At Susquehanna Dental Arts, we believe
your ongoing, regularly scheduled hygiene visit is the most important
appointment you can keep. Here’s a list of some of the things you can do to
help your cleanings be more efficient.
First and foremost,
keep all of your dental appointments in a timely fashion. Whether your cleaning
appointments are every 3 or 6 months, keep that rotation going so no problems
When there are
other issues that warrant an extra trip to the dentist, make sure to schedule
in a timely fashion – sooner rather than later. Most issues will only get worse
the longer you wait.
recommended oral hygiene instructions concerning brushing and flossing after
meals and at bedtime. Additionally, be sure to follow any special instructions
for your personal home care. Floss the teeth you want to keep!
Be careful what
you eat try to make sure it isn’t something that will damage your teeth (such
as excessively hard, acidic, or sugary foods and drinks).
Also make sure to
eat foods that are good for your teeth (foods high in Vitamin D
or Calcium). Chewing some foods, such as celery, can help facilitate good blood
flow and clean the teeth, as well as massage the gums.
Do not use your
teeth as tools to tighten or open things (such as beer caps or stubborn
teeth with a mouth guard during sports activity.
Bring a list of any
updated/current medical history and medications to your next visit.
Make a list of
any questions and concerns you have about what is going on with your oral
health prior to your visit.
We want to help you get the most out
of your dentist visits – follow these steps outside the office for a better
visit every time. Give us a call at 717-285-7033 to make your next appointment
with us today!
Happy New Year! It’s time to get serious – have you ever
scheduled a regular hygiene visit with your dentist only to cancel at the last
minute, thinking “it’s only a cleaning – it’s not important” or “I don’t feel
like going in for a cleaning today, I’m sure it’s fine if I skip”?
At Susquehanna Dental Arts, we’re here to set the record
straight. Regular hygiene visits are not only recommended – they’re crucial to
your overall health and wellbeing! Today, we want to go through a few of the
many important facets of a “regular hygiene” visit and explain how yes, it’s
MUCH more than just a cleaning!
At Susquehanna Dental Arts, we believe that your ongoing, regularly-scheduled hygiene visits are the most important appointments that you can keep. Here’s a list of some of the things we do for you during every hygiene visit – it’s more than just a cleaning!Continue reading →
Have you noticed tooth pain, exposed roots, elongated teeth, or even loose teeth? If so, you could be experiencing symptoms of gum recession. It’s important to recognize these symptoms right away so that treatment can be issued to stop gum recession in its tracks. Continue reading →
It can be easy to neglect your teeth and gums with the busy lifestyles we tend to lead. There’s school, work, kids, hobbies, cleaning, and so much more to occupy our minds from the time we open our eyes until we go to bed at night. With so much on our minds, who has time to think about their oral hygiene?
Everyone’s teeth and gums should be a priority to them. Our oral hygiene is just as important as our overall health, and should be treated as such. Today, we want to provide some easy ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy while still keeping up with your bustling lifestyle. Continue reading →
Ahh, summertime – trips to the beach, plenty of sunshine, and sweet treats to end a perfect day. What’s not to love? At Susquehanna Dental Arts, we love summertime! We also know that your teeth are subject to more abuse thanks to plentiful sugary snacks and lax vacation routines. Continue reading →
This may be a phrase you’ve never heard before – dental caries. Don’t be alarmed, this isn’t a new disease that was just discovered! Dental caries is another name for tooth decay or cavities, or the breakdown of teeth due to acids made by bacteria.
Most folks have heard of cavities before; they’re most often caused by poor dental hygiene after eating and drinking foods and beverages high in sugar or that tend to get stuck between your teeth. Of course, with tooth decay comes a way to prevent it, and that’s what were here to discuss today! Tooth decay is extremely preventable; even if you’ve had dental caries in the past, you can still protect your teeth from further damage today. Continue reading →
When it comes to whitening your teeth, no stone has been left unturned. Everyone is developing new do-it-yourself methods of bleaching their pearly whites, and we’re here to set the record straight. Tempting as it may be to attempt some home whitening with ingredients found in your own kitchen, a “natural” remedy doesn’t always mean a “healthy” one.
We want to debunk common whitening myths and instead give you healthy alternatives to make your teeth sparkle for summer. Remember, healthy teeth are glowing teeth! Continue reading →
Tooth sensitivity is best defined as a sudden, sharp flash of pain when teeth are exposed to cold, sweet, acidic, or hot foods, as well as bursts of cold air. While an unpleasant condition, it is certainly not uncommon – over 40 million Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity, according to the Academy of General Dentistry.
While tooth sensitivity can never be completely eliminated, there are several steps that you can take to lessen the discomfort and improve the health of your teeth. There are no “at-risk” groups for tooth sensitivity; it can happen to anyone, anytime. Today, we want to define exactly what can cause tooth sensitivity, and what can be done to remedy it. Continue reading →
When children are young, it’s very tempting to let them suck their thumb or a pacifier for comfort. Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for babies and helps them feel secure, while also soothing them and helping them fall asleep. But where do you draw the line?
Many parents don’t realize the negative effects that can occur from thumbsucking or pacifier use past infancy on their child’s permanent teeth and bite. Today, we want to highlight the potential problems that can occur from prolonged thumbsucking, and supply creative solutions to help your child break the habit. Continue reading →