Experts in Saving Smiles

As nationally respected dental implant surgeons, our board-certified periodontists provide some of the area’s finest teeth replacement solutions. Our patients benefit from our doctors’ expertise and use of today’s latest advancements in dental implant technology. Yet, believe it or not, our first priority will always remain helping you avoid dental implants! We can often help...

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What is Gum Depigmentation?

Did you know that the color of our gums can be as varied as our skin tones? We call these brown or black splotches on the gums gum (gingival) hyperpigmentation. This discoloration can occur in any ethnicity but is more common in darker-skinned individuals. In most instances these gum discolorations are benign. But your oral...

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Lose Weight AND Help Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthier?

In a study recently reported in Nutrients, German researchers analyzed data from more than 6,000 participants to review the relationship between dietary patterns and periodontitis, which is what we call severe gum disease. Their analysis showed a “significant” association between adherence to the DASH or Mediterranean diets and lower odds of having severe gum disease....

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Gum Disease: The Silent Epidemic

February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month. Are you one of the millions of people who have a form of gum disease (also known as periodontal disease)? Research shows that upwards of 85% of U.S. adults suffer from it and don’t even know it!  Gum disease is serious. It’s an infection of the supporting gum...

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COVID Complications and Gum Disease?

A sobering statistic for sure, but the fact is that more than 878,000 people in the U.S. have already died from COVID-19. We thought it important to highlight this recent Covid/periodontal-related discovery. A research study conducted during a six-month period in 2020 analyzed 568 patients with severe COVID complications (ICU admission, ventilator assistance) or even...

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Have a SWEET New Year

Honey tastes good, that’s for sure. But did you know that this natural sweetener could have benefits to our oral health? The thick, golden liquid, specifically a darker variety called manuka from Australia and New Zealand, may have higher antibacterial properties that can help relieve oral health issues. In a study reported in the Journal...

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Ain’t It The TOOTH?

To celebrate the start of a new (and hopefully healthier) year on a lighter note, we thought you might like to sink your teeth into these 10 Dental Facts You May Not Know: 1/ DON’T crack nuts, hard candy or ice cubes with your teeth. Doing so can result in dental emergencies. Like a tiny...

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Five Bites of Dental Trivia We Thought You’d Enjoy

We decided to take a break from the serious advice and offer you some interesting trivia you can share with friends (or offer your kids while encouraging them to brush and floss!). 1/ The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth (brush) From hog hair bristles to ultrasonic scaling equipment, teeth brushing seems to be...

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More Exciting Author News

Dr. Levine once again teamed up with periodontal colleagues for an article published in the October issue of Compendium. Writing this time about soft-tissue dental regeneration (ridge augmentation) and the use of a promising new material known as volume stable collagen matrix (VSCM), Dr. Levine contributed details about a patient who wanted replacement of bottom...

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The Gift of a Healthier Smile

Some patients have told us they put off important periodontal work until a special event, like a wedding, inspired them to make the call to our office to improve the aesthetics of their teeth. Healthy looking smiles are indeed both attractive and help build confidence. But oral hygiene is far from just a question of...

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