Ardmore Dentistry Blog

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

November 20, 2015

Toothbrushes: They’re so ubiquitous that you might not even stop to think about them. But the truth is, your choice of toothbrush can have a major impact on your oral health. If you’ve always blindly reached for the cheapest or most colorful toothbrush on the shelf, it’s time to learn how a more informed selection can improve your teeth and gums.

Newtown Square general dentist Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario recommends that patients select a soft-bristled brush. Why? Because hard-bristled brushes can actually damage your mouth!

Hard-bristled brushes are more abrasive...

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November 16, 2015

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic service we offer in our Ardmore office. Everyone wants a bright, beautiful white smile, and today’s teeth whitening products and services are more effective and affordable than ever before. We offer both take-home and in-office whitening services, and we’re confident that one of them will suit your needs. To learn more, please contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario today at 610-642-7024 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

Our teeth naturally lose their luster as we age, and thanks to genetics, some of us experience this more rapidly than...

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November 11, 2015

Bad breath, or halitosis, is an embarrassing problem for millions of Americans. Finding the cause and eliminating the problem can be a challenge, though. Our Newtown Square family dentist knows that most causes do start in the mouth and can be treated.

Causes of Bad Breath

Here are some of the common causes of bad breath:

  • Food:  as food breaks down in your mouth, particles can increase bacteria and cause an odor. Some foods have an odor all their own that can offend, including onions and garlic.
  • Tobacco:  Both smoking and using...
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September 22, 2015

Porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns are made from the same durable, dental-grade porcelain; however their use is determined by that kind of treatment and protection that your tooth needs. Many times porcelain veneers are used for aesthetic purposes, common imperfections that are corrected with veneers include:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Slightly misshaped teeth
  • Slightly spaced or gapped teeth

Porcelain veneers are custom made to blend in with your natural teeth and provide you with a functional bite...

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September 18, 2015

When you hear that you need a root canal the general reaction most patients have is unease. Many times the unease that is felt from learning you need a root canal is due to misconceptions that many patients have. At The Office of Dr. Bellisario we want to make sure that our patients have any and all concerns that they may have about their root canal treatment addressed. To schedule a consultation, please contact our Havertown practice at  today.

Here are 4 of the most common myths surrounding root canals:

It’s the worst dental...

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August 31, 2015

While many people are familiar with the phrase "root canal," many patients are actually not certain as to what the procedure really is, believing that it involves removal of the tooth. When it comes to treatment with a root canal, the primary concern is the pulp that is within the tooth. If you are experiencing tooth discomfort, contact our Bryn Mawr family dentistry practice at  to schedule a consultation.

Many patients are not certain as to what conditions would merit the need for a root canal, but treatment is on a case by case basis. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you  may...

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August 18, 2015

When you aren't happy with your smile, it can take a toll on your self-confidence. Luckily for those who may be feeling self-conscious about their smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the solution. If you would like to learn about the different Bryn Mawr cosmetic dentistry options available to you, contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario to schedule your personal consultation.

Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular over the years. Depending on each individuals particular needs, cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile whether its restoring a single tooth or a full mouth make-...

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July 29, 2015

Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects 1 out of every 5 Americans in a certain degree. It is a disorder which causes you to have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breathes when you are sleeping. If left untreated, the disorder can have potentially dangerous effects. If you believe you may be suffering from sleep apnea, contact The Office of  Dr. Bellisario at 610-642-7024 to schedule your Ardmore sleep apnea consultation.

Some may believe that the condition doesn't take a toll on their day to day life and isn't detrimental to their health, but this is not the case....

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July 14, 2015

A survey that was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has revealed that over a quarter of US adults are dishonest with their dentists when it comes to the question of how often they are flossing. The participants consisted of 2,021 US adults all of whom were 18 years and older, across the top 10 US markets.

The findings show that more than 27% of adults lie to their dentist about how often they floss, with 36% of those participants claiming that they rather engage in another unpleasant activity over flossing their teeth.

The data showed that:

  • 9% would rather sit in...
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June 30, 2015

Tooth sensitivity can be a nuisance, causing pain when consuming something hot or cold. This sensitivity occurs because something has caused the tooth's enamel to wear down or gums to recede, exposing tiny microscopic tubes that are located beneath the layer of enamel. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity we recommend making an appointment with Dr. Bellisario by calling 610-642-7024 to assure that it is not related to tooth decay or a cavity.

Having sensitive teeth is a  common condition, affecting over 45 million individuals in the U.S. at some point in their life. Luckily, sensitive teeth is something that...

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