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Lecture by Dr.Link-Bindo on Implant complications 4/22/15

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Thank you to all who attended my lecture on implant complications.  It was very exciting to show the latest information on implant dentistry with the wonderful Doylestown community.  Also thank you to Straumann, Listerine, and Fort Washington Dental Lab for sponsoring the event and making it all possible.  Lastly I would like to thank the amazing staff at Doylestown Dental Group for attending my lecture and further your knowledge of implant dentistry!  I look forward to sharing more exciting information about prosthetic and implant dentistry.dentist doylestown pa

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What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

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Best Way to Whiten Teeth

Patients often ask, "what is the best way to whiten my teeth?"  The answer is that it depends on the individual.  Teeth bleaching can be very effective.  Research shows the most effective and long-lasting whitening treatments are from bleaching trays that are made to fit your teeth with prescription whitener.  The effectiveness of the teeth bleaching varies from person to person.  In general, with professional whitening, you can expect to lighten your teeth several shades.  If after whitening, you still would like whiter teeth, dental ceramics such as veneers and crowns can be used to change the shape and color of your teeth to your preference. ...

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Can I Over Bleach my Teeth?

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Can I over bleach my teeth? 

The answer is yes, yes you can absolutely over bleach your teeth. In fact, some people have gone as far as to label this obsession with excessively bleaching as Bleachorexia. By over bleaching, you can harm the outer layer of tooth structure called the enamel.  This causes the enamel to become thin, weakened, and microscopically pitted.  The teeth appear blotchy and make the superficial crack lines much more noticeable.  In addition, if you are someone who likes blueberries or red wine, your teeth will reflect the pigments of red and blue colors much more.  Also, by excessive bleaching, your teeth can become very sensitive to ...

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What mouthwash should I use?

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A frequently asked question that has come up this week at Doylestown Dental Group is: what mouthwash should I use?  The answer depends on what you are looking for.  There are two different types of mouthwash that I would recommend depending on your personal needs. The first thing to think about when it comes to mouthwashes is, does it contain alcohol?  For example, if you rinse with some of the Listerine products, you will have that burning feeling that most people associate with a "clean feeling, the burning tells me my mouth is clean."  That feeling is caused by the high levels of alcohol in the mouthwash.  One of the ...

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Toothbrushes: Electric or manual?

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Are electric toothbrushes that much better than a manual, traditional toothbrush?  When we look at the literature, there are conflicting results: some papers will say that there is no difference and others will state that an electric toothbrush is much more effective at removing plaque.  What is more important than the actual toothbrush is the way you brush and how frequently.  The whole purpose of brushing is to remove the build up of material on the teeth that accumulates on a daily basis.  This build up of plaque and tartar causes cavities.  If the buildup goes below the gum line, it can contribute to gum disease (this why it is ...

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Dental infections don't just infect your teeth!

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One of the most common misconceptions is that dental infections can only infect your mouth.  A lot of people think, "it's only a broken tooth, I can just live with the pain or I will get to it eventually."  Recently hospitals have been seeing an increase in hospitalizations from tooth abscesses.  Hundreds of thousands of people show up in the emergency room every year with a toothache that has spread out of control.  A bottom tooth can cause such severe swelling that it can block your airway causing suffocation.  When the swellings become this severe it requires hospitalization, and several days if not weeks to months of antibiotics and is ...

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Dental CT Scans Can Show Blockages in the Arteries of Your Neck!

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A large percentage of patients that receive dental implants have a dental CT scan.  This scan is different from a medical CT in the sense that has much less radiation and it only images the head and neck.  Dental professionals use these scans to evaluate bone levels, pathology, virtually plan implant placement, and many other applications.  However, these scans also provide us with other incidental but important information.  

CT Scan Findings

One such finding is the presence of calcifications (build ups of calcified plaque) of the main arteries in the neck (carotid artery).  These calcifications have been linked to increased risk for atherosclerosis, stroke, brain atrophy, and compromised circulation in both ...

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