July 9, 2021
The ketogenic diet has become incredibly popular in recent years and emphasizes low-carb foods like fish, nuts and seeds, non-starchy vegetables like avocados, olive oil, meat, cheese and eggs. 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 there’s also a link between the keto diet and 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!(more…)
June 9, 2021
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.(more…)
May 27, 2021
Your 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.
April 11, 2021
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!(more…)
February 26, 2021
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.(more…)
January 18, 2021
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.
November 17, 2020
It’s no secret that insurance plans can get a bit confusing, especially when you get down to the fine print. Dental insurance, unfortunately, is no different. In the past, you may have relied on your dentist to understand it for you, but if you’re contributing to your coverage every month, it’s important to have the low down on everything it entails. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed when trying to fully grasp all of the details of your dental insurance plan, your Allentown dentist has four tips to chare that can clarify for you so that you can get the most out of your coverage and keep more money in your pocket.(more…)
October 13, 2020
According to recent studies, it’s estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and about 40 million don’t have any teeth at all. However, tooth loss certainly isn’t a new problem. Thankfully, dentures of today look and feel very different than the ones worn by President George Washington. In fact, dentures were helping people regain their smiles long before the first president of the US began to lose his teeth. Read on to learn more about the fascinating evolution of dentures and why they’re still such a popular choice for replacing missing teeth in Allentown today!(more…)
August 25, 2020
Are you interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? Has your dentist mentioned your case is a bit complex? You might believe you’re an unsuitable candidate for dental implants or that you’re at a higher risk of failure, but neither is true. Instead, it means your dentist will recommend a few precautionary steps to ensure your new smile thrives. Although no two cases are the same, here are 4 of the most common issues that can make your dental implant procedure more complicated than others.