Relax Your Way to a Healthy Smile | Schnecksville Dentist

Now that the holiday season is over and we are all into our resolutions for a healthier, happier new year, it’s time to focus on not only our physical health, but our dental health as well. After all, having a healthy smile will also help prevent many other physical ailments, so it’s a two bird, one stone combo. Unfortunately, for many of us, it isn’t as easy as one may think. Many patients have dental anxiety, so it makes them nervous just thinking about going to the dentist. But for those patients, we have good news. We at Extraordinary Smiles are proud to introduce our Comfort Menu.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have the cure for your dental blues. During your dental visit, you will receive a menu of options that will help you relax and set your mind at ease. Not only will you feel like you’re in a day spa, but you will also be improving your dental health. Because the best way to keep a healthy smile is preventive care – maintaining a health dental hygiene routine and keep regular dental checkups.

Are you curious about what this magical menu contains? Here’s a quick rundown to get you excited:

  • Lavender aromatherapy
  • Heated neck wrap
  • Weighted and warm blankets, eye pillows and towelettes
  • Lavender hand lotion and paraffin hand mask
  • 24 karat gold eye treatment mask
  • Stress balls
  • Support pillows
  • Noise-cancelling headphones with your favorite tunes
  • Local anesthesia
  • Nitrous oxide for the more nervous patients

Can you believe this is all at the dentist? You will go in for a checkup and come out feeling fresh and new! How’s that for a start to a happy, healthy new year?

For more information about dental health, call Dr. Sandip Ladani in Schnecksville, PA at 610-799-0600 or visit www.extraordinarysmiles.net.

Dr. Ladani proudly serve patients from Schnecksville and all surrounding areas.

There’s Nowhere to Hide | Schnecksville Dentist

While cavities and plaque build-up may be what’s on your mind before a teeth cleaning, your dentist is looking for a whole lot more. Diseases like cancer, anemia and diabetes will first be identified by the dentist in a regular examination, and this can save lives. So, before you try to think that you can pull a fast one on your dentist, think again…

Flossing only before appointments. Sorry, but you can’t fool your dentist into thinking you floss daily by doing so the night before or morning of your visit.

You’re pregnant. Nearly 40% of women will develop gingivitis during their pregnancy because of an increase of progesterone, which facilitates the growth of bacteria, causing gingivitis.

Thumb sucking. Most children that suck their thumbs or a finger have no long-term effects from the habit, but prolonged activity may show significant changes to their bite or the position of their teeth.

Bad breath issues. Dentists are trained to identify “fruity” smells (uncontrolled diabetes) and “fishy” smells (kidney or liver failure). If the smell is very foul it could be a major health issue.

Eating disorders. Bulimia exhibits a very distinct pattern of tooth wear that your dentist can easily identify. Other possibilities include acid reflux and the use of antidepressants or mood-elevating drugs.

Oral cancer. The first signs of oral cancer can be seen from the following: unexplained bleeding in the mouth, white, red, or speckled patches, swellings or eroded areas on areas inside the mouth.

Soda and energy drinks. Teeth can be softened by sodas and energy beverages over time, which may make a tooth more susceptible to chipping.

For more information about dental health, call Dr. Sandip Ladani in Schnecksville, PA at 610-799-0600 or visit www.extraordinarysmiles.net.

Dr. Ladani proudly serve patients from Schnecksville and all surrounding areas.

Are You Brushing Correctly? | Schnecksville Dentist

In the age of social media, physical appearance has become a focus on everyone’s mind. And what is a selfie without a great smile? Unfortunately, we can’t rely solely on our dentist to give us the smile we want – we also play a major role in how healthy our smiles are. We need to look after our smiles in between dental visits. So, it is important that we are doing a proper job cleaning our teeth daily. We know the basics, but you may be surprised to know you may have picked up a habit or two that aren’t kosher with optimum dental care.

In general, proper oral care involves these four steps:

  • Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each session
  • Flossing once a day, ideally before bed
  • Limiting the amount of sugar consumed
  • Visiting the dentist every 3-6 months for regular checkups and professional cleanings

The idea of having to brush your teeth for two whole minutes may come as a surprise, but it is the suggested timeframe you should be aiming for in order to properly maintain your bright grin. When brushing your teeth, use short, gentle strokes with a soft-bristled toothbrush, paying extra attention to your gums, the back teeth and areas around dental work.

When flossing, hold about 18 inches of floss between your thumbs and index fingers, then gently slide it in between the gaps of your teeth. Remember, brushing and flossing are two of the most important things in making sure that you have a beautiful and healthy smile, so proper technique is a definite must.

For more information about dental health, call Dr. Sandip Ladani in Schnecksville, PA at 610-799-0600 or visit www.extraordinarysmiles.net.

Dr. Ladani proudly serve patients from Schnecksville and all surrounding areas.