Ardmore Dentistry Blog

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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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June 15, 2015

Tooth stains can leave you feeling insecure about your smile. Many foods and beverages lead to staining but luckily there are a number of foods that can help in reducing tooth staining and keeping your teeth whiter longer. If you have tooth staining and want to brighten your smile, teeth whitening is a quick and effective option. Contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario at 610-642-7024 to learn about the different teeth whitening options our Newtown Square family dentistry practice has to offer.

Certain foods contain properties that disrupt the enamel pellicle, which is the protein layer...

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May 27, 2015

Daily oral hygiene aids in good oral health and the reduction of dental plaque which causes cavities and gum disease. Keeping up with routine dental cleanings and check-ups is important as well because many times your dentist can see what you don't. Don't wait to get on track with your oral health, contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario at  to schedule your appointment with a Newtown Square dentist today!

The mouth tends to love bacteria, so when this bacteria aggregates the surface of your tooth it forms plaque which can lead to cavities and gum disease. A...

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May 05, 2015

Previous studies have shown the possible link between gum disease and heart disease, now a newly released study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed even more clarity on the significant connection between the mouth and the heart. The first line of defense against gum disease is keeping up with your oral health.  To schedule a comprehensive exam and cleaning with one of our Newtown Square dentists, contact our practice at .

The recent study was conducted by scientists at Forsyth Institute and Boston University, and was published by the American Heart Association. For the first time...

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April 28, 2015

It’s a well-known that fact that it takes much less effort to smile than it does to frown. For someone who isn't confident in their smile, that may not always feel true. Smiling is essential to our well-being, so having a smile that you are proud to show off to the world is essential. If you are ready to achieve your ideal smile, contact Newtown Square cosmetic dentist Dr. Bellisario at 610-642-7024 to see what options you may have.

A  persons emotional health and physical health are directly correlated to one another, and smiling plays an important role towards overall health...

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