You’re Never Too Old For Dental Implants

Is there a “right” adult age for dental implants? Certainly not! Too often we hear a current patient tell us that a parent or grandparent thinks they’re too old for dental implants. But that’s just not true. You’re never too old to improve your smile, feel more confident about your appearance, and once again be...

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Top Dentists AGAIN!

With so many dental specialists in the Philadelphia region from which to choose, the process of selecting the best one can become a daunting task. Philadelphia magazine helps you find a doctor with confidence with their “BeWell Philly” list of top practitioners in Southeast Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. These dental specialists have earned their...

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Drs. Levine and Fava Featured Authors

Dr. Levine with Dr. Fava, along with six other specialists from across the country, recently participated in a research project sponsored by Straumann® USA. As part of the project, our doctors authored a study report which was then published in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. Dr. Levine was lead author of the article,...

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Oral Cancer is Unfortunately Increasing

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, causing close to 11,000 deaths. Oral cancer is more than twice as common in men as in women. While there’s no routine test to diagnose oral cancer, the disease can be found during routine screenings by your dental...

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Dr. Fava Pins New ITI Colleagues

Last month, our doctors hosted colleagues for an International Team for Implantology (ITI) course on implant rehabilitation. As a new feature of these regular meetings, Dr. Fava “pinned” new ITI Fellows, Dr. Ping Wang (Temple University AEGD; Acta University ITI Scholar) and Dr. Harriet McGraw (a restorative dentist from Michigan). Dr. Levine established the Philadelphia...

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Severe Gum Disease Poses Risk of High Blood Pressure

Here we go again with a new, compelling reason to take care of your teeth. Reviewing 81 studies involving more than 250,000 individuals, UK scientists determined that people with moderate-to-severe gum disease (periodontitis) have a 22% increased risk of high blood pressure. Those with more severe periodontal disease were found to have a 49% higher...

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Diabetes and Gum Disease

In addition to this month bringing Thanksgiving next week—and we do THANK YOU for choosing us!—November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Individuals with diabetes are at a greater risk for gum disease. In fact, having gum disease may make your diabetes more difficult to control. It’s a viscous circle. Diabetes is a disorder that occurs...

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Dr. Levine Teaches Dental Implant Seminar

Dr. Robert A. Levine has been on the road yet again! Last month, he traveled to Baltimore’s University of Maryland School of Dentistry where he enjoyed a terrific day mentoring, teaching and visiting old friends. He gave an afternoon seminar to periodontal/dental implant residents and faculty with the theme “Dental Implant Complications: The Team Approach...

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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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