Maintain a Happy Smile with Dental Floss

How would you rank your oral health care in regard to flossing? Are you using the proper utensils to adequately clean between each and every tooth? Are you practicing proper techniques and methods to ensure your smile can eliminate any bacteria that can hide in the crevices between your teeth? In order to ensure dental… Read more »

Your Dentist Might Use a Simple Dental Filling to Repair a Small Cavity

Poor oral hygiene practices can allow the natural bacteria in your mouth to thrive. This can contribute to the development of gum disease, chronic bad breath, and eventually cause cavities to develop on one or more of your teeth. Early signs of tooth decay might include a noticeable change in the texture of a tooth’s… Read more »

Plaque and Your Teeth

If you want to learn about plaque, Alpha Dental Excellence in Langhorne, Pennsylvania is happy to help. Here are some FAQs about plaque and their answers: What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky, colorless substance which continuously builds up on your teeth. It contains bacteria, sugar and acid. Bacteria that reside in your mouth use… Read more »

A Porcelain Dental Crown Might Be Necessary to Treat a Fractured Front Tooth

Bad habits like nervously nibbling on pens, and pencils, or using your teeth to open packaging can put you at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture on a front tooth. This is even more likely to happen if you participate in a contact sport without using the necessary mouth protection. Sometimes Dr. Arpan Patel… Read more »

Providing Your Child with a Floss Stick Can Help Instill Good Oral Hygiene Habits

As a parent, your child’s health and well-being are obviously very important. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums in their childhood, and instilling good oral hygiene habits decreases their chances of having oral health problems in adulthood. Encouraging a child to brush their teeth is often as easy as providing them with a themed toothbrush and… Read more »

Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape This Winter by Doing These Things

Our dentist, Dr. Arpan Patel, and dental team understand that winter still seems so far away. We have the rest of summer and all of the fall to get ready for winter. Well, that’s exactly what we want to help you do. Before winter arrives, we want to teach you how to protect your smile… Read more »

What Are the Advantages of Sedation Dentistry?

Are you aware that sedation dentistry uses medications to allow treatments to be given safely and effectively? If a patient experiences deep levels of stress or anxiety, sedation can help them to enter a calming state of relaxation. Depending on the level of sedation applied to each patient, dentists can alter the level of consciousness… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

A common problem for young children is baby bottle tooth decay. It is caused by sugary and acidic products given to the child in his baby bottle. For a list of guidelines concerning baby bottle tooth decay, consider the following: – Despite the fact it may help your child to drink from their bottle, do… Read more »

What Promises Do My ADA Dentist Make?

Dr. Arpan Patel wants to be the best dental professional for you and your family. To make that possible, he became a member of the American Dental Association, which is an organization that is America’s leading advocate for oral health. This organization helps your dentist achieve this goal by requiring many things. One thing is… Read more »

A Missing Crown Needs a Dentist’s Attention

A dental crown is cemented onto its anchoring abutment with a strong dental adhesive. This is meant to give the dental restoration the strength to handle common oral functions. Unfortunately, it is possible for chronic gum disease complications to gradually affect the bond holding your crown in place. Common symptoms of a crown in distress… Read more »