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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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West Shore Family Dentistry     From first contact at West Shore Family Dentistry, our Camp Hill dentists are committed to your individual attention and strive to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique dental needs and goals...

Dental Services
Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

Welcome to Our Blog
...Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...Better known as a general dentist, these professionals are the central players in maintaining your oral health, and your first stop when you have a problem with your teeth or gums...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Dental Care Early in Life can Impact Oral Health in our Later Years
...This creates satisfying results in the present and a more stable platform for oral health in the future...

What Athletes Have to Tell Us About Oral Health
...And that’s generally true — except when it comes to their oral health...

The Type of Mouthrinse you use Could be Doing More Than Freshen Breath
... Therapeutic rinses have a different role, intended to improve oral health in some way...

Chewing Tobacco is Just as Addictive and Dangerous as Smoking
...The truth is, though, it’s just as hazardous — especially to your oral health...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier — and less expensive — to treat in the earliest stages...

New Understanding of Bacteria Promises Better Approaches to Oral Care
... This new knowledge, for example, confirms that many of our modern lifestyle habits adversely affect oral health...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

A Healthy Diet is Your Best Source for Vitamins and Minerals
... If you would like more information on the role of diet in oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Not All Bacteria are Harmful to Oral Health
... If you would like more information on the role of bacteria in oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

3 Reasons Why Smoking Doesn't Mix with Dental Implants
...Smoking contributes to other diseases that impact oral health...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

4 Things to Avoid if You Want to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...To set the best long-term course for optimum oral health, begin cleaning the inside of your child's mouth even before they have teeth...

What You Should do About This Bizarre Drug Side Effect
...If you would like more information on reactions to medication that might affect your oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...” Yet when it comes to her family's oral health, she wants the same things we all want: good checkups and great-looking smiles...

Manage Your GERD Symptoms to Prevent Enamel Erosion
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “GERD and Oral Health...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
... Controlling periodontal disease and maintaining good oral health helps to reduce bad breath...

Bulimia Nervosa
People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well...

Wisdom Teeth
...Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Periodontal Exams
Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth...

What is Tooth Decay?
... A good way to help your oral health between brushing is chewing sugarless gum; this stimulates your body's production of saliva, a powerful chemical that actually neutralizes plaque formation and rinses decay-causing food particles and debris from your mouth...

Women and Tooth Care
Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health...

Nutrition and Your Teeth
It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health...

Extractions
...  Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health...

Introduction
...What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health...

General Dentistry
The first line of defense against oral health problems In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body...

Age and Oral Health
...Here you will find helpful answers to some frequently asked questions about oral health questions you may have as you get older...

Tobacco
... Frequently asked questions: tobacco products What effects can smoking have on my oral health...

Your First Dental Visit
... Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand: Make a list of questions to ask our office, so you don't forget anything on the day of your appointment...

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient
... You have the responsibilityto adhere to regular home oral health care recommendations...

Links
American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Association of Public Health Dentistry Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry Centers for Disease Control/Oral Health Resources Healthfinder...