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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Can Better Oral Hygiene Help Prevent Strokes?

Finnish researchers, publishing in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that 59 of the 75 people who suffered from ischemic strokes had a strain of bacteria usually found in the mouth. These bacteria are believed to cause infections if they get into the bloodstream. Ischemic strokes are caused by blockages or narrowing in...

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Celebrate History With Dr. Levine

Do you love history? Dr. Levine sure does! The public is invited to  Zion’s United Church of Christ (aka “the old red church”). Come see/hear a historic memorial service commemorating the funeral services of Lincoln and Washington. The event takes place Sunday, July 14th and will feature the music of the 69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers...

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Post-Menopausal Women and Gum Disease

As we’ve repeatedly reported in the last few years, it’s not just our patients’ teeth and confidence that are harmed by periodontal (gum) disease. Their very lives may be at risk. More and more studies suggest a relationship between periodontal disease and cancers, and not just oral cancer which would be the most likely link....

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Dental Implants are More Popular Than Ever: For Good Reason!

A recent press release by iData Research on today’s rapidly growing dental implant market explains that, “dental implants have earned the reputation of being the best aesthetic option for single tooth replacement.” Implants give the look, function and feel of regular teeth, a result no traditional denture can provide. More reminders of why we’re proud...

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The 69th PA Irish Volunteers (with Dr. Levine) Show Their Respect

Recognize that face? Yes, it’s our Dr. Levine marching again with the 69th PA Irish Volunteers Civil War reenactment regiment in a recent Bridesburg, PA Memorial Day celebration. Between firing their weapons (58 caliber Enfield rifles) into the air during the one-hour parade route and the authenticity of their Civil War-era uniforms, this group always...

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Only Four Dental Implants for a Full “Arch” of Teeth

An entire arch of teeth—upper or lower—using only four dental implants? Yes, it’s possible and a great option for many of our patients. The name of the procedure —All-on-4™ —explains what we do in a nutshell. In most instances, we can totally replace a full upper or lower set of teeth with a full, fixed...

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Xerostomia? What it is and Why You Should Care

Ever wake up in the middle of the night feeling parched? Sometimes that dry mouth feeling means that your salivary glands (one of our body’s defense mechanisms) aren’t producing sufficient saliva to keep your mouth moist. As a result, foods, especially carbs, that normally might be washed away, can linger on your teeth too long....

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