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You Can Afford Dental Implants

Missing teeth can challenge the comfort and confidence of any adult. No matter your gender or age, living with gaps and holes in your smile can affect the way that you feel about yourself, the way that you look, and even the way that you are able to enjoy meals. Who wouldn’t want to replace…

Get the Big Picture on Dental X-rays

If you’re preparing to see a dentist in the New Holland, PA area, and are wondering if you’ll need x-rays, here’s a quick review of the standard dental x-ray protocol: Bitewing x-rays- This is a series of images that typically includes 4-7 pictures of your back teeth. Bitewing x-rays help the dentist to check for…

New Holland Dentist Makes Cosmetic Dentistry a Laughing Matter

There’s an old saying about good teeth: “She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.” It may seem simplistic, but people who feel confident about their smiles tend to smile, laugh, and interact more openly with others because they aren’t self-conscious about their teeth. Cosmetic dentists in New Holland aren’t psychologists,…

Prevention is Proactive

One of the building blocks of a healthy smile is preventive care. Stopping problems before they start can result in less time spent at the dentist’s office, less money out of your pocket, and more time enjoying the benefits of a healthy smile. New Holland’s Dr. Laura Harkin offers proactive cavity fighting treatments to prevent…

4 Compelling Reasons to Add Fluoride to Your Next Dental Visit

If your childhood is a distant memory in your rearview mirror, you might think that you’ve outgrown the old-fashioned fluoride treatment. Do you remember the fluoride treatments that you received as a child after you dental cleanings? It was likely a foam or rinse that had to stay in the mouth for a few minutes,…

Targeted Relief for TMJ Pain

Are you tired of waking up with a sore jaw? Have daytime headaches become a constant companion? If you’re ready to seek relief, visit your dentist. The source of your discomfort may be your temporomandibular joints — or TMJ, for short. When these joints experience dysfunction, a whole host of problems can occur. Residents in…