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What Kind of Toothbrush Should You Use?

July 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 12:00 pm
A row of different kinds of toothbrushes

If you’re like many dental patients, you may think there aren’t major differences between toothbrushes. After all, the appliances can look alike at first glance. Dental practices also tend to emphasize the need for toothbrushing rather than the kind of toothbrush you use. However, did you know that brush type can greatly impact oral health? Depending on its particular features, a brush-head can have varying effects on your teeth and gums. To prove it, here’s a summary of three kinds of toothbrushes from your dentist in Lehigh Valley.


What Summer Foods Can You Eat with Dental Implants?

July 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 3:02 pm
Summer foods for dental implants in Lehigh Valley

Dealing with missing teeth is unpleasant, especially during summer. For one thing, you can’t smile well in vacation photos. You’re also more likely to feel insecure around friends and family, who may be uncomfortable with your looks. The worst issue, though, might be the inability to eat your favorite summertime foods. Thankfully, there’s a possible solution: dental implants from a dentist in Lehigh Valley! With these replacement teeth, you could chew plenty of seasonal items. As proof, here are three summery treats they’d let you eat.


Is It Possible to Brush Your Teeth Too Hard?

June 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 8:12 pm
Woman brushing her teeth.

When most people think of oral hygiene, brushing their teeth is the first thing that comes to mind. And for good reason—this habit is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from serious oral health problems. That said, did you know that you can overbrush your teeth if you aren’t careful? In fact, dentists estimate that about 10% – 20% of people damage their teeth or gums from overbrushing. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of brushing too hard, along with some tips from your dentist in Lehigh Valley for properly and safely brushing your teeth.


Seven Sneaky Signs of Dehydration

June 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 7:12 pm
Woman drinking a glass of water to stay hydrated.

What’s on your to-do list this summer? Are you planning to hit the beach for some fun in the sun? Or maybe you’d rather spend your days at home, relaxing and enjoying the extra downtime. No matter what your summer plans are, you should be sure that you’re drinking plenty of water and staying properly hydrated! The signs of dehydration aren’t always obvious, and sometimes you can be dehydrated without even realizing it! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Lehigh Valley about seven of the hard-to-detect signs of dehydration and what you can do to ensure you’re drinking enough water.


3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments Perfect for Summer

May 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 9:15 am
Smiling family on summer vacation

You want your smile to look its best this summer, right? If your teeth aren’t up to standard, your vacation photos may not turn out as planned. It’d be a waste to have a wonderful summer experience and not get good pictures of yourself. Fortunately, your dentist in Lehigh Valley is here to help! Listed below are three ideal cosmetic dental treatments for the summer. Consider if one (or more) of them could give you a smile that genuinely embodies fun in the sun!

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