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Letter to Patients: New Guidelines Following COVID-19 Pandemic

5/18/2020 Dear valued patient, We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment…

COVID-19 Office Update #2

Due to the recent recommendations by the American Dental Association, our Doctors and team members will be reducing time in the office. For the safety of our patients and team effective on Wednesday, 3/18/2020, Dr. Jeff and Dr. Diana will limit their dental procedures to emergency treatment and necessary completion of dental work only after…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates to Our Office

Dear patients and family of Cole Family Dentistry, As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is being closely monitored around the world, we want to ensure you that we are making every effort for safety precautions. As a healthcare facility, we already practice regulated precautions guided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, CDC and OSHA.  These measures keep…

Safe And Effective Infant Oral Care

It’s crucial that you have the right information early on when it comes to infant oral care. Even though your child’s first teeth are temporary, they are still susceptible to decay and infection, and mothers can actually transfer damaging bacteria to their infants, according to the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Mouth Healthy site. Knowing the correct approach…

Causes of Toothaches

No matter how conscientious you are about your oral care routine, at some point in your life you will probably experience the discomfort of a toothache. Though a cavity is the most likely culprit, it is only one of several possible causes of toothaches.Learn more from Colgate.com

Periodontal Charting: What It Is & Why It’s Important

Have you ever gone to the dentist’s office for a cleaning appointment and noticed that the dental hygienist or dentist was taking measurements of your gums? Are you curious what all the poking and prodding was all about? Read on for an explanation of why it is important to check your gums as a part…

How Does Dental Gel Whitening Work?

If you’re concerned about what’s in dental whitening gel and how it works, there is good news. Most gels contain hydrogen peroxide and a few other added ingredients to improve the product’s performance and flavor. Whitening gels gently bleach teeth and don’t damage them. For young and old adults, dental whitening is a safe and…

Types of Dental X-rays

X-rays are divided into two main categories, intraoral and extraoral. With intraoral X-rays, the X-ray film is inside the mouth. With extraoral X-rays, the film is outside the mouth.  Check out Colgate.com for more info

Understanding Dental X-rays

Dental X-rays are an essential part of any oral care plan. They are quite common – anyone who has ever visited a dentist or dental hygienist has probably had them taken at some point – and consequently, it is helpful to understand a little more about them.Learn more from Colgate.com