You recently witnessed the demise of a love one’s teeth. He used to love his smile, and then a snowball effect occurred – he lost one tooth and others followed afterwards. You always thought he practiced decent oral hygiene, but he still ended up with gum disease. Your State College dentist says that this could be the result of certain predetermined factors that your family members have been unaware of. Read on to learn what they are.
Devlin Dental Blog
January 10, 2018
November 24, 2017
As you get older, it gets more difficult to kick the habits you’ve gained. Some habits you may not even realize you’re doing until your State College dentist points it out. The question is, were you aware these habits are actively damaging your teeth?
To achieve the best oral health, the following habits should be replaced by any means necessary. To make this easier, we’ve provided a few alternatives worth transitioning to as they inflict zero damage to your teeth and gums.
November 13, 2017
This may come as a surprise to you, but your State College dentist doesn’t completely cringe every time a patient goes trick-or-treating. It’s been a long time tradition for years and years. The only thing dentists hope for is that patients don’t “over-do it” with their candy consumption.
If your child did a great job collecting candy this year, you probably have an overflowing bucket of candies tempting you and your family at all times. To make the best decision for you and your oral health, here are a few ways that you can get rid of the excess candy without putting your teeth at risk.
October 5, 2017
Can you recall everything your State College dentist did for you during your last dental appointment? Sometimes it can all be a blur from the moment you come in the office.
Typically, you’ll be greeted and comforted by a friendly office member. Then, you’ll be ushered to the back of the office for your routine dental exam and cleaning. In the midst of sitting in the dental chair, you remember a dental assistant or hygienist explaining that you’ll be undergoing a dental x-ray.
Now that you think about it, can you recall what a dental x-ray does for you? If not, this post is for you!
September 12, 2017
When you get porcelain veneers from your dentist in State College, you can rest assured they will do exactly what they’re supposed to: provide a long-lasting beautiful smile.
Yes, it’s true that veneers are thin covers of dental porcelain that are meant to last your smile years, but to guarantee those results, you must care for them properly. With good maintenance, you can enjoy the dependability, functionality and cosmetic appeal of porcelain veneers for years to come!
Here are 5 helpful tips to help patients get the most out of their porcelain veneers.
August 10, 2017
Have you lost a tooth to decay or trauma? If so, your self-esteem was lost with it. An incomplete smile quickly causes you to feel self-conscious about your smile while you find it hard to speak clearly and difficult to eat your favorite foods. However, you can suffer from additional complications if you do not replace the tooth. To regain a complete smile, more than 500,000 people a year now turn to dental implants. This offers a permanent way to replace the tooth while improving your oral health. With dental implants in State College, you will boost your confidence and improve your quality of life.
July 31, 2017
At first, you thought losing a tooth wasn’t a big deal—until reality hit you. You can’t always eat the foods you want without difficulty chewing. Your confidence has taken a hit as well because you don’t feel comfortable smiling in front of other people. Here at the office of Chris J. Devlin DMD PC, our team wants to help you restore your smile. Although there are several reconstruction options, our dentists will almost always recommend dental implants in State College first. Dental implants have many advantages compared to other restorations. If you’re interested in moving forward with the dental implant process, you probably want to know what it entails. Here’s a brief breakdown of what you can expect when restoring your teeth with dental implants.
June 16, 2017
Sure – you’ve heard of dental crowns in State College, but what does this restorative procedure actually consist of? While the terminology itself may call to mind visions of teeth with scepters, robes, and tiaras, this is actually a great way to address dentitions that have become compromised for several reasons. In this post, Dr. Chris Devlin explains how you can give your teeth the royal treatment when you work with his experienced and friendly team of experts.
May 19, 2017
You look across the restaurant and see your friend arriving and a smile breaks out across your face until you remember that you’re missing a tooth. You quickly hide your smile and wave to your friend instead. Wouldn’t it be great to smile with confidence again? There are great options available for restoring your tooth and Dr. Chris Devlin can help you select the right one for your needs. Here are some of the benefits of getting a dental implant in State College over other treatment options.
May 1, 2017
The American Dental Association recommends everyone visits their dentist twice a year for preventive care; however, this is not always easy. When you live with dental fears, even the simplest of dental appointments can cause you a great deal of anxiety. As a result, you can delay dental care due to your discomfort. In fact, as much as 15% of Americans do not see their dentist regularly due to dental phobias. Dr. Chris Devlin understands your hesitation but does not want to see you put your dental care on hold. As a sedation dentist in State College, he offers multiple types of sedation to help you relax and enjoy your time at the dentist.