Always Involved

Always Involved We’ve discussed how our doctors have been staying extremely busy even while not in office, with numerous online lecturing activities via Zoom. Dr. Levine recently held three, two-hour Zoom seminars for residency programs in periodontology, dental implantology and prosthodontics for the dental schools at UNC Chapel Hill, Harvard University, Temple University, Stonybrook, Tuft’s...

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Dr. Levine Authors Article on Gum Disease and COVID-19

Check out Dr. Levine’s latest guest author post on the popular dental website 101dentists.com. In “Now’s a Good Time to Address Gum Disease” , Dr. Levine points out that: “Although healthy and fit individuals have contracted the coronavirus, we know from the CDC and other scientific research that individuals of all ages with preexisting conditions...

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Pinhole® Procedure Transforms Gum Surgery

We’re all taught to brush our teeth twice a day. But some of us may not have been taught exactly how not to brush so hard. As a result (anybody remember “hard” toothbrushes?) some people may not have many cavities but could be experiencing gum recession from simply overbrushing. When your gums recede, you often...

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Don’t Want Titanium Dental Implants? Here’s a Great Alternative

Dental implants reign supreme as the most popular way to restore teeth. In most instances, upper tooth restorations are secured with safe and secure titanium bases. Titanium has been successfully used as the top dental implant material for more than 60 years. This integral part of our periodontal therapy works great since the jaw bone...

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Re-opening our Doors: What Changes Can You Expect?

Welcome back! The Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics was pleased to recently announce the gradual reopening of our practice to include more routine examinations and treatment. As we do so, our patients can expect to find enhanced safety measures to make sure our care for you is both comfortable and safe. Some highlights...

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10 Astonishing Facts About Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is far-reaching. It begins as “gingivitis,” a milder form of gum disease from untreated bacteria that causes your gums to bleed easily and become swollen. It can end up as serious infection that can result in missing teeth and health issues throughout your body. In a nutshell: Gum disease often starts out “silent”...

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Recognizing National Mental Health Month

During particularly stressful periods, like the one we’re facing now, individuals with mental health illnesses may feel even more isolated and experience a worsening of symptoms. As a result of their challenges, these people may unfortunately lose overall focus on their normal health habits. Neglecting dental care can then result in dental decay (cavities), progressing...

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Zooming into a New World

We all have experienced monumental changes in our world in the last few weeks as we find ways of navigating life during COVID-19. We want you to know that establishing a new “normalcy” for our patients and colleagues is a top priority and we hope to have an update for you soon. In the interim,...

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LANAP®: The Gentle, Yet Effective Laser Treatment for Gum Disease

Have you heard about LANAP®? Drs. Fava and Levine can eliminate disease-causing bacteria with this advanced laser treatment. As we frequently note on this site, gum disease is linked to all sorts of other serious health conditions, including Alzheimer’s asthma, stroke, cancer and much more. Healthy gums serve as a barrier to help prevent inflammation...

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Physicians of the Mouth

During this overall time of uncertainty, there’s a way you can try to stay healthier, one that you may not have attributed to the coronavirus and other health issues—keeping up with everyday dental maintenance to help avoid gum disease. More and more studies show the relationship between our gum health and other “systemic” (throughout the...

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