For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

Categories: General Dentistry
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Chewing sugared gum all day. Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged dental bridges may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol. Drinking soda and energy drinks. These sugary, acidic beverages are unusually efficient at eroding enamel. Chewing ice or hard candy. Your enamel is quite strong. But so are ice and hard candy,…

Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
esthetic smile design Quakertown

It is no secret that a beautiful, pleasing, healthy smile can be your most prized physical attribute. After all, people notice your smile first thing. How do you know if your smile is detracting from your appearance? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; if you look at your smile in the mirror and…

Behind The Scenes: Dental Crown Fabrication

Categories: Dental Crowns
how a dental crown is made Lansdale

Today’s post looks at the complex process required to fabricate a dental crown. Dental crowns can be constructed with metal, ceramic (porcelain), plastics, or varying combinations of these. We will describe the process used to create a porcelain crown, though the steps are similar to those used for other materials. Modern porcelain crowns are a…

Mouthwash Facts In Lansdale

Categories: Oral Health
Mouthwash Facts In Lansdale

Hi, We are Dr. Kevin Bass and Dr. Lawrence Black.  Thanks for visiting our Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry blog. In today’s post we would like to discuss mouthwash. Many North Penn residents use mouthwash to freshen their breath and help retard tooth decay. Mouthwash should never be used exclusively though, good oral…

North Penn Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry
North Penn cosmetic smile makeover

When a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular in the Lansdale and Doylestown areas, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself. However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening. The ADA advises patients to meet with with…

The Top Ten Reasons To Consider Porcelain Veneers

Categories: Dental Procedures

A veneer is a thin layer of dental ceramic tooth-colored restorative material, usually made of porcelain, which replaces some of the tooth’s enamel and is physically bonded to it. You might want to consider porcelain veneers: If your teeth are severely discolored. (For best results we may recommend that your teeth be whitened before veneering…

Dental Implants In Doylestown

Cosmetic Dentistry

The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to Lansdale people who are missing teeth are industry-leading dental implants. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely…

Composite Resins Could be the Answer to Damaged Front Teeth

Categories: Dental Procedures

Our smiles are our “calling cards” for first impressions. When our front teeth are missing, chipped or otherwise damaged, it will certainly make an impression — and not a positive one. The good news is many aesthetic problems with front teeth can be remedied with the use of composite resins. This cost-effective treatment choice not…

Teeth Whitening Treatments: Five Facts You Should Know

Categories: Dental Procedures

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your smile, tooth whitening treatments — whether done at home or in our office — are a popular option. Here are the answers to some questions that many people ask before they begin the process. Q: Are commonly used tooth-whitening methods safe? A: Yes — provided they…