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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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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