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Your Allentown Dentist

July 7, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-177720514It’s never easy to decide on a new medical or dental practice. Whether you’re new in town, are looking for a new practice because your dentist retired, or you’re unhappy with your current practice for any reason, Consider visiting Dr. John Salivonchik’s convenient Allentown, PA practice today. Dr. Salivonchik offers a full range of dental health care, but his goal is to help people maintain their natural smile for life. Meeting his goal starts with preventive dentistry checkups that go beyond just the surface level examinations and cleanings. Call to schedule your checkup today.

Preventive Dentistry Checkups

If you don’t see your dentist every six months, you’re selling your dental health short. You may even be shortening the life of your teeth. Innovations in dental technology, fluoride treated water and toothpaste, and less difficult to consume foods make it possible for most people to keep their natural smile for a lifetime. However, the best way to ensure you’re among them is to have dental checkups every six months.

Most dental checkups include periodic x-rays, teeth cleaning and oral examination. Dr. Salivonchik is dedicated to doing more. A checkup at our practice includes these items as well as screenings for oral cancer, TMJ, bruxism, periodontal disease, and reviews of areas with potential for future decay. Oral cancer can be extremely aggressive, but often looks and feels like a canker sore. The best way to prevent oral cancer is to visit the same dentist every six months so that irregularities may be noticed and treated right away.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders more commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD, are disorders of the jaw. When the hinge that connects your jaw to your face doesn’t work properly, the results can be painful. Pain while talking or chewing, headaches, and severe earache or even hearing loss can result from untreated TMD. There are several treatments that Dr. Salivonchik can offer for TMJ disorder. One of the main causes of TMD is bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching). A simple dental appliance to treat the bruxism can often restore the joint to regular function. For arthritis, joint strain, or movement of soft cushion between bones there are additional pain relieving and restorative therapies we can employ.

Periodontal disease and early tooth decay can be overlooked because it’s not always readily apparent, even with x-rays. Our office uses Spectra system technology to detect decay in the earliest stages, and stop the problem before it can adversely affect your smile.

Best Allentown General Dentist

Dr. Salivonchik is highly respected by his peers, and has been featured as a dental expert on several major news programs. He offers the most state-of-the-art dental procedures, and confident, comfortable care. An expert in laser dentistry, immediate-load dental implants, and numerous cosmetic dentistry techniques, Dr. Salivonchik can help you restore your smile no matter what your oral health care needs. Choosing our practice for your teeth whitening needs can also help cure cancer! All fees associated with our teeth whitening are donated to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. You can look your best, and make a difference.

Contact Your Allentown Dental Office

Whatever your smile needs, Dr. Salivonchik is here to help. Call to schedule a checkup today. Our convenient Allentown, PA office invites patients form the Lehigh Valley area including Coplay, Bethlehem, Easton, and the Poconos.

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