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Electric Toothbrushes vs. Manual Toothbrushes



Should I use a manual or electric toothbrush? Brushing is the gold standard of good oral homecare.  Most of us brush daily without much thought to it because it has become a habit.  But are we doing it right?  Are we doing all that we can to remove the harmful plaque bacteria that cause tooth […]

When Can My Child Start Using Regular Toothpaste



Toothbrushing:  The gold standard for good oral health and a life skill that should be taught early.   Brushing helps to remove plaque, which can cause tooth decay if not removed. Parents often have questions about when to start brushing their child’s teeth, what kind of toothpaste to use, and how to get their child to […]

How often should I go to the dentist?



When you think about going to the dentist, do you usually think of visiting every six months for a cleaning and check-up?  While regular dental visits twice a year are common, did you know that your personal need for an exam & cleaning may be different than twice a year? The American Dental Association (ADA) […]

Why You Should Say ‘YES’ to Fluoride Treatments



When you think of a fluoride treatment at a dental visit, do you think that it is something just for kids?  Well, you might be surprised to learn that fluoride treatments benefit adults too.   While children are at risk for tooth decay (cavities), the CDC reports that although untreated decay in children has declined, decay […]

Mechanicsburg Water Supplier to Remove Fluoride from Drinking Water



Recently, a major local water company that provides public drinking water to residents in the Mechanicsburg area announced that it will remove fluoride from the water supply as it begins to consolidate it’s three separate systems into one West Shore public water system. The other two water systems do not currently receive added fluoride to […]

Three Easy Steps to a Whiter Smile



Remember that smile from 10 years ago? Over time, teeth naturally darken. With our help, we can help you rejuvenate your smile with one of the simplest procedures in dentistry – whitening. In our practice, we offer the KOR Whitening system. KOR Whitening is our remarkable take-home whitening system, which uses customized trays and a […]