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How to Find the Right Dentist – The Successful Way

There are plenty of choices for dental care in Lancaster County and its surrounding areas. We understand that it can become quite overwhelming deciding who the best dentist in Lancaster is. Though we’d love to welcome you to Susquehanna Dental Arts as one of our patients, we know that every person is unique and needs to find the best fit for their own dental needs.

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How Your Mouth is Showing Your Overall Health

Ever picture your toothbrush as a safeguard against heart disease? How about as a shield against respiratory illness? When you practice good oral hygiene and include proper brushing as part of a preventive oral health plan, that’s essentially what your toothbrush can become.

We know they seem totally unrelated. After all, our teeth are primarily used for just cutting and chewing our food. But they also start the whole digestive process and, along with your gums, are the main entrance into your body. Poor oral health can have a negative impact on your overall health. Your dentist can play a supportive role in helping you stay healthy.

What are the Signs of Poor Oral Hygiene?

Your body can develop some serious health conditions silently, with no overt symptoms alerting you to any disease. But an unhealthy mouth isn’t shy about letting you know there’s a problem. If you develop any of the following signs of poor oral health, you should see your dentist immediately.

  • Mouth sores
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose or lost teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Recurring or persistent bad breath
  • Toothache
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5 Good Dental Habits We Hope You Continue

Sure, you appreciate your teeth but are you showing them the love they deserve? It really doesn’t take a lot to adopt good dental habits. If you’re doing them already, please keep up the great work! You’ll likely enjoy lifelong good dental health. If you aren’t adopting these healthy dental habits, start now!

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It’s NOT Just a Cleaning! – An In-Depth Look: Part Two

We’re back for Round Two of yes, it’s NOT just a cleaning! Last time, we discussed some basic procedures offered by your dentist every time you visit for a routine “cleaning”. We get it – scheduling a seemingly mundane appointment for yourself is HARD, especially when you’re coordinating kids, sports, spouses, jobs, and even relaxation time for yourself. That’s a lot of balls to keep in the air!

However, it is CRUCIAL that you keep your regularly scheduled appointments as they’re scheduled. Not only will your teeth be healthier in the long run, but a routine dental appointment can affect every aspect of your life, more than you may realize.

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It’s NOT Just a Cleaning! – An In-Depth Look: Part One

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!

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It’s NOT 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

What Is Gum Recession? Is It Permanent?

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

Keep Your Teeth and Gums Happy and Healthy!

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