The Transformation of Valentine’s Day

Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine’s Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholi...

Root Canal FAQs

Most people hear the word root canal and panic. With today’s state of the art equipment and improved local anesthetic devices, ...

Should I use mouthwash?

Mouthwashes are commonly used as a part of a daily oral care regimen. Not only do they freshen breath, but some are capable of improv...

Four Oral Health Issues Seniors Face

Oral health is an important and often overlooked component of an older person’s general health and well-being. Dr. Michael Hanl...

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activi...

I’ve lost a filling; now what?

Dental fillings usually protect our teeth, but sometimes they need to be protected, too. If you lose a filling, contact our Chester, ...

New Year's Eve

Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- Hanley Family Dentistry included- feel nostalgic about the...

Is soda really bad for your teeth?

You take a sip of soda – and someone remarks, “That’s going to ruin your teeth!” Is that true? Is sweet soda ...

Solutions for Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a common side effect of many medications. It can also be a side effect of cancer treatments, or the resu...

How does whitening toothpaste work and how effective it is at whitening teeth?

Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste that has the American Dental Association seal of approval can help prevent t...

What stinks?

Spilling soda on someone’s white shirt, telling an off-color joke at an inappropriate time, or sneezing chewed food all over th...

Do You Have an Ageless Smile? Let Us Help You Keep It!

In your golden years, you’ve become a pioneer in tooth care. Yours is probably the first generation in history that can expect ...

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