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Category: Gum Disease

October 16, 2016
5 months ago

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is when bacteria have invaded the gum tissue and it is not healthy. Often patients are unaware that they are suffering from gum disease unless they are told by a dentist. There are two main categories that the stages of gum disease are broken into: (more…)

October 2, 2016
6 months ago

The American Dental Association recommends using floss once a day. Patients will often ask if this should be done in the morning or at night. What we find is that as long as you are flossing around the same time each day, then you will be less likely to forget to do it. It’s more about forming a habit and once it is part of your routine you are much less likely to forget.woman-flossing-close-up-oral-health

Without being given proper instructions, it can be tricky to know if you’re doing a good job flossing. Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts about flossing that will help you stay on track: (more…)

September 19, 2016
6 months ago

 Have you even been in the dental aisle at the drug store and completely overwhelmed by all of the different choices of toothpaste there are? It can be tricky knowing which toothpaste is People at the gymthe best for your health when there are so many options!

This article will help you navigate the dental aisle more easily in order to make the best decision possible. Here are 9 tips for picking the best toothpaste for you: (more…)

August 7, 2016
8 months ago

There is a connection between the heart and the mouth that many people are unaware of.

There has been a lot of research investigating this connection and it has shown that people with gum disease (periodontal disease) are more likely to have heart disease.

The American Academy of General Dentistry published a report showing that people with chronic gum disease are at a higher risk of a heart attack.

We need to consider the mouth to be the entrance to our general health. As such it really does hold a lot of clues into overall health. In addition to heart disease, the oral cavity provides warning signs for other medical conditions. It is important to see your dentist regularly so they can properly inspect your mouth in order to help keep you healthy. (more…)

June 26, 2016
9 months ago

What are the warning signs of Gum Disease?

Often patients are suffering from Gum Disease and they do not even know it. Gum Disease, also know as Periodontal Disease, is infection and chronic inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissues. Since it is painless in the majority of cases, patients are unaware of what is happening until they are in late stages of the disease.
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June 3, 2016
10 months ago

Oral Cancer-Am I at Risk?

smokerThe most common places that oral cancer begins invading the body are the tongue and the floor of the mouth. These growths can be serious and are usually a form of squamous cell carcinoma. Often they will spread to the lips and if left untreated the cancer will continue to spread to other body parts. The most common places it will travel to are the lips, floor of mouth, tongue, hard and soft palate, the sinus cavity, cheeks, and throat. As with many cancer the presentation of oral cancer may be the origination or it could also be a result of another cancer metastasizing and spreading from another body part. The most important thing in survival is early diagnosis and detection. If oral cancer is caught early there is a significantly greater chance of beating it.  Seeing Philadelphia dentists Dr. Ken Cirka or Dr. Jessica Meier can detect early cancer before it spreads.  Take advantage of our free new patient special which includes a free oral cancer exam. (more…)

June 3, 2016
10 months ago

5 Easy Tips to Keeping Your Teeth Healthy

brushing teethThe gums and the teeth are frequently overlooked important areas of our health. Not only will healthy teeth give you a beautiful smile, they will increase your quality of life. While there is some effort involved in keeping the teeth healthy, the benefits are enormous and I’m confident you will have no problems performing them. (more…)

June 3, 2016
10 months ago

Fixing a Gummy Smile- What are my options?

gummy-smilePatients often ask if veneers or braces are the right option for them to correct a “gummy smile.” When you come into our office for an initial consultation, Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier will evaluate your smile and see how to best achieve perfection. (more…)

April 6, 2016
12 months ago

Is Brushing Alone Enough?

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Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste is an extremely important way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. If you are doing this now, that is wonderful news to hear! (more…)

December 31, 2015
1 year ago

We dentists often get asked “DO I REALLY NEED TO SEE A DENTIST?”

YES.  There are reasons that you may or may not know:

Avoid Major Dental Work

With regular checkups, we dentists can spot early signs of decay at a stage when the damage can sometimes be reversed, which means you’ll avoid the dreaded drill. The tooth enamel gets broken down over time.  We dentists can detect it early and take steps to reverse that process with various fluoride products, so your tooth will go back to normal and you’ll avoid a cavity. You could end up saving time and money.

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