Gum Disease 101

Did your gums bleed a bit when you brushed last night? Do they feel tender or swollen? You might not want to ignore these early possible signs of gum disease. We’ve reported the results of numerous studies over the last few years which potentially link gum disease with the following: Alzheimer’s disease Heart disease Kidney,...

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The Tooth About Sports Drinks

In the continuing controversy about safe caffeine levels in energy drinks, we add a new caveat: dental decay. The findings of a University College London study show that athletes who frequently consume sports drinks, energy gels and energy bars, despite reportedly good dental maintenance, exhibited poor oral health. The UCL Eastman Dental Institute Centre for...

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Another Google Winner!

Congrats to patient Ming Zhang, our latest Google Review winner. By posting his review online, Ming was automatically entered into our drawing. He won a gift certificate for two to one of our favorite restaurants, Augusto’s of Madison in Warminster. Augusto’s is an upscale BYOB that has been called “Center City cuisine in the suburbs.”...

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Tasty Foods Can Help Oral Health

Yummy foods like dark chocolate and blueberries are in the news, and not just because they taste great. They’re considered antioxidants, cell-protecting compounds that may fight the damaging effects of oxidative stress that is linked to chronic inflammation which is believed to initiate or exacerbate disease. And research points out that the positive effects of...

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Women with Osteoporosis are Still Good Candidates for Dental Implants

Are you still dealing with annoying dentures because you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis and didn’t think your jaw bones were strong enough to support dental implants? A new study confirms that it’s time to reconsider. Here’s why: In the distant past, some surgeons were reluctant to place dental implants in patients with osteoporosis, since these...

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Live a Life Full of Smiles!

September is Dental Implant Awareness Month. Sponsored annually by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, this year’s theme is “What’s your reason to smile?” Drs. Fava and Levine have heard hundreds of poignant stories from patients who come in to inquire about dental implants, having reached their last straw for so many different reasons. Maybe...

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Today’s Leading Tooth Replacement Procedure

Who came up with the idea for dental implants? Archeologists have discovered ancient civilizations where bamboo and then precious metal pegs were seemingly tapped into the jaw bone where teeth were missing. Ouch! Fast forward to the early part of the 20th century, where, in the 1930s, Drs. Alvin and Moses Strock are attributed to...

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The Link Between Your Teeth and Your Blood Pressure

Did you know that your oral health may be significant when it comes to high blood pressure? A study published in Hypertension, the journal of the American Heart Association, reported medical and dental analysis results from nearly 12,000 individuals, 3,600 of whom were taking medicine for high blood pressure. The study showed that the patients...

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Dr. Fava Publishes Insight on Vaping and Oral Health

Heard about this new vaping trend? Or maybe you’ve witnessed your children or grandchildren using this alternative form of nicotine and wonder what it’s all about? Check out the latest issue of the popular online publication “YOUR TEEN for Parents” for a periodontist’s view on vaping from our own Dr. Philip L. Fava II. In...

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Can My Dentures or Bridges Be Secured With Dental Implants?

The answer to this often-asked question is “yes” in many instances. If your denture is in good shape, we can often use a few dental implants to support a removable implant “overdenture,” also called a fixed bridge restoration, which snaps onto the implants that then function as anchor points for the denture. The fixed prosthesis...

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