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Just Stop Grinding Your Teeth

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Many patients have been coming into the office complaining that they have problems with teeth grinding. it has inspired us to re-visit an article Dr. Alrez wrote a while back for a local magazine.

If you grind your teeth regularly, you could be at risk of jaw disorders, headaches, broken teeth, and more. The problem is that a lot of teeth grinding happens during sleep, when you aren’t in control. We often recommend teeth grinding night guards to our patients, which are comfortable and safe to sleep in. Plus, they will help to stop you from grinding your teeth in your sleep.

Read the full article below for more information & feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about teeth grinding.

Stop Teeth Grinding


Alrez Family Dentistry is Moving!

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If you haven’t heard, WE’RE MOVING! Don’t worry we’ll still be close to the old office (just over a mile away). Construction has begun on our new location. The official opening day is scheduled for Thursday May 7th!

So where’s our new location going to be? Drumroll please…

Our new address is:

11 Regency Plaza
Glen Mills, PA 19342-1000

It’s in Brinton Lake, right in front of Costco and Crozer and on the same side/next door to The Shoppes at Brinton Lake.

Directions From Old Office to New Office

If you’re afraid of change, you won’t need to worry. We’ll be bringing all of our state-of-the-art equipment over to our brand new office. Plus, you can expect to receive the same high level of care that we have always provided.  The only thing that’s changing is our location, and we couldn’t be more excited to move into the new office!

Take a look at the current construction and prepare to be amazed when we soon release the “after” photos.

 


Children’s Dental Health Month Presentation at Middletown Montessori

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Dr.Alrez children's health dental presentationOur very own Dr.Alrez took a visit to Middletown Montessori School this week to give a presentation to the Kindergarten class. February is Children’s Dental Health Month, so Dr.Alrez reminded the children how important it is to brush your teeth!

Did you know? Reports show that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems. Make sure your kids are brushing their teeth for two minutes, twice a day and visiting a dentist every six months.


CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH PRESENTATION AT MIDDLETOWN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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National Children’s Dental Health Month is during the month of February, and meant to raise awareness of oral health. We did our part by giving a dental health presentation at a local Delaware County school.

Why is this type of celebration and year round attention to children’s dental health important?  Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable tooth decay is the most chronic disease in children.  More than 40% of children ages 2-11 have had a cavity in their primary (baby) teeth, and more than 2/3rd’s of 16-19 year olds have a cavity in their permanent teeth.


VELscope® Vx system – Oral Cancer Screening Equipment

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Laser Teeth WhiteningThe VELscope® Vx system enhances the way practitioners examine the oral mucosa and screen for tissue abnormalities, potentially leading to the earlier discovery of precancer, cancer or other disease processes. Early detection is one of the best mechanisms for enabling treatment success, increasing survival rates and maintaining a high quality of life.
The DEXcam™ 3 Intraoral Digital Camera is a tool for patient education and communication.

Give Kids a Smile

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On December 6th, Dr. Alrez and the team worked with Give Kids a Smile, an organization that helps get free dental treatment for children who otherwise not have access to dental care. For more information about this wonderful organization visit their website or Facebook profile.

At Community Volunteers in Medicine in West Chester, Dr. Alrez and a number of other doctors provided 36 children ages 5-18 with $14,095 in care, free of charge.

As always, the team was more than happy to do anything in its power to promote proper dental health and we look forward to working with GKAS again in the future. We believe that every child deserves a healthy, beautiful smile!


2013 MOM-n-PA

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In 2013, Alrez Family Dentistry participated in MOM-n-PA, a free dental clinic held in the Liacouras Center at Temple University. At this clinic, we provided free dental care to patients without access to dental insurance. The 249 dentists and 1,000 volunteers present saw 1,820 patients and  provided over $85,000 in free dental services. Dr. Alrez was overjoyed to work with such a wonderful organization.

Here are some photos from the event!


Fighting Oral Cancer With Technology

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velscopeVELscope Lesion Detection

This is our portable oral cancer screening device. With the aid of the VELscope device, we are beginning to incorporate oral cancer screening into routine dental exams. Although we’ve always checked for lesions during these exams, oral cancer is typically at stage 3 or 4 by the time such lesions are visible to the eye. We are determined to catch the cancer before this point to give our patients the best shot at treatment. Today, oral cancer is becoming more prevalent due to the spread of HPV. That being said, it is important for us to help catch the disease in its early stages. Using the VELscope system, examination takes under 2 minutes and requires no rinses or stains. To learn more about VELscope devices, visit their site.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Alrez today. You can also click to read about our other office tools like our DEXIS software or the only toothbrush we endorse — the Rotadent Contour.


The Only Toothbrush Endorsed by Alrez Family Dentistry

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Rotadent-Contour-Hero-small-424x1024Rotadent Contour

At Alrez Family Dentistry, we sell only one toothbrush — the Rotadent Contour. This is the only product that we confidently stand behind. Why?

It rotates 360 degrees, mimicking the rotation of the cleaning tools used in the office. Also, it’s bristles are made of MicroAccess filament that is roughly 1/10 the thickness of regular, nylon fiber bristles.These bristles help to combat tooth abrasion and gum recession, resulting in a healthier smile.The Rotadent Contour also cleans between teeth and and around gums more effectively than competitors. Click here for more about its dental health benefits.

To read more about the technology used in the Alrez Family Dentistry office, visit out pages for the NOMAD Handheld X-Ray System or the DEXcam 3. If you’d like to come in for a visit, use our request an appointment page.


More Digital Imaging, Less Radiation Exposure

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DEXIS_Platinum sensorDEXIS Software for Digital Imaging

Digital Imaging is the up and coming trend for dental professionals taking intra-oral x-rays. Patients prefer this type of imaging as well, because the results are produced faster and don’t require exposure to radiation. Film-based radiographs had to sit in chemicals for viewing, which made for a lot of sitting around and waiting. Instead, digital imaging is produced almost instantly. And with DEXIS software, we are able to depend on these crystal clear images for a better diagnosis. DEXIS is motivated by efficiency and image quality when designing these products.  Each  DEXIS Platinum sensor utilizes direct USB connectivity for maximum portability and the highest quality images possible. Visit the DEXIS site to learn more about digital imaging software.

For more information on our other DEXIS tools, read about our DEXcam 3. Schedule your appointment today!