Prevent Dry Mouth While Sleeping

Millions of people experience dry mouth at some point in their lives. If you are one of those millions, you know night time is generally the worst, waking up parched. Without relief it can be uncomfortable and frustrating. Dry mouth is annoying and can be painful. If left untreated, chronic dry mouth can lead to…

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…

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…

new patient specials | Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

Are Your Teeth Wearing Fuzzy Slippers?

Do you ever feel like your teeth are wearing fuzzy slippers? It’s not actually fuzz that you’re feeling, but plaque! Everyone knows that plaque is bad, but have you ever been told what it actually is? Plaque is a sticky biofilm made up of hundreds of naturally-occurring bacteria that feed on the food we eat.…