Berries | Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

Stay Away from these Foods!

Chances are, your dentist has told you on multiple occasions to brush twice daily, floss, and not to eat a lot of candy (or any at all!) It’s not that us dentists are trying to take all the fun out of eating, however it’s important to know what food is okay for your teeth and…

Dental Emergencies while Traveling Abroad

Tips for Dental Emergencies while Traveling Abroad

Are you planning a vacation outside the U.S.? Don’t have your vacation ruined by a toothache. Prior to traveling abroad a thorough dental examination is important especially if traveling to developing countries or remote areas without access to safe dental care. Emergency dental care abroad may be hard to find, uncomfortable, expensive, or even dangerous.…

Smoker's Mouth | Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

A Smoker’s Mouth

If you smoke, chances are your dental needs are considerably greater than someone who does not smoke. An alarming statistic shows that smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of tooth decay and tooth loss. Smoking cigarettes also increases a person’s chances of getting periodontal disease, bone decay, and oral cancer. Studies show that smokers…

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Root Canal: Myth v. Fact

The words “root canal” can be terrifying to people, especially those who have never undergone one themselves.  However, thanks to technology root canal procedures have changed considerably, and today we are here to dispel some of the top root canal myths! The number one myth is that root canal treatments are extremely painful. FALSE –…

Clean Tongue | Collegeville Dentistry

Cleaning Your Tongue

Everyone knows the importance of brushing their teeth twice and day and floss. However, did you know that your tongue is a big time target for bacteria? Although your tongue won’t get damaged directly, like your teeth do in the form of cavities, not cleaning your tongue can lead to some pretty negative results. Almost…

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Teeth Whitening

Everyone’s teeth will begin to yellow at some point due to enamel thinning as you age. Certain factors will worsen teeth yellowing and speed up the process. This includes drinking coffee, tea, colas, wine or dark juices, all which stain your teeth when particles embed in the pits and ridges of your enamel. Tobacco, whether…

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Chewing Gum

The average American chews about 1.8 pounds of gum each year. Although some gum can be bad for your teeth, especially if you’re chewing nearly 2 pounds of it, most gum can now be chewed with little to no consequence. In fact, many gums can be beneficial to the chewer. Chewing sugar free gum can…

Oral Health and the Holidays | Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

Oral Health and the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and you know with holidays come all kinds of delicious foods and drinks! It’s perfectly okay to enjoy these yummy things all while taking extra good care of your oral health! Check out these tips for proper care of your teeth and gums this holiday season! Be mindful of…

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Dental Myths

There are a lot of myths about dental hygiene and dentists which are just not true. Misunderstandings about tooth care can lead to poor oral health or a fear of going to the dentist. Some of the most repeated and believed myths are: The more you bush, the better. Over brushing will wear down your…

Sleep Apnea | Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville

What is Sleep Apnea?

Are you told that you snore while you’re asleep? Do you find yourself waking up constantly in the night? These are common symptoms of a condition known as Sleep Apnea. People who suffer from Sleep Apnea do not get adequate oxygen to their brain while they sleep. This is caused by a blockage in the…