Archive for the ‘ Preventive Dentistry ’ Category
What You Should Know About an Apicoectonomy
The last thing you probably want to hear from your dentist is, “Well, it looks like a root canal is in order.” A root canal is one of the most common and effective treatments used today to address infected or badly decayed teeth. Most patients see a positive change almost immediately after the surgery, but […]
Your Guide to Understanding TMJ
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition affecting the joints and muscles responsible for jaw function. If you have TMJ, you’re not alone — an estimated 10 million Americans suffer from this disorder. Although TMJ symptoms can vary in degrees of severity, cases typically include: Clicking and popping sound in the jaw Difficulty opening and […]
April is National Facial Protection Month
April really is National Facial Protection month. You may not be aware of this, but every year emergency rooms require the services of dental specialists to help treat children who have suffered everything from broken or knocked out teeth to broken jaws or other facial injuries suffered while playing. According to the American Academy of […]
Pennsylvania Dentistry: What’s In Your Toothpaste?
In 2007, toxic toothpaste was reportedly made in China and officials were even surprised to find out that several shops in Puerto Rico, Port of Los Angeles, and Miami were housing the deadly toothpaste. While these products are already banned and closely monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it still pays to be […]
Go Sugar-Free for Your Teeth’s Sake!
The human body is akin to a piece of machine which will perfectly work on its own if you fuel it the right way. Apart from being the main culprit of the the obesity epidemic hitting First World countries, it turns out that sugar is also contributing to increased incidence of tooth decay. Here at […]
So You’re Travelling? Have Your Dental First Aid Kit Handy!
There are certainly a lot of things which could make a dream vacation into a nightmare, one of which include dental problems such as a bad toothache, a lost filling, or a knocked out tooth. Now, if you only had your dental first aid kit with you. The Pennsylvania Dental implant and Oral Surgery team […]
Got Some Cracked Tooth? Keep Calm and Read On!
You may not be aware of it but your teeth actually undergo a huge deal of pressure each day. With constant exposure, the teeth weakens and cracks are most likely to develop. There are, by and large, two kinds of tooth cracks: the superficial ones which tend to be painless and the pain-inducing cracks which […]
How to Keep Your Pearly Whites as Long as Possible (Apart from Brushing and Flossing!)
You’ve probably heard about brushing and flossing as the most effective ways to keep your pearly whites as long as possible. However, here at the Pennsylvania Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Associates, we are always on the lookout for other alternatives to keep those smiles safe and strong! Read on for our teeth-friendly tips below. […]