Key Benefits of White Teeth

Key Benefits of White Teeth with White Family Dental

Displaying a bright, white smile is more than a cosmetic enhancement. It can have a real impact on the quality of your daily life and those around you. Here’s a few things to consider:

A Bright Smile Builds Confidence

When you feel good about the appearance of your teeth, you’ll be naturally inclined to smile more. It begins every morning when you start your day. As you finish brushing your teeth, you naturally look at your smile. When you’re satisfied with bright white teeth, it feels good and your day begins on a high note that will carry throughout the day.

Smiling is Contagious

When you have a confident smile, people notice and it has a direct impact on how you’re perceived. A bright, confident smile causes people to see you as friendly, trustworthy and attractive. Barriers are lowered and others are more inclined to smile back at you. The result is improved relationships both personally and professionally.

White Smiles Minimize Wrinkles

As we age, many of us become more conscious of our wrinkles. Is there any doubt that white teeth focuses the attention of others on your bright smile? It shows everybody how to earn those beautiful wrinkles.

Teeth Whitening Improves Your Life And Your Neighborhood

Filling your day with more smiles will naturally make you feel better overall, and it will influence the way others interact with you. But it will also help our neighbors in need. We’re in the midst of our Annual Smiles for Life Campaign. From now through June, at any White Family Dental office; treat yourself to a professional teeth whitening procedure, and we’ll make sure that all proceeds–that’s 100% of your payment—will go to helping children and families.

Locally, that means you’ll help to feed poor kids so they can do better in school. But more than that; you’ll be helping to educate the parents of those kids so they can budget, prepare and enjoy family meals with their kids. It’s a charity that cements family values into the next generation. Your white smile will help to build a better community as a result.

Don’t Grin and Bear It- Smile Proudly!

Are you looking forward to the smile season? Weddings, dances, events of all kinds are just ahead. We all love to preserve those times with pictures. If you’re worried about a stained smile, don’t grin and bear it.

Call us today for a professional teeth whitening procedure. You’ll be glad you did. The kids will be, too.

That’s something to smile about.

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10k in Twelve

Dr. Edward White of White Family Dental receiving an award from the Crown Council

With every passing year, the kindness, enthusiasm and generosity of the people of Lancaster County amazes us more and more. And this year continues to build upon that tradition. We’re eternally grateful for your trust in us.

We’ve received an initial tally of our Smiles for Life Campaign, and the results are stunning. In just twelve days of this campaign and thanks to your generosity, we’ve been able to contribute more than ten-thousand-dollars to Smiles for Life! And we’re just getting started.

What’s more; ‘lil ole Lancaster County leads this effort over the generosity of the kind folks in large metropolitan areas such as Nashville, San Diego, and Dallas. This is truly remarkable when we consider the difference in populations and resources.

Your Generosity Leads the Nation

We still have two-and-a-half months to go, can you help us to finish as strong as we’ve begun?

Remember; half the proceeds of the campaign stay right here, to benefit the poor children in our area. The other half benefits children throughout the world.

Here’s how it works.

You and your friends and family simply call and make an appointment for a professional teeth-whitening procedure between now and the end of June at any of the offices of White Family Dental. We perform the simple, painless procedure and all of the proceeds are given to the charity.

One-Hundred-Percent of the funds go to benefit the kids.

Here in Central Pennsylvania, we support the Power Packs Project. This is a wonderful educational program that feeds school children while teaching their parents how to wisely budget, purchase and prepare food for nutritious family meals. It’s the kind of program that’s desperately needed for struggling families. It fills bellies so kids can concentrate at school and while doing homework. It feeds the minds of parents with essential life skills and the peace of mind that follows. It fills the hearts of all with the wholesome goodness that comes with strong family bonds. It strengthens our neighborhoods as a result.

It brightens their smiles. Ours too. All by brightening yours.

Is your smile ready for the seasons to come? There’s no better time than now.

Call today.

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Don’t Try a New Years Resolution for Your Teeth


Please Do Not Attempt a New Years Resolution for Your Teeth

Yes, you read that right.

Don’t do it.

Why would your dentist advise you to NOT do so?

Because less than ten percent of people keep their resolutions. Instead, let’s try something else. A sensible approach to creating good habits.

It seems that the reason so many well-intentioned resolutions and other attempts at change fail is because we either try to change too drastically, or we build a mental block of sorts that make some really easy things seem like a monumental challenge. Or both. Together or alone, they are recipes for failure.

Now that the Holidays are behind us, the tree is packed away (for most of us) and we’ve got a few weeks to enjoy the slower pace of winter; why not use the time to make just a minor tweak in our daily routine?

It’s easy, here’s how:

Set an alarm on your phone for bedtime. Make it for Sunday through Thursday, about a half hour earlier than you’ve been going to bed. When it goes off, brush your teeth and floss—preferably with a water-flosser. You can find a deal online, or stop by our office and pick one up. The price is about the same, though Amazon’s cardboard smile isn’t nearly as warm as ours.

Be sure to brush for three full minutes—tell Alexa to play a favorite song, then brush till it’s over. Make sure you reach all the way in the back and don’t forget cheeks & tongue. When you floss, go slowly and methodically. Don’t forget a good mouthwash.

Now, you’ve got more than twenty minutes to unwind without the TV. Take the time to read or to write down your thoughts for the day. If you must think about tomorrow, do so only long enough to write a few notes to get the ideas out of your mind. Doing this will clear your head while you enjoy the quiet time without bright screens or sounds that invigorate your senses. This routine will lead to better sleep. And better oral health.

Sounds like two really good benefits from one simple change.

Now, pick up your phone and set a new alarm. You can do it.

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We’re So Grateful for Your Trust

Dr. Ed White and White Family Dental was voted best dentist and best dental practice once again in 2017

Lancaster County is known throughout the world as a charming and wholesome place.

For many, the rolling countryside; peppered with old barns over a patchwork of green fields and small towns beckons back to a time where families gathered around the table every night, and where neighbors and strangers alike greeted you with a genuine smile.

Those of us who are blessed to live here know that such a place is not just nostalgia. We know that while we embrace the benefits of modern life, we can still carry on the traditions and the wholesomeness that provides a fulfilling life for our families.

That special nature of Lancaster County is what brought Dr. Ed White to Elizabethtown more than thirty years ago. He flourished here because he holds those values close to his heart. He believes in working hard, with a smile and enjoying every moment of the day. He loves to see how the benefits of modern dental science; delivered with traditional values, can bring out the best in people. Patient and staff alike.

Words cannot adequately express our gratitude.

And so instead, we’ll make you this promise.

His approach to life and to dentistry has been so successful that he now has five locations throughout Lancaster County.

His approach is so genuine, that several of his employees have chosen to stay with him for decades.

His pursuit of excellence in dentistry has been so effective that he now treats children and grandchildren of young patients he first met so long ago.

His vision of the future is to continue to grow so that he can deliver the very best in dental care while science proves more and more every day just how important oral health is to our lives.

And he’ll always be grateful for the trust that you place in him to deliver that care.

Now, in the season of harvest in Lancaster County, we’ve learned once again that you’ve chosen him as the best dentist in Lancaster County.

You’ve also chosen White Family Dental as the best dental practice in Lancaster County.

Two years in a row.

Words cannot adequately express our gratitude. And so instead, we’ll make you this promise.

We will continue to treat you like family. Because you have blessed us with the trust of your health.

We will continue to grow and to learn. Because you and your family deserve the very best care.

Thank you

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A Very Special Charity

Dr. Ed White presents a check for more than $13,000.00 to Kim McDevitt of the Power Packs Project. The funds were raised through White Family Dental's 2017 Smiles for Life Campaign.

Did you have your teeth whitened during our Smiles for Life Campaign?

If so, thank you!

Our Smiles for Life campaign is an annual activity that we conduct for the benefit of local families with children, and for children worldwide. We’ve participated in the campaign since the late 1990’s and thanks to you, we’ve contributed more than $500,000.00 over the years!

This charity is special in a number of ways.

First, every single penny spent by our teeth-whitening patients goes directly to the charities.

Half of the funds stay right here in Central Pennsylvania. It’s more than just giving money for food to families; though that is certainly an honorable effort. By funding the Lancaster-based Power Packs Project, we’re able to help educate young mothers and fathers on how to budget, purchase and prepare nutritional meals for their children. The result is closer families and healthier children who perform better in school.

The other half of the campaign funds support the North American Smiles for Life Campaign, which funds efforts to help children around the world. Smiles for Life is a charitable venture by The Crown Council.

The Crown Council is an association of dentists who work together to improve dental science and practices while fighting oral cancer.

So, as we learn how to make dental science better, we’re also improving the lives of those less fortunate than we are, here in Lancaster County and around the world.

And it’s all because you allowed us to brighten your smile!

So how much did we generate this year?

More than $26,000.00!

Over $13,000.00 stayed right here in Lancaster County!

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you!

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From the bottom of our hearts

Thank you Lancaster County for voting White Family Dental a favorite dental practice in the readers choice survey of Lancaster Online and Lancaster Newspapers in 2017

Accolades are nice, though we’re not the proud type. We don’t broadcast our achievements for the sake of personal promotion or to proclaim how great we are. When we receive recognition, it’s because we’ve made someone happy. We’ve accomplished a task in our mission of enhancing the quality of our patients’ lives. It’s something that we take great joy in doing every day.

There’s a saying among hunters that goes like this: “It’s not the kill, it’s the thrill of the chase.” Sure, hunters love to put meat on the table, but that’s not the true reward.

The chase is what challenges you to achieve. It’s a test of your skills and ability to learn, adapt and excel in a continuous pursuit of improvement. When you bring home sustenance for your family, it’s icing on the cake; to be able to thrive on something you love to do.

And so it is for us. We’ll joyfully proclaim our accolades; though be assured, it isn’t for the sake of pride or profit. It’s because those accolades give us the opportunity to care for more people.

We’ve seen countless times, the expression of joy on the face of a patient who feels relief from the misery of a toothache, or someone who’s just realized that after years of tolerating a problem, they’ll finally be able to eat their favorite foods again.

And smile without embarrassment.

Do we like to get the public awards? Sure. But the most important awards are the smiles and the thanks that we see every day in the privacy of our practice.

The public accolades merely give us the opportunity to do more, for more.

And so, as always; thank you for allowing us to do what we love every day for more people.

We’ll continue to ask for your support and to spread the word about our care. Our doors are always open for your recommendations to improve.

Thank you so much for being a part of our care and for telling others about us.

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A Pinch for Three

Panicked and reeling in pain, the teenage girl is extracted from the car and whisked away to the helicopter.

Calmly poking away at his iPad, the brave little boy has learned to set aside fear and pain while the nurses prepare for his next cancer treatment.

Nervously clutching her purse, the middle-aged woman shuffles in shock toward the waiting room; her face of reassurance melted into tears the moment she turned away from her husband as they wheeled him into the operating room.

Tragedy strikes every day. But miracles happen just as often. Thanks to people like you.

Our country is blessed with a community who will gladly take an hour of their day twice a year to make themselves feel good. By giving the gift of blood.

It’s not hard, and it doesn’t hurt. It takes a total of about 45 minutes, and for each pint of blood; three lives will be saved.

Here’s a few more facts about blood donation:

  • There’s four steps: medical history, quick physical, donation, and snacks.
  • The actual blood donation usually takes less than 10 minutes.
  • Giving blood will not decrease your strength.
  • You cannot get AIDS or any other infectious disease by donating blood.
  • Fourteen tests including 11 for infectious diseases, are conducted on each unit of blood.
  • 5 million Americans would die each year without life-saving blood transfusions.
  • Every three seconds someone needs blood.

Here’s one other fact:


In fact, it feels pretty good.

Are you healthy?

Can you handle a little pinch and a free snack?

Can you find just an hour this Friday between 3 & 7?

We’ve all known someone who’s suffered an injury or illness. This Friday, you have a chance to help three complete strangers live through a devastating experience.

They’ll never know your name. But every day, they’ll wake up grateful to be alive.

And all it takes is a little pinch.

The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be at our Elizabethtown office this Friday from 3 to 7.

Please stop by. Here is where we’re located.

Thank you

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How to Make Healthy Summertime Smiles

Summer is a great time for families with kids. Lazy days by the pool. Smores by the fire. Fun adventures that lead to long days.

And pictures. Lots and lots of pictures with smiling kids.

It’s so nice to have the extra time with them while their young. It’s a good time to recharge; school will be here before we know it. And of course; they won’t be young forever.

While a lot of routines are set aside for the summer, there are some that can be emphasized to keep your kids healthy and avoid tooth decay.

Without the rush of the school year, summer is a great time to teach and instill good habits they can carry throughout their lives. So, how can we help our kids? Here’s a few ideas.

Make Dental Care a Family Function

Just like family dinners every night instill strong values, you can teach the kids valuable lessons in taking care of themselves by making brushing and flossing a family activity.

Make it fun! Let them inspect up close how you brush and floss. Show them how to inspect their teeth and gums. Kids under ten years old may not have the manual dexterity to floss properly. With the relaxed summertime schedule, this is a great time to coach them to be skilled and attentive at making sure they reach all the nooks and crannies in their mouth.

Introducing the family to a water-flosser during the warmer months is a lot better than trying to do it in the middle of winter.

When oral hygiene is seen as less of a chore and more of a routine by the whole family; kids are more likely to do it well for life.

Don’t Skip the Routine

Sure, we all have those Saturday nights when friends are over, the kids have Smores and juice boxes—and suddenly, it’s way past bedtime. Even if it’s late, take the extra few minutes to see that they brush and floss. If you’ve been practicing with them, they’ll be getting better at it.

Don’t Ban-Limit the Sweets & Snacks

Juice, lemonade, popsicles and sweets are everywhere in the summertime. Even real juice and fruits have acids that harm tooth enamel. That’s okay. Enjoying them is part of what makes summertime so much fun.

But use the teachable moments. If the kids have been good; let them have the treats, followed by a glass of water. Remind them that it’s good to wash away the stuff that can damage their teeth.

Better yet, have them drink a lot of water throughout the day. Doing so will cut down on how much of the other stuff they consume. Healthy water consumption habits will contribute to better overall health.

Milk, Fluoride, and…Saliva?

Strange combination, huh? What do they have in common? They’re all good for our teeth.

Milk helps all your bones—including teeth and jawbones. The calcium helps to prevent gum disease, too.

Fluoride is added to many public water supplies; check to see if it’s in yours. If not, or if you’re on well water or use a lot of bottled water, make sure you’re getting the right amount of fluoride. Talk to us about your situation, we’ll steer you in the right direction.

Saliva is a compound that protects your teeth and fights bacteria. Give it time to do its job. It’s great to drink a lot of water, but make sure there’s plenty of periods throughout the day where there’s no snacking or drinking that will flush away the saliva.

Make an Appointment!

Schools require dental checkups—don’t wait till the last minute. Call us today and make an appointment for the whole family before the August rush to get ready for school.

Summer is a wonderful time for families and kids. It gives us more time to spend together. Use it wisely. Your kids will carry the memories-and the good habits-throughout their lives.

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Good News is Yours for the Making

If you watch the news lately, there’s plenty of trouble to see. Events around the world and here in America can lead one to wonder what kind of world our children will inherit. Yet we all have the power to make a change for the better. And it doesn’t take a great sacrifice.

Here in Lancaster County, we have a tradition of family values, community service and support for those in need. Our local culture is a reason many of us chose Central Pennsylvania as the place to raise our families. As a result, the region continues to flourish in a turbulent world.

Many of us find ways to volunteer and help our community. Some of us have more time to contribute than others. Some of us are juggling so many priorities that it’s hard to find a way to give back.

When we do, it feels good to contribute, and we know that our efforts are but a drop in the ocean. A valuable contribution among many that certainly have an impact in some way.

But every once-in-a-while, life throws us a curve ball. We stumble upon something that lets us make a difference that is more concrete. We’re given an opportunity that will pay dividends to society for decades to come. We have a chance to make news in a good way.

That time is now, but the window on the opportunity is closing.

Here at White Family Dental, we’ve been running our Smiles for Life Campaign, where you can have a professional teeth-whitening procedure done and all the proceeds benefit the Power Packs Project.

There are countless charities that do a lot of good and are very worthy of your time and money. The Smiles for Life Campaign is unique in two ways.

First-you get full value from your investment in the form of a teeth whitening procedure that you’ll appreciate every day. And all the money from it goes to the charity. That’s something to make you smile a little brighter.

Second-the charity is more than a give-away. You see, the Power Packs Project is at its core, an educational endeavor that strengthens the bond and the health of young families who truly need the assistance.

The parents are taught accountability and the skills to make them better parents. They learn how to prepare nutritious food, how to budget and how to shop smart. They’re given the tools to nourish the life of their family.

The result is well-fed young boys and girls who grow up to continue the tradition of family values that makes this such a good place for us to live.

And it’s all within your power to fuel the good news that will continue to come from Lancaster County.

Hurry—the Smiles for Life Campaign ends this month. Call today. Make news for years to come.

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18,000 Smiles and Going Strong

We’re lucky in Lancaster County to live in a culture of hard work and doing right by others. We enjoy friendly neighbors and helpful people in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s walking into a store, or along a trail while enjoying the beautiful weather; people smile and say hello.

We can enjoy delicious food in a quaint setting, served with a smile. Local service providers are honest and straightforward while providing value for the services and products sold.

We’ve got a strong core of medical and dental services in the area where your overall health is the goal.

Time and time again at White Family Dental, we’re told that we embody the core values of Lancaster County by greeting and treating our patients like family. We’re so grateful to hear such unsolicited comments from happy patients, because we work hard to do what’s right for them every day. And there’s a lot of them. Over the years, we’ve helped to maintain and improve over 18,000 smiles from five different offices in Lancaster County.

Whether it’s a teeth-whitening application that contributes to a noble local charity, or relieving a toothache with a root canal procedure, or a complete mouth rehabilitation utilizing cosmetic dentistry principles; our goal is always the same. We want you to leave with a genuine smile, satisfied that you’ve chosen us to care for an important part of your overall health.

Every day, there’s more smiles that are whiter and healthier because they’ve trusted our care. We’re grateful and we hope that you continue to trust us with the smiles in your family. And while you do so, will you tell others?

One way is to help us and other local small businesses by completing the survey that Lancaster Newspapers is conducting. It’s a quick survey, and it’ll help us continue to help our community. Just click or scan below to reach the survey.

Thank you


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18:51 10 Dec 17
I had a great experience until I told my dentist that I have a chronic pain condition and that I take pain pills. I'd had several serious issues with my teeth and read research showing a link between my condition and tooth decay. I went there one more time for, I think, the third root canal I'd had in just a month or two. It took two hours and typically they try not to do more than an hour at a time. At the end, he told me he wouldn't be giving me pain meds. Every other time, they had. When he stepped out of the room, the dental assistant looked at me horrified and told me that I needed to tell him to give me some and she was completely shocked that he wasn't going to give me any after a two hour root canal. But he refused and said call if I really need them. I was talking Tramadol for my Endometriosis, but it is not strong enough to deal with tooth pain. At that time, it had been nearly two years since I'd actually gone out to have fun as I'd been bedridden from my pain. It just so happened the day after my procedure, my husband and I had bought comedy show tickets and I desperately wanted to go. So I called and asked for a few pain pills because my tooth really started hurting the next morning. They agreed. However, when I picked them up, the receptionist informed me that, "this is not a pharmacy" and they will no longer give me pain meds regardless of what procedure they perform. I was mortified as the whole waiting room listened... I just walked out and cried in my car. I'd never experienced that level of discrimination before. A few days later I got a phone call from them. Suddenly, my pre-arranged monthly payments were no longer sufficient and I had to pay my balance in full before I could return. I'd just had Step 1 of the 2 Step crown procedure and asked if I could please just come in for that last appointment since I had just paid to do the first part. Nope, the second step wasn't immediately necessary so I could wait until my balance was paid. I know this is a long review, but I'm hoping others who struggle with chronic pain will read this and know to go elsewhere. Hopefully others will feel the same way too. Discrimination of any type is not acceptable, especially in the medical /dental community. I was taking Tramadol, which is a step or two above Aleve- not near strong enough to help with tooth pain. I wish they would have gotten to know me first. They would likely be surprised to know I have my Masters in psychology, refused pain meds for the first three years of my chronic pain, and only wanted 5 pills max, just enough for a day or two and so I could go on a date with my husband for the first time in two years. Also, I really don't think anyone would pay for and go through a root canal for five vicodin or percocet. I've actually worked with addicts before I got ill and to be honest, feigning a need for a root canal would be counterproductive to the addict's need for the "no feeling" high. I'm so disappointed in them, as a person, patient, and therapist. *I'm pretty sure Dr. White told the billing lady to call me and tell me that my payments were no longer acceptable. I believe he has been fully aware of what happened. I am not contacting "you". This review was provided to help other people with illnesses or disabilities make an informed decision. No one with an incurable disease should have to face such immature and unethical behavior when seeking care. No record? Wow... I didn't think you guys would stoop so low as to blatantly lie. And I'm pretty sure I'm not going to confuse the only dentist I've been to since I've lived in the state of PA.
Dyanne Wagner
Dyanne Wagner
11:03 17 Aug 17
Nice, people, Dr White very nice dr. I received A call, saying after he n another dr discussed, I was not a GOOD fit! To get a tooth pulled? No explanation, except, my health history. I was not encouraged, to say the least. People, it is your decision, whether or not to Pull ur tooth. Sometimes it does come down to money, $3,000 may glibly fly from some folk's repertoire, but for us not able to get able dental insurance, with our health plans, Its a tossup. D.W. Smiles n happy, peppy people, yes by all means , DO contribute to a positive dental experience! I couldn't agree more. :) Honestly, folks, I so wish those lovely qualities could translate into cash. But reality, being What it is, prevented my first plan , to save my tooth, then crown it. I just could not bear to see my retired husband have to work so hard, to pay for it. With a broken knee, I also have Post Concussive Syndrome, he takes care of me so well.The rest I still have no knowledge of . Things are not always what they seem. :) As matters turned out, he had been fed the Wrong conclusion, by the first dentist's Assistant. I straightened it out with the correct facts. We are ,^^^"friends" again. D.W.
Ken Seiders Jr
Ken Seiders Jr
05:34 17 Dec 17
Been going here for years. Very friendly staff and really care for patients.
Michelle Shirk
Michelle Shirk
16:00 21 Dec 16
The White Family team is amazing! Not only are they at the top of their field, they also treat you like part of their family. Their attention to detail is like no other, and they genuinely care about their clients. I always leave with a smile on my face after my visits.
Lindsey Wostmann
Lindsey Wostmann
01:28 31 Mar 17
They have the most amazing and patient people working at the office. The work with any fear or worry you have. I will never go any where else... they are wonderful! Thank ya'll SO much!!!!
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