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A History of Teeth Whitening, from Ancient Rome to Today

August 8, 2023

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Young person with a white smile

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that there is, and that has a lot to do not just with the number of people who are interested in brightening their smile, but in the remarkable efficacy of the treatment.

However, while the demand has always been there, whitening treatments haven’t always been as sophisticated as they are today. There’s a long history that has brought this treatment to where it is now. If you’re curious, here’s a little bit more information around where teeth whitening came from, and how it developed over time.


The Great Debate: Mints vs. Sugar-Free Gum

July 11, 2023

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close up of a woman holding a  white piece of gum to her teeth

You are likely already aware that the best way to combat bad breath is consistent, healthy dental hygiene. What do you do, though, when you’re at work and have enjoyed a particularly strong cup of coffee? How do you refresh after a business lunch or before an important meeting? Mints and gum are both popular options to feel fresh and clean when you’re on-the-go; but which is the better choice for your oral health? Keep reading to find the answer!


Is It Okay to Get Teeth Whitening After Braces?

June 6, 2023

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person getting teeth whitening after braces

Congratulations on successfully completing your braces journey! Although braces can straighten your teeth, you might notice some discoloration once they are removed. This discoloration can occur due to plaque buildup or enamel demineralization during orthodontic treatment. The good news is that there are several teeth whitening options that can help restore your teeth’s natural color and enhance the appearance of your smile. Let’s explore the process of whitening your smile after braces.


5 Common Instruments That Your Dentist Uses

May 11, 2023

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Mouth mirror and various other dental instruments

Do you feel nervous whenever it’s time for a dental checkup? One possible contributing factor to your anxiety may be that you’re not entirely sure what your dentist is doing inside your mouth. As such, becoming more familiar with some of the tools they use and what they do could help you stay calmer in the dental chair. Here’s a brief look at 5 of the most common dental instruments.


What to Do Now that You’re Done with Braces

April 29, 2023

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teenager with a beautiful smile

Finally, after over a year of cleaning and care, you’re finally getting your braces off! It’s a moment for celebration, where you can finally reveal your new, straight smile to others in all its glory.

However, just because you’re getting off your braces doesn’t mean you can stop thinking about your oral health—this is just the first day of a new life with this smile, and it’s a good idea to start that off on the right foot. Here are some things that you may want to do for your smile after you get your braces off.


Busting 3 Myths About Alcohol and Oral Health

March 29, 2023

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A wide variety of alcohol lined up on a table

Everybody enjoys a drink every now and then—some of us more than others. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, but if you aren’t careful, there are some ways that alcohol can start to affect your health.

In particular, there are quite a few misunderstandings about how alcohol can impact people’s oral health. Here’s a blog to correct the record on some of the most common myths about alcohol and your teeth.


How the Holidays in March Can Affect Your Oral Health

March 4, 2023

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green beer on a table

This March, there’s quite a bit to celebrate. It’s the end of winter and the beginning of spring, which is always worth getting excited about, but there are also several holidays that happen to fall in this month.

However, many of these celebrations can potentially have an effect on your oral health, especially if you aren’t careful. If you want to know what they are, and how you can prevent them, here are some of the festivities to watch out for this March.


Why Wear Rubber Bands on Your Braces?

February 8, 2023

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If you plan to get metal braces, you might think they’ll be enough to straighten your smile. After all, their brackets and wires work well to move teeth into place! In reality, though, your dentist may have you wear rubber bands on the braces too. The latter items are sometimes needed to ensure effective treatment. As for why that’s the case, your local Coatesville dentist can explain. Read on, then, to learn why you’d need rubber bands with your braces, how they work, and tips on using them.


5 Myths About Root Canals, Debunked!

January 22, 2023

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patient learning about root canal myths from dentist

Have you recently learned from your dentist that you need to get a root canal? Root canal therapy is one of the most feared dental treatments. This is because countless forms of misinformation has led patients to believe that this treatment is incredibly unpleasant to undergo. There is a range of other falsehoods about root canal therapy that have spread like wildfire. Continue reading as we debunk five of them.


Can Tooth Infections Be Deadly?

December 3, 2022

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a patient suffering from a severe toothache

Tooth pain is something that the majority of us experience throughout our lives, and there are certain times when it’s seemingly unbearable! But are there ever instances when these pesky little aches can become life-threatening? Believe it or not, the underlying causes for the pain can sometimes progress into serious or even fatal circumstances. Keep reading to learn more from your emergency dentist in Coatesville about tooth infections and how they have the potential to cause deadly problems, along with some helpful tips for preventing them entirely.

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