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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Modern Dentistry With No Oxen Hooves In Elizabethtown

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Hi, my name is Ed White. My team and I at White Family Dental have been providing excellent dental care for our patients in Pennsylvania since 1984.

One of the important habits of good oral health is daily tooth brushing with an effective toothpaste. There is a wide variety of toothpastes available. I recommend you use one with fluoride and make sure it has the ADA seal. This ensures that the toothpaste has been tested, claims are being met, and the ingredients are correct.

Just because a toothpaste claims to have a ‘whitener’ doesn’t mean it has fluoride.

Toothpaste as we know it has only been in existence since the late 1800s. Fluoride was added in 1914. The earliest evidence of toothpaste or dental cream dates back to 3000-5000 BC. The Ancient Egyptians pulverized oxen hooves, egg shells, pumice, myrrh, and water creating one of the earliest forms of toothpaste.

The Greeks and Romans began adding crushed bones and bark to the mix. The taste most likely was hard to take. During this same time the people of China and India were using a similar paste, but adding flavorings, like ginseng and herbal mints making it a bit more palatable.

Leola toothpaste users have no excuse for not brushing their teeth daily with the toothpaste we have available today.

The experienced staff at White Family Dental want to help all Pennsylvania smiles be whiter and brighter. Contact us today at 717-367-1336 so we can answer any questions you may have about tooth whitening , invisible braces, or cosmetic dentistry. White Family Dental provides family dentistry, porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry.

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How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Elizabethtown Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks Hi! I’m Dr. Ed White, DDS. Most every day, I can be found at my Elizabethtown dental practice treating dental patients with tooth and gum problems or helping patients prevent them. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health.

1) Elizabethtown diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, let’s talk. My number is 717-367-1336.

2) A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications used by thousands of Hershey and Manheim folks, including those for high-blood pressure and depression, can cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, it is dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRIs) and anti-psychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding (bruxism).

3) Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

I help many Lancaster dental patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that sometimes seem unrelated to dental health. Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health, and an important part of your overall physical health.

Ed White
White Family Dental
100 Continental Dr
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
717-367-1336

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Six Slick 10-Second Tooth Tricks For Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

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Improving your oral hygiene doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In fact, you can establish a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. I’m Dr. Ed White with White Family Dental writing to offer my patients in Lancaster, Hershey, and Manheim 6 easy ways to add vital dental care to each day in 60 seconds or less.

Find a good place for your toothbrush.
Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will allow air drying and can slow the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.

Leave the floss on the counter.
If you want to build consistency, you’ll need a plan. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it you’ll remember that commitment.

Swish.
If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and rinse away food particles after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but it will do the trick if the alternative was no time spent swishing.

Smile in the mirror.
Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Inspect gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed food particles and staining or other concerns.

Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. Less than 10 seconds and a habit that will lessen discoloration.

Call White Family Dental.

10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation with me and my caring and professional staff. Call 717-367-1336 so we can examine your teeth for more than your initial 10 seconds and help you to have the smile you can be proud of.

For families throughout Leola, cosmetic dentistryteeth whitening, crowns, chipped teeth and even braces – all have their place in improving a smile. Why not let us improve yours?

We can answer questions about the cost of family dentistry, porcelain veneers, or dental implants. Trusted since 1984 to promote healthy smiles and educated hygiene, we will take care of all your needs including root canals, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, sedation dentistry and everything in between.

Ed White
White Family Dental
100 Continental Dr
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
717-367-1336

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When Bad Breath Terrifies: 4 Tips

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“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”

Do you live in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Leola, Lancaster or Hershey. Your neighbors in Manheim can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.

But why?

I’m Ed White with White Family Dental, in business since 1984. My specialty is family dentistry. At White Family Dental we place porcelain veneers and dental implants regularly. As a favor to Elizabethtown, I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some insight about bad breath and give your neighbors some places to start in improving or removing the offending odor.

Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth, and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.

Also, the food your neighbors are eating can affect the air they’re releasing. Onions, garlic and coffee are likely to show up on the breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.

Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth, or even postnasal drip can cause an odor.

Finally, dentures or a removable appliance may also carry bacteria that needs to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis. Bacteria balance in the mouth is ever changing.

1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums and sides of mouth.
2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
3. Stay on top of health issues.
4. Keep dentures clean.

This last one is for you:

Again, I’m Dr. Ed White. Located at 100 Continental Dr Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, we offer root canals, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and sedation dentistry, just to name a few of our incredible dental services.

Personal Attention, Professional Excellence, Phenomenal Care

Ed White
White Family Dental
100 Continental Dr
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
717-367-1336

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