Lancaster Family Smiles Blog
November 8, 2022
Are you starting to see twinkly lights around the neighborhood? Is there festive music in the air? If so, then you know that the holiday season is here! With the malls and supercenters packed, you might be considering getting gifts for your loved ones. However, if you aren’t sure what to get, it’s easy to simply reach for the standard stocking stuffers, like chocolate bars and lollipops. Since these can lead to post-holiday cavities, here are three tooth-friendly gift ideas that can help preserve your loved one’s pearly whites during the festive season!(more…)
October 31, 2022
A loose tooth is just one step away from falling out of its socket, and no-one wants a gappy smile right? But beyond that, loose teeth are problematic beyond just cosmetic reasons.
October 5, 2022
Dentures are one of the most popular and cost-effective methods to restore missing pearly whites. Not only will they help rebuild your teeth so that you can eat and speak comfortably again, but they’ll also allow you to show off a confident smile for many years! However, many patients wonder if their restorations will provide a natural look in the long run. Read on to learn what you can expect from your treatment and how your dentist will create lifelike dentures.(more…)
September 28, 2022
Are you interested in enhancing your teeth with veneers? You aren’t the only one. This is one of the most popular treatments even among movie stars and social media influencers! Not only can they conceal dental flaws and provide a virtually permanent whitening solution, but the results can also last you 15 years or more with proper care. But how exactly does the veneer procedure go? Read on to learn what you can expect during the treatment process.(more…)
September 25, 2022
If you’ve ever undergone a teeth cleaning, you may have wondered why your dentist took an X-ray of your mouth. After all, what do dental X-rays have to do with brushing your teeth? Contrary to popular belief, X-rays aren’t only used to check for cavities; they can help your dentist spot other oral health problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. So why do dentists insist on taking them during every teeth cleaning? Keep reading to find out!
August 29, 2022
We all know the feeling: you’re laying in the dentist’s chair, mouth wide and exposed while you hear a jumble of words such as “UL8 partially erupted”- these are actually in no way indicative of damage to the tooth (in fact we’re simply saying the upper left wisdom tooth is starting to come through here!). You can hear these words and leave the clinic with no need of a second visit until your next check up. Whereas if you hear the word “cavity”, you may need to be a little bit more concerned.
August 15, 2022
Have you noticed that most celebrities seem to have perfect teeth? Some may have been born that way, but many famous actors and musicians have fixed their dental flaws with a cosmetic dental treatment called veneers. In fact, veneers have their roots in 1920s Hollywood! Nowadays, it’s possible for anyone – not just the rich and famous – to enjoy a flawless smile thanks to veneers. Read on to learn the fascinating history of veneers and how they can give you a set of pearly whites fit for the silver screen!(more…)
July 17, 2022
Store bought whitening pastes, rinses, strips and gels promise you dramatic results, but often fail to deliver on any form of result. People come to us when they’ve exhausted all over the counter options, having wasted unnecessary money and time when there was a solution out there in the first place: in-office teeth whitening. So why aren’t people trying it sooner?
June 21, 2022
Crowns are used in restorative dentistry and placed on top of teeth to improve their appearance and functionality. Crowns can be made from various materials, each with its benefits and drawbacks. In this post, we’ll look at the most common crown materials. So, whether you require a crown or are just curious about the different types of materials available, read on for more information.
June 15, 2022
As skilled as they are, dentists don’t operate dental practices independently. They have a capable staff ready to aid them in various tasks. That mainly includes those who help patients through care and aftercare to keep the latter’s mouths healthy. Curious as to what your dental hygienist in Lancaster does to strengthen your oral health? Then read on to learn four of their primary job duties!(more…)