January 10, 2016
Dr. S. John Salivonchik and his Coplay, PA dental team love every opportunity to see your smile, but for most people, that just means twice a year dental checkups. The other 363 days a year, your smile is in your capable hands. No matter how well you care for your oral health, it never hurts to get back to basics. We’re happy to help during your regular office visits, and invite you to read on for some brushing and flossing tips and tricks to assist you in reaching your healthiest smile.
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September 24, 2015
The American Dental Association recommends that everyone have a dental cleaning and exam every six months. Dr. S. John Salivonchik, the Allentown dentist, agrees. So, would you like to know why regularly scheduled dental checkups are important? Well, here’s a list of the top 7 reasons for seeing Dr. Salivonchik twice each year.
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July 7, 2015
It’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.
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June 1, 2011
Whether you’re coming to our office for porcelain veneers, dental implants, or another cosmetic or restorative treatment, talking to you about how you want your smile to look is always the first step.
We call this the “smile design” phase, and it’s important because it lets Dr. Salivonchik get a clear idea of what’s on your mind. And while there may not be any hard-and-fast rules to a smile design, there are some factors you should know about.
Elements of an Esthetically Pleasing Smile
Some hallmarks of a youthful smile include smooth, rounded corners and a contrast between the length of your middle teeth (known as your central incisors) and the teeth directly next to those (called your lateral incisors). Compare this with an older smile, which is likely to be flatter and straighter with no difference between the incisors.
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June 22, 2010
It has come to our attention that most people aren’t aware of what all goes into a proper cleaning and exam. Of course we look for decay and polish the teeth but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your “cleaning” visit. We look and palpate for abnormalities in the hard and soft tissue, including but not limited to oral cancer. We evaluate the function of the mouth including the coordination of jaw muscles and the way the teeth fit together. Any sign of dysfunction like abnormal tooth wear is closely looked for. A proper prophy (cleaning) involves going below the gum line to remove both soft and hard deposits not just polishing the teeth. Home care instruction and analysis is offered as well as a complimentary tooth brush in addition to any other cleaning implement we deem necessary.