It all started with a document the USDA releases every five years that is filled with research-backed health advice, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. AP noticed that in 2015’s dietary guidelines, flossing had been quietly removed. AP reached out to the US government, which admitted that the effectiveness of flossing was not adequately researched.
The American Dental Association (ADA), and Dr. Alrez, maintain that cleaning between teeth is important. Using floss is a sure-fire way to disrupt and remove plaque. Forty percent of your teeth’s surface is located in between the teeth, so flossing is a necessary step for removing bacteria. In order to keep your teeth and gums healthy, you need to clean 100, not just 60 percent of them!
While dental experts have acknowledged that the research that supports flossing is inadequate and outdated, they add that the research oversight is due to flossing being so obviously necessary, an updated study on its effectiveness would be a waste of resources.
As put by ADA spokesperson, Dr. Matthew Messina, “Nobody’s done a study to say using a parachute jumping out of an airplane is safer than not using a parachute. I’m still going to use a parachute, because we just know that that’s going to work.”
Flossing prevents cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. So keep flossing every day, and your teeth will thank you!
After you undergo dental surgery or restorative treatment, you might be in a little bit of pain. In many cases, you will need to stick to eating soft or liquid foods. Soup is one of the best ways to warm your soul and keep your mouth comfortable after dental work!
That’s why we send patients home with soup when they undergo any type of treatment that may limit their eating briefly. Take a look:
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.
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.
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.
Our 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.
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.
The 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.
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!
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.