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Dental Anxiety: Coping Strategies You Need to Know

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? If so, you are definitely not alone. The good news is, there is something that you can do about it. We have summarized an ADA online article by Anita M. Mark entitled, “Coping skills for facing dental fears.” In this article, Mark discusses multiple coping strategies that you can […]

Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease: A Possible Link

Dementia is the fifth biggest cause of death worldwide, and Alzheimer’s makes up about 70% of these cases, says the online NewScientist article, “We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s–and how to stop it.” In addition, the same article reports that gum disease affects about a third of all people. But who would have thought […]

Dental Emergency—ER vs. Dental Office?

“I can’t believe it—I cracked my tooth!” “I’m going to scream if I have to deal with one more second of this pain!!” Whatever your dental emergency, you know you have to think quick. “Where do I go? And what about the money?? This couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time!” We know that […]

I’m Dreaming of a … White Smile

Are you among the many who may be dreaming of a whiter smile this holiday season? If you are, we’d like to help you make your dream a reality by educating you on what exactly teeth whitening entails. To do that, we’ve summarized the main points from a recent online American Dental Association (ADA) article, […]

Heart Disease & Oral Health

Did you know that your oral health may contribute to your overall health? Newer findings in the field now challenge us to think much more seriously about oral health and its implications. We have reviewed three online articles about this topic, specifically looking at the impact of oral health upon heart disease. According to a […]

How Well Do You Know Your Dental Hygienist?

There is probably a lot you don’t know about your dental hygienist. Are you aware of how educated they are and what a typical day is like for them? To help you better get to know your hygienist and to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month, we have summarized a terrific article written by Sarah Clark, […]

Root Canal vs. Dental Implant?

Most of us have had a cavity at some point in our life. But there are times when cavities go deeper than the surface of the tooth itself. This is when a dentist might recommend a root canal or dental implant. But the question is, which procedure is the better option for you? This blog […]

Back-to-School Dental Visit

Backpack…check. School supplies…check. DENTAL VISIT… uh-oh Did you know that according to the online article, “ADA Consumer News – Back to School,” a dental examination is as important as immunizations and should be a regular part of back-to-school preparations. That is why it is so important to visit your dentist before school starts if your […]

Reading dentist provides care in Ukrainian war zone

Tim Medianick traveled to the eastern border of Ukraine in May to treat soldiers on the front lines. As bombs fell around him and sounds of battle filled the air, Reading dentist Dr. Tim Medianick worked to clean teeth and perform root canals in the middle of a war zone. Dressed in camouflage, Tim provided […]