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You Smile’s Connection to Your Heart

February 13, 2013

Every year around this time, people start putting together plans for Valentine’s Day. There are restaurant reservations to be made, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to buy, and Valentine’s cards for the kids to take to school.

But there’s another way that hearts and February intersect—it’s Heart Health Month.

What, you might wonder, does that have to do with dentistry?

It means talking to our Lehigh Valley patients about the connection between gum disease and heart disease. The connection between these two isn’t 100% clear, but studies have shown that gum disease can have an impact on other kinds of health conditions.


Through the gap that gum disease creates between the gum line and teeth. Bacteria and plaque can pass through that gap, gaining access to the bloodstream and, from there, to other parts of the body.

Does that mean a patient with gum disease will have a heart attack?

No. But it does show that your oral health and your overall health aren’t separated; the human body is a complete unit—what happens in one part can have consequences for another.

In that light, seeing Dr. Salivonchik for regular appointments isn’t just about taking care of your smile, it’s about taking care of your overall health. Call Dr. Salivonchik’s office if you need to schedule an appointment. We serve patients from Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and other surrounding areas.

Create a Beautiful Smile for Valentine’s Day with Cosmetic Dentistry

January 18, 2013

We’re just weeks away from Valentine’s Day, a time when many of us want to look and feel our best for the one we love. One way of achieving that goal is with cosmetic dentistry. How your smile looks can have a significant impact on your sense of confidence. It can even affect how others think about you.

With the popular services offered under cosmetic dentistry, patients are achieving the whiter and straighter smiles they’ve dreamed of. Dr. Salivonchik’s cosmetic dentistry services include:

Each one of these services is effective, but not every one of them is right for every patient. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your smile in time for Valentine’s Day, let Dr. Salivonchik talk to you about which one would help you the most. During your consultation, we’ll talk about your goals and your budget. Knowing both will help Dr. Salivonchik create the best possible plan for you.

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. If you’re ready to begin your smile transformation, call our Coplay dental office today. We’re committed to creating healthy, beautiful smiles to our patients from Coplay, Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas.

Look your best this Valentine’s Day with a cosmetic dentistry service from Dr. Salivonchik.