S. John Salivonchik's Blog
October 11, 2018
As the end of the year approaches, you spend time shopping for the perfect gifts and planning family meals. The last thing on your mind is your dental insurance; however, it should be at the top of your priority list. On December 31st, any remaining dental benefits will expire if you do not maximize their value with your dentist in the Lehigh Valley. Although you may think you have used them all, less than 3% of Americans meet or exceed their annual coverage. Do not miss the opportunity to get a healthy smile for affordable rates.
October 1, 2018
In addition to the health of your teeth, your gums are equally important. The biggest threat to their health involves an infection known as periodontal (gum) disease. Although it is preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have a form of it. Too often, the early warning signs go unnoticed, causing it to progress in severity. If advanced stages of the infection develop, it can drastically impact your oral and general health. To prevent complications, it is best to get treatment from your Lehigh Valley dentist at the first indicator of a problem.
September 22, 2018
As you start and end your day, you have a routine to care for your smile, but what about when you are at work? Throughout the day, your teeth are constantly attacked by harmful bacteria. Not to mention, you may have some bad habits that can damage your teeth, like chewing on pens. To avoid unexpected news during your next appointment with your Lehigh Valley dentist, there are some simple tips to follow while you are working.
September 12, 2018
Do you often live with a stiff or sore jaw? Maybe it clicks or pops when you open and close your mouth? You could suffer from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, known as a TMJ disorder. When the joint that connects your jaw to your skull functions improperly, it can lead to an array of symptoms that can impact your ability to perform simple tasks, like chewing. You can get the relief you need with the help of your dentist in the Lehigh Valley.
August 14, 2018
Do you often find yourself hiding your mouth when speaking or taking pictures because your teeth have lost their luster? You are not alone. Tooth discoloration occurs naturally as you age. In addition, the foods and drinks you consume, poor oral hygiene, or smoking can accelerate the darkening of your enamel. To restore a bright smile, there are several whitening products and treatments that you can use, but which is best? To make the right choice, it is important to understand how each option works and the results you can expect to achieve. While there are many over-the-counter solutions, it is often better to get a professional treatment from your Lehigh Valley dentist.