S. John Salivonchik's Blog
June 23, 2018
When you wake up in the morning, do you have a habit of grabbing a hot cup of coffee? Maybe you jump into the shower? No matter your routine, you might be missing a few key habits that can impact your oral and general health. If you do not have a consistent approach to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, it could lead to unexpected news at your next appointment with your Lehigh Valley dentist. To ensure that your next visit is nothing but good news, there are a few key dental habits that you should not overlook.
June 13, 2018
In addition to your home oral hygiene habits, the American Dental Association recommends that everyone visits their dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, 32% of adults skipped their routine appointments in 2016. All too often, it is believed that you do not need to see your dentist in the Lehigh Valley until after a problem develops, but this is not true. Regular appointments allow you to prevent certain issues from developing, like tooth decay and gum disease. As a result, you will keep your smile healthy while reducing your long-term costs for care.
May 28, 2018
You know that you are supposed to visit your Lehigh Valley dentist twice a year for preventive care; however, you are not comfortable scheduling an appointment. If you are like 15% of Americans, you suffer from dental-related fears and phobias. As a result, a simple cleaning and checkup can be too much for you to handle. As a result, you join more than one-third of Americans who did not see their dentist last year. To help conquer your fear and to keep your oral health a priority, sedation dentistry can help.
May 18, 2018
Are you among the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth? To regain a complete smile, you have likely tried traditional forms of tooth replacement, like a crown and bridge or partials; however, they do not give you the results you want. As an alternative, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants near Allentown. As a successful and reliable option to replace missing teeth, they provide over a 95% success rate. Before you are ready to make the switch, you are concerned about their cost. When determining how much you can expect to pay for your new smile, there are several things that you must consider.
April 17, 2018
Your teeth are important for more than just chewing and speaking. They also play a valuable role in your confidence and how others view you. If you do not like how they look, you likely feel insecure about your appearance. Although you know that there are cosmetic procedures that can improve how they look, you do not want to undergo lengthy or invasive procedures. What if you could get the results you want using a minimally invasive treatment? Now you can with your dentist in the Lehigh Valley. With porcelain veneers, you will get the drastic results you want using a minimally invasive procedure.