AND THE WINNER IS… YOU?

CONGRATULATIONS to our patient, Michelle Gromilovitz. We recently drew Michelle’s name in our Google Review drawing. As a result, she received a $100 certificate to Augusto’s of Madison (Avenue). The restaurant is an upscale Warminster BYOB that’s one of our team’s favorite dining spots. Zagat calls the “eclectic” restaurant “Center City cuisine in the suburbs.” Some recent...

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Research Proves People Are Happier with Implant-Retained Overdentures

Tired of unnatural-feeling dentures that slip? Not being able to bite into an apple? Having to remove your “teeth” for cleaning? You’re not alone! A Spanish study shows that quality of life is indeed better with implant-retained “overdentures“* versus conventional dentures. Also known as hybrid prosthesis, overlay dentures or tooth-supported dentures, overdentures rest directly on...

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I am Titanium— Interesting Facts About Your Dental Implants

Titanium is a popular word in our practice, and it has nothing to do with Sia and David Guetta’s 2011 song by the same name. Lightweight, yet strong as steel, titanium is an alloy that can be found in jet engines, body piercings, premium lacrosse sticks —and our dental implants. Named after the Titans, the...

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Stomach Cancer Linked to Gum Disease

Poor oral hygiene is now being linked to stomach cancer, also known as “gastric” cancer. Researchers studied 35 people with abnormal cells or sores in their digestive tract and compared them to a control group of 70 people who did not have these kinds of lesions. Thirty-two percent of the individuals with the abnormal cells...

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Join Dr. Levine and his Civil War-era band on March 10th

The 69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers will once again delight an expected packed audience at The Sumney Tavern on Saturday, March 10th. Join Dr. Levine (yes, he’s musical, too, for those of you who don’t already know!) and his band from 7 pm to midnight. All proceeds, as always, will be donated to Civil War battlefield,...

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Blood Pressure: Are You Aware of the New Guidelines?

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently redefined their joint definitions for high blood pressure. According to guidelines released in November 2017, individuals with readings of 130 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic) are now considered to have high blood pressure, versus the prior 140/90 guidelines. When blood pressure is not addressed, patients...

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It’s a Boy!

Noah Ryan Levine:Precious! All of us here at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics know you will join us in extending our warmest congratulations to Dr. Robert Levine and his wife, Dr. Sheryl Radin, on becoming grandparents!  Noah Ryan Levine was born January 28th, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces.  The baby’s loving parents...

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Gum Disease Linked to Esophageal Cancer?

Gum disease has now been possibly linked to yet another horrible disease, this time esophageal cancer. The seventh most common cause of cancer deaths among men, esophageal cancer caused nearly 17,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2016 among both men and women. Researchers took samples from 120,000 mouths and then studied them over a 10-year...

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Gum Recession? Dr. Fava Can Help!

Have you been told you have GUM RECESSION? When your gums recede, you often experience sensitivity and even more tooth decay since the tooth root is not as well protected. Gum recession can occur as a result of gum disease,  as part of the natural aging process, or simply from too aggressive hygiene habits with a...

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Do you Hide Your Smile Because of “Short” Teeth?

“When I smile, my upper lip stretches way up, my teeth seem too short, and I look like I’m all gum!” lamented a recent patient we’ll call “Mary.” Mary’s “short teeth” are merely an illusion. Her teeth are normally sized. The reality is that she has what we call a “gummy smile,” an excess of...

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