The Effect of Aging on Your Teeth

Like the rest of your body, your teeth will change with age in ways you may not have anticipated. Much of this has to do with how well you cared for your teeth in your younger years. Factors including nutrition, dental hygiene and teeth cleaning, prompt restorative care, and avoiding bad habits – such as… [Read more]

Mechanical Toothbrushes

Mechanical toothbrushes are quickly growing in popularity, but are they worth the extra cost? The Academy of General Dentistry reports that the best toothbrush is one that you will actually use. If you are more inclined to use a mechanical toothbrush, the extra expense may be worth it. It is equally important that you visit… [Read more]

What Your Teeth Say about Your General Health

Your teeth provide Philadelphia dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall, more information about your general health than you may realize. During your regularly scheduled dental hygiene and teeth cleaning appointments, Dr. Marshall can detect signs of problems that extend beyond your mouth, making these biannual visits an important part of your overall healthcare routine. Below are some… [Read more]

Benefits and Risks of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best possible solution for replacing missing teeth. The strength and durability of the dental implant root gives dental implants a wide range of benefits, including: No stress on adjacent teeth Easy to clean and care for Restore full functionality to your smile Eat a wider variety of foods Will not slip,… [Read more]

Partial Dentures vs. Dental Implants

Both partial dentures and dental implants are effective ways of replacing one or more missing teeth. Partials, also known as dental bridges, rely on the support of adjacent teeth to hold a false tooth into place. In contrast, dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone and act as a new tooth root. This allows… [Read more]

Good Candidates for Invisalign®

Invisalign® has proven to be an effective orthodontic treatment, often capable of straightening teeth in 12 months or less. Invisalign® can address a wide range of minor bite issues, including crossbite, overbite, underbite, gaps, and crowded teeth. In order to be a good Invisalign® candidate, you will need to be: Over the age of 13… [Read more]

Using Dental Implants to Support Dentures

When you are missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, dentures supported by dental implants can provide a much stronger and more secure hold than traditional adhesive methods. Because dental implants are fused directly to your jawbone, they provide a sturdy and reliable structure to which your dentures can be attached.… [Read more]

Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® offers several advantages over traditional braces. Although traditional braces remain an effective option, many adults feel uncomfortable with their aesthetic experience, especially in social and professional settings. Invisalign® eliminates the need for brackets and wires, using a series of optically clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth instead.… [Read more]

Dental Implant Candidacy in Philadelphia

Your dental implant candidacy will ultimately be determined by our experienced Philadelphia implant dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall. However, there are a few general requirements that all potential patients should meet. The best candidates for dental implants are: Nonsmokers In good oral health Enough bone density in the implant area Free of gum disease Not taking… [Read more]

How Dental Implants Work

When you lose a tooth, you also lose your tooth root. Dental implants act as an artificial tooth root to provide a strong foundation a new replacement tooth. Although other forms of tooth replacement can restore some degree of strength and appearance to your smile, they are not permanently fused to your jaw, and thus… [Read more]

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