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All About Cavities

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was Reviewed by the Faculty of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

What's in Your Mouth? 
To understand what happens when your teeth decay, it's helpful to know what's in your mouth naturally. Here are a few of the elements: 

Saliva - Your mouth and teeth are constantly bathed in saliva. We never give much thought to our spit, but this fluid is remarkable for what it does to help protect our oral health. Saliva keeps teeth and other parts of your mouth moist and washes away bits of food. Saliva contains minerals that strengthen teeth. It includes buffering agents. They reduce the levels of acid that can decay teeth. Saliva also protects against some viruses and bacteria. Plaque - Plaque is a soft, gooey substance that sticks to the teeth a bit like jam sticks to a spoon. Like the slime that clings to the bottom of a swimming pool, plaque is a type of biofilm. It contains large numbers of closely packed b…

Dental Sealants Dentist

Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
Dental sealants counterbalance a child’s botched efforts to brush properly. Even though they give it their best try, they’re still learning, and their hand-to-eye coordination isn’t completely developed. Besides, it’s possible even with careful brushing that the deep grooves in the back of their teeth may be missed. These hard-to-reach brushing areas even thwart adults. This allows for the formation of bacteria, acids, and plaque, which will later lead to decay. And once a tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will need a filling or a crown.

A dental sealant treatment works as follows:
The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.A thin, white or clear plastic coating is painted on the surfaces of their teeth.A curing light is aimed at the sealant to bond it into place.
In no time at all, without shots or drills, the entire process is done. It’s completely harmless! The application of dental sealants is one of the best things both ch…

Dental Veneers Dentist

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‘Smile Makeovers’ in Only Two Visits!
If you have badly shaped teeth, wide gaps, or odd staining, our porcelain veneers may make it possible for you to obtain an amazing smile. Veneers are made from very thin, durable sheets of the most advanced dental ceramic available. They are affixed to your natural teeth in a way that makes them seem straight and uniform, as if they’ve had years of orthodontic work. Dr. Park can use also use veneers to conceal chipped, cracked, or worn teeth. And because the veneer is made to match the color of your surrounding teeth, they look totally natural.


Park Dental of Colmar
James H. Park, DMD
2200 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA 18915
(215) 716-7228
ParkDentalColmar.com

Powerprox Six Month Braces™ Technique

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Straight Teeth in Six Short Months

The Powerprox Six Month Braces™ Technique is a radical new technology that develops your teeth into a beautiful smile, quickly and comfortably. In ten appointments or less, completed over approximately a six-month period, wide gaps can be eliminated, and overcrowded or overlapped teeth can be gently moved into a more aesthetic position.

Because the Powerprox technique uses a low-force method, the teeth visible in your smile can be moved safely with just light adjustments that cause less discomfort than traditional braces. In addition, no one needs to know you’re having your teeth straightened. Powerprox Six Month Braces placed on the front of teeth are typically clear, to be less obvious. However, lingual braces, which are placed behind the teeth, are often the best option and are completely invisible.

Powerprox Six Month Braces are perfect for older teens and adults who want the benefit of straighter teeth without the hassle and appearance of more trad…