As we kick off the first day of summer, it’s important to remember that as temperatures rise so too do dental-related hazards.
One of the most common general warm weather risks is dehydration but not all fluids can help. In fact, what you drink may actually have an adverse effect and increase the chance of tooth decay. Drinking lots of water will protect against plaque-causing bacteria. Choosing fluoridated tap water will further improve resistance and can strengthen enamel compared to carbonated options. So, hit the kitchen sink.
Other threats result from popular summer fun and these seasonal activities can put your smile at risk.
Exposure to pool water chemicals and the higher than normal pH levels result in organic deposits on teeth. This is especially true for those who swim more than six hours a week. “Swimmers’ calculus” as it is known, are hard deposits that create yellowish-brown or dark brown stains most frequently on the front teeth.
For the millions of sea-lovers who enjoy diving deep each summer, “diver’s mouth syndrome” is all too common. It is a result of air pressure changes and intense biting on necessary air regulators. Symptoms such as jaw joint, gum tissue and center of the tooth, can be quite painful.
Whether an organized or friendly pick-up game, sports like soccer, softball and even touch football can cause costly mouth and face injuries for those with extensive dental work or braces. Wearing mouth guards and face masks are a good first line of defense and will help prevent mouth cuts, jaw injuries and tooth damage.
No dental tips list would be complete without these words of wisdom. With greater activity and vacation fun on the horizon, summer is also a time when many lose sight of proper oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing regularly should not be overlooked. Contact a dental professional or member of our team to schedule routine cleanings and care.
The doors are open
It’s official – the Amsterdam Dental Group office expansion in Paoli is complete with a new look, new amenities and new meaning to state-of-the-art dental care. Comfort and convenience are deep-seeded traditions at Amsterdam Dental Group and this commitment is evident from the moment you enter.
With virtually twice the square footage and double the number of operatories, Amsterdam Dental Group is able to accommodate patients’ busy schedules with ease. We’ve also extended hours of operation for added convenience. If you arrive early or are simply a patient’s guest, don’t worry. A more spacious reception area welcomes you with endless amenities – wi-fi, fully-stocked refrigerator and more.
In keeping with our decades-long tradition of expertise and innovation, our larger Main Line facility at the Metric Building, 1800 East Lancaster Avenue is more than just a pretty space. It is a carefully crafted blend of science and art in which we embrace the newest advances, including the latest in digital dentistry and minimally invasive dental implants – MIDI™.
No matter if you visit our office in Philadelphia or Paoli, one thing is certain ~ we make sure patients are comfortable and relaxed.
Visit our new Paoli office:
1800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This spring more than flowers are blooming at Amsterdam Dental Group; our office in Paoli is in full growth mode. Sparked by the merger with Family Dental Associates, P.C. earlier this year, we are expanding our Main Line facility at the Metric Building, 1800 East Lancaster Pike in Paoli, to do more than accommodate an increase in staff and patients. It will bring new meaning to state-of-the-art dental care.
Comfort and convenience are deep-seeded traditions at Amsterdam Dental Group and this commitment is evident in each element of the expansion process. Anticipated to open in June of 2016, here are just a few hints at what is to come…
Virtually twice the square footage and double the number of operatories
A more spacious reception area with endless amenities, including wi-fi and fully-stocked refrigerator
The latest in advanced technology with Cone Beam CT scanner and Panorex x-ray for improved diagnostics
Take a look …
But we don’t want to giveaway all the secrets. Just know this… whether you visit our Center City or suburban facility, your dental experience will begin the moment you step inside our office doors and well before sitting in the dentist’s chair.