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4 Cavity-Causing Foods You Never Would’ve Expected!

May 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 9:10 am
Happy tooth and tooth with cavity

It makes sense to watch your diet if you’re mindful of your teeth. Cutting out the artificial stuff — chocolate, ice cream, soda, candy, etc.  — is probably the most obvious first step. After all, most everyone knows that processed sugar causes cavities. However, did you know that other fare puts your oral health at risk too? Your dentist in Lehigh Valley certainly does!

Here are four cavity-causing foods that you probably wouldn’t expect. Remember them to make your meals truly smile-friendly!

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — S. John salivonchik @ 2:18 am

Hand holding oral cancer cardApril is important for more than beautiful spring flowers. It is also Oral Cancer Awareness Month. A person dies every hour every day of the year from oral or oropharyngeal cancer. Approximately 54,000 cases are diagnosed annually. Sadly, 43% won’t survive longer than 5 years. Late detection is the leading cause of the mortality rate. Believe it or not, you don’t have to smoke to be at risk. Oral cancer can occur in anyone. Thankfully, you can benefit from the power of early detection by visiting your dentist in the Lehigh Valley for an oral cancer screening.

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5 Ways to Give Your Smile a Spring Cleaning

March 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 3:41 pm
person spring cleaning their smile by flossing their teeth

Springtime is here, and that means tons of people are starting to clear old items out of their houses. From decluttering to making space for new clothes and furniture, spring cleaning is a great way to breathe new life into your home. Fortunately, this isn’t limited to the place where you live. Read on to learn five ways that you can do some maintenance on your smile this Spring.

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Reasons Why the Dentist Is Nothing to Fear

March 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 2:19 pm
patient with dental fear worried at dentist

Dental anxiety or fear is experienced by approximately 75% of adults and causes them to neglect their oral health. This may cause serious issues to develop and can do a lot of damage to your smile. Fortunately, the right dentist and dental technology will allow you to avoid repeats of bad past experiences. If you or someone you know experiences dental fear, read on to learn seven reasons why this happens and four reasons why there’s nothing to be scared of.

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The Importance of Gum Health for Keeping a Healthy Heart

February 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 10:13 pm
woman smiling making heart sign in Lehigh Valley

While February is usually known for Valentine’s Day, it also happens to be Heart Health Month! It’s the perfect time for learning how to improve your cardiovascular well-being, whether it’s improving your diet or changing your workout routine. Interestingly, your dentist in Lehigh Valley suggests your gum health is actually vital to keeping a healthy heart. Read on to learn the relation between gum disease and heart health, and how you can prevent the former.

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