. Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black want to remind you to consider the possible consequences of neglecting your smile.
1. Tooth decay
2. Gum disease
2. Tooth and gum pain
3. Bad breath
4. Infection
5. Tooth loss

Your plate is already full – you don’t want to add poor oral health and the associated expense and inconvenience required to treat advanced troubles.

Let the car go unwashed for a few weeks. Record your favorite show to watch later when things slow down. Postpone that kitchen remodel. But keep your smile healthy – it really will make your life easier, healthier, and happier.

Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale provides gentle, comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Our services include:
dental implants
anxiety-free dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
family dentistry

Dr. Lawrence Black is a member of American Dental Association. You can learn more about American Dental Association at http://www.ada.org/en/. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, we invite you to call us at 267-498-5297 and schedule an exam and cleaning. Our personable team will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. There is no need to feel ashamed about plaque build-up or a cavity. We completely understand how stressful life can get and love helping our Lansdale area patients get back on track.

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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 General Dentistry

Be Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth, Doylestown

Be Wise About Your Wisdom Teeth, Doylestown

Hi, We’re Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black, and today in the Lansdale dental blog we will be discussing the often misunderstood subject of wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth are sometimes called the third molars because they are even farther back in the mouth than the two sets of regular molars we all have. These four teeth usually erupt when a person is eighteen or nineteen.

Many dentists recommend that wisdom teeth be removed to prevent teeth and mouth problems in the future.

If a wisdom tooth doesn’t fully erupt, it may cause an opening in the gums that can attract bacteria and become infected. Some wisdom teeth are so misplaced that they can actually cause problems with the jaw bone. Both of these conditions can cause severe pain.

If you are in the Doylestown area and are wondering if your wisdom teeth need to be removed, call us today at 267-498-5297 to schedule an appointment. We can assess the condition and placement of your wisdom teeth and discuss a treatment plan.

We can also answer any questions you have about smile makeovers. Thanks to the many quick and effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available (invisible braces, veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants, to name a few), anyone can have a perfect smile. I love giving my patients the smiles they’ve always wanted.

Thanks for visiting the Lansdale dental blog, and keep Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in mind for your dental needs. We offer:

cosmetic dentistry
restorative dentistry
dental implants
family dentistry

We hope to see you soon!

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 General Dentistry

Live Better With Dental Implants

Lansdale Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures can lead to more issues for denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look more appealing than a toothless mouth, in practical terms they leave much to be desired because they affect two fundamental activities: eating and talking.

Missing Out on Life?

Unfortunately, many disheartened denture wearers have discontinued dining in restaurants or joining in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will come loose.

Implant dental procedures are enabling former denture wearers to re-engage in life. Consider the advantages of implant anchored dentures:

  • They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Your denture is fixed, it will not move around in your mouth.
  • They prevent bone loss that can develop when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not aggravate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is required.

Patients who have replaced their traditional dentures with implant overdentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Get Your Life Back

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of maintaining your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

For more specifics about dental implants, call 267-498-5297 to schedule a consultation with Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black. Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is located at 410 N Broad St in Lansdale. We have been providing unmatched dental care since 1989. 

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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 Dental Implants

Limit Sugar For Healthier Lansdale Kids

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Every health-conscious parent knows that sugar is the number one cause of cavities for kids–plenty of us adults also snack on too many sweet snacks and beverages, too.

Because of cavity risks, low nutritional value, and high calorie content, many parents want to limit the sugar in their children’s diets. Obviously, there is a lot of sugar in bubble gum, lollipops, and gummy candy. But there is also sugar lurking in so-called ‘healthy’ snacks.

Here are some popular Doylestown kid’s snacks with significant amounts of sugar:

yogurt covered raisins
fruit snacks including the roll-up and syrup-filled varieties
rice cakes
many brands of yogurt including the hand-held type
juice drinks
flavored milk
barbecue sauce
fruit smoothies
cereal bars

Controlling sugar intake in your child’s diet is essential for lifelong oral health. When choosing lunchbox or after-school snacks at your local market, convenience store or recreation center snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Sugar is only one diet component that impacts kids’ oral health. If your son’s or daughter’s diet is lacking key vitamins and minerals, the tissues in their mouth may have trouble fighting infection. These infections can lead to gum disease.

At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we provide high-quality childrens’, general, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in the Pennsylvania communities of Lansdale, Quakertown, and Harleysville. The team at Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry pampers our youngest patients. If you have a toddler who has not visited a dentist, call us today to schedule a first-time dental check-up. Our number is 267-498-5297.

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

You Be The Judge

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If you are researching smile makeovers, you have probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself.

Call 267-498-5297 to schedule a no-pressure smile makeover consultation with Dr. Lawrence Black of Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. You can discuss your smile makeover goals and see before and after photographs of actual patients.

A smile makeover involves multiple procedures which may include the following:

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

Orthodontia

Orthodontic selections include traditional metal or ceramic braces, ‘behind-the-teeth’ (lingual) braces, and clear aligners.

White Fillings

If you had dental caries in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, dramatically upgrading your smile without crowns.

Dental Crowns

There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We carry out a thorough examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.

Inlays/Onlays

Inlays/onlays are indirect fillings, which means that they are created in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional direct filling is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive alternative to a complete crown.

Composite Veneers

Veneers can correct chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.

Teeth Whitening

There is nothing like an exceptional white smile to give you complete confidence.

Dental Bonding

Dentists use bonding to fix tooth issues caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can safeguard tooth roots if the gums have regressed. 

Enamel Shaping

Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the features of a smile even if all the other teeth have a winning appearance.

Gum Contouring

If you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation, gum contouring can reshape the gumline and transform your smile.

‘Perfect smiles’ are possible—but don’t just take our word for it. Come see our smile gallery and judge for yourself.

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

5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

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When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you totally satisfied by what you saw? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to check out at these 5 great reasons to speak with your Doylestown dentist about cosmetic dentistry procedures.

1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic dentistry goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, are simple and easy to do, but they can have considerable results.

2. Next, you might be surprised at how reasonably priced it is! Next time you are in the office of your dentist, ask for a price chart. You may be pleasantly surprised.

3. Don’t worry about pain, your dentist will keep you comfortable. Many cosmetic dental patients expect the procedures to be painful, but dentists in the are trained to help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort. This is true whether you are getting dental implants, veneers, or a complete cosmetic dental smile makeover.

4. You’re never too old! Many mature men and women think that cosmetic dentistry procedures are only for the young, but teeth continue to change throughout your life and these procedures may be exactly what is needed. Plus, many satisfied patients say they look years younger after their procedures are complete.

5. Your cosmetic dentist can treat your particular cosmetic dental problem. Some folks have been led to believe that they have to live with chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, but today’s dentists have the tools and procedures to fix a wide array of dental issues.

If you are looking for a dentist, Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry would love to serve you. Please call 267-498-5297 to make 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

 

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