Is Binge Watching Bad for Oral Health?

Binge watching TV isn’t necessarily new. With the advent of cable TV, cable programmers discovered they could get reliable audiences for large blocks of otherwise revenue-poor time by doing marathons of their most popular shows. However, binge watching is becoming a more popular way for Americans to consume television, and with it are coming […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Gum Disease, Oral Hygiene|Comments Off|

Healing after Dental Implants Is no Big Deal

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available today. You end up with teeth that look and function just like your natural teeth, require no special care, and can last a lifetime.

But some people worry that the dental implant procedure and recovery might be so bad that implants just aren’t worth it. Nothing […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Dental Implant|Comments Off|

TMJ Symptoms Flare Up When Shoveling Snow

The worst of the snow may have missed the Philadelphia area this time, but there’s a lot of winter left, and the odds are pretty good that we’re going to get a few more bad storms before spring. Snow doesn’t just mean poor road conditions, delays at the airport, and surprise days when the […]

By |January 28th, 2015|TMJ|Comments Off|

Your Smile Can Have a Dramatic Impact on Your Love Life

If you are unhappy with your smile and unhappy with your love life, there’s a good chance that the two are linked. A number of recent surveys have reminded us how important your smile is to making a good impression on potential love interests.
Important to Both Men and Women
A survey by the American Association […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off|

Gum Disease Increases Kidney Disease Risk

Gum disease isn’t just about the health of your mouth. Instead, your mouth is the gateway to your body, and disease in your mouth can contribute significantly to many other conditions, as we continue to discover. One of the most recent connections we are discovering is the link between gum disease and kidney disease. […]

Dr. Brånemark, Father of the Dental Implant, Dies

Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark, commonly called the father of the modern dental implant, died on December 20 in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the age of 85.
A Long and Winding Road
Dr. Brånemark didn’t set out to develop dental implants. Instead, he began as a researcher into the effects of blood flow on bone healing. In 1952, he […]

Same-Day Replacement for Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and durable, but they’re not invincible. If you chipped one of your porcelain veneers, it can be a very noticeable defect in your otherwise perfect smile. The problem is, many dentists will tell you that you have to live with that defect for a while.

But what if you can’t live […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Porcelain Veneers|Comments Off|

Does Sleep Apnea Increase Gum Disease Risk?

We know that sleep apnea increases your risk of many systemic conditions, especially cardiovascular risks. We also know that gum disease can increase many systemic risks as well, including heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

It also seems that sleep apnea may increase gum disease risks, which could mean that the condition has even more serious […]

By |December 17th, 2014|Gum Disease, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off|

What Is a Family Dentist?

There are many people in Blue Bell who don’t know what a family dentist is and how he can help them. Let’s take a moment to explore what a family dentist is so you can learn whether that’s the kind of dentist you’re looking for.
A Family Dentist Is a General Dentist
A family dentist isn’t […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|

100% Juice Doesn’t Contribute to Tooth Decay

We’ve talked before about the impact of soda on your oral health (diet soda is as bad as crack cocaine): how sugars and acid in the drinks can lead to tooth erosion and cavities that require more reconstructive dentistry. And we have also learned about the oral health risks associated with sports drinks. But […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off|
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