Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Advantages of Invisalign Over Braces

Most patients know that there are two major ways to straighten teeth, but do you know the differences? Invisalign has many advantages over traditional metal braces. At Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, we want our patients to know why Invisalign is often preferred to braces and how it can help them!


Hygiene Stays the Same

With braces, your dental hygiene practices get a little more complicated and it takes more time than normal. With Invisalign, there is no need for special dental equipment or extra time. Since you take the aligners out to brush and floss, dental hygiene remains how it always has been.


No Food Restrictions

You also take Invisalign out to eat. Therefore, you do not need to steer clear of certain types of food. You can still eat crunchy, hard, or chewy foods all you like. With braces, these types of food could damage the braces and slow down treatment time.


A Clear Smile

A huge aesthetic advantage over braces is the near invisibility of Invisalign. Most people cannot tell you are wearing the aligners unless they are really looking closely. You can also take them out for important pictures like yearbook pictures or wedding pictures.


Less Gum Irritation

Invisalign consists of smooth, clear plastic aligners, so it does not rough up cheeks and gums like metal brackets and wires do.


Straightening your smile doesn’t have to mean having a metal mouth, the irritation of braces, or major changes to your day. To learn more about Invisalign, contact Bensalem Family Dentistry of Bensalem, PA by calling (215) 638-9952 or visit our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tips for Getting Kids Interested in their Dental Care

Great dental health begins as a child. That is when many habits are picked up. In addition, healthy baby teeth are important for adult teeth. For tips on getting kids interested in dental care, keep reading! At Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, we want all of our patients to benefit from good at-home dental care.

Educate Them

Many children will do great once they know the reasoning behind good dental care. Animated dental videos are both educational and fun to watch for kids. They will then know all about how brushing and flossing help keep away cavities.

Let Them Pick

When picking up dental supplies for your child, bring them along so they can pick. There are many toothbrushes with their favorite characters. There is even fun-flavored toothpaste and floss. Letting them pick may get them more excited about it.

Reward Good Behavior

Many kids respond well to rewards. A chart may be helpful to keep track of brushing before bed. After so many nights in a row, you can take them to the park or let them choose dinner. It’s great for getting kids into good habits. Rewards for healthy reports from the dentist can also make kids with dental anxiety feel better about dental visits.

Good dental habits start at a young age. To schedule your child’s next cleaning and examination, call Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA at (215) 638-9952. More information about our office can be found on our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com