Ardmore Dentistry Blog

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

December 29, 2014

Looking for a holiday snack that’s not just tasty but healthy as well? Then look no further than this recipe for soft gingerbread cookies. Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario invites you to try it for yourself and enjoy a treat that’s good for your teeth, your health, and the soul!

We found this recipe for gingerbread cookies on weedemandreap.com and think you’ll enjoy making them as much as you’ll enjoy eating them.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2...
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December 22, 2014

As we enter the holidays, many of us are enjoying holiday parties and all of the sugary goodies that come with them. And while enjoying treats is definitely part of the season, it’s important to remember your oral health even at this time of year! Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario offers a full range of general dentistry services to his Philadelphia-area patients. To schedule an appointment for you or for a family member, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario attoday.

Sugary treats are the most obvious oral health roadblocks at the holidays, but in moderation, it’s okay to enjoy these as long as you remember...

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December 15, 2014

Inlays and onlays are alternatives to full dental fillings and crowns that are excellent options for patients with certain kinds of structural damage. Both are made from the same material and the process is similar. The main difference is where they’re placed! To learn more about dental inlays and onlays, please contact Ardmore general dentist Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario attoday to schedule an appointment.

An inlay is a dental restoration method in which a material, usually porcelain or a composite resin, is shaped to fill a tooth cavity outside the mouth and then placed. This is in contrast to a...

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December 07, 2014

If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, it’s time to learn about porcelain veneers. These revolutionary, wafer-thin covers for your teeth can give you a whole new look in just two office visits, and they can correct virtually all minor cosmetic issues. To learn more about porcelain veneers, please contact Ardmore dentist Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario attoday.

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin wafers of dental-grade porcelain that Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario bonds to the front surfaces of your teeth. These veneers can cover up a number of cosmetic flaws, including

  • Misshapen teeth
  • ...
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November 11, 2014

Most Bryn Mawr-area residents who are looking to eliminate enamel staining are sound candidates for teeth whitening. Like most procedures offered as part of cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening treatments are quite safe, simple and stress-free.

However, at The Office of Dr. Bellisario, we are committed to ensuring that cosmetic dentistry works for you, and that means ensuring that you don't undergo procedures that aren't right for you.

In the case of teeth whitening, you're likely a good candidate if you:

  • Are in sound overall health
  • Do...
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November 11, 2014

KöR Teeth Whitening is an exciting procedure we're now offering at The Office of Dr. Bellisario. With it, our cosmetic dentists can help Newtown Square-area patients suffering from stubbornly stained teeth, including teeth chemically stained by childhood use of tetracycline.

Of course, teeth whitening has long been a potent weapon in the arsenal of cosmetic dentistry. But traditional teeth whitening treatments, while quite effective at their tasks, often fell short at addressing deep, chemical stains.

KöR fills that niche. The treatment involves...

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October 28, 2014

We all long to have beautiful, glisteningly white teeth, but sometimes, we look in the mirror and discover that our teeth aren't as white as we were hoping for. Or, possibly, you have bad breath but can't figure out why. Confusion sets in as you realize that you are following a good brushing and flossing routine, use mouthwash, and even visit your dentist twice a year. So, what may be causing the lack of luster?

Here are 6 foods that may be the culprit for your yellow smile and bad breath:

  • Dark liquids - coffee, tea, cola, and red wine can be absorbed by your teeth enamel, causing stains
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October 13, 2014

A healthy exercise regimen is good for all parts of your body, right? According to a new study published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, heavy exercise may actually lead to certain dental problems

In further study to try to discover why dental health is impacted by heavy exercise, researchers at the dental school at University Hospital Heidelberg in Germany did a study that compared 35 triathletes to 35 non-athletes.

During the study, the following was performed on all members for comparison:

  • Full oral examinations
  • Questionnaires about diet, oral hygiene routines, and the...
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September 17, 2014

Are you embarrassed about your smile due to any chipped or broken teeth? If so, our Newtown Square cosmetic dentistry team has the answer for you - dental bonding!

How Does Dental Bonding Work

When your tooth requires dental bonding, our Newtown Square cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeff Bellisario, will smoothly guide you through the entire process from choosing the right resin color to the final application. Here are the basic steps for getting your tooth bonded:

1)               Our cosmetic dentist chooses the shade of resin which most...

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September 09, 2014

If you have teeth with any kind of damage or in need of repair, it can make you feel very uncomfortable or self-conscious. In addition, it may be altering the way your teeth and mouth function together. That is why consulting our Bryn Mawr cosmetic dentistry team is a solid option for enhancing your smile.

How Dental Crowns Make Us Smile

For damaged teeth, dental crowns are an excellent option. Dental crowns are a way of providing restoration to damaged teeth and preventing any further damage to them.  The three materials dental crowns are made of are:...

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