Have a SWEET New Year

Honey tastes good, that’s for sure. But did you know that this natural sweetener could have benefits to our oral health? The thick, golden liquid, specifically a darker variety called manuka from Australia and New Zealand, may have higher antibacterial properties that can help relieve oral health issues. In a study reported in the Journal...

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Ain’t It The TOOTH?

To celebrate the start of a new (and hopefully healthier) year on a lighter note, we thought you might like to sink your teeth into these 10 Dental Facts You May Not Know: 1/ DON’T crack nuts, hard candy or ice cubes with your teeth. Doing so can result in dental emergencies. Like a tiny...

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Five Bites of Dental Trivia We Thought You’d Enjoy

We decided to take a break from the serious advice and offer you some interesting trivia you can share with friends (or offer your kids while encouraging them to brush and floss!). 1/ The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth (brush) From hog hair bristles to ultrasonic scaling equipment, teeth brushing seems to be...

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More Exciting Author News

Dr. Levine once again teamed up with periodontal colleagues for an article published in the October issue of Compendium. Writing this time about soft-tissue dental regeneration (ridge augmentation) and the use of a promising new material known as volume stable collagen matrix (VSCM), Dr. Levine contributed details about a patient who wanted replacement of bottom...

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The Gift of a Healthier Smile

Some patients have told us they put off important periodontal work until a special event, like a wedding, inspired them to make the call to our office to improve the aesthetics of their teeth. Healthy looking smiles are indeed both attractive and help build confidence. But oral hygiene is far from just a question of...

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Your Journey Toward a Fabulous Smile

Thinking about improving your oral health and appearance with dental implants? If so, congratulations! You should seek the best overall patient experience possible during your exciting journey toward a better-looking smile and more effective bite. At the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics, we can often revitalize your smile with same day implant restorations....

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Is there an Eye-Tooth Health Connection?

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. So it’s not surprising that research shows us that your mouth health may also offer an indication to your eye health. And we already know that there are substantial indicators that show that oral health issues can affect the rest of your overall health. One...

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Are You Severely Overweight? You Could be at an Increased Risk for Gum Disease

A study in Current Oral Health Reports concludes that while obese individuals can benefit from periodontal therapies, the improvements in these severely overweight folks may be inferior to results achieved by individuals of normal weight. What absolutely links severe gum disease (periodontitis) to obesity isn’t clearly understood. Some studies point to higher rates of periodontitis...

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Are You (Ever!) Flossing?

A few years ago, we reported that a whopping 27% of adults weren’t honest with their dentists when asked about flossing. Actually, one-third of the same individuals surveyed even said they’d rather do household chores than floss their teeth! O.K., so maybe a lot of us would rather be flossing on dance floors than cleaning...

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Is Turmeric a New Oral Health Superfood?

Turmeric, a plant that’s part of the ginger family, is in the spotlight these days for ways it may help support joint and digestive health. Taking turmeric may be effective in lowering cholesterol, reducing hay fever, improving function for people with arthritis and more. Some research is even pointing to the plant’s possible healing qualities...

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