February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

Gum disease is known as gingivitis in its early stages, when some individuals may not even know they have it. Statistics show that 85% of Americans have some form of gingivitis, and up to 50% have periodontal gum disease (periodontitis) which injures the bone and surrounding tooth roots, resulting in bad breath, problems when chewing,...

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Water, Water Everywhere

As you celebrate in your immediate family “bubble,” during this crazy holiday season, we want to remind you of the importance of hydration for your teeth. Overall Health Our bodies are 60% water. Staying healthy therefore relates to staying hydrated so our bodies function optimally. We need water in order for our kidneys to properly...

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Your Safety Continues To Be Our #1 Priority

In case you still have concerns about dental treatment at this time, we wanted to remind patients of the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics about our infection control measures. We’ve  gone well beyond regulatory requirements to minimize any airborne pathogens to protect all of us—that means you, the patients, and our own staff. Here’s...

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Give Yourself the GIFT of a Healthy Smile

Dental implants are a far superior option over bridges or dentures. Implants last longer, they let you speak and eat comfortably and feel very natural. Once you get implants, it’s likely you’ll forget that there’s anything in your mouth that hasn’t always been there. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to injury, illness, or gum disease,...

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Considering Dental Implants? Four Good Reasons Not to Delay

Recently, a 92-year-old woman came in to see Dr. Fava for what she admitted was a long-overdue consultation. Her teeth, as a result of poor dental care during and following WWII, had been failing for many decades. At this point, she had a full upper denture and a partial bridge on the bottom dangling from...

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More Studies Link Gum Disease to Cognitive Impairments

One of our frequent topics provides current research linking gum disease to other “systemic” illnesses of the body – cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart and kidney disease, and stroke to list just an unfortunate few maladies. As reported in Neurology, researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health studied more than 8,000 subjects with...

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Want to Keep Your Teeth Healthy? Don’t Smoke!

Dr. Levine writes about the topic of smoking and periodontal health in a recent online article published on Safe and Healthy Life, a lifestyle website that covers topics like health, fitness, food, beauty, parenting and mindfulness. In “Don’t Smoke If You Value Your Teeth,” Dr. Levine comments on a recent report in the New England...

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Understanding Dental Implants

Drs. Fava and Levine have placed thousands of dental implants. And there’s tons of information online. But based on some of the calls we get, we realize many patients don’t fully understand the basic concept of dental implants. While we stress that each patient’s dental implant experience is unique, and it’s sometimes hard to succinctly...

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How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?

You search for the best implant surgeon, and, with regular brushing, flossing and dental hygiene visits, rightly expect your dental implants to last a lifetime. But what other factors lead to the success of dental implants? Whether you’re considering a single-tooth implant, an implant-supported fixed bridge or denture, or a full set of dental implants...

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Dental Health Is More Important Than Ever

Maintaining your periodontal health is more important than ever. Here are some reasons why you should not put off seeing your dental specialist: Systemic Health Study after study shows us that our oral health is intricately related to our overall health. Severe gum disease has been linked to serious conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart...

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