Better Understanding The Dental Impacts Of Pacifier Use In Children

Is your family home filled with fading photos of you, snuggled in some onesie, with a pacifier in your mouth? Are you a parent who had 12 identical copies of your baby’s binkie, which you can go nowhere without in fear of a meltdown? Do you work at a restaurant, and often find abandoned pacifiers lying under tables, with frantic... read more »

Unseen Challenges Of Modern Orthodontics And A Promising Solution For Kids

Though the field of orthodontics has made incredible strides in recent history, with the process shifting from wildly conspicuous to almost unnoticeable, it still harbors some of its oldest "cons” -- pain. The unavoidable fact is editing one’s dentition is an uncomfortable task. Be it through the tightening of wires or the swapping of aligners, exerting the proper pressure on... read more »

How Gum Disease Develops and the Importance of Seeing the Dentist

Last week’s post focused on the body’s interconnectedness, and how unhealthy gums can lead to hosts of health problems in seemingly separate areas of the body, like the heart or lungs. This week, we’ll be focusing on the stages of gum disease, and the importance and efficacy of seeing a professional and treating gum conditions early. The first and least... read more »

Hands, Hearts and Mouths? How Gum Disease Could Affect the Whole Body

Did you know bad breath isn’t always the result of skipping brushing or eating a basket of garlic bread? Oftentimes, continual bad breath is more indicative of something amiss in one’s dental health and is regularly linked to gum disease. Gum disease stems from behaviors like the ones stated prior, improper and irregular brushing, forgetting to floss—essentially improper dental hygiene.... read more »

The Surprising And Remarkable Wisdom Behind Wisdom Teeth Removal

How many teeth do you have? Your answer to that question varies according to multiple factors: age, surgical history the number of hockey games you’ve played. The most common change to your answer after reaching adulthood comes with the arrival of wisdom teeth. Dentition: Tooth Arrangement and Placement Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common surgeries, with 85%... read more »

A (Tooth) Brush through History

Sitting in a cup, holder or drawer in almost every American home is the humble toothbrush. A twice-daily ritual of plastic and bristles, we use them to clean our teeth and maintain our dental health. The variations of a toothbrush today are staggering. You can find one in any size or shape, any character or color, all sold conveniently in... read more »

How Does Invisalign® Shift Our Smiles?

The primary image surrounding orthodontics is a metal, train-track smile. We see it plainly in orthodontics offices’ logos: brackets and wires and bands. Fixing a smile has long been a very public and noticeable affair. There is even evidence that braces existed in some form as far back as ancient Egypt! So it can be puzzling to look at Invisalign®,... read more »

Routine Checkups Are Important for the Prevention of Dental Concerns

Cavities, gum disease and oral cancer are one of the most common oral health concerns for the American population. To help combat and reduce the risk of these dental concerns, the American Dental Association recommends brushing once in the morning and once at night. They also recommend flossing at least once a day, preferably before going to bed. The ADA... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Westtown Dental Care, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles.... read more »