Is the Incidence of Oral Cancer Increasing?

When you visit the oral health specialists at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics, we assess your teeth and gum health, but will also look for oral red flags that could indicate other medical challenges, like possible oral cancer.  Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. In 2021, it...

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Dental Implant Placements Can Be “Immediate” or Phased Over Time

During many dental implant procedures, a failing tooth is pulled and the socket area is then left to heal for a defined period before the actual implant is placed into the jawbone. Sometimes bone grafting is required to make the jawbone area strong enough to support the kind of implant that should last a lifetime....

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Restoring Healthy Smiles

Even if you take great care of your teeth, you might experience gum recession. Also known as receding gums or gingival recession, gum recession is where damaging gaps form between the teeth and gum line, exposing tooth roots. While gum recession can occur at any age, statistics show that 88% of the population over age...

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June is National Smile Month!

June is National Smile Month, yet one more great reason for us to remind patients that smiling with a healthy set of teeth not only makes you look happy, it can help you feel happier by releasing special neurotransmitters that make you feel less stressed. Periodontists and dentists around the world also understand that your...

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Front and Center Smiles

Also known as the smile zone, the esthetic zone is the area in the front of your mouth that is the most visible when you smile. If you’re missing a tooth in this area, it’s critical that a tooth root (implant) and restoration (crown) be precisely positioned. The Gold Standard for Tooth Replacement Dental implants...

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Is Your Weight Linked to Your Dental Health?

When you think about visiting the periodontist, are you thinking about the numbers on your bathroom scale? Maybe you should! In a study published in the Journal of Dental Research, researchers discovered that the kind of chronic inflammation caused by obesity could produce the types of cells that break down the important jawbone tissue that...

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Periodontal Disease and Pre-Term Delivery: New Findings

Reaching full term for pregnancy is usually calculated as between the start of the 39th week and end of 40th week. At this stage, the baby’s organs are fully mature, the baby will be less likely to have vision or hearing problems and will most likely thrive upon delivery. While sometimes giving birth earlier can’t...

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Innovators in Periodontics—And Proud of it!

At the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics, we stay ahead of the curve by incorporating cutting-edge technologies into all aspects of our patient treatments and procedures. We reverse stubborn gum disease with minimally invasive lasers, guarantee optimal dental implant placement with 3D diagnostic tools, utilize today’s latest biotechnologies for healing and bone regeneration...

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Vaping: We Still Suggest You Avoid It

Vaping, the use of electronic cigarettes, became increasingly popular in the U.S. a few years ago. At the time, Dr. Fava, in an article published in Your Teen Magazine, urged patients to avoid vaping since preliminary research showed that vaping could cause long-term, harmful oral effects. Newer studies reinforce our opinion. As part of a...

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Have You Been Told You Have Dental “Pockets?”

Pockets may be handy areas for storing items in our clothing. But none of us wants pockets in our mouths. Dental pockets, also known as periodontal pockets, are spaces that form when gum tissue pulls away from your teeth, providing handy places where bacteria can thrive. Healthy gums fit snugly around your teeth, ensuring that...

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