More Research Links Gum Disease to Dementia

Is there a relationship between periodontal (gum) disease and Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers at Tufts University have been studying the link between our oral health and our brain health. They conducted research on mice and the teams’ results suggest that left untreated, periodontal disease caused by fusobacterium nucleatum (a periodontal pathogen), could worsen symptoms of Alzheimer’s...

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Get Your Life Back in One Day

Are you missing multiple teeth or have overall severely decayed or “failing” teeth? Maybe you have an unsightly partial or poor-fitting and uncomfortable dentures, are interested in dental implants, but would like to find another alternative to a full mouth of individual dental implants? We can help. At the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and...

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Nighttime Brushing: Take Those Five Minutes!

Does this sound familiar? You crawl out of bed in the morning and within the next half hour or so, you brush your teeth. It’s a ritual most of us adhere to without much thought, after years of doing the same thing. But how about bedtime? Do you follow a similar ritual? Many of us,...

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Educating Patients and Beyond

“As periodontists, we’re truly physicians of the mouth,” says Dr. Eric Schoenebeck in a recent feature in Suburban Life magazine. Indeed, we take the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease seriously. In the article, Dr. Schoenebeck describes how the inflammation of gum disease can be successfully treated, noting that “you can control a...

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More Evidence Linking Gum Disease to Cognitive Decline

Results of a paper reported in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society conclude that “poor periodontal health and tooth loss appear to increase the risk of both cognitive decline and dementia.” The researchers defined poor periodontal health as having deep periodontal pockets, periodontitis, tooth loss and alveolar (part of jaw where teeth arise) bone...

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Your Periodontist Can Help Speed Up Orthodontic Movement

Having crooked or overcrowded teeth are common complaints of many adults. Maybe you had braces as a young teen and your teeth shifted as a result of not wearing dental retainers. Perhaps you simply never addressed your less-than-perfect smile for financial reasons, would like to straighten your teeth now, but can’t imagine dealing with braces...

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Choose a Periodontist for an Optimal Dental Implant Experience

Would you call a car mechanic to fix your leaky bathtub faucet? Your car mechanic may be your top choice for oil changes, tire replacements and new brakes, but plumbing is probably not his or her specialty. Similarly, while you value the advice of your general medical practitioner, you probably wouldn’t want this professional operating...

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Gum Depigmentation: A Reminder

Some patients look in the mirror and see dark splotches on otherwise healthy gums. This unevenness in the gum (gingiva) pigmentation makes them feel less confident when they smile. Maybe they think that this gum discoloration, while again, not normally a medical concern, makes their smile appear less healthy. What Causes This Gum Discoloration?  Excess...

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The Mouth and Body Connection

It’s no doubt that improvements in nutrition, exercise and other personal habits can affect your overall health. You probably also know that our psychological and physical wellbeing can also be closely related, what we call the mind-body connection. As one example, we know that emotional stress can raise blood pressure. In the field of periodontics,...

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Your Comfort is Our Top Priority

Looking for a new periodontal practice? You’ll want clinical expertise with today’s most advanced technology and procedures. Your highly professional practice should consist of doctors and staff that team together to ensure all your needs are being met in a nurturing environment. At the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants & Periodontics, your emotional and physical...

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