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TOOTH WORMS? THE HISTORY OF CAVITIES AND TOOTH FILLINGS

Scientists have uncovered evidence of tooth decay in specimens dating back more than 15,000 years. In ancient times, cavities were erroneously attributed to the existence of “tooth worms,” a concept that, while false, provided a way for humans to comprehend the holes formed by cavities. The prevalence of cavities is often linked to the advent […]

THANKSGIVING TRIVIA

At Sindledecker Dentistry, we have a penchant for discovering trivia and fascinating facts about Thanksgiving! This year, Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz are excited to share some trivia morsels that could enhance your knowledge at the holiday dinner table, sparking engaging conversations with friends and family. The Turkey Contrary to popular belief, there is no […]

THANKSGIVING IN NORTH AMERICA

Thanksgiving signals the kickoff to the holiday season—a time marked by abundant feasts, indulgence, and cherished moments with loved ones. While celebrating gratitude seems like a universal practice, Thanksgiving is officially observed in only a handful of countries, and the United States is among them. Distinguished by its secular nature, Thanksgiving in the United States […]

WHY ADULTS ARE CHOOSING INVISALIGN®

In recent times, it has become increasingly common to observe adults opting for Invisalign clear aligners at our office – that is, if you can spot them! Whether individuals are looking to dispel the notion that “braces are just for kids” or simply seeking a solution for straightening teeth without the presence of traditional metal […]

WISDOM TEETH EMERGENCIES: CAUSES AND TREATMENT

When considering a dental emergency, the image that comes to mind might involve teeth that have been dislodged or intense tooth pain. However, it’s not uncommon for wisdom teeth to develop conditions or issues that necessitate urgent attention from Dr. Sindledecker, Dr. Saltz, and our team at Sindledecker Dentistry. Wisdom teeth, the third set of […]

PROS AND CONS OF VENEERS

If you find yourself with a minor chip in your tooth, perhaps from an unexpected encounter with peanut brittle or a spirited touch football game, or if you have multiple chips from various incidents, a solution for addressing these concerns could be veneers. Whether you’re bothered by a persistent gap in your teeth, dissatisfied with […]

WHAT’S IN TOOTHPASTE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz, along with our team, suggest a dental hygiene routine of brushing your teeth two to three times daily, with each session lasting at least two minutes. Ever wondered about the composition and functionality of toothpaste? The oral cavity harbors over 500 types of microorganisms that thrive on residual food particles […]

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR INVISALIGN® ALIGNERS

Can you achieve teeth straightening without braces? Absolutely, with the introduction of Invisalign aligners. Crafted from a clear, thermoplastic material, these custom-made aligners offer a discreet alternative to traditional braces. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, and their clear composition makes them practically invisible, addressing any self-consciousness associated with metal braces and elastics. To ensure […]

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH: A SIMPLE ORAL HEALTH ROUTINE FOR YOUR BUSY LIFESTYLE

Navigating the demands of a day often leaves adults feeling time-strapped, juggling various tasks from making sandwiches to addressing calls and completing projects. Amid this chaos, oral care can be neglected. Our office advocates for a simple, daily oral health routine that seamlessly fits into your hectic schedule. October marks National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM), […]

PLANNING YOUR VEGETARIAN DIET WITH YOUR ORAL HEALTH IN MIND

If you’ve embraced a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, you understand that maintaining a healthy life involves more than just avoiding meat products. Ensuring your diet includes sufficient protein and essential nutrients often found in animal products requires thoughtful planning, as there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The variety of vegetarian diets allows for different options, such […]