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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August 25, 2014
Many people think that as long as their teeth are white and straight that they have a healthy smile. Unfortunately, that cannot be further from the truth. Our gums are the foundation to our smile, and if they are compromised in a negative way, the effects can be detrimental both to your smile and your body. Gum disease affects over 80 percent of Americans, and many of them are not even aware that they are suffering from this disease. Luckily, Dr. S. John Salivonchik is able to treat gum disease with gum disease therapy at his Coplay, PA dental office.
The reason why it is very important to tackle your gum disease as soon as possible is because it can affect more than just your oral health. If left to its own devices, gum disease can cause heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, bone loss, tooth loss, respiratory complications, dementia, and much more. If you are unsure if you are living with gum disease, a few symptoms include red and swollen gums, gums that are discolored, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, and gums that are sensitive to the touch.
A couple of the ways that Dr. Salivonchik is able to take care of your gum disease is through scaling and root planing. Scaling involves removing the harmful bacteria from below the gum line, making sure that whatever is attacking the health of your gums is removed. Root planing is smoothing out the rough areas on your tooth’s root that have been infected by the bacteria. We will also reinforce healthy oral care routines, such as brushing and flossing on a regular basis, in order to ensure the health of your smile. If you would like Dr. Salivonchik to help with your gum disease with gum disease therapy, contact our office today!
If you are ready to schedule your appointment with Dr. S. John Salivonchik, contact our office today! We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We look forward to being able to give you a healthier, beautiful smile at our Coplay, PA dental office. We are proud to treat patients from Whitehall, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and the surrounding communities.
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June 12, 2014
If you do, it may not have anything to do with your diet. Other causes of bad breath include smoking, dry mouth, and sinus trouble. Some medications can also contribute. But the specific cause we want to focus on in today’s post is gum disease.
Gum disease is the result of bacteria and plaque buildup around the gumline. In the disease’s earliest stages of development, it’s possible for patients to not experience any noticeable symptoms. But when symptoms do start developing, bad breath is one that many experience. Other symptoms of gum disease include:
• Red, swollen, or tender gums
• Gums that bleed when brushed
• A receding gumline
• Loose teeth
If gum disease isn’t treated, it can cause tooth loss and even contribute to other kinds of health problems, like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, and certain complications during pregnancy.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Dr. Salivonchik can help. With personalized gum disease therapy, we can help you treat your symptoms and enjoy better oral health and wellbeing again. For some patients, treatment may involve just spending a little more time brushing and flossing every day, while other patients may need more advanced care. Dr. Salivonchik will be happy to talk to you about your own needs during a consultation and offer a customized treatment plan to help you.
Call our Coplay office today to schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable dental team. We offer gum disease therapy to patients from Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and all surrounding areas.
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