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White Dental Fillings

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Filling Choices to Fit Every Need The standard silver-mercury amalgam has been the go-to filling material used in dental practices for a great many years. They are effective, affordable, and typically covered by insurance. Our practice also offers modern, state-of-the-art restorations that are a natural-looking white and contain no metals. Many patients choose the white bonded fillings because they are invisible compared to the metal filling. We are proud to offer both alternatives, and will be happy to discuss which option is best for you.

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

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'What Kind of Toothpaste Should I Use?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'What Kind of Toothpaste Should I Use?'

The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

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

Dental Anxiety: 3 Ways to Stop Fearing the Dentist

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org.

If you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Perhaps you’re scared the visit might hurt or you haven’t been in a while and not sure what the dentist will find. 
Whatever your reason, the right dental team will make sure your dental and your emotional health are taken care of. The more you delay - or just don’t go - to the dentist, the higher your risk of developing dental problems that will make gearing up for future dental visits more difficult. In fact, seeing your dentist regularly can actually make the entire process - from making an appointment to sailing through it ñ much easier on many levels. 
Use these strategies at your next appointment to help ease your anxiety and strengthen your smile. 

1. Speak up 
Anyone with anxiety knows sharing your feelings makes a world of difference. If you're tense or anxious, do yourself a favor and get your concerns off your chest. Your dentist …

Less Invasive Dental Procedures

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Introducing Laser Dental Procedures FDA-approved dental lasers mean less pain and faster healing for you! Procedures that were previously done with scalpels or incisions can now be accomplished with a laser. Less-invasive treatment equals improved results and speedier healing. We are also able to cosmetically remove uneven gummy smile lines, clean and shape inflamed tissue around crowns, halt gum disease, and heal painful canker sores and mouth ulcers with instant relief! You will be impressed!

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

Ask the Dentist by the ADA: 'My Child Has a Toothache. Should I Call the Dentist?'

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The American Dental Association has created informative videos called Ask the Dentist. Here is their video on: 'My Child Has a Toothache. Should I Call the Dentist?'

The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

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

Powerprox Six Month Braces

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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 tr…

Potential Causes of Toothaches: It's Not Always a Cavity

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Wendy J. Woudstra

No matter how conscientious you are about your oral care routine, at some point in your life you will probably experience the discomfort of a toothache. Though a cavity is the most likely culprit, it is only one of several possible causes of toothaches.

Tooth Sensitivity
If you are experiencing sharp pains when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, it could mean you have a cavity. It may also be a sign that you may have sensitive teeth, either from receding gums or from a thinning of your tooth enamel. While you are waiting for a dental appointment to confirm the cause of your sensitive teeth, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth may help ease the symptoms.

Some Toothaches Are More Severe
If the pain you are experiencing is a sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down on your food, the cause of your toothache could be a cavity or a cracked tooth. If it's…

Dealing With Dry Mouth

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by the ADA

A healthy adult produces about three pints of saliva each day. It's not the kind of thing you would give thought to very often, but that saliva plays a very important role in maintaining your health.

Saliva serves many purposes. It contains enzymes that aid in digestion. Saliva makes it easier to talk, a fact recognized by those who experience stage fright and the associated dry mouth while giving a presentation. 

Saliva also helps prevent tooth decay by washing away food and debris from the teeth and gums. It neutralizes damaging acids, enhances the ability to taste food and makes it easier to swallow. Minerals found in saliva also help repair microscopic tooth decay. 

Everyone, at some time or another, experiences dry mouth, also called "xerostomia." It can happen when you are nervous, upset or under stress or as a result of medication you take or other medical therapies. If dry mouth happ…