William T. McMaugh, DDS
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Improve the Appearance of Your Smile with a Dental Bridge

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Life with a failing tooth is unpredictable. Eating and chewing may difficult and painful. Smiling may feel embarrassing due to the appearance of your tooth. If your tooth is already missing, the situation could even be worse.The good news is that there are excellent solutions for restoring your smile, and a bridge may be the right one for your needs. Here is everything you should know about dental bridges in Souderton, PA.What is a Dental Bridge?A bridge is an appliance that is fixed into your mouth, which means that it can't be removed. It has a crown on either side that anchor to your healthy teeth. In between the crowns, ...

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Correcting Oral Surgery Myths

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Learning that you need oral surgery may feel scary and even overwhelming. This is because there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding oral surgery and what it entails. Here are a few of the common myths we hear and the truths to go with them!Myth #1: Oral Surgery is PainfulTruth: Thanks to modern dentistry and excellent anesthetics most patients don't feel a thing during their procedure. It is common to feel some soreness for the first few days after your surgery, but this can be successfully managed with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication as needed. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how little pain they actually felt throughout the process.Myth ...

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Pain, Swelling, and Other Symptoms? You Might Have a Dental Emergency

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It started off with sensitivity to hot coffee. While it made your mornings more challenging, you didn't worry too much because it dissipated quickly. The next thing you knew, your tooth woke you up during the night, with pain and swelling and this time it wasn't going away. It's time to contact your dentist because you may be experiencing an emergency.What is Causing My Pain?Your pain is likely indicating a dental infection. This is typically caused by decay that has progressed into the nerve of your tooth, and it's important to note that a dental infection needs to be treated right away to prevent it from spreading to other critical ...

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Don't Conceal Bad Breath – Get Rid of It!

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Bad breath is embarrassing for everyone!If you're the one that has it, people may shy away from you. It's also uncomfortable to tell someone they have bad breath, or halitosis.In many cases, mouthwash isn't enough to eliminate your bad breath. The good news is that your dentist in Harleysville has some additional solutions for you.Brush Your TongueTake a minute to brush your tongue whenever you brush your teeth. Bacteria can often hide in your tongue, and a quick brush can eliminate the bad breath they can cause. It doesn't add extra time to your routine, and it could be the cure for your halitosis.Drink More WaterMany of the caffeinated beverages ...

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It's Back to School Time! Schedule Your Exams!

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It’s that time of year when parents everywhere are busy getting their kids ready for the first day of school. You have all the necessary school supplies, your child has picked out their outfit, and you have a cupboard full of healthy snacks for lunches.But your child isn’t 100% ready for school unless they have had a thorough dental exam. Children with a healthy smile are a lot happier and more productive in school than those with poor oral health.How Oral Health Impacts Your ChildDental caries (cavities) are the most common chronic childhood illness. An estimate provided by the National Institutes of Health indicates that 23% of children between the ...

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3 Ways Smoking Affects Dental Implants

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Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. They are the industry standard, by far. Implants do require a few things to be successful such as enough healthy bone structure to properly support the implant, and that the patient is in good general health. Smoking also affects not only your overall health, but it can play a role in the health and success of your implants. Here are three factors to consider if you're a smoker considering implant dentistry.Smoking Increases Your Risk of InfectionInfection is the enemy of dental implants and the number one reason why they fail. Smoking significantly slows the healing process, suppresses ...

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5 Steps for Good Self Care after Oral Surgery

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We know how difficult it can be to hear that you need oral surgery. At our Harleysville, PA dental office, we’re sensitive to your concerns, and our supportive team will do everything to make sure your procedure as comfortable and efficient as possible.After surgery, it is important to follow certain guidelines to protect the surgery site and promote healing. Here are some tips we usually offer to our patients before they leave our office:Take it easy on the day of surgery. When you nap or go to sleep the first night, use an extra pillow to limit swelling and prevent excess bleeding.Keep yourself comfortable. Take over-the-counter or prescription pain meds ...

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