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Can Dentures Affect My Overall Nutrition?

May 4, 2022

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Older couple enjoying food with implant dentures.

Everybody loves to eat! Food fuels us and makes us happy, and for those with missing teeth, dentures can help you eat once more with much less difficulty. But is it really that simple? Recent research has shown that dentures might actually have a negative impact on your body’s overall nutrition! Keep reading to learn more about how your dentures could potentially inhibit your body’s nourishment, and how attaching your dentures to dental implants might be the solution you need.


What You Should Know About Oral Cancer

April 3, 2022

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Oral cancer screening.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re bringing attention to this serious disease that claims over 11,000 lives annually (per the American Cancer Society). Despite constant advancements in science and healthcare, there is still no way to fully cure oral cancer, and many people receive a late diagnosis that makes treatment very difficult. However, there are many signs and risk factors to be aware of when it comes to oral cancer, and a little prevention can go a long way towards preserving your health and smile. Keep reading to learn more.


5 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

March 17, 2022

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person opening a bottle with their teeth

Getting dental implants to replace missing teeth is a great way to complete the look of your smile while also preventing oral health issues from developing. As long as you take good care of them, your implants can give you a lifetime of stable, sturdy pearly whites. Several bad habits need to be avoided to prevent implant failure so you can maintain a gorgeous grin. Read on to learn about five things you need to avoid to keep your new teeth looking and functioning as intended.


Why Teeth Whitening Is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

February 16, 2022

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person giving teeth whitening as a gift

Are you having a hard time coming up with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your partner? Though classics like gift cards, a day at the spa, and an outing at a fancy restaurant are sure to impress, why not think outside of the box? If you’re thinking about getting your loved one a store-bought gift, read on to learn about five ideas why professional teeth whitening is a unique and useful alternative.


10 Easy Remedies to Relieve Toothaches

January 6, 2022

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woman with toothache in Allentown holding cold compress

Toothaches are some of the most irritating experiences to come across, and treating them all depends on the underlying reason for the discomfort. They can be caused by a wide variety of issues, such as mild cavities to severe dental infections, so it’s crucial that you visit your dentist immediately when you experience tooth pain. Until your appointment, however, there are a few ways you can manage the discomfort at home. Here are 10 at-home remedies to help with your toothache in Allentown until you can see your dentist.


Why Should I Choose a Root Canal Over Extraction?

December 3, 2021

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man with puzzled expression

When you are suffering from a bad toothache, it might be difficult to remain optimistic. You find yourself wondering if you should just have the tooth pulled.

There is another option, however, that can potentially save your tooth. Read on to learn more about root canal vs. tooth extraction from your dentist in Allentown, including when a tooth can be saved, plus the benefits of root canal therapy and what to expect during the procedure.


Do Root Canals Cause Cancer?

November 16, 2021

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patient learning about whether root canals cause cancer in Allentown

Out of all the different kinds of dental procedures, root canals have the most rumors revolving around them. Due to this spread of misinformation, few people have an accurate idea of exactly what root canals are and how they work. One of the most well-known misconceptions about root canals is that they can cause cancer. Is there any truth to this myth? Read on to learn more and to find out the answer to the question, “Do root canals cause cancer?”


Electric VS Manual Toothbrush – Which Is the Better Choice?

September 3, 2021

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woman holding toothbrushes

On average, Americans brush their teeth for 45 to 70 seconds per day. This is less than half the recommended brushing time of two minutes twice a day. While brushing your teeth is a vital part of proper preventive oral health care, using the right kind of toothbrush is also important. Many people believe that electric toothbrushes clean their teeth better than manual ones, but is that actually the case?


Is Fluoride Really Safe for Your Teeth?

August 4, 2021

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Dentist holding a fluoride cardFluoride has been a hot topic in the dental field for decades. Debates about its oral health benefits date back to the 1940s; however, about two-thirds of the U.S. population has fluoridated public water. Although there are a few controversies surrounding the risks of fluoride, it is still considered one of the top 10 most important public health measures of the 20th century. With contradictory information all around you, it can be difficult to determine if fluoride should be part of your dental care. Don’t worry, here are the facts you need about fluoride to promote a healthy smile.


How Does the Keto Diet Affect Oral Health?

July 9, 2021

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The ketogenic diet has become incredibly popular in recent years and emphasizes low-carb foods like fish, meat, cheese, nuts and seeds, olive oil, eggs, and non-starchy vegetables like avocados. And while many people have used it to improve their overall health by managing blood sugar levels and losing weight, you may be surprised to learn how it can influence your oral health. Keep reading as a dentist explains how this style of eating can lower your risk of cavities and gum disease. You’ll also get tips for managing the dreaded keto breath as well!

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