A Smile a Day

  Vacations are a fun, relaxing time from work, school and the stresses of daily life. Traveling and being on vacation can make it difficult to care for your mouth as you exit from routine. To help avoid taking a vacation from your oral health care, I have provided a list below of ten tips

Wisdom teeth

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 by

Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last set of teeth to erupt in the mouth. The common age for wisdom teeth development is 17-25. They can erupt earlier and even be delayed beyond the age of 25.  Often times a person will develop four third molars in the upper right, upper left, lower right

Composite vs. Amalgam

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 by

Composite vs. Amalgam Amalgam fillings are silver fillings you may have or seen in other people’s teeth.  It was invented in 1819 and is mercury based.  It has been thought that mercury poisoning was caused by amalgam.  In 1957 it was discovered that once saliva covers the amalgam, the mercury is no longer released.  Eventually

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Thirsty Thursday

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 by

Once a year in August, our office holds a “Thirsty Thursday” to help benefit children with cancer. This year it will be held on August 10, 2017.  Look for out road side tent in the parking lot of our dental office at 221 W Penn Ave, Cleona PA. Come and visit for a cold lemonade!

Supernumerary teeth, or hyperdontia, are extra teeth that can be found in the mouth. Average numbers for baby teeth that develop are 20.  The average adult teeth are 32, which include the wisdom teeth.  Hyperdontia appears in 1-4% of the population.  Race, gender, and age do not determine if a person will have extra teeth. 

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Tend to that toothache.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 by

Abscessed teeth can affect your overall health when left untreated. Abscesses are an oral infection at the root of the tooth.  It can be caused by severe tooth decay, deep filling work, medical conditions that weaken the immune system, trauma, or fractures and breaks that may allow bacteria to travel to the pulp.  Symptoms can

Dry mouth is a feeling of not enough saliva present in the mouth. Its technical term is Xerostomia (Zera-stomia). Symptoms of a dry mouth can include: Saliva is an important attribute to the mouth. It helps with digestion, protects the teeth from decay, controls bacteria and makes chewing and swallowing easier. There are several causes

Go Wireless

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 by

On May 8, 2017 our office is having an Invisalign sale!  Have you been longing for a straighter, brighter smile? Are your teeth difficult to clean? Is the position of your teeth causing wear? This is the perfect opportunity to save $1000 while obtaining the smile you need and deserve. Invisalign is a clear appliance

Sports are an excellent form of exercise. Playing sports brings out endurance, talent and speed.  It takes training and practice each day.  When you learn the rules and correct forms to advance in your sport or sports, you’re protecting yourself from injury.  Your teeth should also be protected via use of a mouth guard. Mouth

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 by

April is oral cancer awareness month. In our office we do an extensive oral cancer screening, checking lymph nodes and glands on the neck.  We evaluate the soft tissues in the mouth including tongue, cheeks, lips, floor and roof of the mouth, and the tonsil area. During the evaluation we check for abnormal lumps and