Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Every Family Should Know About Dental Health (Part 3 of 3)

Don’t replace fillings just because they’re old 












When you have a cavity, the dentist removes it and puts in a filling. These fillings can last for many years, but some people get silver fillings removed because they don’t like the color. However, the process of removing a filling can weaken the tooth. Additionally, insurance may not cover the removal. 

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Hicks Family Dentistry   
Kevin Hicks, DDS 
756 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543 
(717) 625-0596 
HicksFamilyDentistry.com

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Every Family Should Know About Dental Health (Part 2 of 3)

Ask about all the options for calming your child during dental procedures 












Dental work can be scary for some kids. Talk with your dentist about ways to help your child stay calm. Tips for a successful dental visit can include making sure your child is not hungry before their dental appointment and scheduling an appointment at the proper time of day.

For jaw pain, try conservative treatments first 












Jaw pain can be caused by stress, arthritis or an injury. A treatment plan for jaw pain should first consist of actions like exercises and anti-inflammatory drugs.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Hicks Family Dentistry   
Kevin Hicks, DDS 
756 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543 
(717) 625-0596 
HicksFamilyDentistry.com

Diet & Your Teeth

Learn more about the connection between your teeth and what you eat.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hicks Family Dentistry   
Kevin Hicks, DDS 
756 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543 
(717) 625-0596 
HicksFamilyDentistry.com

Friday, 7 September 2018

Dental Cosmetic Imaging

COSMETIC IMAGING

With cosmetic imaging, we can display your improved smile in advance of any treatment. Digital images of your teeth and gums can show replacements of missing teeth, the effects of whitening, or the outcome of straightening prior to work. Imagine how exhilarating it will be to see your impending smile even before you begin the steps to reach your treatment goals.

Hicks Family Dentistry
   
Kevin Hicks, DDS
756 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 625-0596
HicksFamilyDentistry.com

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Every Family Should Know About Dental Health (Part 1 of 3)

Use toothpaste with fluoride for infants and children 












For children younger than 3 years, you should begin brushing a child’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste in an amount no larger than a grain of rice. For children 3 to 6 years of age, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.

Consider sealants to prevent decay or treat beginning cavities on the back teeth 












Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material applied by a dentist to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay occurs most often.

To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Hicks Family Dentistry   
Kevin Hicks, DDS 
756 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543 
(717) 625-0596 
HicksFamilyDentistry.com

Lifestyle & Your Oral Health

Learn more about how your lifestyle can affect your oral health.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Hicks Family Dentistry   
Kevin Hicks, DDS 
756 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543 
(717) 625-0596 
HicksFamilyDentistry.com

Friday, 31 August 2018

Dental Treatments with Comfort

ISOLITE™ – AN ADVANCE IN PATIENT COMFORT

Isolite is a remarkable spotlight that illuminates the inside of your mouth combined with an impressive suction device that keeps your teeth and gums dry. With enhanced lighting and a drier work area comes improved accuracy and potentially faster treatment. The use of the Isolite tool diminishes mouth strain. In addition, the suction restricts saliva build-up and the swallowing of debris, so you’ll no longer be subjected to a “drowning” or “gagging” sensation. You will love this revolution in dental comfort!

Hicks Family Dentistry   
Kevin Hicks, DDS
756 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 625-0596
HicksFamilyDentistry.com