Not Your Mother’s Jewelry: 5 Reasons Tongue Piercings Are Dangerous

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Let’s get right to it; while tongue, cheek, and lip piercings are “so in” right now, here’s five reasons to keep piercings where they belong—in your ears: Excessive drooling—YIKES! Chipped teeth Infection (some even in places you wouldn’t think can get infected) Hypersensitivity to metal Nerve damage Drooling Lip and tongue piercings may make you…

Cavity Fighting Chewing Gum?

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I’m Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black DMD, DDS of Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale. My patients often ask me if chewing xylitol gum is an effective substitute for tooth brushing and regular dental exams. Before I answer that question, let me tell you a little bit about xylitol: Xylitol is a…

How Do Implant Dentures Work?

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Many people know that a tooth implant is an ideal tooth restoration. Some don’t realize, however, that two or more can support a partial or full denture. This can be a more budget-friendly option than having multiple implants while still providing many advantages as compared to conventional dentures. Today’s post answers the most prevalent questions…

Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Now denture wearers have a better option. Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide numerous advantages over conventional dentures. Secure in the mouth—no slipping Offers up to 100% natural chewing function Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate Comfortable Little or no gum irritation Doesn’t inhibit speaking ability Strong and durable Implants prevent bone…

Teeth Look Too Short? Lengthen Them!

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Most Lansdale people who are considering cosmetic dentistry are aware of the cosmetic dental procedures that are frequently advertised in the Doylestown area. There are porcelain veneers: a custom-made wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make it stain-free and perfectly shaped. Veneers can repair small chips and crack in teeth…