How to Avoid Bad Breath | Downingtown Family Dentistry

How to Avoid Bad Breath

How to Avoid Bad Breath Studies show that 50% of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their life. We get it, bad breath happens! We have all been there. But what actually causes bad breath, and how can you prevent it from happening? Keep reading to find out. What Causes…

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8 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Services | Downingtown Family Dentistry

8 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Services

8 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Services Dental emergencies can lead to pain and discomfort, swelling, and even more significant problems down the road if you do not take care of the issue immediately. Understanding the difference between a dental issue that can wait until your next dental visit and an emergency issue that can…

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New Research by Colgate for Toothpaste and Mouthwash Effects on COVID-19 Virus | Downingtown Family Dentistry

New Research by Colgate for Toothpaste and Mouthwash Effects on COVID-19 Virus

New Research by Colgate for Toothpaste and Mouthwash Effects on COVID-19 Virus Recent studies conducted by Colgate-Palmolive suggest certain oral care products may play a role in temporarily reducing the amount of the COVID-19 Virus in your mouth. Laboratory tests found that specific kinds of toothpaste with zinc, stannous fluoride, or amine fluoride, as well…

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Cleaning Between Your Teeth is The Secret to a Healthy Smile | Downingtown Dentistry

Cleaning Between Your Teeth is The Secret to a Healthy Smile

Cleaning Between Your Teeth is The Secret to a Healthy Smile When you think about keeping your mouth healthy, brushing your teeth is usually what everybody thinks of. Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste is the key to a healthy smile, but there is one more step that can truly transform how healthy your mouth…

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10 Foods and Drinks with Oral Health Benefits Included | Downingtown Family Dentistry

10 Food & Drinks with Oral Health Benefits Included

10 Foods & Drinks with Oral Health Benefits Included Take a look at the list below of foods and drinks that actually provide you with oral health benefits. Try incorporating these foods into you and your child’s daily diet to reap all the benefits! Yogurt, Milk, & Cheeses Any kind of healthy dairy product provides…

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Nutrition and Oral Health Recommendations for Children | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Nutrition and Oral Health Recommendations for Children

Nutrition and Oral Health Recommendations for Children Children are the jewels of our eyes, and it’s our number one priority to keep them happy and healthy. It has been reported that the number of children that have missed school days due to dental pain has been on the rise this decade in comparison to the…

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns Dental crowns are a specific type of restorative dentistry designed to improve the function and appearance of teeth. Crowns are made with different materials ranging from porcelain to ceramic to metal. A dental crown procedure requires several steps in order to complete the process safely and effectively.…

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Oral Cancer Facts & Symptoms to Look Out For | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Oral Cancer Facts & Symptoms to Look Out For

Oral Cancer Facts & Symptoms to Look Out For Close to 54,000 new cases of oral cancer are expected be diagnosed in the United States this year alone. Here at Downingtown Family Dentistry, we want to stress the importance of getting screened for oral cancer regularly. If you have never had an oral cancer examination,…

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Are Your Childrens Teeth and Gums Getting Enough Vitamins and Minerals | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Are Your Children’s Teeth and Gums Getting Enough Vitamins & Minerals?

Are Your Children’s Teeth and Gums Getting Enough Vitamins & Minerals? Everybody knows that brushing and flossing are vital for our children’s overall oral health, but the type of food and liquids they consume daily is just as important! Consuming a diet full of unhealthy foods can have long term effects on your child’s oral…

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Root Canals: The Unfiltered Truth | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Root Canals: The Unfiltered Truth

Root Canals: The Unfiltered Truth A lot of us hear the words “root canal” and suddenly fall into a panic. Back in the day, root canals were known for their unpleasantry. So it’s only natural for you to be nervous about your upcoming root canal procedure, but the teeth experts at Downingtown Family Dentistry are…

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Dental Implants: What They Are & What to Expect | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Dental Implants: What They Are & What to Expect

Dental Implants: What They Are & What to Expect Having gaps in your mouth from missing teeth aren’t just not aesthetic pleasing, it also can cause a lot of problems in your mouth. Missing teeth can cause shifting teeth, gum disease, bone resorption, and more. Replacing the tooth is crucial in preventing additional dental problems…

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How To Clean Your Dentures | Downingtown Family Dentistry

How To Clean Your Dentures

How To Clean Your Dentures Some people are under the impression that once you get your dentures placed, you don’t need to worry about cleaning your teeth again. But unfortunately, this is not the care and there are repercussions if you neglect cleaning your dentures. Your dentures can get stains and look dirty, just like…

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How Thumb-Sucking Negatively Impacts Your Children's Oral Health | Downingtown Family Dentistry

How Thumb-Sucking Negatively Impacts Your Children’s Oral Health

How Thumb-Sucking Negatively Impacts Your Children’s Oral Health When a child is young, it is almost a natural reaction for them to suck their thumb, and many children actually start doing it when they are in the womb. Problems usually only arise when they prolong their thumb sucking past infancy. It is then that their…

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6 Ways to Prevent Cavities in Children | Downingtown Family Dentistry

6 Ways to Prevent Cavities in Children

6 Ways to Prevent Cavities in Children Tooth decay occurs when food containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on your teeth. Bacteria in the mouth changes the carbohydrates into acids. The combination of bacteria, food, acid, and saliva cause plaque to form that then sticks to your teeth. Over time, the acid then eats…

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Everything You Need to Know About Mouthwash | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Everything You Need to Know About Mouthwash

Everything You Need to Know About Mouthwash Everyone has heard of mouthwash, but do you or your children fully understand how mouthwash is important for oral health? Here we are going to talk about mouthwash, what it does, and how to use it properly. What is Mouthwash? Mouthwash is a special liquid that includes a…

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Nausea Effects on Oral Health | Downingtown Dentistry

Nausea Effects on Oral Health

Nausea Effects on Oral Health Feeling nauseated is never a pleasant experience, but it’s unavoidable in some cases. A stomach bug, eating something that doesn’t agree with you, or another type of virus can all cause nausea. During and after the unpleasant experience, it’s important to know how nausea can impact your oral health, as…

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Dental Care Guide Back to School Edition | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Dental Care Guide: Back-to-School Edition

Dental Care Guide: Back-to-School Edition It’s that time of year again! Back to school means back to busy schedules, which means it’s easy to lose track of things like dental check-ups and packing healthy snacks for the kids. But we get it! Back to school is stressful enough, so let us help you take a…

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How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush | Downingtown Family Dentistry

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush? I want you to think for a minute…when was the last time you replaced your toothbrush? We throw out expired foods and replace old or used up cosmetic products, but when it comes to our dental hygiene, it seems to get forgotten and ends up not making it…

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What Not To Do If You Have a Toothache | Downingtown Dentistry

What Not To Do If You Have a Toothache

What Not To Do If You Have a Toothache A toothache is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong in your mouth. There is no convenient time or place to get a toothache, but we always try to see our patients with a toothache as soon as possible. But chances are you won’t be…

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Make the Most of Your Teeth Whitening | Downingtown Dentistry

Make the Most of Your Teeth Whitening

Make the Most of Your Teeth Whitening Teeth whitening is a fantastic investment in the appearance of your smile. White teeth are associated with youth and health and can make a big difference in your self-esteem. If you’re going to put time and money into getting whiter teeth, make sure you make the most of it…

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The Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth | Downingtown Family Dentistry

The Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth

The Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth There is nothing as charming and precious as a child’s happy smile. Unfortunately, we find that some parents and caregivers think of baby teeth (also known as milk teeth) as disposable. Their logic seems to be, if kids are going to lose their teeth soon anyway, it’s okay for…

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I Brush My Teeth Twice A Day Why Do I Still Get Cavities | Downingtown Dentistry

“I Brush My Teeth Twice a Day… Why Do I Still Get Cavities?”

“I Brush My Teeth Twice a Day… Why Do I Still Get Cavities?” Over the course of this pandemic, I think we’ve all been trying to form a few better habits while at home. Whether that be eating healthier, working out more, self-reflecting or practicing better dental hygiene. However it seems that some people are…

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3 Misconceptions About Flossing | Downingtown Dentistry

3 Common Misconception About Flossing

3 Common Misconceptions About Flossing We know it can be difficult to get in the habit of flossing regularly. After all, your mouth can feel pretty fresh after just brushing, enough to fool you into thinking it’s totally clean and safe from tooth decay or gum disease. But flossing regularly is the only way to make sure…

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teaching kids good oral health | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Top Parenting Hacks to Raising Kids with Good Oral Habits

Top Parenting Hacks to Raising Kids with Good Oral Habits Raising kids to have good oral habits can feel like an uphill battle, especially when you can’t seem to get your children to follow a healthy brushing routine. But you can make your life easier by creating and sticking to a dental schedule for your…

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dental symptoms not to ignore | Downingtown Family Dentistry

Three Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Three Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore Your mouth has many ways of letting you know that something has changed or may be wrong. Nevertheless, when we ask patients whether anything is bothering them about their smile, we find out they’ve been dealing with symptoms for a while! If you have any of the symptoms described…

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