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Is Chocolate Good For Your Teeth?

Sweets Assorted On A Table | Is Chocolate Good For Teeth

This time of year is full of sweets and candies and chocolates, which can lead to cavities and an upset tummy if we aren't careful.  BUT, there is some good news!  Scientists have recently developed a toothpaste made with a compound derived from the sweet goodness known as chocolate.

How Toothpaste Can Help

One of the active ingredients of the toothpaste, theobromine, is found in chocolate and has been shown to help remineralize enamel and decrease sensitivity, all without fluoride.  Don't start brushing with chocolate quite yet though, I'm not sure that has the same effect......

Until next time!

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New Baby

Pink Flowers In A Field

Dr. Dan and Dr. Katie are proud to announce the arrival of their third child, Anna Catherine! Mother and baby are doing fine and are anxious to return home so that Anna can meet her siblings!

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Doc, What is a Dental Implant?!

Dental Implants Wilmington DE | Filling In Missing Teeth

Patients sometimes come in and want to replace a missing tooth.  The answer, in many cases, can be a dental implant.  But what IS a dental implant?  Here we're going to try and answer some frequently asked questions that you may have.  A dental implant is quickly becoming the standard of care to replace one tooth, and can be used to replace many teeth and even sometimes replace full dentures.
  

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Toothbrush Information

an image of a tooth brush, dental mirror and flosser in a cup | wilmington de dentist
Just a quick word about toothbrushing and toothbrushes, which I know is everyone's favorite topic. Before you enjoy your weekend, remember to take a quick look at your toothbrush. If the bristles are frayed or if it's been 3-4 months since you've gotten a new brush, it might be time to replace it. And if you've been sick recently with a cold, flu, mouth infection or sore throat, toss that old brush and get a new one! Look for "soft bristles" and a smaller brush head so you can get to those hard-to-reach places. ...

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Ducking the Dentist

A man gets work done by the dentist | Wilmington DE Dentist
A little tidbit from the "Advice from The Doctors" at usaweekend.com.  At least 20% of Americans have one or more untreated cavities.  Ignored, cavities can get larger, deeper and cause severe aches, infection or even tooth loss.  Don't wait for pain to see the dentist; schedule regular checkups and cleanings once or twice a year.  And be sure to tell your dentist about medicines you take.  Dry mouth - a common cause of cavities in older adults - is a side effect in about 500 drugs, including those for allergies, asthma, blood pressure, cholesterol, ...

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Welcome to the Wilmington Dental Blog

Dr. Matthews & His Fellow Providers
Welcome to the practice of Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS. As a family-owned and operated practice, we strive to deliver quality state-of-the-art family and cosmetic dentistry to each and every one of our patients.
 
Our dedicated team pledges a total commitment to your well-being by providing exceptional, personalized care in a compassionate, competent and professional environment.  We successfully meet your needs and consistently exceed your expectations.
 
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