A Dental Bridge Can Often Replace a Missing Tooth

A tooth lost to untreated tooth decay or a severe dental trauma can certainly limit your basic oral function. If the tooth was in the back of your mouth, it could impair your ability to chew and grind food before safe swallowing. If the tooth was located near the front of your mouth, it could alter the appearance of your... read more »

Essential Toothpaste Facts

Toothpaste is a handy tool that can assist you in cleaning your teeth every day. However, that’s only the case if you choose the right type of toothpaste for your smile. To help you choose the best toothpaste on the store shelves, Dr. Anthony Petchalonis and our dental team would like to share a few toothpaste facts with you. When... read more »

How Dental Crowns Protect Teeth

If you have a chomper that needs covering, a dental crown is the way to do it: oral crowns, which are prosthetic oral apparatuses, cover teeth for restorative purposes. Crowns are often used when a cavity portends the wellbeing of a tooth, but there are other reasons why our dentist might endorse them. Here are a few of them: -Using... read more »

What Are the Necessary Steps When I’ve Knocked a Tooth Out Away From Home?

Dental emergencies happen, even when you’re on vacation, and it’s important to take care of the situation right away. To help you care for a knocked-out tooth while you’re away from home, our dentist, Dr. Anthony Petchalonis, and dental team have some tips and information for you. The first thing you should do is contact a local dental office. When... read more »

A Guide to Halitosis

Have you ever heard of halitosis? You may know it as bad breath. It may be caused by something you ate, but there are other causes, as well. If you suffer from chronic halitosis, it’s time to contact your dentist. Here are some things your dentist may want to know: - Do you suffer from any liver and kidney ailments,... read more »

Whiten Your Teeth From a Professional

If you are looking to rid your smile of stains, you are not alone. Coffee, teas, and even alcoholic beverages can darken your teeth and leave stains. That is why having your teeth cleaned by a professional is always ideal to rid your smile of tough stains and discoloration. Here at Petchalonis Dental & Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our team... read more »

Common Toothache Causes

The discomfort associated with a toothache is one of those things that reminds us we need to take good care of our teeth. When we get lazy with our oral hygiene, our teeth have a way of letting us know about it. There are many causes for a toothache, and almost all of them are preventable! Sometimes a toothache is... read more »

Do You Floss Your Teeth Correctly?

Do you floss your teeth correctly? Did you know that even missing a single tooth each time you floss can still be catastrophic for your oral health, as even the smallest amount of plaque buildup can put your teeth and gums at risk? Because of this, it is important to always clean around each and every tooth making sure not... read more »

What Are the Different Types of Mouthwash?

Do you get overwhelmed at the store when buying mouthwash? If so, there is no need to stress. Dr. Anthony Petchalonis and our dental team are happy to tell you all about the two different types of mouthwash so you know which product to buy for you and your family. The first valuable mouthwash is therapeutic mouthwash. This rinse is... read more »