Pediatric Dentistry | Advanced Dentisty of Collegeville

Help! My Child’s Teeth Are Rotting

As soon as teeth erupt in a child’s mouth, bacteria become normal inhabitants. Bacteria feed on the substrate in the form of milk or a regular diet and produce acid that degenerate the tooth and form cavities. At this point, simply the tooth is then said to be rotting. What should you do if you…

Children's Sealants | Advanced Dentistry of Collegevile

Does My Child Need Sealants?

Dental sealants are a coating put on the grooves of your child’s back teeth in order to protect them. The first adult molars in a child’s mouth come out around 6 years of age and come with very deep grooves built-in. Food often gets trapped in those grooves and a toothbrush’s bristles are unable to…

Dental Veneers Blog Post - Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You? Veneers improve aesthetic, function, and self-esteem for a person. Porcelain veneers aim to correct sever discolorations, chipped teeth, misalignments, and mild spaces. In the cases of poor oral hygiene, traumatic occlusion, and severe malposition of the teeth, porcelain veneers are not recommended. Simple teeth discoloration can be fixed through…

Overall Health Concerns

The Need for Dental Crowns

Your tooth has sustained damage or is decaying beyond the capabilities of a dental filling, and your dentist has recommended a crown. A dental crown a tooth-shaped “cap” which is used to cover the damaged tooth to restore its size and shape, strength, and appearance. When placed properly, a crown fully encases the visible portion…

Underbite | Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

What Happens When You Have An Underbite

An underbite is caused by genetics, meaning there isn’t anything you can do to prevent them. But, just because you can’t prevent it, doesn’t mean you have to live with it! An underbite happens when a person’s lower jaw extends further than the upper jaw and affects about 10% of the population. If you have…