Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Natural-Looking and Strong Dental Bonding

Chipped or cracked teeth can hurt and also cost you your self-esteem. Fortunately, there is an affordable and trustworthy solution. At Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, we offer dental bonding; a strong restoration option that is able to resemble your actual tooth.

Dental bonding is the process of using a composite resin to smooth over imperfections like chips, cracks, gaps, misalignments, and discoloration. It restores the strength of your tooth while repairing the look of your smile. The resin will be chosen in the shade that matches your tooth so it looks completely natural. For those who want to use bonding to whiten their smile, a resin is chosen in a lighter shade and then applied over the whole smile. For cracks, chips, misaligned teeth, gaps, and more, the resin is smoothed over the imperfection. The resin is then hardened and polished so that it shines like a natural tooth. Only light etching is needed to prepare the tooth for the resin, so there are no major changes to your tooth.

While keeping your natural teeth intact is ideal, life does not always allow that. Our strong and natural-looking dental bonding is able to bring back your smile and the function of your teeth. To schedule an appointment with Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call our office at (215) 638-9952. More information about us can be found on our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Avoid Uneven Staining After Braces

Braces come with a little extra work but they end result is worth it! Straight teeth are both aesthetically pleasing and healthy! Speaking of a little extra work, Bensalem Family Dentistry of Bensalem, PA wants to remind our patients to take special care avoiding staining while you wear your braces. Staining while wearing braces could result in uneven marks when the braces come off.


Avoid Darker Foods and Drinks

In order to avoid staining, it just makes sense to avoid the foods and drinks that can stain your teeth. Cola, coffee, tomato sauce, and blueberries are among these types of foods. While it is not always easy to cut these foods out, enjoying them sparingly will help keep your teeth white. Also, be sure to rinse after you do consume any dark foods and drinks.


Do Not Skip Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and flossing are large parts of keeping away staining. If plaque or tartar sit on the teeth for long enough, the surface of your teeth can become stained and it can even go below your tooth’s enamel. Since plaque forms on teeth just hours after brushing, it is important to brush two to three times per day. Brushing after meals is a good idea.


Utilize Special Tools

There are special dental tools on the market to help those who are wearing braces. Floss threaders help you get the floss over and under your wires easily and quickly. There are also interdental cleaners for scrubbing around your brackets.


Avoid uneven staining by following these tips! To schedule your next cleaning at Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call our office at (215) 638-9952. For more information about our practice, visit our website, www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com