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Eric J. Marsh, DMD & Michele A. Pisano-Marsh, DMD Dentistry Blog

Why Should I Choose a Root Canal Over Extraction?

December 3, 2021

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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.

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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?”

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Electric VS Manual Toothbrush – Which Is the Better Choice?

September 3, 2021

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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?

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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.

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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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How to Fix a Gap Between Your Front Teeth

June 9, 2021

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woman with a gap between her front teeth

When you look at your reflection, are your eyes naturally drawn to a noticeable empty space between your two front teeth? Officially known as a diastema, having a gap like this is a harmless cosmetic issue in most cases.  That being said, many people don’t like the way it makes them look. Fortunately, your dentist has plenty of ways to close a gap between front teeth. Read on to learn some possible causes of diastemas and what your dentist can do to help.

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How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Take?

May 27, 2021

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Appointment on calendar for cosmetic dental workYour teeth say a lot about you and the way you feel about your appearance. If you don’t like your teeth, you likely avoid smiling or taking pictures. You may even skip social engagements because of your insecurities. You don’t need to hide any longer. Your dentist can revamp your smile and give your confidence a boost with cosmetic procedures. Although you’re ready to invest in your self-esteem, you might be concerned about how long cosmetic dental work will take? There isn’t any reason to worry. Here’s what you can expect while on your journey to a beautiful smile.

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Should You Expect Pain During Dental Implant Surgery?

April 11, 2021

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older happy man with her dental implants

Living without a full set of teeth has been quite a hassle. Thankfully, you can finally have your smile and functionality restored with dental implants. Because a minor surgical procedure is required to place the implants, you’re concerned about how much pain you’ll experience. Is there really anything for you to worry about, though? Continue reading to find out!

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COVID-19 & Oral Health: How Face Masks Are Affecting Your Teeth and Gums

February 26, 2021

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In a matter of weeks, the first anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown will be here. In the last 12 months, our daily lives have been turned upside down to accommodate sanitation and safety guidelines put forth by organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arguably one of the biggest changes has been the face mask mandates. While these coverings have played a crucial role in reducing the transmission of this novel virus, there has been some collateral damage. Keep reading to learn more about the link between face masks and declining oral health.

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Dentures Vs Implants for Jawbone Preservation

January 18, 2021

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Model of dental implant for jawbone preservation.Every tooth is essential for a healthy smile. Losing even a single tooth can cause devastating consequences for your dental health. If you’ve lost all your natural teeth in one or both arches, you can struggle to perform simple tasks, like chewing your favorite foods or speaking clearly. Dentures are an effective solution to rebuild a complete smile, but are they the best treatment? Although dentures are beneficial, they can’t help with jawbone preservation. Only implant dentures can protect your jawbone from deterioration. Here’s why dental implants offer exceptional advantages over a traditional denture.

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