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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If You’re Happy and You Know It…

Show your smile!

Wait,,,that’s not how the song goes!

But I know you finished the first line, didn’t you?

Sure you did; the song was imprinted in our minds as children because it speaks to a natural practice for a good life. When things are good, we should make the effort to keep it that way and to spread that goodness to others. It’s important to do throughout our life because happiness is contagious, and it’s a contributor to good health. It’s also a key ingredient to success.Libby and Nancy at White Family Dental in Elizabethtown

That’s why you see our ads and our social media posts. Sure, we’re a business and businesses need to advertise to survive. But it’s so much more than that.

You see, our slogan is true. We are people you know-people who live close by and who make the effort to know you personally as our relationships grow.

We are people who care-we really love the work we do because we have fun while providing a valuable personal benefit to you—our patients and hopefully, our friends.

Our work truly makes us happy.

Becki, Angie, Rose, and Georgiann have a combined 96 years of caring for patients at White Family Dental. The team of White Family Dental in Willow Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the dental profession of Central Pennsylvania, there are three segments of providers.

The first is the corporate dentist; the nationwide chains who’ve moved in over the last few years. They do a fine job. They’re connected to all the insurance companies, and their facilities & equipment is the best that money can buy. You may even see the same dentist or hygienist from one visit to the next.

Dr. Megan Beam of White Family Dental in ElizabethtownDr. Leslie O'Dowd of White Family Dental in Elizabethtown

The second is the local private dentist. The guy or gal-and maybe their son or daughter- you grew up with who knows you and your siblings. When you take your Mom in to see him, they may reminisce about when you were a kid. They, too do a good job with the resources they have available. Because they know you.

The third is a rare find in Central Pennsylvania. It’s the local private dentist who’s grown his practice to five locations because, for thirty years; he’s cared enough to show it every single day.

 

Dr' Ed White has built a team of local dentists and hygienists who truly care.

“The third is a rare find in Central Pennsylvania”

Just like other local private dentists, he’s now treating kids and grandkids of kids he treated when he first began in Elizabethtown. He’s got employees that have been with him from the very start. He’s even got an employee who as a patient, expressed a desire to become a dental hygienist, and he hired her on the spot so she could achieve her dream.

But he’s also worked hard to stay on top of the latest procedures and scientific breakthroughs. Some of his closest friends  are among the most prominent dentists in the country, who care for clients like celebrities and country music stars; people whose image is critical to their success.

With a shared mission, he’s invested in the people, the education, the facilities and the equipment needed for you to receive the very best care. And he’s shown it to others so they can do well by his side. The result is a truly local team of dentists who know you and your family, and has the resources to provide the latest in comfort, care, convenience and quality across five locations in Lancaster County.

Terri and Sue of White Family Dental in New HollandRachel of White Family Dental in Manheim

 

At White Family Dental, we actually practice happiness-we make a point as staff members to treat each other with care and kindness. It’s a critical part of making your experience one that feels like home.

 

 

And so is our marketing effort. We’re happy and we know it so we clap our hands–digitally speaking. That way we can add to the 18,000 smiles we’ve helped over the years.

“Will You Clap Your Hands for Us?”

We’d like you to clap your hands–digitally speaking—for us, too. By spreading the word, we can help more patients overcome anxiety, eliminate pain, sleep better, improve their smile, and have a healthier, happier life. We will always give back to the community and invite you to be a part of it.

How can you help us? That’s easy—and you’ll be helping other small business folks along the way. It doesn’t take long at all.

Dr. Caleb Beam of White Family Dental in ElizabethtownDR. Christin Buehler of White Family Dental in ElizabethtownDR. Karen Otto-Sullivan of White Family Dental in Elizabethtown

 

There are two surveys occurring between now and June 2, for local favorites in many categories. We’d love for you to vote for us as best dentist in Lancaster County. So, we ask that if you’re happy, let them know it.

Just like in the song; if you’re happy with us, your face will surely show it. Why not spread the joy?

We sure would appreciate your votes.

Below is the link to the first one..For this first one; Lancaster County Magazine, keep in mind that you must vote for at least 50 entries. That’s how you can help other small businesses like your favorite restaurants. If you need some references, you’ll be able to find last year’s winners.

Please vote for us in 2 categories-White Family Dental for Best Dental Practice, as well as your fave among our group. With your help, we’ll keep growing. And giving back.

Thank you.

P.S.

So—did we get you with the song? Is it tumbling around in your mind? Let us know, but first—please vote!

Best of Lancaster County Magazine 2017

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Best of Lancaster County 2017 28th Annual Readers’ Survey

Lancaster Newspaper Readers Choice Awards

The second survey if Lancaster Newspaper’s Readers Choice Awards 2017. Voting begins June 1.

You can find it by clicking HERE.

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Vote for White Family Dental in Lancaster Newspapers Readers Choice Awards Survey 2017

 

 

 

 

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Smiles Across the County

 Power Packs Project teaches parents how to budget and properly prepare meals so their children learn grow and thrive.

A Teen with Everything to Smile About

It’s a bit cool on this Sunday morning in May. The sky is gray and the weather forecast is gloomy. But the mood is bright in two Lancaster County homes.

Courtney checks herself in the mirror before heading off to church with her family. Prom is over, and it was so much fun. Graduation is right around the corner! She smiles to her reflection, adoring her bright white teeth. They’re  perfect!

Mom pokes her head into Courtney’s bedroom.

“Ready, kiddo?”

“Yup.”

“Love your new smile, Sweetie!”

“Me too!”

“Ok. Let’s go.”

Wendy’s so proud of Courtney. She’ll be graduating soon, and thankfully staying close; going to Elizabethtown College in the fall. It’s gonna be a busy summer with graduation and the celebrations that go with it. Teenage girls are expensive at this age, with prom dresses and shoes and senior week. But it’s well worth it. She’s ready for the next stage of her life now.

All of the dental stuff is done now for Courtney. A year of Invisalign capped off with teeth whitening that had a little bonus. Along the way, Courtney even found a rewarding volunteer activity that’s good for her soul.

Smiles and a Hug

A few miles away in Lancaster, a young family rushes into the house from early Mass.

“French Toast, Mom!!!”

“Okay, okay! Go get changed and clean your bedroom. Both of you.” Maria can’t help but smile. Life is so much better this Springtime. It feels like her family is getting closer. Like she’s a better mom and wife. Married life isn’t so filled with worry. Her and William seem to have grown closer as they spend time planning their life instead of being swept up by it. It’s made the kids happier too, and they’re doing better in school.

As William opens the fridge to help with breakfast, she stops him and takes a long hug.

Smiles for Life

There’s a connection between the two families, even though they don’t know each other. Life is a little brighter for Courtney and Wendy, and that benefited Maria and her family.

Why is this story on the website of White Family Dental?

Because Wendy took Courtney to get her teeth whitened during the Smiles for Life campaign at White Family Dental. They were both greeted by name and had a laugh with Nancy at the front desk. Wendy decided at the last minute to have her teeth whitened, too. Every penny of the small investment in Courtney’s pride and Wendy’s smile went directly to the Power Packs Project and those funds were invested in Maria and her family.

It was more than a donation of food for kids in need. It was an investment in education for Maria and William. Not only do they receive wholesome ingredients to feed their family over the weekend; they’re taught how to start and keep a budget for the family, how to properly prepare and store wholesome meals. How to work together as a family for a better life.

That’s the mission of the Power Packs Project. That’s the goal of the Smiles for Life Campaign at White Family Dental. That’s a glimpse of what can happen for your family and another simply by scheduling a Teeth Whitening procedure between now and the end of June at any one of the locations of White Family Dental. All proceeds from the procedure go to help hungry children in need of wholesome meals.

Teeth Whitening is a small investment in your family that benefits another. Improve your smile, and you’ll generate many more. Even some that you may never see.

Call today for an appointment.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry The Fitness Program for your mouth

What exactly is Cosmetic Dentistry? At first glance, many people relate it to cosmetic surgery that’s used strictly for the sake of improving one’s appearance. While it’s certainly true that cosmetic procedures improve appearance; there’s a great deal of benefit that goes beyond the beauty on the surface.

Let’s take a different look when we compare it to our body.

General, or family dentistry may be compared to seeing your physician for a regular check-up or when a problem arises. A general dental approach is to fix what’s broken and to maintain general health. The focus is on acceptable health and well-being. We’re happy to provide that to our patients every day, and cosmetic procedures are used in general dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry goes further to take your oral health to a higher level of fitness that provides the added benefit of improved appearance. Form follows function.

Like the exceptional doctor who is more highly focused on helping you to lose weight, sleep better and feel better as part of an improved health score; the cosmetic dentist will help you achieve a better smile in a mouth that provides you more comfort while you eat and more confidence in all aspects of your life.

When you eat and sleep well and exercise your body regularly, you feel better and look better. You carry yourself with strength and confidence, and it shows to the people you meet. In addition to a greater internal feeling, the impact has a positive effect on your daily life.

A similar effect is achieved through cosmetic dentistry. When teeth are straightened and metal fillings are replaced with porcelain onlays, your teeth will chew and release food better. When weak teeth are replaced with a crown or a bridge, you’ll be more eager to have dinner with friends and clients. When your teeth feel smoother and appear brighter, you’ll gain more confidence in your smile and your overall appearance.

When your mouth achieves a higher level of fitness, your life will be happier and healthier. That will make anybody want to smile more.

Not all general dentists are skilled at cosmetic dentistry because the science evolves swiftly. At White Family Dental, we continue our education in the most advanced procedures so we can provide you with truly leading edge cosmetic dentistry, right here in Lancaster County.

Call us today. We’ll help you gain the smile you’ve always dreamed about.

You can learn more about our unique approach to cosmetic dentistry HERE

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Whiten Your Smile & Help a Child

The staff at White Family Dental is committed to helping our community. Since 1998, we’ve raised about $400,00.00 to help children’s charities through the Smiles for Life Campaign. We do so locally as a part of the Power Packs Project. It’s a wonderful program that builds life skills while filling hungry bellies. With your help, we can continue to feed children and educate parents.

Three girls who benefit from the Powerpacks project.

Many children in Lancaster County are well fed during the school week, thanks to school breakfast and lunch programs. But they go hungry on weekends. Teachers see that these children don’t perform as well at school because of it. But there’s more to the program than a meal.

Power Packs is Not a Handout. It’s an Educational Program

The Power Packs Project fills this need in a way that does more than simply giving food. It’s a wonderful program that provides nutritiously valuable food along with recipes and instructions on how to prepare it. The program teaches parents how to budget for meals, too. This way, parents learn important skills that many of us take for granted while creating bonding time that’s so critical to family and character development. The adults improve their parenting skills while the kids learn by example. All of us benefit when the community has healthy families.

Save on Teeth Whitening and Help a Child

You can do your part to help while saving money when you improve your smile. From March through June, 2017 come to any one of our locations for a discount on a cosmetic teeth whitening procedure. You’ll save $125.00 and the proceeds from each procedure benefits the Power Packs Project.

Many children in Lancaster County spend their weekends wishing for a good meal. Many parents haven’t developed the skills needed to provide wholesome meals for their family.

Come and see us for a teeth whitening. You won’t be the only one who smiles more.

 

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Don’t Like Your Teeth? 5 Great Reasons To Get A Smile Makeover!

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Hello Leola! When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If the answer is, ‘Not really,’ then you may want to consider these 5 reasons for people in Leola to make some small improvements or undergo a complete smile re-design.

5. A little goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings, are simple but have dramatic results.

4. It’s more affordable than you think. Speak with your Hershey, Manheim, or Lancaster cosmetic dentist. You may be surprised at the prices (in a good way!).

3. Your dentist will keep you comfortable. Many people worry that the procedures are painful, but dentists in the Leola area can help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort whether you’re getting tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, veneers, or a complete smile makeover. Ask your dentist about oral sedation.

2. You will look and feel younger!

1. Regardless of your dental problems, chances are, your dentist can help you. Some Lancaster residents believe they have to live with stained, chipped, cracked, crooked, or missing teeth, but today’s dentists have the tools and procedures to fix all of these dental problems and more.

If you are in the Leola area and are looking for a dentist, I would love to serve you. My name is Dr. Ed White. I have been practicing quality dentistry in a Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania since 1984. Please call 717-367-1336 for an appointment.

White Family Dental offers the following services:

Cosmetic dentistry
Sedation dentistry
Root canals
Invisalign clear braces

Call today!

Dr. Ed White
White Family Dental
100 Continental Dr
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
717-367-1336

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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease For Manheim

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Here’s the bad news for Leola residents: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. And here’s the good news: This problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

So, what should Lancaster, Hershey, and Elizabethtown dental patients be looking for?

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together

4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Hopefully, you are not experiencing any of these things. If you are not removing plaque between your teeth, however, your gums are at risk. Brushing alone is not enough – make sure you floss daily.

Regular check-ups with your Hershey, Manheim, or Lancaster area dentist is another essential weapon in the fight against gum disease.

I’m Dr. Ed White of White Family Dental. My practice serves the Hershey, Manheim, and Lancaster areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and want them to have a healthy and attractive smile. Many of our patients wonder if a smile makeover is right for them. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

Our practice specializes in:

Cosmetic dentistry
Sedation dentistry
Root canals
Invisalign clear braces

Contact us at 717-367-1336 and a member of our caring and professional staff can schedule a consultation and answer any questions you might have about veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Ed White
White Family Dental
100 Continental Dr
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
717-367-1336

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on July 25, 2013

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Are Childhood Cavities Inevitable?

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Elizabethtown parents who want their children to develop healthy habits know that they need to set the example. The “Do as I say, not as I do,” approach does not instill confidence in children.

If we want our child to exercise, we should get off the couch ourselves. If we want our child to decide on an apple when he wants an afternoon snack, we better not be snacking on chips and cookies. If we routinely stay up until 1:00 a.m, our adolescent will probably not learn the importance of recharging their physical and mental batteries with restorative sleep.

What about healthy oral habits? Do our children see us brush carefully after meals? Do our children find water bottles in our car cup holders or empty sports drink cans? Do we schedule twice-yearly dental visits for ourselves and our kids? Do we wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports? Do we floss every night?

Did you know that tooth decay is the second most common childhood health problem in Pennsylvania – after the common cold? If you have a newborn or toddler, you have an extraordinary opportunity to establish daily habits for lifelong oral health.

If every pre-teen in your Elizabethtown neighborhood has at least a few fillings, it may seem that cavities are inevitable for Leola area kids. At White Family Dental, we don’t believe this common notion. There is much you can do to keep your young child’s baby teeth and adult teeth cavity-free.

In fact, there are essential things to do even before your baby’s first teeth erupt. Remember not to put your baby to bed with a bottle. Wipe milk or formula off their gums with a soft, damp cloth after feeding. Don’t let your infant drink juice all day. If you want your baby or toddler to drink between meals, water is just fine.

When should you bring in your toddler for their first dental check-up? The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist before their first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday.

If your children are older and have had a lot of cavities, don’t give up. It is never too late to improve daily habits to keep teeth healthy. Even if your upbringing didn’t include an emphasis on oral hygiene, you can set your own traditions starting today.

I am Dr. Ed White of White Family Dental in Elizabethtown. I am committed to oral health for the entire family. I advise Elizabethtown parents about tooth development, thumb-sucking, water fluoridation, dental sealants, oral sports protection, orthodontia, and much more.

My caring dental team will make your child feel comfortable and relaxed. If you are looking for a child-friendly dentist in the Leola area, we invite you to schedule a pediatric dental appointment by calling 717-367-1336.

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A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool

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Providing quality dental care is much easier for Leola area dentists when they have extensive, comprehensive information about their patients’ oral health – and pictures are far more accurate than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth and gums are worth even more than a thousand words. So, along with a thorough oral exam, most dentists want complete and up-to-date x-rays.

The frequency of x-rays is largely determined by your age as well as the state of your oral health. Because children are growing and they experience more changes to their teeth, they usually need x-rays more often.

X-rays also help Hershey, Manheim, and Lancaster dentists find cavities, evaluate gum health, and identify any major changes to your teeth and mouth.

Safety is an important issue that all dentists consider when ordering x-rays, because low levels of radiation are used to obtain the images. Many essential precautions are taken to limit exposure, such as putting leaded aprons and collars on the patients.

It is important that women in Elizabethtown inform their dentist if they are pregnant because special considerations should be taken.

Hi. My name is Ed White and my practice White Family Dental is currently accepting new patients. If you are looking for a friendly, skilled, and experienced dentist and are living in Elizabethtown or the Leola area, we hope you will schedule a consultation. We are located at 100 Continental Dr in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and our caring and professional staff is second-to-none.

Along with basic dental health issues, we are happy to discuss the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and full smile makeovers. We want you to have the healthy, sensational smile that you deserve!

Our top services here at White Family Dental are:

Cosmetic dentistry
Sedation dentistry
Root canals
Invisalign clear braces

Please call us at 717-367-1336 today!

Dr. Ed White
White Family Dental
100 Continental Dr
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
717-367-1336

The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/x/x-rays, accessed on August. 1, 2014

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