Happy Groundhog Day – 2022

Posted on:Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 @ 2:31 pm


Groundhogs have eighteen chewing teeth that never stop growing. They have four incisor teeth, upper and lower, that can grow up to 1/16 inches every week, an average length of 3 1/4 inches every year. Their incisors usually grind against each other, keeping them short. Groundhogs must constantly gnaw on leaves, trees, grass, and roots to keep …

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New Year’s Resolution: Visit the dentist!

Posted on:Thursday, January 13th, 2022 @ 7:06 pm


There aren’t too many people who are fond of dental procedures. Often, patients worry about discomfort during treatment like a dental crown or filling. It can create such a negative feeling that patients even avoid the dentist altogether. After missing one appointment, it suddenly becomes three years since you’ve been to the dentist. What can …

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A Bright Smile Without Compromise

Posted on:Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 @ 11:36 am

white smile

It’s hard to imagine anything more appealing than a sparkling, white smile. Yet our teeth rarely stay as white as we’d like them to without a little help. Fortunately, that help is available at Barbara Bell DDS, PA. Your smile says more about you than any other physical feature. It’s the first thing people notice. …

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Thanksgiving Dinner and Your Teeth

Posted on:Thursday, November 11th, 2021 @ 2:21 pm


Our professional team at Barbara Bell DDS, PA wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Can’t I Just Have a Regular Cleaning?

Posted on:Sunday, October 31st, 2021 @ 9:46 pm


Patients often ask why they are having “periodontal maintenance” when all they want is to have their teeth cleaned. If your dentist or hygienist has recommended you be scheduled for periodontal maintenance or if you have noticed there is a difference in billing for these procedures, here is a brief explanation: Prophylaxis or Regular Cleaning …

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Halloween Mouth-Healthy

Posted on:Thursday, October 7th, 2021 @ 2:08 pm

A close up of a vampire's teeth.

Halloween is around the corner. Those bags of candy and easy access to all kinds of sweets is a pretty tempting holiday for adults as well as children. Here are ways everyone can stay mouth healthy during Halloween and every day. Avoid sticky situations The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to …

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Which Toothpaste is Right for You?

Posted on:Thursday, September 30th, 2021 @ 12:49 pm

toothpaste image

Toothpaste no longer comes in simple choices of fluoride and fresh breath. Paste is not even the only option! You can choose gel forms and even some with ribbons of color and flavor. With so many varieties available, it may be difficult to know which features or combinations of ingredients are best for your mouth. …

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Oral Thrush

Posted on:Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 @ 2:45 pm


Oral thrush happens when a yeast infection develops inside your mouth.

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Aging and Dental Health

Posted on:Thursday, August 19th, 2021 @ 6:29 pm


As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health.

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Signs of Bruxism (teeth grinding)

Posted on:Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 @ 12:24 pm


If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you’re awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism).

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