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Chalk You Walk Contest

Aug 25

Chalk Your Walk Sidewalk Contest  *To submit photos, please email them to or send them though a direct message on Facebook or Instagram. *The photo submission with the most votes at the end of the day on September 4th will be chosen as the winner. The gift card must be picked up at one of our office locations and cannot be mailed (Collegeville or Gilbertsville).

Frequently Asked Questions During Covid-19

Apr 7

Q: Is your office closed? A: Yes, our physical office is closed to the general public, but we are here for you! If you need us, you can email us at ​​ or through any of our social media channels. We are checking our phone messages periodically but email or social media will be a faster response. Q: How long will the office be closed? A: We are currently following the guidelines recommended to us by state and federal authorities. At this time, we will open as soon as it is safe per the state and federal guidelines. Q: What if I have a true emergency? A: At this time, we are not seeing any emergencies in office. But we advise you to call our emergency phone number and we can help you with your emergency ​484-994-4593​ . Or you can check our​ website​ for some tips and tricks on…

Cold and Flu Season and Oral Health

Dec 30

  COMING DOWN WITH the flu is never any fun, but it’s still no time to let up on your oral hygiene routine. The same applies if you get a cold. With flu and cold season starting up, we thought this was a good time to share some tips for maintaining good oral health through one of these common illnesses. Brushing and Flossing Can Help You Feel Better As well as you can while sick, try to remember to brush and floss as usual. It’s not just about the comfort of maintaining some part of your normal routine, or about getting some small sense of accomplishment out of it — no, brushing and flossing can actually make you feel better! Keeping your mouth as clean as possible is a real boost to your overall sense of well-being. A clean mouth helps you feel rejuvenated and refreshed, so don’t let the simple habits of…

Sugar, Its Many Aliases, and Your Teeth

Dec 10

WHAT COMES TO MIND when you hear the word “sugar”? Probably your favorite type of candy or dessert, maybe your favorite soda. You probably didn’t picture barbecue sauce, granola bars, flavored yogurt, or fruit juice, but all of these and plenty more foods you wouldn’t suspect are loaded with sugar. That isn’t great news for our oral health. Sugar Versus Our Teeth Why are dental health professionals like us wary of sugar? Simple. The harmful bacteria on our teeth and gums like to eat sugar as much as we do. When they’ve enjoyed a tasty meal from the food fragments that remain in your mouth after a sweet treat, they excrete acid onto your teeth. This acid eats away at tooth enamel and irritates the gums, and if we aren’t careful, it can lead to issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Learn to Recognize the Many Names of Sugar If sugar…

Black Friday Invisalign Special Event

Nov 25

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! From all of us at Dr.McSurdy’s office, we sincerely thank you for entrusting us with your orthodontic care, and feel very blessed to count you as our friends and family! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! On December 4th & 5th Dr.McSurdy will be hosting our annual Invisalign Special Event! We will offer incredible incentives for those that have a consultation and begin treatment that same day. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!* What: Invisalign Special Event When: Wednesday, December 4th & Thursday, December 5th Where: Wednesday in our Collegeville office and Thursday in our Gilbertsville office Financial Incentive of $500 off FULL Invisalign treatment Reduced Down Payment to Begin Treatment Extended Interest Free Financing to Lower Monthly Payments Space is limited, so call today to claim your spot as soon as possible. If you are contacting us after hours, you can email us by…

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